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DC Plans’ Best Years May Be Over: Report

The potential pension employees can get from their defined contribution plan peaked in 2000 and if economic conditions revert to historical norms, DC pensions could…

Safety First

DC plan sponsors should enjoy the simplicity, but manage the risks. The late 1990s witnessed an exodus by employers from traditional defined benefit (DB) pension…

TDFs: The Next Generation

A spin on the traditional target date fund offers greater flexibility and simplified governance for CAP sponsors. When it comes to investing, people are always…

Battle for the Bulge

Pension surplus: whose money is it anyway? The pension plan surplus ownership debate began with the Dominion Stores case in 1986—a debate that is alive…

Slow Motion

More than a year after the implementation of Bill 30, Quebec’s plan sponsors and pension comm ittees remain in a state of tranquility. But it…

Too Late For DB?

Despite the focus on pension reforms in some provinces, it may be too little, too late, according to one industry expert at the 2008 Pensions…

  • By: Jody White
  • April 30, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

Overcoming Plan Member Inertia

Defined contribution plan member inertia is due to a lack of understanding and a bewildering array of choices, and overcoming that inertia requires a concerted…

  • By: Jody White
  • April 29, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

Pension Crisis Over?

While pension risk remains a concern for Canadian organizations, many executives no longer view the situation as a long-term crisis, according to the results of…

A New Default Strategy

Target-date funds will be the most prevalent default investment for defined contribution retirement plan participants in the United States, according to a survey by investment…

ABCP Restructuring Plan Approved

Holders of third-party asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) overwhelmingly approved a restructuring plan in a vote on Friday. Approximately 96% of the noteholders voted in favour…

Institutional ABCP Investors Hold their Nose and Vote Yes

After voting in favour of the asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) market restructuring plan on Friday, retail investors are looking forward to getting their money back,…

  • By: Jody White
  • April 25, 2008 September 13, 2019
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Judge Allows ABCP Vote

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that the third-party asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) noteholder vote can go ahead on Friday. Justice Colin Campbell…

Investment Structure is Good for DB & DC

Reflecting a bit on my upbringing, I had the great fortune of dining most evenings with my family. My mother had a tremendous gift for…

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