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The selection of a target-date fund glide path is more crucial than ever as the migration from DB to DC pension plans continues Since its formation in the mid-1990s as an optional alternative to the company’s longstanding defined benefit offerings, the DC plan has amassed more than $1.5 billion in total assets as members gradually […]

The University of Victoria Students’ Society is the first Vancouver Island employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. By joining the plan, permanent employees at the UVSS represented by the United Steelworkers will have access to a pension with early retirement options, survivor benefits and inflation protection, noted a […]

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  • September 27, 2021 October 6, 2021
  • 15:00

Canada drops to No. 10 among developed nations for retiree well-being after spending two years in a row at No. 8, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual global retirement index. The index, which provides an overview of the relative well-being and financial security of retirees in 44 countries, examined several factors, including whether a country […]

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  • September 23, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 09:00

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Michael Wissell as its chief investment officer. Prior to the new role, Wissell was the plan’s senior vice-president of capital markets and total portfolio since 2018. During his tenure, he’s credited with helping to foster a culture of innovation and for spearheading several new investment strategies. Read: HOOPP […]

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  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan are among the 20 largest pension funds in the world in terms of assets under management, according to a new report from the Thinking Ahead Institute. The not-for-profit investment research organization’s report, which was based on figures from the end of 2020, ranked […]

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  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:20

The OPSEU Pension Trust is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as its vice-president of pension administration transformation. In the new role, she’ll be responsible for leading the pension fund in a multi-year transformation of its pension administration system. “Ms. Chingcuanco’s top priority is to lead this critical initiative, designed to renew our technology and bring greater value […]

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  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 13:30

The average funded ratio of the top private sector defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. dipped for the first time since September 2020, according to a new index by actuarial firm Milliman. The index, which tracks the funded ratio of the 100 top-performing U.S. private sector DB plans, saw the average ratio dip to […]

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  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 11:45

As global equities overcame inflationary fears and continued an upward trend, Canadian pension plan investment returns increased during the second quarter of 2021, with the median plan returning 4.1 per cent, according to Northern Trust Canada’s pension universe. “The course of the pandemic has certainly taught us attributes about strength and adaptation, fundamentals we can […]

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  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:15

In case you missed it, a recent legal opinion by pension lawyer Randy Bauslaugh suggested plan sponsors might be personally liable for failing to consider risks posed by climate change in the institutional investment decision-making process. Bauslaugh’s paper connected the dots between the current evidence on the materiality and urgency of the financial implications of climate change and the recent reflection of this […]

Members of the Pension Investment Association of Canada saw their managed assets grow by 7.4 per cent in 2020, according to a new report. In its defined benefit asset mix report covering 2020, the PIAC found its members’ DB pensions grew by 7.4 per cent, from $2.286 trillion to $2.454 trillion, over the course of […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00