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How Poland’s new DC program was designed using behavioural science

Like many other countries around the world, Poland’s aging population is increasingly highlighting the topic of retirement savings. “Each year, the number of pensioners increase…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 17, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 08:53

Q&A with the Saskatchewan Pension Plan’s Katherine Strutt

On the eve of her retirement after more than 30 years in the pension industry, the SPP’s former executive director talks women in pensions, decumulation…

PSP joins CPPIB as signatory on DEI pledge

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is becoming a signatory on a diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The pension fund joined 179 investment organizations in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 12:45

UPP naming CIO, senior managing director of private markets

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.1T in Q1: StatsCan

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds totalled $2.1 trillion at the end of the first quarter, according to new data…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 09:32

HOOPP appointing Michael Wissell as chief investment officer

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Michael Wissell as its chief investment officer. Prior to the new role, Wissell was the plan’s senior…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Health benefits claims paid out to support mental health rose 24% in 2020: CLHIA

Canadian insurers paid out more than $97 billion in benefits from life and health insurance products in 2020, according to the Canadian Life and Health…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in Australian insurance distributor

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in an Australian insurance distribution company. The pension fund acquired a 33.4 per cent stake in Greenstone and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 14:16
Institutional investors agree profits can’t be top concern for companies: survey

Ontario Teachers’ abstains from vote to re-elect female board member

To push for greater female representation on a corporate board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan withheld its support for the re-election of a female board…

DC pension members prioritizing remuneration, ESG resolutions: survey

Governance-related resolutions are receiving more overall votes from defined contribution pension plan members, but environmental issues are more engaging on a vote-per-measure basis, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00
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AIMCo, Alberta Teachers’ investment agreement aligning interests of both organizations

The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund said its new agreement with the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is aligning the best interests of both organizations, following several…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00
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Liberals promising to protect employers mandating coronavirus vaccines

Amid the ongoing federal election campaign, the Liberal Party is promising to table legislation that would allow employers to request proof of a coronavirus vaccination…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 15:00

Ontario Teachers’ appoints Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to spearhead TIP expansion in EMEA

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing entrepreneur and venture capitalist Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to serve as the managing director of its Teachers’ Innovation Platform in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 13:30

Scotiabank awarded for making pension statements more accessible

Scotiabank’s focus on making essential pension information more accessible to plan members was recognized at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 14. The bank won…

Italy’s public pension system favours early retirees: report

The decision to favour contributors to Italy’s defined benefit pension plan during its transition to a defined contribution model favours early retirees and disadvantages younger…

  • By: Staff
  • October 21, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 11:00

More U.S. not-for-profit employees participating in retirement savings plans: survey

Despite the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the U.S. not-for-profit sector in 2020, employees participated in 403(b) retirement plans at the highest level since tracking began…

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2021 October 19, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada’s public pension system places 12th in ranking of 43 countries: report

Canada ranks 12th out of 43 countries for its pension system, according to a new report by Mercer and the CFA Institute. The countries in…

  • By: Staff
  • October 21, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 12:00

AIMCo won’t divest from hydrocarbons, says CEO

In his first public statement on Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s investment strategy, the organization’s new chief executive officer says the AIMCo won’t have a policy…

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
  • 13:00

U.S. proposing ESG investing rules for plan sponsor fiduciaries

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing new rules that would give pension plan fiduciaries the ability to make investment decisions based on environmental, social…

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 11:00

Who are the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. At a virtual roundtable and awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 finalists gathered to discuss their leading benefits and…

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:05

2021 Top 50 DC Plans Report: Refreshing pension plans to boost engagement, outcomes

While renovation shows on television tend to take a sledgehammer to every surface in a house for dramatic effect, there’s another way. Defined contribution pension…

Focusing on TDF glide paths as migration from DB to DC plans continue

The selection of a target-date fund glide path is more crucial than ever as the migration from DB to DC pension plans continues Since its…

Willis Towers Watson selling Willis Re to Gallagher for US$3.25BN

Willis Towers Watson is selling its global reinsurance business, Willis Re, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for US$3.25 billion. The transaction is set to…

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

Volitility, high inflation to be expected during coronavirus recovery, says Bank of Canada

Canada’s economy will undergo volatility and inflationary acceleration as the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, warns the governor of the Bank of Canada. “The process…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 13:00