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In its 2024 budget on Tuesday, the federal government announced a new working group dedicated to encouraging increased domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors. Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is being tasked to lead an organization that will identify priority investment opportunities in the country for the more than $3 trillion held by […]

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Employer-sponsored retirement plans that offer matching contributions can help younger workers retire earlier and with more money, according to a new report by Mercer Canada. The report based its findings on a sample worker aged 30 earning $70,000 and with $30,000 of personal debt, using five per cent of their income to either pay down […]

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  • April 11, 2024 April 10, 2024
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Nearly half (47 per cent) of U.S. millennials are moderately confident in their ability to accumulate enough retirement savings, according to a new survey by software company Iralogix Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 workers between the ages of 28 and 43, found 29 per cent said they have no confidence in their […]

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  • April 9, 2024 April 8, 2024
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More than £50 billion in U.K. pension benefits were at risk of being misplaced in abandoned accounts or scattered across multiple lost pots in 2023, according to a study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research on behalf of PensionBee Ltd. It noted at least 4.8 million U.K. pension pots were considered lost in 2023, […]

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  • March 25, 2024 March 25, 2024
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Employees of Candu Energy Inc., Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Global First Power are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. Unionized members of Candu and CNL were previously in a defined contribution pension plan, while employees of Global First Power were enrolled in a group registered retirement savings plan, according to […]

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  • March 21, 2024 March 21, 2024
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Clear and flexible regulations that reflect the nature and diversity of target-benefit plans would allow these plans to thrive, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. The report analyzed data collected from 29 target-benefit plans registered in British Columbia, which was the first province to implement these plans. Read: Report finds disconnect […]

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  • March 19, 2024 March 18, 2024
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Canadian employees who rent or who have mortgage payments are managing economic pressures — like high interest rates and the rising cost of living — by putting off saving for retirement, according to a new survey by Co‑operators Financial Services Ltd. The survey, which polled 1,500 Canadian employees, found 77 per cent of renters said they […]

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  • March 15, 2024 March 14, 2024
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Global pension assets increased by 11 per cent to reach US$55.7 trillion in 2023, up from $50.2 trillion at the end of 2022, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. This growth was attributed to stronger capital market performance following a much more negative impact from markets in the correction of 2022, […]

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  • March 14, 2024 March 13, 2024
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Retiring baby boomers are in an era of decumulation anxiety, as they convert their pension assets into income that they fear won’t hold up over the entirety of their retirement. The decumulation problem is complex for defined contribution pension plan sponsors because it involves transferring lump sum pension assets to retirees who may lack investment […]

The vast majority (89 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be more likely to continue working for an employer that offered a retirement plan, according to a new survey by Vestwell Holdings Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 workers, found a similar percentage (89 per cent) expressed some level of interest in […]

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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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