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The average solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans in Mercer’s database grew by seven per cent in 2021, according to a new report by the consultancy. The report, which looked at the overall performance of more than 500 Canadian DB plans in 2021, found, at the end of the year, the plans’ average […]

With interest rates trending downward over several decades, liability-driven investing has proven to be a successful strategy for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Pension Plan. The maturity of the plan — which currently sits at $8 billion and has an active membership of 38 per cent — drove many of the decisions around adopting the LDI […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:50

With October inflation hitting an 18-year high, inflation risk is back on the radar of plan sponsors providing inflation-linked defined benefit pensions. In the past, it’s been challenging to hedge inflation risk. Fortunately, more efficient solutions have emerged over the last several years. What is inflation risk? For a plan that provides inflation-linked benefits, inflation […]

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The funding status and confidence of Canadian defined benefit pension plans declined in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and a low interest-rate environment, according to a new survey from RBC Investor & Treasury Services. It found among 122 respondents, 50 per cent reported their plans were fully funded on a going-concern basis, down significantly from […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 09:00
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While 2018 was a strong year for de-risking among U.S. defined benefit plans sponsors, a significant portion of the more than $3 trillion in DB plan liabilities that have yet to be de-risked are expected to go through the risk transfer pipeline over the next 10 years, according to MetLife’s 2019 pension risk transfer poll. The poll […]

DB buyouts expected to grow

Demand grows as firms look to shed pension liabilities.

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 21:26
Pension Peace of Mind

Coverage of the 2013 Risk Management Conference

De-Risking: A Tale of Two Plans

Coverage of the 2013 Risk Management Conference

What If Nothing is Risk Free?

What to do when no default free entities exist.