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2022 Pension Leadership Awards winners announced

The Canadian Investment Review is proud to announce the winners of the third annual Pension Leadership Awards. The winners are: Investment Officer of the Year Award: Duncan…

Coverage of the 2023 DC Plan Summit

At the 2023 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Montebello, Que. on Feb. 21-23, delegates learned from employer case studies and expert thought…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Helping DC plan members mind the manageable risk gap

With group retirement plans aimed at helping members avoid risks and achieve their savings goals, defined contribution plan sponsors are uniquely positioned to step up…

2023 DC Plan Summit: How Australia, the U.S. are tackling decumulation challenges

While a third of Canadians are very or extremely confident they’ll be able to retire at the age they want to, around 40 per cent…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Demystifying what ESG means for DC pension plans

While there’s a lot of noise and confusion around environmental, social and governance factors, it comes down to delivering value for investors in terms of…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Exploring secular trends and the impacts on retirement outcomes

Factors such as population demographics, productivity and geopolitics impact economic growth and, by extension, the retirement outcomes of defined contribution pension plan members over longer-term…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Mitigating longevity risk key to ensuring income for life for DC plan members

Mitigating longevity risk is key to solving the decumulation challenge, said Pat Leo, Purpose Investments Inc.’s vice-president of longevity retirement solutions, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Eight billion reasons why capital investment matters again

With eight billion people consuming the planet’s resources, assets such as clean energy and sustainable agriculture are becoming increasingly important to institutional investors, said John…

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27% of U.S. DC pension plan sponsors say decumulation isn’t a topic of interest: survey

While a third (34 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say they’re studying decumulation solutions and another 15 per cent are in…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2023 May 3, 2023
  • 15:00
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Report finds higher member participation in 401(k) plans with auto-enrolment

U.S. 401(k) plans that feature automatic enrolment continue to yield higher plan member participation rates (86 per cent) than plans without auto-enrolment (37 per cent),…

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2023 April 26, 2023
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Survey finds half of U.S. workers want an employer-sponsored retirement plan that offers emergency savings features

More than half (54 per cent) of employees without a workplace retirement savings plan — including 77 per cent of millennials — say they’d participate in…

  • By: Staff
  • April 24, 2023 April 21, 2023
  • 09:00

76% of U.S. DC pension plan sponsors offering auto-enrolment: survey

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say their plan offers automatic enrolment, according to a new survey by investment consulting…

  • By: Staff
  • March 31, 2023 March 30, 2023
  • 09:00

PIAC praising CAPSA’s strategic plan for addressing regulatory inconsistency

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is praising the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities for addressing the regulatory inconsistencies facing Canada’s defined contribution pension…

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2023 March 23, 2023
  • 12:30

Demand for international pension, savings plans on the rise: survey

Demand for international pensions and savings vehicles is continuing to grow as employers try to optimize their benefits packages for different groups within their global…

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2023 March 7, 2023
  • 09:00

Bâtirente’s diversified funds lost between 5.7% and 8.6% in 2022

Bâtirente’s diversified funds lost between 5.7 per cent and 8.6 per cent in 2022 as a result of tumultuous conditions in the global economy, according…

  • By: Staff
  • March 2, 2023 March 2, 2023
  • 12:00

Canada has third largest share of global pension wealth for the first time: report

Global pension assets fell 16.7 per cent to US$47.9 trillion in 2022, driven largely by a correction in fixed income and equities markets, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2023 February 23, 2023
  • 09:00

Who are the finalists in the 2022 Pension Leadership Awards?

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2022 Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards will be handed out in four categories, with…

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2023 May 15, 2023
  • 09:00

Clear, consistent guidelines required for integrating sustainability in investment decisions in Canada: report

Canada requires clear, consistent guidance on the integration and reporting of sustainability factors into investment decisions, according to a new report from the United Nations-based…

  • By: Staff
  • February 14, 2023 February 13, 2023
  • 09:00

Revamping, retuning investment allocations at the ATCO’s pension plans

When Tye McAllister was in middle school, he received a life-changing gift from his father — The Wealthy Barber, a practical guide to financial planning…


Use of custom TDFs increasing among U.S. DC pension plans: report

U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors are increasingly offering custom target-date funds, according to a new report by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association. The…

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
  • 09:00

A look at the latest legal issues around ESG investing

As the University Pension Plan increases its focus on climate change, its responsible investment policy considers environmental, social and governance factors as essential to sound…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 16, 2022 February 10, 2023
  • 08:57

2022 CAP Suppliers Report: What’s on CAP sponsors’ wish lists for the coming year?

With the coronavirus pandemic and rising inflation causing economic uncertainty, capital accumulation plan sponsors are looking for new ways to help their members feel secure…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 08:57

DC plan members nearing retirement need employers’ help to achieve financial security: report

Defined contribution pension plan members nearing retirement may need their employers’ help to achieve financial security during an era of low interest rates and increased…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Survey finds fewer U.S. institutional investors incorporating ESG into investment decisions

Slightly more than a third (35 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors are incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions, down from a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • 09:00