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Women in the HR, benefits, pension and investment industries discuss work-life balance, mentorship and DEI priorities

When Monika Mielnik joined Bell Canada as a temporary contractor, she was studying criminology and psychology and working towards joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.…

How Canada’s institutional investors are increasing gender parity

In 2018, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, engaged the services of Women in Governance, an…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:55

Just 19% of Canadian investment managers adopting fully remote working models: survey

Just 19 per cent of Canada’s investment managers say they’ve adopted a fully remote working model as of September 2022, according to a survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2022 September 14, 2022
  • 15:00
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New Brunswick PSPP announces 5.24% COLA, 0.32% below CPI

Members of the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan are receiving a cost-of-living adjustment that doesn’t cover increases in the cost of living in Canada.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
  • 13:00
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CAP member outcomes saw modest decline in Q2 as rising interest rates offset falling markets: report

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2022, as rising interest rates and the corresponding rise in annuity…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 09:06
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on HSBC Bank Canada’s new benefits offerings was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2022 August 19, 2022
  • 09:00

PSP Investments appointing Deborah Orida as president, CEO

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is appointing Deborah Orida as president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1. Most recently, Orida was senior managing director,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2022 July 26, 2022
  • 15:00
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Provident10 revamping IT governance strategy in response to cybersecurity risks

The administrator of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Pension Plan is planning a revamp of its information technology governance processes to mitigate cybersecurity risks. “The…

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N.B. auditor general report calls for transparency from public sector investment organization

New Brunswick’s auditor general is reigniting a dispute with the an independent public sector asset manager responsible for investing on behalf of pension plans jointly…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:00

BCI names Michel Drolet as senior VP of corporate risk, chief audit officer

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Michel Drolet as senior vice-president of corporate risk and chief audit executive. In the role, he’ll lead…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 11:00

UPP appointing chief engagement and strategy officer, senior director of engagement

The University Pension Plan is appointing Kathy Johnson as chief engagement and strategy officer and Andrew Naples as senior director of engagement. Johnson will lead…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2022 June 15, 2022
  • 09:00

ICPM appointing Sebastien Betermier as next executive director

The International Centre for Pension Management is appointing Sebastien Betermier as its next executive director. Betermier, who is currently an associate professor of finance at…

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2022 June 8, 2022
  • 11:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how employers can create health benefits and retirement plans for gig workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week.…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 09:00
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ACPM calling on OSFI to clarify how pension plans can strengthen investment risk management

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to provide more detail on how pension plans…

  • By: Staff
  • May 25, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 09:00

Retirement-age employees fear low interest rates, rising inflation will impact retirement income: survey

More than half (61 per cent) of U.S. employees nearing retirement age believe low interest rates combined with rising inflation will make it difficult to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2022 April 18, 2022
  • 09:00
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Calculation for commuted pension values confusing to some plan members: actuary

Changes to the calculation of commuted pension values in Canada are making it more challenging for defined benefit pension plan members to determine an optimal…

Financial wellness programs should have measurable, tangible impact: study

While many employees say they’re open to using employer-provided financial wellness assistance, some are hesitant, citing lack of trust and a need for employers to…

  • By: Staff
  • March 28, 2022 March 28, 2022
  • 15:00

AIMCo appointing Suzanne Akers as chief risk, compliance officer

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Suzanne Akers as its chief risk and chief compliance officer. In the dual role, Akers will assume responsibility…

  • By: Staff
  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
  • 10:00
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OSFI launching consultation on management of pension investment risk

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is launching an eight-week consultation on the management of investment risk by federally regulated pension plans. Along…

  • By: Staff
  • March 21, 2022 March 18, 2022
  • 09:00
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Fed raising key rate to curb inflation

The U.S. Federal Reserve is launching a high-risk effort to tame inflation, raising its benchmark short-term interest rate and signaling up to seven rate hikes.…

CPPIB, PSP backing Ivey program for women interested in asset management

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are backing Canada’s first university program designed to open the asset management…

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2022 July 27, 2022
  • 14:00

B.C. Municipal Pension Plan’s employee life and health trust joining BCI

The British Columbia Municipal Pension Plan’s new Municipal Retiree Benefit Trust is joining the B.C. Investment Management Corp. The MRBT, which has $100 million in assets…

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2022 March 10, 2022
  • 09:00

Survey finds RRSP knowledge on decline over past five years

While Canadians continue to use registered retirement savings plans for retirement planning, knowledge about RRSPs has declined over the past five years, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • February 28, 2022 February 25, 2022
  • 09:00

Neil Cunningham to step down as PSP president and CEO next year

Neil Cunningham is stepping down from his role as president and chief executive officer at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board on March 31, 2023.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 15, 2022 February 14, 2022
  • 09:00