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The University Pension Plan has selected CIBC Mellon to provide asset servicing, investment operations and plan member services, including custody, institutional accounting, performance and analytics, risk, compliance and pension benefit payment services. The jointly sponsored pension plan, which was launched on July 1, currently covers employees at Queen’s University, the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto, with […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Despite market upheaval as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian pension risk transfer market had its third-best year for group annuity transactions, according to Eckler Ltd.’s latest report. By the end of 2020, pension risk transfer market transactions totalled $4.45 billion, only slightly behind 2018’s $4.5 billion but below 2019’s $5.2 billion, noted the report. […]

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  • July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
  • 15:00
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The newly minted University Pension Plan is tackling environmental, social and governance issues head on by partnering with the 30% Club, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and Shareholder Association for Research and Education. Read: University Pension Plan launches multi-employer DB pension plan Joining the 30% Club will help the UPP make greater representation of women on […]

The University Pension Plan is launching its jointly sponsored pension plan, providing management services to the Queen’s University, the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto. The plan, which was established on Jan. 1, 2020, officially launched on July 1, 2021. The UPP is a new jointly sponsored pension plan designed to enhance the long-term sustainability […]

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  • July 2, 2021 July 2, 2021
  • 09:00
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Despite adjustments to operations and investments during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s major pension plan leaders are maintaining a long-term view by looking ahead to a post-pandemic world. But we’re not out of the woods yet as Canada, and the rest of the world, are likely many months away from reaching herd immunity and thus life […]

Brink’s Canada workers join CAAT’s DBplus

Brink’s Canada Ltd. is the latest employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus offering. Represented by Unifor, 582 full- and part-time workers from Ontario and 175 from British Columbia officially became part of the plan on a go-forward basis effective July 1, 2020. “We are delighted to welcome Brink’s […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 16, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 07:38
How CN Rail pension, ATRF tackled liquidity as markets crashed

When the coronavirus pushed equity markets off a cliff, Canadian defined benefit pension plans had to mobilize to address a number of concerns. The Canadian National Railway Co. pension recently shifted towards a more defensive investment strategy, said Marlene Puffer, president and chief executive officer for the CN investment division of the company, at a […]

DB plans are better funded but expect returns to slump

Defined benefit pension plans are lowering their long-term return expectations, according to research from U.S. consulting firm, NEPC. According to the NEPC’s survey of corporate and healthcare DB pensions, a third of plan sponsors now have a return assumption of six per cent or less, compared with 20 per cent that said the same in […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:42