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PSP buys out majority co-investor in U.K. rail company, BCI sells share in property portfolio

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying a majority stake in a passenger rail sector business it’s been invested in for the past 13…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:59

CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ among the world’s top 20 pension funds

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan are among the 20 largest pension funds in the world in terms of…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:20
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…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 09:30
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Income inequality reducing retirement security in U.S.: report

Income inequality in the U.S. is contributing to the growth of financial insecurity in retirement, exacerbated by a shift from pensions to individual 401(k) savings…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 09:00

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…

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

Pensions in position to off load risks: expert

“Plans are, for the first time in a long time, in a position to off-load risk,” says Murray Wright, one of the contributors to LifeWorks…

Which employers are finalists in the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s entry and judging process took place during the second year of the coronavirus…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 10, 2021
  • 09:00

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…

Caisse investing in digital platform developer, medical company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking a majority share in a California-based digital platform development company. The Caisse secured the shares…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 8, 2021
  • 09:21
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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…

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

Financial education offerings may help close pension gender gap

With many women at risk of outliving their retirement savings, employers can help by educating female employees about their investment options, says Michelle Connell, a…

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,…

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Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00

University of Victoria Students’ Society joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

The University of Victoria Students’ Society is the first Vancouver Island employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. By…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2021 September 27, 2021
  • 15:00

Canada drops to No. 10 in retiree well-being global rankings: report

Canada drops to No. 10 among developed nations for retiree well-being after spending two years in a row at No. 8, according to Natixis Investment…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Bâtirente appointing Éric Filion as CEO

Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25…

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00

New paper calls for linking DB pension solvency minimums to plan member age

A new white paper published by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries is proposing new rules during defined benefit plan windups, requiring higher solvency ratios for members…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

The federal election is top of mind for many these days, so it’s no surprise Benefits Canada‘s most-read story over the past seven days was…

  • By: Staff
  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Liberals unlikely to pursue super-priority for pension plan members: expert

While a re-elected Liberal government may introduce some measures to protect private pension plan members, it’s unlikely to pursue super-priority similar to what was proposed…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 24, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 09:00

How can pension plan sponsors help women hit their retirement readiness stride?

Preparing financially for retirement is a marathon filled with many obstacles along the way to a constantly shifting finish line. Even in 2021, female employees…

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,…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

Willis Towers Watson selling Willis Re to Gallagher for US$3.25BN

Willis Towers Watson is selling its global reinsurance business, Willis Re, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for US$3.25 billion. The transaction is set to…

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  • August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

Volitility, high inflation to be expected during coronavirus recovery, says Bank of Canada

Canada’s economy will undergo volatility and inflationary acceleration as the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, warns the governor of the Bank of Canada. “The process…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 13:00