Optimum Utilisation of Resources

1439 Words Apr 9th, 2011 6 Pages
THE CAISSE’S APPROACH TO THE OPTIMAL UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES

PREAMBLE
The initiatives of the Caisse with regard to the optimal utilization of resources are taken within the context of: / The Caisse’s mission, which consists of managing depositors’ funds in order to achieve an optimal return on capital within the framework of depositors’ investment policies while at the same time contributing to Québec’s economic development; The Caisse’s ambition to become recognized as a benchmark organization among institutional fund managers, particularly by exercising leadership in the fields of governance and integrated management and by keeping in mind: The Caisse’s structures, activities and ways of conducting business; The relevant work
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Technological Resources These include the technology or computer infrastructure, equipment, systems, software, tools and applications supporting the realization of the Caisse’s business plan. They include technology outsourcing resources. Information Resources These consist of the inputs and outputs of state-of-the-art operational research, meaning all information that can be used to generate a return on investments (databases, terminals, external research, internal research (macroeconomic, investment policy and by asset class) and documentation centre). They also include the information resources of the Caisse’s information department.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENTS OF THE OPTIMAL UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES
Optimal resource use at the Caisse is based on the following fundamental principles: / / The Caisse promotes a culture of ongoing improvement. When an opportunity for improvement arises, employees are therefore encouraged to convey this opportunity. The Caisse conducts complex, diversified fund management activities. Investment and management decisions are centralized in Montréal. This centralization enables weaknesses in the different investment or management processes to be identified rapidly and corrective action to be taken. As part of its day-to-day operations, the Caisse conducts benchmarking work on its main activities and systems in order to identify the best practices. This work can result in additional analyses leading to changes

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