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DOJ suing to block Aon’s US$30BN acquisition of Willis Towers Watson

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is suing to block the merger of two of the world’s largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate competition,…

Pandemic impacting employees’ financial well-being, work productivity: survey

The prolonged coronavirus pandemic’s effect on working Canadians’ financial well-being persists, with the stress taking a toll on their savings and their productivity in the…

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2021 June 9, 2021
  • 09:00

Looking under the hood of jumbo transactions

The recent announcement that General Motors of Canada Co. purchased $1.8 billion of annuities for its salaried pension plan is creating a lot of excitement.…

Pensions, permanency of contract workers at heart of Nestlé strike

More than 470 employees at a Nestlé Canada plant in Toronto are on strike after Unifor Local 252 and the company failed to reach an…

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CN Rail amending pension policy for same-sex couples

The Canadian National Railway Co. is amending its pension policy after awarding benefits to a widower who was initially denied because of an outdated rule…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Investing in low-carbon economy will pay off for pension plans

We are now in Month 14 of the coronavirus pandemic. For institutional investors like pension plans, this pandemic and its consequences highlight the reality of…

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…

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Via Rail, Unifor deal increases employer contributions for hybrid pension 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…

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  • April 12, 2021 April 26, 2021
  • 09:00
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Ontario Teachers’ investing in legal tech company, 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…

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Stock options driving loyalty, hard work among employees: study

Employees that include company stock in their overall financial planning are more loyal and have a higher output level, according to new research conducted in…

  • By: Staff
  • March 17, 2021 March 17, 2021
  • 09:00
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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…

  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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 March 11, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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