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Caisse appoints Marc-André Blanchard as EVP, head of CDPQ global

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Marc-André Blanchard as executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global, effective Sept. 8, 2020. In the…

  • December 10, 2020 January 20, 2021
  • 18:54

Ontario Teachers’ invests in supply chain tech, announces CFO to retire

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is leading a US$50-million series C funding round for Calgary-based 3D robotics supply chain company Attabotics Inc. The pension fund is making…

  • December 10, 2020 January 20, 2021
  • 18:51

OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board structure

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system. After discussions on changes to…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:50
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Osler appointing Andrea Boctor to pensions, benefits group

Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP is appointing Andrea Boctor as a partner in its pensions and benefits group. Boctor’s practice encompasses all areas of pensions…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:47
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Proteus promoting three to senior investment consultant roles

Proteus is promoting Teimaz Binesh, Lewis Powell and Michael Scott to senior investment consultants. In their new roles, they’ll continue to provide investment consulting and governance…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:46
Economic statement includes new rules for employee stock options

Economic statement includes new rules for employee stock options

In Monday’s fall economic statement, the federal government proposed changes to employee stock option rules and offered additional support for essential workers. The statement provided an…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2020 December 1, 2020
  • 10:30
Provinces asking feds to delay bump in CPP premiums

Provinces asking feds to delay bump in CPP premiums

Provincial finance ministers have been quietly prodding Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to pause planned increases in the premiums employers and employees pay into the Canada Pension…

Morneau Shepell appointing Gavin Benjamin as partner, retirement solutions

Morneau Shepell appointing Gavin Benjamin as partner, retirement solutions

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is appointing Gavin Benjamin as partner in its retirement solutions business. With more than 30 years of experience in the pension industry,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:10
Arthritis Society focusing on responsive approach to financial education

Arthritis Society focusing on responsive approach to financial education

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic raising economic concerns, the Arthritis Society is taking a responsive approach with its Financial Literacy Month initiatives during the month…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 09:00
Coalition of experts creating roadmap for implementing VPLAs

Coalition of experts creating roadmap for implementing VPLAs

The Global Risk Institute is bringing together experts from various institutions to build a roadmap for implementing variable payment life annuities to achieve lifetime income…

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:45
B.C.’s NDP developing benefits, pension supports for gig workers

B.C.’s NDP developing benefits, pension supports for gig workers

On the heels of winning re-election in British Columbia, the New Democratic Party’s work is just beginning, particularly in delivering on its promise to extend…

CPP maximum pensionable earnings to rise in 2021

CPP maximum pensionable earnings to rise in 2021

The maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan for 2021 are increasing to $61,600, from $58,700 in 2020. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP…

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2020 November 4, 2020
  • 08:45
CAP income replacement levels up from all-time lows in March: report

CAP income replacement levels up from all-time lows in March: report

The average gross income replacement ratio for a typical defined contribution plan member was up at the end of September, according to Eckler Ltd.’s latest…

  • By: Staff
  • November 2, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00

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…

Newfoundland and Labrador residents can now unlock pension benefits

Newfoundland and Labrador residents can now unlock benefits held in locked-in retirement savings arrangements for reasons of financial hardship or non-residency in Canada. The changes…

  • By: Staff
  • March 3, 2021 March 3, 2021
  • 09:00

CLHIA calling for flexible annuity options, changes to TFSA rules

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is calling on the federal government to provide Canadians with access to more-secure retirement income. In its submission…

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021
  • 15:00

Canada’s pension system gets top grades in new benchmark

Canada’s pension system was ranked first overall among 15 countries in the Global Pension Transparency Benchmark. It ranked Canadian funds first in governance, citing the…

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 15:00

PIAC comments on FSRA’s plan for missing plan members

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is expressing its support for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s draft guidelines for pension plan sponsors dealing…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 09:30

Four trends in group retirement, investment programs

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting many trends in group retirement and investment programs, pushing the industry to be flexible and quick with some of the newer offerings.…

  • September 22, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 08:45

Alberta’s LAPP introducing new pension portal for members

Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan is introducing a new secure section of its website where plan members can log in, access their personal account and…

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 15:00

Pension funds saving with in-house asset management: survey

Canadian pension funds are seeing significant cost savings from in-house asset management but are still relying on external managers, according to a new survey from…

  • By: Staff
  • March 3, 2021 March 3, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB appointing John Graham as CEO following resignation of Mark Machin

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing John Graham (pictured) as its new chief executive officer, following the resignation of Mark Machin. Graham was…

Canadian employer pension plans’ asset value rebounds to $2.12 trillion: report

The market value of assets held by Canadian employer pension plans increased to $2.12 trillion in the third quarter of 2020, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 10:00