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Institutional investors agree profits can’t be top concern for companies: survey

Ontario Teachers’ abstains from vote to re-elect female board member

To push for greater female representation on a corporate board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan withheld its support for the re-election of a female board…

DC pension members prioritizing remuneration, ESG resolutions: survey

Governance-related resolutions are receiving more overall votes from defined contribution pension plan members, but environmental issues are more engaging on a vote-per-measure basis, according to…

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  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00
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AIMCo, Alberta Teachers’ investment agreement aligning interests of both organizations

The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund said its new agreement with the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is aligning the best interests of both organizations, following several…

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  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00
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Liberals promising to protect employers mandating coronavirus vaccines

Amid the ongoing federal election campaign, the Liberal Party is promising to table legislation that would allow employers to request proof of a coronavirus vaccination…

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  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 15:00
Alberta Teachers’ Association set to legally challenge pension order

AIMCo, Alberta Teachers’ sign investment management agreement

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. has reached an investment management agreement with the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board following a protracted period of negotiation. The…

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  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 09:30

Chicago police pension fund accused of mismanaging funds by outside auditor

A report from the Chicago Police Department Pension Board Accountability Group is accusing the management of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago of…

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  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

Phishing and ransomware risks on the rise for pension funds, says expert

Phishing and ransomware attacks are among the top threats to pension plan sponsors and institutional investors by cyber criminals, according to Jennifer Williams, director of…

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ESG integration hampered by pension plan sponsors, uncertainty around fiduciary duties: research paper

Board and executive-level efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance issues into pension plans’ investment strategies are frequently thwarted by unclear guidance from plan sponsors…

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  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada ahead of U.S. in regulating ESG investments but more required: report

Broad support for regulating environmental, social and governance-themed investments in Canada has left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission playing catch-up with its northern neighbour,…

Conservatives promise gig workers access to CPP, EI; Liberals look to raise GIS, lower retirement age

The Conservative Party is promising to create tax-free savings accounts that provide gig workers with access to the Canada Pension Plan and employment insurance benefits. While…

July consumer price index hits 3.7 per cent: StatCan

Canada’s consumer price index rose by more than half a per cent in July, reaching 3.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis, according to Statistics…

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  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 11:00
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Conservatives, NDP pension promises include super-priority for members

As part of the federal Conservative Party’s platform for the coming election, Leader Erin O’Toole is proposing a plan to secure pensions for Canadian workers.…

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  • August 25, 2021 August 25, 2021
  • 09:00
NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

NL Supreme Court rules for pension member super-priority for normal costs in bankruptcies

Pension plan members have super-priority when it comes to normal costs but not to special costs owed to bankrupted plans, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland…

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FSRA seeking input on draft guidance for communication of pension enforcement actions

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is seeking feedback on proposed guidance detailing how and when it publishes information about enforcement proceedings and investigations,…

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  • August 13, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 09:05

Court of appeal decision highlights importance of clear pension communications

A recent Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision illustrates the importance of clear communications from pension administrators seeking to avoid liability from lawsuits by claimants alleging…

Caisse, CPPIB not addressing scale of climate crisis in investments: think tank

The Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board’s investments “do not reflect the action needed to address the scale…

NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

Newfoundland and Labrador granting MEPPs permanent solvency funding exemption

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is amending funding rules for the province’s multi-employer pension plans. The amendments include a permanent exemption from solvency funding…

OPTrust naming Ingrid Chingcuanco as VP of pension administration transformation

The OPSEU Pension Trust is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as its vice-president of pension administration transformation. In the new role, she’ll be responsible for leading the…

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  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 13:30
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CLHIA calling for increased access to VPLAs, prescription drugs

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is calling on the federal government to permit standalone variable payment life annuities to pool participants from all…

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  • August 9, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 15:00

CIA updating guidance for pension windup, solvency valuations

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is updating its process for releasing guidance regarding assumptions for hypothetical pension windup and solvency valuations. For quarterly guidance relating…

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  • August 5, 2021 August 5, 2021
  • 09:00
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CAPSA developing multi-jurisdictional VPLA framework for DC pension plans

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is developing a framework for defined contribution pension plans to offer variable payment life annuities. In developing the…

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  • August 4, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canada’s pension plan sponsors prioritizing governance, but more work to be done: survey

While the majority of Canadian pension and retirement savings plan sponsors view governance as a top priority, 24 per cent said they haven’t conducted a…

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FSRA issuing guidance on pension plan administrator responsibilities

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is releasing final interpretation guidance to support the role and responsibilities of pension plan administrators. The guidance, an updated…

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  • July 30, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 09:00

Investors have role in advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, says report

Institutional investors have a role to play in reconciling Canada with Indigenous people, says a new report by the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. “With…