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Trust Law and Pension Plans—An Evolution in Progress

Trust Law and Pension Plans—An Evolution in Progress June 23, 2008 | Ian McSweeney and Douglas Rienzo As all pension practitioners know, the provision of…

The implications of TFSAs and phased retirement

The implications of TFSAs and phased retirement

Plan sponsors would do well to familiarize themselves with the new legislation regarding tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) and phased retirement, according to experts.

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

Closed, But Not Forgotten

In recent years, a number of Canadian companies have closed their defined benefit (DB) pension plans, setting up defined contribution (DC) arrangements for new hires.…

The Régie Strikes Back

Golf fans everywhere know that Tiger Woods really doesn’t like to lose. Neither, apparently, does Quebec’s pensions regulator, the Régie des rentes du Québec. A…

Employees Bear Risk in DB Plans, Too: Study

The common assumption that plan sponsors are the only ones who bear the investment risk in defined benefit (DB) pension plans isn’t true as employees…

Burke v. HBC: Raising More Questions Than It Answers?

While initial reaction to the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in the Burke v. Hudson’s Bay Company case was positive from those who represent plan…

Don’t miss this golden opportunity

How to convert a disclosure requirement into a communications solution. It’s that time of year again—time for plan sponsors with a December 31st year-end to…

Canada’s Pension System Requires Government Intervention, says Lamoureux

Defined benefit (DB) pension plans will soon be a thing of the past for the majority of Canadians, and a national summit is needed to…

  • By: Jody White
  • June 3, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

On Guard

Canadian pension plans are once again grappling with low interest rates and falling markets. However, they’ve learned from past experience and are armed with new…

The Law: Joint Action

The case for a principles-based regulatory pension system for single-employer pension plans governed by both plan members and plan sponsors. The search for a better…

On Target?

Faced with the age-old problem of plan member disengagement and the heightened risk of employee litigation, plan sponsors are starting to turn to target date…

A Guide to the Glide Path

Glide path philosophy has become a big issue in the U.S., confirms Janet Rabovsky, practice leader, investment consulting, with Watson Wyatt Worldwide. While each target…

Time for a Supplementary Pension Plan: Study

Canadians could have adequate savings during retirement if a government-backed supplementary pension plan were created, according to a study by the C.D. Howe Institute. In…

The Royal Mail Group’s road to offering U.K. employees a collective DC plan

The Royal Mail Group Ltd. will soon make history in the United Kingdom by becoming the first employer to sponsor an entirely new type of…

Revisiting TDFs in the aftermath of market chaos

As a new decade revs up, is it time for capital accumulation plan sponsors to revisit the investment vehicles they offer? According to a recent…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:24

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:46

Institutional investors looking to Asia as economies start to bounce back from pandemic

Rising incomes and technological change in the emerging economies present considerable investment opportunities for investors with longer-term horizons. Investments in emerging markets weren’t spared the…

FSRA advising DB MEPPs on governance, risk-management practices

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is issuing leading practices for the province’s defined benefit multi-employer pension plans, in the areas of governance, risk management and…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario’s budget highlights pension benefits, ongoing support for employers and employees

In its 2021 budget on Wednesday, the Ontario government said it’s requiring pension plan administrators to calculate and report their plan’s claim exposure to the…

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 March 25, 2021
  • 09:00

Women retiring two years later, with 30 per cent less wealth, than men: report

Although women must work two years longer than men to be retirement ready, they still retire with 30 per cent less wealth than their male…

  • By: Staff
  • March 10, 2021 March 10, 2021
  • 17:37

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The financial well-being of Canadians has declined over the last year, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. It rated Canadians’ overall financial…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 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

Editorial: Learning by doing during a once-in-a-century crisis

The best way to learn is by doing. And since March 11, 2020, when a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization, we’ve all…

Via Rail, Unifor deal increases employer contributions for hybrid-pension plan members

The union representing Via Rail Canada Inc. employees has ratified a new agreement that will increase employer contributions for members of the company’s hybrid pension…

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2021 April 12, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in legal tech co., supporting franchise operator’s expansion

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is getting into the legal technology business after agreeing to a strategic investment in software provider Miratech. Miratech’s legal and…