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CPP expansion not needed to help seniors in poverty: Report

CPP expansion not needed to help seniors in poverty: Report

A new report argues that efforts to revamp the Canada Pension Plan should take a back seat to a couple of straightforward policy reforms that…

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 10:13
Sun Life launches new institutional asset management business

Sun Life launches new institutional asset management business

Sun Life Financial has announced the launch of its new asset management business, Sun Life Investment Management Inc. The division will specialize in providing private…

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 09:06
Quebec raising minimum wage

Quebec raising minimum wage

Quebec plans to increase its minimum wage by 2% at the beginning of May.

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00

Majority of Canadians say they’ll meet retirement targets

More than half (55%) of Canada’s future retirees are comfortable that they are on track to achieve their retirement goals, on par with 2012 results…

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 08:59
CPPIB picks new chief investment strategist

CPPIB picks new chief investment strategist

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has appointed Ed Cass senior vice-president and chief investment strategist and a member of the senior management team effective…

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 08:45
Heenan Blaikie to wind up

Heenan Blaikie to wind up

Heenan Blaikie's partners have decided to proceed with an orderly windup of the firm’s operations, which is expected to take up to a few months.

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 13:47
Is it time to re-risk?

Is it time to re-risk?

Is that light we see at the end of the tunnel? It certainly could be—Canadian DB pension plans ended 2013 in the best shape they’ve…

Insurers need to be innovative: Report

Insurers need to be innovative: Report

Despite signs of improving market conditions on the global scale, a report suggests life insurers should be focusing on their product offerings to make up…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 12:33
Global pension assets hit record high

Global pension assets hit record high

Global institutional pension fund assets in 13 major markets—including Canada—grew by 9.5% in 2013 to reach a new high of almost US$32 trillion ($35.5 billion),…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 12:21
Ontario invites others to join new pension plan

Ontario invites others to join new pension plan

Ontario's finance minister has asked the rest of Canada "to collaborate on options to improve supplementary retirement income for workers."

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 12:17
Canada, U.S. reach agreement on FATCA

Canada, U.S. reach agreement on FATCA

After lengthy negotiations, Canada and the United States have signed an intergovernmental agreement under the longstanding Canada-U.S. Tax Convention.

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 09:50
Swiss asset manager opens office in Canada

Swiss asset manager opens office in Canada

Swiss-based institutional asset investment manager Unigestion has opened up an office in Toronto.

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 09:45
Canadians divided on outlook for retirement

Canadians divided on outlook for retirement

A survey by Franklin Templeton finds there are stark differences among Canadians both in their pursuit of happiness in their retirement years and the stress…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 09:16

Majority of Canadian workers willing to take less pay for a workplace pension plan: survey

A majority (70 per cent) of Canadians say they’re willing to forgo a higher salary in exchange for a workplace pension plan, according to a…

Workplace Benefits Awards wins highlight investment in employees’ health, well-being

The TMX Group Ltd.’s double award wins at Benefits Canada’s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards are shining a spotlight on the organization’s efforts to support its…

DOJ suing to block Aon’s US$30BN acquisition of Willis Towers Watson

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is suing to block the merger of two of the world’s largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate competition,…

Ontario Teachers’ investing in online education platform, plant-based food development company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has raised $375 million in a series D funding round for Applyboard Inc., an online platform that connects students to…

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2021 June 17, 2021
  • 12:30

Canada’s largest pension funds come together at inaugural climate change event

Representatives from eight of Canada’s largest pension funds — known as the Maple Eight — participated in the first meeting of the Sustainable Finance Action…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2021 June 17, 2021
  • 09:00

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