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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article about an open letter that highlighted how proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act could have a positive impact on defined benefit…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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ACPM advises CAPSA against one-size-fits-all approach to ESG, cybersecurity risk management

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is advising the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities to take a less prescriptive approach in its proposed guidelines…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 20, 2022
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Curbing inflation may take up to 18 months: expert

It may take up to 18 months for central banks policies to curb inflation to around two per cent on an annual basis, says Julianna…

ACPM warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of pension super-priority bill

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is urging parliamentarians to vote down a bill that would provide super-priority to defined benefit pension plan members in…

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  • October 20, 2022 October 19, 2022
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B.C. amending definition of PfAD for pension plans with target-benefit provisions

British Columbia is amending the definition of provision for adverse deviation for pension plans in the province with a target-benefit provision. The changes to PfAD’s…

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  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
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Coverage of the 2022 DC Investment Forum

For the first time in three years, Canadian defined contribution pension plan sponsors, investment professionals and industry thought leaders gathered in person for Benefits Canada’s…

2022 DCIF: What are the legal considerations for ESG investing for DC plan sponsors?

Increasingly, defined contribution plan sponsors are grappling with adding environmental, social and governance investing options to their plans as a growing number of members ask…

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Amendments to insolvency legislation would secure DB pensions, say retiree organizations

Six organizations representing Canadian retirees say proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act would have a positive impact on defined benefit pension plan…

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  • October 14, 2022 October 13, 2022
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2022 Top 50 DC Plans Report: How are DC pension plans evolving?

While defined contribution pension plans currently outnumber defined benefit pension plans, this wasn’t always the case, recalls Bita Jenab, a principal at RetirementWorks Services Inc.…

Late 70s back in vogue as institutional investors look to the future

As a fresh-faced elementary school student in 1977, Aaron Bennett wasn’t quite in the target demographic for the freshly launched Benefits Canada magazine. Still, Bennett…

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LDI leveraging strategies left U.K. DB pensions vulnerable to bond yield spike: expert

The use of leverage by U.K. defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies left them vulnerable to a sharp rise in bond yields in…

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Canada’s retirement system remains strong, but DC pension plans facing inflation risks: report

While Canada’s pension system continues to rank well globally, the current economic environment poses particular risks for defined contribution pension plan sponsors and members, according…

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  • October 13, 2022 October 12, 2022
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Bank of England intervened in bond market to protect DB pension plans: letter

The Bank of England’s decision to intervene in the long-dated government bond market protected defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies, according to a…

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  • October 11, 2022 October 7, 2022
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2022 Risk Management Conference: Regulatory, stakeholder pressures moving ESG investing from fringe to centre stage

With close to two-thirds (62 per cent) of the market committed to investing responsibly, environmental, social and governance investing is no longer a fringe activity,…

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New ideas, access to top asset managers top reasons institutional investors hire OCIO: survey

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an…

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  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on virtual health-care findings in the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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Amendments to bankruptcy, insolvency legislation could disincentivize DB pension plan sponsors, say ACPM, PIAC

The Association of Canadian Pension Management and the Pension Investment Association of Canada are among the organizations saying proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and…

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  • September 29, 2022 September 28, 2022
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Alberta’s DB pension funding rules fail to balance sustainability, affordability: ACPM

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is taking aim at the Alberta government’s funding rules for private sector defined benefit pension plans. In its response…

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
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PIAC providing feedback on potential updates to Alberta’s private sector pension legislation

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension…

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
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Synchronized rate hikes could spark global recession: World Bank report

Efforts by central banks to reduce inflation could spark a global recession, according to a new report from the World Bank. “If the degree of…

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  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
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2022 CAP Member Survey: Perceptions of CAPs against a changing economic landscape

After a tough couple of years, Canadians continue to face several challenges against an increasingly turbulent economic landscape. While most coronavirus restrictions were lifted in…

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Court rules employers must include electronic tips under pensionable earnings

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that a Halifax restaurant must include a portion of the electronic gratuities intended for wait staff as “pensionable…

ACPM cautioning CAPSA on draft revisions to CAP guidelines

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is cautioning the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities on its revisions to guidelines for capital accumulation plans. The…

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  • September 9, 2022 September 8, 2022
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New Brunswick PSPP announces 5.24% COLA, 0.32% below CPI

Members of the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan are receiving a cost-of-living adjustment that doesn’t cover increases in the cost of living in Canada.…

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  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
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PIAC providing feedback on CAPSA’s draft revisions to CAP guidelines

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the consultation draft of revisions to the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ guidelines for…

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  • September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
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