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PIAC urging feds to allow tax-free mergers of target-date funds

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the federal government to allow for tax-free mergers of maturing target-date funds. In a letter to the…

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401(k) providers offering cryptocurrency investment options to U.S. workers

More workers may soon be able to stake some of their 401(k) retirement savings to Bitcoin, as cryptocurrencies crack even deeper into the mainstream. Retirement…

Head to head: What’s the best type of default fund for a DC plan?

As the default funds in defined contribution plans evolve, two experts weigh in on the merits of more customized options. Olivia S. Mitchell, professor and…

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Dealing with a workplace pension can be first big investing decision for young people

In the fall of 2021, 39-year-old Krista Lehman quit her job as a program assistant at a Vancouver post-secondary institution to take a mental-health break…

Survey finds 62% of U.S. DB plan sponsors seeking to exit their plans

Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of U.S. defined benefit plan sponsors are seeking to exit their plans, while 33 per cent are looking to achieve…

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  • March 11, 2022 March 11, 2022
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Survey finds 75% of U.S. DC plan sponsors reviewed investment fees in 2021

Three-quarters (75 per cent) of defined contribution plan sponsors cite reviewing fees as the most important step they took to improve their fiduciary position in…

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  • March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
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How are investment fees impacting retirement readiness?

Higher investment fees in capital accumulation plans can potentially set an individual’s retirement date back by four years, according to Mercer’s latest retirement readiness barometer.…

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  • February 25, 2022 February 24, 2022
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38% of U.S. employees increased 401(k) contributions in 2021: survey

More than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employees increased their 401(k) contributions by an average of three per cent in 2021, according to…

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  • February 22, 2022 February 22, 2022
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OSFI, FSRA set out six recommendations for strengthening CAP guidelines

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario are putting forward six recommendations for strengthening the Canadian Association…

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  • February 9, 2022 February 8, 2022
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Coverage of the 2022 Defined Contribution Investment Forum

The 2022 Defined Contribution Investment Forum, held virtually on Jan. 21, explored how generational priorities impact investment options and strategies, including the growing importance of environmental,…

A look at diversification and risk in target-date fund glide paths

Defined contribution plan sponsors must carefully consider diversification and risk as they evaluate their target-date fund strategy to ensure it’s meeting the needs of members.…

Assessing investment managers’ progress in sustainable investing

Asset managers have responded to a growing demand from investors for socially responsible investing, with pledges to integrate environmental, social and governance factors into the…

ESG strategies, updated glide paths coming to target-date funds

While target-date funds have traditionally been a one-sized-fits-almost-all solution, innovation to integrate environmental, social and governance-oriented strategies into these funds is coming just as plan…

The value of active managers, global equities in DC investment lineups

Defined contribution plan sponsors are facing much more challenging market conditions heading into 2022, with lower expected returns across core asset classes and high levels…

Adding liquid alternatives to target-date funds to improve DC plan member outcomes

Alternative assets have long been the domain of institutional investors seeking to increase their risk-adjusted returns, but defined contribution plan sponsors now have the opportunity…

Panel: Bâtirente, KPMG and Western University share DC plan journey to ESG

KPMG Canada has seen firsthand the benefits that environmental, social and governance investing can have on employees’ retirement savings and the wider world. It recently…

PIAC to focus on growing membership in 2022, says new board member

The Pension Investment Association of Canada board is prioritizing a return to business as usual and the expansion of the association’s membership in 2022. The…

DB pensions offer significant cost savings over DC plans: report

Defined benefit pension plans offer substantial cost advantages over 401(k)-style defined contribution plans, according to a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security.…

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  • January 11, 2022 January 10, 2022
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Expert panel: DB, DC pension predictions for 2022

As a new year dawns, our attention turns to what’s ahead, the following are a few of my predictions for trends in the world of…

Top 10 investment stories of 2021

With Benefits Canada‘s companion publication the Canadian Investment Review integrating into BenefitsCanada.com in early 2021, many of the top investment stories of the year include…

Coverage of the 2021 DC Plan Summit

At the 2021 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted virtually on Oct. 6, delegates heard about several pressing issues facing DC plan sponsors and…

2021 DC Plan Summit: Using DC investments to take on high interest rates, inflation

While it’s easy to get into the weeds of inflation in the current economic environment, the fundamental question for DC plan sponsors and their members…

2021 DC Plan Summit: Fitting liquid alternatives into DC investment portfolios

With DC plan members facing significant hurdles in managing their own investment portfolios, what role can alternatives play in alleviating these challenges? In his session…

2021 DC Plan Summit: The importance of adding longevity pooling to decumulation solutions

While Canada’s financial industry has been successful in helping people accumulate savings during their working lives, the decumulation phase is a lot more complicated. One…

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Who are the finalists of the 2021 Pension Leadership Awards?

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards welcomed more than 20…

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  • December 7, 2021 March 15, 2022
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