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An Ontario Superior Court judge awarding $210,000 in costs against the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ontario court awards $210K in costs against FSRA in Brewers Retail pension case 2. Transition to low carbon economy […]

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
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The potential impact of a disorderly transition to a low carbon economy is a top factor driving financial market regulators to accelerate and focus their efforts on climate-related risks, said Tamara DeMos, chair of the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ environmental, social and governance committee and managing director of private pensions. Speaking during the […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
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As the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities looks to update its capital accumulation plan guidelines, the amendments must reflect the changes in the industry, said Angela Mazerolle, vice-president of regulation at the Financial Services and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick, during a session at the 2022 Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute Forum in […]

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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is seeking feedback on three risk management guidelines. The guidelines will cover pension plans’ use of leverage, cyber risks and environmental, social and governance considerations. In a letter to stakeholders, the CAPSA said it may incorporate these guidelines into a single risk management document that will also cover […]

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  • June 15, 2022 June 14, 2022
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The importance of risk management isn’t new for the majority of defined benefit pension plan sponsors and administrators. The impact of long-term interest rates, market volatility, changing demographics and increasing longevity, inflation concerns, geopolitical events and other large economic, environmental and social factors are all contributing to the need to manage the financial risks associated […]

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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is releasing a consultation draft of revisions to its guidelines for capital accumulation plans. The updated guidelines replace the 2004 document and reflect the expectations of regulators regarding the operation of a workplace CAP, regardless of the regulatory regime applicable to the plan. Read: CAPSA developing multi-jurisdictional VPLA […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainties brought on by the Omicron variant, markets held up in the last three months of 2021 with capital accumulation plan member outcomes continuing to improve. According to Eckler Ltd.’s latest CAP income tracker, a typical male plan member retiring at age 65 at the end of […]

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  • February 28, 2022 February 24, 2022
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The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario are putting forward six recommendations for strengthening the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authority’s capital accumulation plan guidelines.  In a webinar hosted in November 2021, the regulators shared the outcomes of its technical advisory committee and solicited feedback from the […]

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  • February 9, 2022 February 8, 2022
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Among all the legal issues facing DC plan sponsors and administrators, questions around contribution errors is top of mind. “The industry has been speaking with [the Department of] Finance Canada on the tax side to see what can be done to help support us in fixing these errors,” said Susan Nickerson (pictured, left), a partner […]

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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is developing a framework for defined contribution pension plans to offer variable payment life annuities. In developing the framework, the CAPSA said it will address topics such as plan design and conversion options, as well as member disclosure, spousal consent, plan termination, investment rules and regulatory oversight for […]

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  • August 4, 2021 August 3, 2021
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