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Run a better GRS information session

Run a better GRS information session

A sophisticated and well-executed group retirement savings plan can take many shapes and sizes depending on the type of company.

  • By: Joel Kranc
  • August 14, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 11:16
PRPP regulatory proposals published

PRPP regulatory proposals published

The federal government has prepublished regulatory proposals to address provisions of the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act (Bill C-25), says Ted Menzies, Minister of State…

  • By: Staff
  • August 13, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 12:55
Half of Canadians don’t have emergency savings: CIBC

Half of Canadians don’t have emergency savings: CIBC

Almost half of Canadians (45%) don’t have an emergency savings fund, meaning an unexpected expense could have them dipping into RRSPs or taking on debt,…

  • By: Staff
  • August 13, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 09:09
HBC intervenes in employee apathy

HBC intervenes in employee apathy

After years of waiting for its DC plan members to turn into amateur investment managers, Marc Poupart, divisional vice-president, pension and retirement programs, with Hudson’s…

CPPIB invests $400M in Goodman partnership

CPPIB invests $400M in Goodman partnership

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has launched a new logistics and industrial partnership with Australia-based Goodman Group. The Goodman North America Partnership (GNAP) will…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 12:34
Canadians wait longer for new cancer drugs

Canadians wait longer for new cancer drugs

The process for reviewing and approving new cancer drugs in Canada takes almost twice as long as that in the United States and is longer…

Use of workplace wellness incentives on rise

U.S. employers are increasingly using incentives to encourage participation in health screening programs, say new survey findings from Aon Hewitt.

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Mercer reports to include ESG ratings

Reporting proces to be implemented globally by end of 2012.

  • August 9, 2012 January 20, 2021
  • 11:15
Help wanted: Going outside for communication services

Help wanted: Going outside for communication services

Why now, when money is tight, are more and more employers turning to outside help with communication? At a basic level, the reasons are simple…

TMX takeover leaves questions

TMX takeover leaves questions

With 91% of TMX shares tendered to the $3.8 billion takeover offer, Maple Group Acquisition Corp, a consortium of Canada’s leading banks and pension funds,…

Gaps in medicare affect one-third of Canadians

Gaps in medicare affect one-third of Canadians

More than one-third of Canadians have gone or have had a family member go without needed health care because of insufficient insurance coverage, a new…

Mercer reports to include ESG ratings

Mercer reports to include ESG ratings

Mercer has announced that it will include environmental, social and governance (ESG) in client reports related to manager searches and performance. Mercer assigns ESG ratings…

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 10:53
Modest Q2 loss for U.S. pension plans

Modest Q2 loss for U.S. pension plans

American institutional investors lost 1.5% in the second quarter, reports Northern Trust, based on data assessing the approximately 300 plans in its Northern Trust Universe.

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 10:40

Canadian employer pension plans’ asset value rebounds to $2.12 trillion: report

The market value of assets held by Canadian employer pension plans increased to $2.12 trillion in the third quarter of 2020, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 10:00

SEB, EQ Care partnering on virtual employee assistance program

SEB Administrative Services Inc. and EQ Care are launching LifeJourney a virtual employee assistance program offering. The subsidiary of Smart Employee Benefits Inc. and the…

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

BCI setting climate-related investment targets for 2025

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is committing to five-year climate-related targets for its public markets program. The pension fund is targeting a cumulative $5-billion…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 15:00