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Teachers’ Eliminates Shortfall

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has eliminated its $12.7-billion funding deficit by reducing inflation protection for some of its members, allowing the fund to better…

  • By: Staff
  • October 2, 2008 September 13, 2019
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Not-So-Perfect Harmony

The long road to synthesizing pension law. Diversity has been, and continues to be, the pride of this nation and the bane of existence for…

Times of Change

Western Canada is collectively holding its breath, waiting to see how the future of pensions will unfold. The energy-led economic boom has caused employment growth…

Talent Tactics

Employers are turning to phased retirement and pension alternatives to help them fight the attraction and retention battle. Findings in the Survey of Pension Plans…

  • By: Barry Gros
  • October 1, 2008 September 13, 2019
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Closed DB Plans: Managing to a Mid-Term Exit

A number of plan sponsors have one or more closed defined benefit (DB) plans that they intend to fully wind up over the coming years.…

Dreaming Big

CAP sponsors and retiring plan members face the downside of economic and market cycles—but there is hope. Imagine that you are about to retire under…

SIO Goes the Distance

Responsible investment is an important issue for many pension plan sponsors today, but when it comes to public policy support for these initiatives, Canada has…

ABCP Committee to Proceed with Restructuring

The Pan-Canadian Investors Committee for Third-Party Structured ABCP has commenced the final steps to implement its plan to restructure $32-billion of third-party asset-backed commercial paper…

Supreme Court Dismisses ABCP Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a challenge to the restructuring plan for the country’s frozen asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) market, clearing the way…

  • By: Jody White
  • September 19, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

Rational investment decision-making for CAP sponsors

About a year ago, as financial markets were down—or so we thought at the time—I was writing on the importance of proactively communicating with and…

Education the Best Weapon Against Volatility

Plan sponsors and money managers fielding panicked calls by plan members should be investing in continuous education efforts to keep their clients focused on long-term…

  • By: Jody White
  • September 15, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

The Future of Pensions

The imminent departure of the first wave of baby boomers from the workforce will offer clues about the adequacy of that generation’s saving habits, and…

  • By: Jody White
  • September 12, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

Group TFSA Communication Strategies

While the new tax-free savings account (TFSA) was well-received by the financial industry, the majority of Canadians have no idea what it is, according to…

  • By: Jody White
  • September 11, 2008 September 13, 2019
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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

DC plan member education increasingly important: report

Defined contribution plan members saw a bounce-back in equity markets in the second quarter of 2020, boosting their gross income replacement ratios from the lows…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:38

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

Pension regulators step up amid turmoil

For almost a year now, federal and provincial pension regulators have been busily trying to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic’s effects. Regulators have never been more…

Sanofi joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

Two unions representing nearly 1,000 employees of Sanofi Canada are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. Both Unifor Local 1701…

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00

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

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

Blake Hutcheson succeeds Michael Latimer as OMERS’ CEO

As reported in December 2019, Blake Hutcheson has succeeded Michael Latimer as the new chief executive officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, effective June…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
  • 19:13