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CAPSA’s risk management guideline adaptable to changes in cybersecurity, ESG: webinar

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline allows for additional flexibility amid evolving issues such as cybersecurity and environmental, social and…

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Research finds pensions struggle to determine metrics for ESG goals

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for pension funds looking to use an environmental, social and governance lens in their investment approach, according to a new publication…


Majority of U.S. 401(k) plan sponsors making changes by end of year: survey

The majority (95 per cent) of U.S. 401(k) plan sponsors say they intend to change their plan design by the end of the year, according…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2023 August 30, 2023
  • 15:00

Report calls for more illiquid assets in DC pension plans’ target-date funds

Diversifying target-date funds by incorporating illiquid assets — such as private equity, real estate and infrastructure — could result in a 0.15 per cent annual…


37% of U.S. employers say attraction, retention is No. 1 reason to offer non-qualified retirement plans: survey

More than a third (37 per cent) of U.S. employers that offer a non-qualified retirement plan say attraction and retention of key talent is their…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2023 August 16, 2023
  • 09:00

43% of U.S. DC pension plan sponsors offering auto-escalation: survey

More than two-fifths (43 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say their plan offers automatic escalation, up from 21 per cent in…

  • By: Staff
  • August 15, 2023 August 15, 2023
  • 15:00

2023 CAP Member Survey: How CAPs are evolving to address changing financial priorities

With Canadians’ financial priorities shifting alongside a turbulent economic climate, including inflation levels not seen in decades and a never-ending rise in the cost of…


CAP member outcomes continue to rise in Q2 2023: report

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes continued their march upward in the second quarter of 2023, driven by increasing annuity rates and positive equity market returns,…

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2023 August 8, 2023
  • 15:00

FSRA appoints Andrew Fung as EVP of pensions

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is appointing Andrew Fung as acting executive vice-president of pensions. Fung joined the provincial regulator in 2018 as…

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2023 August 8, 2023
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on whether Canada should implement flexible working legislation was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2023 August 3, 2023
  • 09:00

How DC plan sponsors can prevent a Muslim pension gap

With the Muslim population steadily growing in Canada, employers that offer defined contribution pension plans can avoid unintentionally creating a pension gap by providing these…

Only half of U.S. retirement savers feel on track, an 11% drop since 2022: survey

Just over half (56 per cent) of Americans feel on track for retirement, an 11 per cent drop in confidence compared to 2022, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2023 July 27, 2023
  • 15:00

U.K. legislation aims to increase DC pension savings

The U.K. government is introducing legislation that aims to increase defined contribution pension plan savings by more than £1,000 a year in retirement for the…

  • By: Staff
  • July 17, 2023 July 14, 2023
  • 09:00

Fidelity supporting young Canadians’ financial literacy with video series

Fidelity Canada is supporting the future financial well-being of young Canadians through a new video series hosted by the organization’s employees. The series, known as…

Canada Post appointing Theva Naidoo as director of pension fund investments, external equities

The Canada Post Corp. pension plan is appointing Thavanesan Naidoo as director of pension fund investments and external equities. Naidoo, who has more than 30…

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2023 July 6, 2023
  • 12:30

Changes to tax rules can improve Canadians’ retirement security: report

Changes to tax rules can improve Canadians’ retirement security and make the retirement system more equitable, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe…

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2023 June 22, 2023
  • 09:00

Saskatchewan’s pension and benefits administrator transitioning to not-for-profit model

Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Benefits Agency is transitioning to a not-for-profit corporation. The PEBA began pursuing the transition in 2021 at the request of the trustees…

Franklin Templeton to acquire Putnam Investments

Franklin Templeton is entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Putnam Investments from Great-West Lifeco Inc. for about US$925 million. As part of the agreement,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 1, 2023 June 1, 2023
  • 15:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2023 June 6, 2023
  • 08:00

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…