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The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 2.9 per cent to $2.21 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, down from $2.27 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Within trusteed plans, public sector assets decreased 1.8 per cent to $1.48 trillion, accounting for 79 […]

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  • September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
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The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital and the cost of their inputs seems to rise every day. But employees are nervous, too. And since no one knows when inflation will end, it’s difficult for anyone to […]

The OPSEU Joint Trusteed Benefit Fund, a not-for-profit insurance advisor that offers benefits to non-profit organizations, is joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan. “OJTBF chose the CAAT pension plan to ensure that our valued employees can build a solid and sustainable retirement foundation while never losing sight of why we exist, […]

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  • September 1, 2022 September 6, 2022
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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a net investment return of negative 0.4 per cent — or a loss of $500 million — for the first half of 2022. During the period, the OMERS earned a net investment return of six per cent — or a gain of $6.7 billion — after reporting […]

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  • August 22, 2022 August 21, 2022
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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is seeking feedback on its proposed guidance on requirements for pension plans to take certain actions to avoid de-registration under the Income Tax Act. The proposed guidelines would provide an overview of the documents and information required by the FSRA and the Canadian Revenue Agency for pension plans […]

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  • August 16, 2022 August 17, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total fund net return of 1.2 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2022. The 12-month total fund net return was 8.3 per cent while net assets grew to $242.5 billion, according to a press release, which noted the five- and 10-year annualized total fund […]

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  • August 16, 2022 August 15, 2022
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An article on Canadian employers increasing salaries and offering remote work to attract talent was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Canadian employers increasing salaries, offering remote work to attract talent: survey 2. Expert panel: How national dental care could impact group benefits […]

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  • August 12, 2022 August 12, 2022
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The union representing more than 200 employees at Arconic Corp. in Lethbridge, Alta. has ratified a four-year collective agreement that protects the defined benefit pension plan currently in place. “Local 99 members showed great commitment to fairness in the face of [threats to] their pension plan,” said Justin Araki, Local 99 president, in a press […]

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  • August 10, 2022 August 9, 2022
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Alcoa Corp. is de-risking roughly US$1 billion in U.S. defined benefit pension obligations and assets with an annuity transfer. The group annuity contracts will be executed by two subsidiaries of Athene Holding Ltd., which will assume payments for roughly 4,400 participants in November, according to a press release. Read: Looking under the hood of jumbo […]

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  • August 8, 2022 August 8, 2022
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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the International Sustainability Standard Board’s exposure drafts on disclosure of financial information pertaining to sustainability and climate change. In an open letter responding to a consultation by the ISSB, the PIAC said while it supports the ISSB’s decision to build upon existing reporting frameworks — […]

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  • August 4, 2022 August 3, 2022
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