Keyword: Canadian defined benefit pension plans

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The average solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans in Mercer’s database grew by seven per cent in 2021, according to a new report by the consultancy. The report, which looked at the overall performance of more than 500 Canadian DB plans in 2021, found, at the end of the year, the plans’ average […]

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw its funding position deteriorate slightly on both a solvency and accounting basis in November, according to a new report by LifeWorks Inc. According to the report, the index covering the estimated average DB plan saw its solvency ratio dip, from 111.5 per cent to 110.8 per cent. […]

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, a consortium of public sector defined benefit pension plan sponsors are releasing an informational video designed to educate their plan members about the risks associated with taking the commuted value out of their pension. The animated video was produced by the British Columbia’s college, municipal and public service, WorkSafeBC, the Colleges of […]

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  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 10:30

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements on a solvency and accountancy basis in October, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s monthly report. Its monthly report on DB pension indices found the average plan saw its solvency index rise to 111.5 per cent, up from 108.8 per cent at the end of September and a […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021
  • 10:00
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The economic activity from the operations of Canada’s public sector pension plans, as well as retirees spending their income from those plans, supports 877,100 jobs and 55,500 businesses, with $33.1 billion in annual wages and $21.4 billion in tax revenue, according to a new report. The report, released by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis and […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2021 November 5, 2021
  • 15:00
Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

Canadian pension plans saw returns averaging about 0.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2021, according to a new report by Northern Trust Canada. Despite the sluggish growth in the quarter, gains from the first half of the year have buoyed most Canadian pension plans. The report found the median plan had seen the […]

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  • November 2, 2021 November 4, 2021
  • 11:00

Canadian defined benefit pension plans returned 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, according to RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ latest all-plan universe. The report found average Canadian DB pension plan returns grew by 0.9 percentage points over the previous quarter, from 3.5 per cent to 4.4 per cent. It also noted the […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 12:00

Representatives from eight of Canada’s largest pension funds — known as the Maple Eight — participated in the first meeting of the Sustainable Finance Action Council last week. On June 11, representatives of the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Pension […]

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  • June 16, 2021 June 17, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canadian defined benefit pension plans posted a return of 14 per cent in 2019, according to the RBC Investor and Treasury Services’ universe. These double-digit returns were the second highest for DB plans in the past decade, bolstered by a surge in equity markets both domestically and around the world. “Over the past 10 years, […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 13, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:33