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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…

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…

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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

Mercer Canada appointing wealth business leader

Mercer Canada is appointing Teresa Palandra as leader of its wealth business. Palandra will be in charge of investment, wealth management and retirement services and solutions…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:57
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OMERS appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as VP, pension operations

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as vice-president of pension operations. She joined the OMERS nearly eight years ago as director of pension policy.…

  • December 10, 2020 January 21, 2021
  • 18:56
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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
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Playing defence when it comes to investment governance

In the world of pensions, endowments and foundations, members of governing boards and investment committees are trusted with oversight of pools of capital with significant…

Mercer Canada appoints new wealth practice heads

Mercer Canada appoints new wealth practice heads

Mercer Canada has appointed new heads for its wealth practices in Toronto and Quebec. Todd Nelson is the firm’s new wealth leader for its Toronto…

  • By: Staff
  • May 22, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00
CAPSA issues guidance on annuity quotes for pension solvency, hypothetical windup liabilities

CAPSA issues guidance on annuity quotes for pension solvency, hypothetical windup liabilities

Generally, when a pension plan goes through a solvency or hypothetical windup valuation, the actuaries will value some of the expected liabilities as commuted lump-sum…

Words to use and words to lose in retirement, pension communications

Words to use and words to lose in retirement, pension communications

When trying to engage pension members in retirement planning, some words are better than others. Rob Kochel, vice-president at Invesco Ltd., advised employers at Benefits Canada’s…

NZ pension funds pushing for change at Facebook, Google and Twitter

New Zealand government pension funds are calling on Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Twitter Inc. to reign in the proliferation of hate on their platforms in the…

Ellement merging with AQ Group Solutions

Ellement Consulting Group is merging with AQ Group Solutions to create an enhanced offering in the Canadian employee benefits market. The merger will combine AQ Group…

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 09:15
Hugh O’Reilly to be senior fellow at C.D. Howe

Hugh O’Reilly to be senior fellow at C.D. Howe

The C.D. Howe Institute is appointing Hugh O’Reilly as a senior fellow.  Formerly the president and chief executive officer of the OPSEU Pension Trust, O’Reilly…

  • By: Staff
  • April 10, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:00
Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life to combine into one company

Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life to combine into one company

Great-West Lifeco Inc. is merging three of its insurance brands, combining Great-West Life Assurance Co. and its two subsidiaries, London Life and Canada Life. The…

  • By: Staff
  • April 3, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 14:00
Budget’s stock options proposals could have consequences for employers

Budget’s stock options proposals could have consequences for employers

The federal government’s 2019 budget proposed changes that could affect the viability and attractiveness of stock options as a recruitment and retention tool for certain…

Learn how search terms reveal who we are at 2019 Benefits and Pension Summit

Learn how search terms reveal who we are at 2019 Benefits and Pension Summit

How can search terms help predict elections? Do parents secretly favour boys over girls? For Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former data scientist at Google and the…

Learn about new industrial revolution at 2019 Benefits and Pension Summit

Learn about new industrial revolution at 2019 Benefits and Pension Summit

The industrial revolution has shaped the world, demonstrated by three dimensions: communications, energy and transportation, according to one futurist. However, the lifeblood of a new industrial…

Considerations for institutional investors around divestment

Considerations for institutional investors around divestment

In 2017, New Jersey’s Police and Firemen’s Retirement System took a closer look at its investment in Nike Inc. following an advertising campaign featuring former…

Improving engagement, retention by taking care of employees’ loved ones

Employees have multi-dimensional lives, with responsibilities outside the workplace that affect how they perform within it. This is why companies that are consistently recognized as…

Tips for using big data to measure pension longevity risk

Tips for using big data to measure pension longevity risk

While estimating the longevity of a pension plan’s membership isn’t a new concept, developments in using big data and new tools in predictive modelling could…

Q&A with Bruce Power’s Monica Warnell

Q&A with Bruce Power’s Monica Warnell

Bruce Power Ltd. Partnership’s manager of human resources and total rewards shares her view on optimizing the benefits plan, enjoying the great outdoors and employee…

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • March 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:49
OSFI appoints new chief actuary

OSFI appoints new chief actuary

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ office of the chief actuary has appointed Assia Billig as chief actuary, effective April 15, 2019. She will…

  • By: Staff
  • March 6, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30

Hub International acquires assets of Integrated Risk Solutions

Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of employee benefits and commercial insurance firm Integrated Risk Solutions Inc. Based in Waukesha, Wis., Integrated Risk specializes in…

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:05
Sun Life shakes up leadership team to streamline client experience

Sun Life shakes up leadership team to streamline client experience

Sun Life Financial Canada is making adjustments to its leadership teams. Heading up the newly created client experience office, Eric Monteiro, senior vice-president and chief client…

  • By: Staff
  • February 21, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30