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Workers fall behind on retirement preparedness

Workers fall behind on retirement preparedness

Despite improvements in the economy, many working Americans are falling behind on retirement preparedness, with 55% in fair or poor condition when it comes to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 10:01
Caisse to build Edmonton outlet mall

Caisse to build Edmonton outlet mall

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s real estate subsidiary, Ivanhoé Cambridge, has entered into a conditional agreement with the Edmonton International Airport to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 09:49
RBC makes management changes after CEO announces retirement

RBC makes management changes after CEO announces retirement

Gordon Nixon, Royal Bank of Canada’s president and CEO, plans to retire effective Aug. 1, 2014, after 13 years in this role.

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 09:48
Equities, bonds look attractive: report

Equities, bonds look attractive: report

Heading into 2014, equity markets from a global perspective are not overvalued, but they’re not cheap either, according to a report from Manulife Asset Management.

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 09:37
Australia: Model for CPP Fix?

Australia: Model for CPP Fix?

What we can learn from the Australian experience.

Industrial Alliance to offer VRSPs to employers

Industrial Alliance to offer VRSPs to employers

Industrial Alliance will begin offering voluntary retirement savings plans to employers in July.

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 10:13
Illinois lawmakers approve pension reform

Illinois lawmakers approve pension reform

Illinois lawmakers have passed a pension reform bill intended to erase the state's US$100-billion ($106.6-billion) liability.

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 09:54
Detroit allowed to cut pensions in bankruptcy

Detroit allowed to cut pensions in bankruptcy

A United States bankruptcy judge has ruled that Detroit is eligible for credit protection and allowing the city to make cuts to its pensions.

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 16:21
MSCI launches multi-factor indexes

MSCI launches multi-factor indexes

MSCI is launching MSCI Multi-Factor Indexes in order to provide institutional investors a basis for passively implementing index-linked multi-factor strategies transparently and cost-effectively.

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 16:19
Quebec passes VRSP legislation

Quebec passes VRSP legislation

Quebec's National Assembly has passed Bill 39, which creates voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSPs) in the province.

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 16:11
Australia offers lessons as Canada mulls over pension reform: study

Australia offers lessons as Canada mulls over pension reform: study

As Canada contemplates whether or not to expand its public pension system, it can learn from the experience of Australia, which has managed to increase…

Funded status of U.S. plans hits five-year high

Funded status of U.S. plans hits five-year high

The funded status of the typical U.S. corporate pension plan in November improved 2.1 percentage points to 93.9%, which was the highest level since September…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 11:52

Reforming Canada’s pension system

Expanding the Canada Pension Plan will help address the continuing decline of workplace pensions, said the national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

One year later: How the pandemic sped up the shift to virtual mental-health care

Employees were increasingly using digital mental-health-care options for years, but the coronavirus pandemic shifted the trend into high gear. Since the World Health Organization declared…

NDP promising hiring bonuses for small businesses, if elected

Jagmeet Singh is promising a federal New Democratic Party government would provide more support for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, including paying bonuses…

Pension plans’ 2020 financial results impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

Canada’s largest pension plans are reporting mixed financial results from a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec…

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2021 March 4, 2021
  • 09:00