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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…

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…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 March 15, 2022
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CAP member income replacement ratios hit six-year high: report

Despite muted investment returns in the third quarter of 2021, capital accumulation plan member outcomes improved as annuity rates continue to rise, according to Eckler…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2021 December 6, 2021
  • 15:00

Copenhagen students win global prize for designing collective DC pension plan

Four undergraduates from the Copenhagen Business School have claimed the top prize at the 2021 McGill International Portfolio Challenge by designing a collective defined contribution…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at dynamic pension pools as a decumulation option took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular…

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 09:05

Automatic features in DC pension plans may benefit members: FSRA

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is encouraging defined contribution pension plan sponsors and administrators to evaluate the use of automatic features within the…

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2021 November 11, 2021
  • 09:00

Bâtirente on pace to reach 2025 climate goals

One year into a five-year plan to reduce its investments in greenhouse gas-emitting companies by 50 per cent, the Bâtirente is on pace to reach…

  • By: Staff
  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
  • 09:00

2021 Top 50 DC Plans Report: Refreshing pension plans to boost engagement, outcomes

While renovation shows on television tend to take a sledgehammer to every surface in a house for dramatic effect, there’s another way. Defined contribution pension…

Focusing on TDF glide paths as migration from DB to DC plans continue

The selection of a target-date fund glide path is more crucial than ever as the migration from DB to DC pension plans continues. Since its…

Collective DC pension plan designs offer benefits to sponsors, members: report

Collective defined contribution pension plans could begin to replace DC plans, just as DC plans have replaced the majority of defined benefit plans in recent…

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada drops to No. 10 in retiree well-being global rankings: report

Canada drops to No. 10 among developed nations for retiree well-being after spending two years in a row at No. 8, according to Natixis Investment…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 09:00

DC pension members prioritizing remuneration, ESG resolutions: survey

Governance-related resolutions are receiving more overall votes from defined contribution pension plan members, but environmental issues are more engaging on a vote-per-measure basis, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00
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ESG integration hampered by pension plan sponsors, uncertainty around fiduciary duties: research paper

Board and executive-level efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance issues into pension plans’ investment strategies are frequently thwarted by unclear guidance from plan sponsors…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Positive DC plan investment outlook, returns may fuel early retirements: report

After the market rollercoaster ride of 2020, investors’ expectations have shifted considerably, and many are now looking for returns of 10.6 per cent above inflation…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
  • 09:00
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Sounding Board: Tips for evaluating a target-date fund

Since target-date funds were introduced to the Canadian market in the early 2000s, they’ve become the dominant investment choice for defined contribution pension plan members.…

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More plan sponsors meeting members’ retirement goals in 2021: survey

A majority (72 per cent) of plan sponsors believe their retirement savings plan is meeting its goals this year, up from roughly 66 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 09:00

64% of DC plan sponsors looking to improve financial wellness programs: survey

The majority (64 per cent) of consulting and advisory firms said their plan sponsor clients are looking to improve financial wellness programs, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2021 July 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Meet the judges of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

With the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s…

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2021 June 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Americans still saving via DC plans despite pandemic-fuelled uncertainty: report

Despite the uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are continuing to save for retirement through defined contribution pension plans, according to new data from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2021 June 16, 2021
  • 15:00

Financial market regulators highlighting focus on DC investment fees

Investment fees led the agenda at the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators’ annual meeting last week. This year, the forum engaged externally on investment fees,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2021 June 14, 2021
  • 15:00