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The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s pension plan is currently 119-per cent funded on a going-concern basis with a funding reserve of $3.3 billion, based on its latest actuarial valuation as of Jan. 1, 2021. That’s up from 2019, when the pension plan was 118-per cent funded on a going-concern basis with a $2.9 […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2021 March 11, 2021
  • 09:00
Employee share purchase plans weathering the pandemic despite market dips

Canada’s largest pension plans are reporting mixed financial results from a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec reported a 7.7 per cent return on its depositors’ funds in 2020, representing $24.8 billion in investment results. As at Dec. 31, 2020, the Caisse’s net assets totalled $365.5 billion, up […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2021 March 4, 2021
  • 09:00
Sanofi joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

Two unions representing nearly 1,000 employees of Sanofi Canada are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. Both Unifor Local 1701 and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 772 will join the plan effective April 1, according to a press release, which noted the company is joining the multi-employer plan […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada launching pension plan, joining CAAT’s DBplus

The Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada is the latest organization joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. The benchmarking collaborative, formerly known as Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative, established itself as an employer earlier this year and is now providing its employees with CAAT’s defined benefit pension plan retroactive to Oct. 1, 2020, said a […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Announcing the winners of the Pension Leadership Awards

Pension investments are a key component of ensuring secure benefits for plan members upon their retirement. To celebrate the plan sponsors and pension investors who work hard to ensure strong investment outcomes, the first-ever Pension Leadership Awards recognized winners across several categories. Congratulations to all the winners. You can view highlights about the winners below: […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:12
CAAT looks to AI, machine learning

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan is betting that artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a role in pension administration going forward. “I won’t pretend that we’re Netflix or Tesla in this, but we are [taking] small steps today so we can take advantage of these advances of technology into the […]

NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador is the latest employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. The college’s 14 employees were contributing to a defined contribution arrangement before joining the plan on Nov. 1. The individual employees have the option to convert their DC accounts […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador is the latest employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. The college’s 14 employees were contributing to a defined contribution arrangement before joining the plan on Nov. 1. The individual employees have the option to convert their DC accounts […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Learn more about the Chief Investment Officer of the Year Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Chief Investment Officer of the Year Award will be presented to a CIO that has demonstrated leadership when it comes to pension investing and made improvements to his or her organization’s investment process. This award will take a holistic view of success and consider environmental, social and governance factors when determining […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 11:38
Two B.C. employers join CAAT’s DBplus pension

Two employers from British Columbia’s not-for-profit sector are the latest to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. Effective Oct. 1, 53 full-time and six part-time staff at the Vancouver Foundation and four full-time and two part-time employees at the British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society became members of the defined benefit […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 16, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:05