Home Pensions Page 3

Top Stories in Pensions

Employers using debt repayment benefits to retain employees, alleviate financial stress

In 2019, Nick Smith graduated with $50,000 worth of debt — $30,000 in student loans and $20,000 with a student line of credit. Low-paying jobs and…

Copyright_singkham_123RF

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…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
  • 15:00
Copyright_langstrup_123RF

Nearly 60% of U.S. employers continuing student loan repayment benefits despite Biden’s forgiveness program: survey

Despite President Joe Biden’s new student loan forgiveness program, nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of U.S. employers that currently offer a student loan repayment program…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 09:00
Copyright_andreypopov_123RF

Survey finds married women more confident about retirement than divorced or single women

Married women are more likely to say they’re confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years than both divorced and single,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
  • 09:00

OJTBF joins the the CAAT pension plan

The OPSEU Joint Trusteed Benefit Fund, a not-for-profit insurance advisor that offers benefits to non-profit organizations, is joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 13:30

Institutional investors, corporations divided on SEC climate disclosure proposal

An analysis of submissions made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals a sharp divide between the opinions of institutional investors and corporate executives…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:30

Yellow Pages expecting shareholder approval for special payment to DB pension plan

Yellow Pages Ltd. has secured the support of enough shareholders to approve a plan to bolster its defined benefit pension plan’s coffers. During a virtual…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 12:00
122145394-123RF

Bâtirente’s diversified funds return between negative 4.63% and negative 8.87% in Q2

The second quarter of 2022 proved difficult for Bâtirente’s diversified funds, according to the organization’s investment strategy manager. “As was the case in the first…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
  • 12:30
Copyright_ilixe48_123RF

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

An article on the Royal Bank of Canada’s plans for returning employees to the office was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 09:00
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Florida introducing resolution barring ESG integration by state pension fund managers

A resolution passed by the trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration with the approval of Governor Ron DeSantis is barring state pension fund…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 13:00
18225244 123RF

Proposed regulations could accelerate U.K. DB pension extinction: Mercer chief actuary

Proposed amendments to U.K. pension regulations could lead to the extinction of smaller defined benefit plans within 15 years, according to Charles Cowling, chief actuary…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 12:00
Copyright_singkham_123RF

CAP member outcomes saw modest decline in Q2 as rising interest rates offset falling markets: report

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2022, as rising interest rates and the corresponding rise in annuity…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 09:06

Proposed tax amendments add complexity for pension administrators, says expert

The Department of Finance’s proposals relating to the Income Tax Act, sales tax and other legislation adds complexity where compliance is already extremely challenging for…

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2022 August 23, 2022
  • 09:00

Report finds U.S. DC plan members remain committed to saving, investing despite financial uncertainty

Defined contribution pension plan members in the U.S. are committed to saving and investing, as only two per cent stopped contributing to their plan in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2022 September 25, 2022
  • 15:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 09:00

Claims paid out to support mental health up 75% since 2019: CLHIA

Canadian life and health insurers processed nearly $600 million in claims related to mental health in 2021, up 45 per cent since 2020 and 75…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 09:00

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,…

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…

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:30

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…

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
  • 09:00

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…

Majority of low to moderate income workers would invest in long-term savings plans with incentives: survey

The vast majority (90 per cent) of low to moderate income workers say they’d open a long-term savings account if they were offered incentives, according…

  • By: Staff
  • August 23, 2022 August 23, 2022
  • 09:00

Editorial: Employers embracing innovation, flexibility in DC plan design

The uniting theme at the 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit was financial wellness, a chief concern for any employer that offers a pension plan to…

AIMCo opening second office in Alberta

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is opening a new Calgary satellite office as part of a strategy to better capture investment opportunities within its home…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:00

StoneRidge Insurance Brokers acquiring benefits consultancy MultiCare Group

Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 15:00

Lussier acquiring HR consultancy Matière Grise

Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
  • 15:00