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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…

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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…

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
Hub International acquires assets of Toronto-based benefits firm

Hub International acquires assets of Toronto-based benefits firm

Hub International Ltd. is acquiring the assets of Toronto-based Firstbrook Pointon Benefits Inc., a full-service employee benefits consulting firm. Bob Pointon, the firm’s president and…

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 16:01
B.C. College Pension Plan appoints Bita Jenab as director

B.C. College Pension Plan appoints Bita Jenab as director

British Columbia’s College Pension Plan board of trustees selection panel has appointed Bita Jenab as its director of research and analysis for the college and public service pension…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:00
Gallagher appoints new president of Canadian benefits group

Gallagher appoints new president of Canadian benefits group

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is appointing Melanie Jeannotte as the national president of its benefits services group in Canada. Prior to the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:10
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Canadian real estate boosted institutional portfolios in 2018

In 2018, investment in Canadian real estate turned out to be a broadly lucrative venture for the country’s institutional investors, especially when compared with how…

Discount rates used by public pensions too high: report

Discount rates used by public pensions too high: report

The high discount rates used by many Canadian public-sector pension plans increase the risk they won’t have enough funds to meet future obligations, according to new…

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:30
Eckler acquires Employee Financial Well-being

Eckler acquires Employee Financial Well-being

Eckler Ltd. is acquiring independent financial wellness company Employee Financial Well-being. Since 2011, Employee Financial Well-Being has provided financial education and training to employees across Canada.  In…

  • By: Staff
  • January 29, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:45
Woman charged with taking deceased parents’ pension benefits

Woman charged with taking deceased parents’ pension benefits

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is charging a 60-year-old London, Ont., woman after an investigation revealed she benefited from her parents’ pension payments long after they passed…

  • By: Jann Lee
  • January 29, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Pooled fund pension managers post negative return for Q4 2018

Pooled fund pension managers post negative return for Q4 2018

The final quarter of 2018 was choppy for pension managers’ pooled funds as they posted a median return of negative 5.6 per cent, contributing to the…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 16:15
Great-West Life sells U.S. annuity business

Great-West Life sells U.S. annuity business

Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a deal to sell its U.S. annuity and individual life insurance businesses to a subsidiary of Protective Life Corp. for…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:05
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Preparing pension investments for an annuity purchase

Many defined benefit plans’ funded statuses are in relatively good territory, but with an uncertain investment atmosphere on the horizon, is now a good time…

Canada’s growing gig workforce highlights need for portable benefits plan: report

Canada’s growing gig workforce highlights need for portable benefits plan: report

Canada should be considering the feasibility of a portable benefits plan for employees across the country, according to the Public Policy Forum. A portable benefits plan…

  • By: Jann Lee
  • January 21, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:15