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The DoL’s new proposal to curb proxy voting rights of plan fiduciaries is likely to adversely affect the long-term performance of retirement plans. If implemented, the proposal will not only drive up the cost of various investment plans but also disenfranchise plan participants. We urge the DoL to withdraw the proposal to keep costs low, to maximize the value of plan assets and to protect the interests of plan participants and beneficiaries.

14 October 2020 By Richard F Lacaille

US Election

This is Part IV of a mini-series that looks at the US Presidential Elections. Parts I, II and III assessed macroeconomic, broad asset class and equity sector implications. This month, we will publish a comprehensive and in-depth report on equity market performances relative to past elections as well as expected moves this cycle.

04 September 2020

This in-depth research paper provides an overview of current polling sentiment in the US, along with a historical look at how markets behave during election cycles. The authors also lay out the key policy areas and themes for the upcoming US presidential election, and the implications for investors. The paper concludes with potential election scenarios and implementation ideas.

10 September 2020