Canadian pensions however had their largest annual fixed income decline since 1994, losing 1.3 per cent over the last 12 months. "The weakness spread across the market, but inflation-sensitive longer-duration bonds were the most affected as the DEX Real Return Bond Index declined 13.1 per cent while DEX Long Term Bonds were down 6.2 per cent," noted MacDonald. "In this environment, the risk mitigating liability driven strategies were the hardest hit on the asset side."About RBC Investor & Treasury Services RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) is a specialist provider of asset servicing, custody, payments and treasury services for financial and other institutional investors worldwide. We serve clients from 18 locations across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. We deliver custodial, advisory, financing and other services to safeguard clients' assets, maximize liquidity and manage risk in multiple jurisdictions. RBC I&TS is ranked among the world's top 10 global custodians, with $ 3.2 trillion in client assets under administration (as at December 05, 2013).
RBC Investor & Treasury Services Survey: Canadian Pensions End On A Strong Note In 2013
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