Keyword: Canadian defined benefit pension plans

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The Ontario Pension Board is announcing its plans for managing the coming departures of two of its top executives — Mark Fuller, president and chief executive officer, and Peter Shena, executive vice-president and chief pension officer. Shena (pictured right) will be stepping down from his role at the end of 2023, while Fuller (pictured left) […]

The College of Arts and Technology pension plan’s assets dropped 2.3 per cent while its funded ratio on a going-concern basis remained at 124 per cent in 2022, according to its annual report. “With CAAT, members don’t have to worry about every market dip and blip,” wrote Derek Dobson (pictured), the multi-employer pension plan’s chief […]

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  • April 20, 2023 April 20, 2023
  • 12:00

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved on a solvency and accounting basis in March, according to a new report by Telus Health. During the month, the solvency of the typical Canadian DB plan rose by 0.4 per cent, finishing at 101.7 per cent of its value at the start […]

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  • April 18, 2023 April 18, 2023
  • 12:30
Employer pension plan asset values grows 2.3% in Q4 2019

The median solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans rose during the first quarter of 2023, from 113 per cent at the beginning of the year to 116 per cent at the end of March, according to Mercer’s latest pension health pulse. The measure, which tracks the median solvency ratio of the DB plans […]

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  • April 4, 2023 April 3, 2023
  • 09:00

Over the last year, the number of large Canadian pension funds with commitments to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 rose from two funds to nine, representing $1.8 trillion — or 81 per cent — of total pension fund assets evaluated, according to a new report by Corporate Knights. The report also found four of the […]

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  • March 30, 2023 March 29, 2023
  • 09:00
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The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds rose 2.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, hovering around $2.1 trillion, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. Public sector plan assets rose 2.7 per cent to $1.7 trillion, while private sector assets increased by 0.6 per cent to $420.9 billion. The report also […]

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  • March 21, 2023 March 21, 2023
  • 09:00

Despite many institutional investors pressing pause on their real estate activities in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, those that keep calm and carry on with a focus on diversification and innovation are poised to emerge as winners. “Real estate values, like other investment vehicles, can vary at different times based on shifting demand […]

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Ontario’s defined benefit pension funds returned an average 2.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2022 while plan liabilities continued to benefit from a rising interest rate environment, according to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s latest solvency report. It also found the majority of plans remained fully funded on a solvency basis […]

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  • February 16, 2023 February 15, 2023
  • 15:00
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A bill that would give super-priority to defined benefit pension plan members during plan windups and insolvencies is likely to be passed by the senate because the pension sector hasn’t provided viable alternatives, says Mike Powell, president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners. On Feb. 8, 2023, Powell delivered a presentation in support of Bill […]

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Despite the challenging economic environment, Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw a median return of 4.27 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to BNY Mellon’s Canadian master trust universe. The universe, which is based on $290.3 billion worth of assets under management across 84 corporate, public and university pension plans, found the one-year median […]

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  • February 7, 2023 February 8, 2023
  • 11:30