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Language, communication shaping DC plan members’ retirement decisions: survey

Language and communication can impact the retirement decisions of defined contribution plan members, according to a new survey by Invesco Ltd. The survey found 60…

  • By: Staff
  • May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021
  • 09:10

Pensions, permanency of contract workers at heart of Nestlé strike

More than 470 employees at a Nestlé Canada plant in Toronto are on strike after Unifor Local 252 and the company failed to reach an…

Employers making pension, benefits changes as pandemic continues: survey

Canadian employers are making ongoing changes to their pension and benefits offerings as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by the…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021
  • 09:00
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72% of Canadian pension funds considering consolidation options: survey

The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Head to head: Should Canadian policy-makers facilitate a workplace emergency savings benefit?

With many employees struggling with finances since the coronavirus pandemic started last March, two experts weigh in on the viability of offering a workplace emergency…

Pension plan committees applying virtual meeting lessons to second year of pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic ground the world to a halt in March 2020, stopping was not an option for Gale Rubenstein or her colleagues on…

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The Royal Mail Group’s road to offering U.K. employees a collective DC plan

The Royal Mail Group Ltd. will soon make history in the United Kingdom by becoming the first employer to sponsor an entirely new type of…

Revisiting TDFs in the aftermath of market chaos

As a new decade revs up, is it time for capital accumulation plan sponsors to revisit the investment vehicles they offer? According to a recent…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:24

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:46
Ontario Teachers’ acquiring majority interest in U.S. packaging company

Ontario Teachers’ acquiring majority interest in U.S. packaging company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Ares Management Corp. are both acquiring a majority interest in U.S.-based packaging company TricorBraun. The packaging company’s management team…

  • By: Staff
  • January 8, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00
CPPIB investing in U.S. real-estate developments, European wind farms

CPPIB investing in U.S. real-estate developments, European wind farms

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is forming a joint venture with Greystar Real Estate Partners to pursue multi-family real estate development opportunities in target markets in the…

  • By: Staff
  • January 7, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00
Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and local investor Cathay PE are jointly acquiring a 50 per cent interest in the Greater Changhua…

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Head to head: Should pension plans be investing actively or passively?

Head to head: Should pension plans be investing actively or passively?

Two experienced pension professionals weigh in on the longstanding debate regarding whether pension plans should be investing actively or passively. Blair Richards, chief investment officer…

2020 CAP Suppliers Report: Stretching into the financial wellness space

2020 CAP Suppliers Report: Stretching into the financial wellness space

In the old days, employers would often gather employees in a dusty conference room and pass around a box of Timbits while talking at a…

  • December 18, 2020 April 23, 2021
  • 08:56
U.S. employers reinstating, upping matching contributions for DC plans: survey

U.S. employers reinstating, upping matching contributions for DC plans: survey

Plan sponsors in the U.S. that suspended or reduced employer-matching contributions are reinstating them or increasing their levels by 2021, said a new survey by Willis Towers…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 15:00
Tips for helping staff piece together their retirement income puzzle

Tips for helping staff piece together their retirement income puzzle

Retirement income can be sliced into three broad categories: what an individual receives from their employer, what they receive from the government and everything else.…

Pension benefits continue to lead growth in Canadian insurance industry: CLHIA

Canadians received a record $103 billion in benefits from life and health insurers last year, up 60 per cent from a decade earlier, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00

2020 Consultants Report: Pandemic will fundamentally change benefits, pension plans

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally changing the future of work and, very likely, the nature of employer-sponsored benefits and pension plans. Looking to the end…

DC plan member education increasingly important: report

Defined contribution plan members saw a bounce-back in equity markets in the second quarter of 2020, boosting their gross income replacement ratios from the lows…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:38

ACPM calls for CAP automatic enrolment and escalation features in Ontario

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Ontario government to consider amending the Employment Standards Act and the Pension Benefits Act to…

  • By: Staff
  • July 20, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:22

Aon U.S. launching pooled employer retirement plan

Global consulting firm Aon is launching a new pooled employer retirement plan on Jan. 1, 2021. U.S. defined contribution plan sponsors will be able to…

Most U.S. DC plans aren’t pausing or reducing contributions during coronavirus: survey

Most U.S. DC plans aren’t pausing or reducing contributions during coronavirus: survey

The majority of U.S.-based defined contribution pension plan sponsors said they haven’t felt the need to pause or reduce contributions during the coronavirus pandemic, according…

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 09:15
Webinar: 2020 CAP Member Survey: Retirement savings, financial well-being in the era of coronavirus

Now is the time to fix capital accumulation plans

The collapse in the equity markets has damaged capital accumulation plan retirement accounts. Governments need to level the playing field between defined benefit plans and…

  • July 2, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:17
Helping members to and through retirement at the Saskatchewan Pension Plan

Helping members to and through retirement at the Saskatchewan Pension Plan

The Saskatchewan Pension Plan is improving investment choice for members in the accumulation phase and introducing new options to help them through decumulation as well.…