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What plan sponsors need to know about employees with atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis affects all areas of patients’ lives, including their work and productivity, said Lyn Guenther, professor of dermatology at Western University, during Benefits Canada’s…

Applying chronic disease principles to supporting plan members with obesity

Benefits plans tend to cover care for common chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic obstructive lung disease. But the one they often don’t…

Sleep Country Canada’s employee experience app taking centre stage amid pandemic

With a diverse and geographically spread-out employee population of office workers, retail store associates and delivery drivers, Sleep Country Canada’s human resources team knew it…

Desjardins making Telus Health’s Medisys On-Demand available to plan sponsors

When Desjardins Insurance wanted to determine the value of virtual health care in employer-sponsored benefits plans, it used its own employees as guinea pigs. The…

Haleo helping benefits plan members overcome insomnia

Embarking on a workplace chronic illness or mental-health strategy is incomplete without factoring in sleep, said Bradley Smith, chief executive officer of Haleo Clinic, during…

Chronically Simple streamlining health benefits information management

It took Kristy Dickinson almost seven years, numerous appointments with health-care providers and multiple failed treatment plans to be diagnosed with a complex, rare disease.…

Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

Dexcom Canada’s taking the sting out of monitoring glucose levels with its G6 CGM system

Uncontrolled diabetes can have a major impact on the workplace, driving absenteeism and impaired presenteeism rates, as well as short- and long-term disability, said Sarah…

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Morneau Shepell’s digital mental-health service easing pandemic stress

As Canadians face worsening overall mental health and heightened levels of stress during the coronavirus pandemic, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy can be a powerful tool…

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SEB’s FlexPlus is simplifying the benefits plan enrolment process

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty…

‘The rules of the game are changing’: DB pension plans and climate scenario risk analysis

‘The rules of the game are changing’: DB pension plans and climate scenario risk analysis

Defined benefit plan sponsors are undoubtedly familiar with scenario risk analysis, but applying that concept to their portfolio’s climate risk is a whole new ballgame.…

DB pensions staring down paltry bond returns heading into 2021

DB pensions staring down paltry bond returns heading into 2021

Central banks slowing their quantitative easing policies and economic improvements off the back of wide-scale vaccination efforts should both provide bond yields with a modest…

Announcing the winners of the Pension Leadership Awards

Announcing the winners of the Pension Leadership Awards

Pension investments are a key component of ensuring secure benefits for plan members upon their retirement. To celebrate the plan sponsors and pension investors who…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:12
How can past innovators inform portfolio construction today?

How can past innovators inform portfolio construction today?

Trying to define the perfect portfolio is as complicated as asking what it takes to be healthy — with a number of factors at play…

CAAT looks to AI, machine learning

CAAT looks to AI, machine learning

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan is betting that artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a role in pension administration going…

Opportunities for institutional investors from the energy transition

Opportunities for institutional investors from the energy transition

Along with big risks comes the need for solutions and companies that provide those solutions, said Edward Lees, co-lead and portfolio manager at BNP Paribas…

How institutional investors can determine material ESG factors

How institutional investors can determine material ESG factors

Environmental, social and governance factors are an important dimension of fundamental analysis, said Jenn-Hui Tan, global head of stewardship and sustainable investing at Fidelity International,…

Sustainability in a post-coronavirus world

Sustainability in a post-coronavirus world

People are increasingly viewing the world with a lens that incorporates environmental, social and governance factors, said Andrew Parry, head of sustainable investment at Newton…

What opportunities exist for plan sponsors in thematic investing?

What opportunities exist for plan sponsors in thematic investing?

The most powerful and durable investment themes are those where ingenuity sparks innovation to address imbalances in the world, said David Docherty, investment director for…

How rebalancing can provide alpha

How rebalancing can provide alpha

The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association implemented a simple innovation 15 years ago that’s added nearly US$1 billion to the fund’s total value as…

What’s next for volatility investing?

What’s next for volatility investing?

Despite some negative headlines about volatility investing after the violent market sell-off in March, plan sponsors shouldn’t write off volatility investing altogether because it can…

How to solve for lack of trust inherent in financial transactions

How to solve for lack of trust inherent in financial transactions

As far back as the beginning of civilization, centralized ledgers have been the answer to solving trust issues, said Michael Casey, chief content officer at…

The case for eventual inflation

The case for eventual inflation

While inflation never materialized after the last financial crisis and the subsequent economic expansion, this time will be different, said Erik Weisman, portfolio manager and…

What will a Biden presidency mean for the economy going forward?

The prospect of a Joe Biden presidency with a Republican-held senate is an ideal outcome for markets, said Charles Myers, founder and chairman of Signum…

Learn more about the Risk Management Award finalists

Learn more about the Risk Management Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Risk Management Award will go to a pension plan that has successfully implemented a robust approach to its risk management function.…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:06
Learn more about the Sustainable Investing Award finalists

Learn more about the Sustainable Investing Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Sustainable Investing Award will be presented to a pension plan that has shown leadership and/or significant progress when it comes to…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:23