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The Pension Investment Association of Canada will concentrate its legislative advocacy efforts on funding reform in 2024, including for an overhaul of long-term, minimum funding regulations for federally regulated defined benefit pension plans, said David Lawson, the PIAC’s new chair. In an emailed statement to Benefits Canada, he said as DB plan sponsors continue to face […]

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While it’s impossible to predict exactly how pension case law will evolve in future, one can offer an educated guess at some legislative developments and other issues that may confront pension plan sponsors and administrators in the coming year. Risk management Plan sponsors can expect a continued focus on risk management as a key part […]

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With the arrival of the new year, there are three topics that will be important for pension plan sponsors, members and other industry stakeholders in 2024. The economy and financial markets At the end of 2023, the Canadian economy and the financial markets were still feeling the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Read: Expert panel: […]

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The Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators is establishing a committee to help implement its total cost reporting plan. The plan aims to increase investor and policy-holders’ awareness of the ongoing costs of owning investment funds and individual segregated fund contracts. The committee, which is comprised of joint forum members and industry representatives, will provide […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2023 December 15, 2023
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An article on the Association of Canadian Pension Management’s response to the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ draft risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CAPSA pension risk management guideline too divergent, says ACPM 2. B.C. Municipal Pension Plan appointing […]

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  • October 13, 2023 October 12, 2023
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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ draft guideline for pension plan risk management covers too many topics and audiences, limiting its practical applicability, according to the Association of Canadian Pension Management. In an open letter, the ACPM said the draft guideline lacks a structural framework that would allow pension plan administrators to implement a […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 6, 2023 October 5, 2023
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An article on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CAPSA’s risk management guideline adaptable to changes in cybersecurity, ESG: webinar 2. How hybrid workplaces and employees can navigate flu season 3. Canadian employers say competing […]

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  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline allows for additional flexibility amid evolving issues such as cybersecurity and environmental, social and governance considerations, said David Bartucci, head of pension regulations and regulatory effectiveness at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario and a member of the CAPSA’s risk management committee, during […]

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  • September 11, 2023 September 10, 2023
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association and the Pension Investment Association of Canada say the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ draft guideline for capital accumulation plans significantly alters the expectations and industry standards for CAPs. In an open letter, the organizations requested the CAPSA reconvene its industry working […]

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  • August 10, 2023 August 9, 2023
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Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador have officially ratified an agreement on multi-jurisdictional pension plans, which will come into effect on July 1.  In March, the two provinces announced their intention to sign the agreement, which had previously been adopted by every other province except Prince Edward Island. The agreement’s adoption was contingent on an amended […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023
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