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The Ontario Pension Board, the administrator of province’s public service pension plan, generated a return of 9.4 per cent in 2021. In its yet-to-be released 2021 annual report, the OPB also reported its assets under management had grown to $33.8 billion, up from $31 billion the previous year. It also improved its solvency ratio by […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 09:01
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The OPSEU Pension Trust is reporting a net investment return of 15.3 per cent for 2021, a result driven by strong private equity performance. In its 2021 funded status report, the OPTrust said its private equity portfolio generated a net return of 52.2 per cent. By comparison, public equities provided a net return of 12.9 […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2022 March 11, 2022
  • 09:30
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Nova Scotia’s Public Service Superannuation Plan saw a 15.75 per cent return net of investment fees for the fiscal year 2020/21, generating $1 billion in total investment income. The plan’s funded status increased to 97.9 per cent at March 31, 2021, from 91.4 per cent the previous year. Its total net assets were about $7.2 […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • 15:00
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When it comes to private markets, implementing target allocations is easier said than done. At the Canadian Investment Review’s Plan Sponsor Exchange conference in February, a panel featuring Julie Cays, chief investment officer at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan; Sean Hewitt, chief executive officer at the Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund […]

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The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s funding status dipped slightly in 2019, to 118 per cent on a going-concern basis from 120 per cent in 2018. In its latest actuarial valuation report, the CAAT attributed the solid status to excellent investment returns over the past 10 years, as well as its membership […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 12, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 07:06
What options are available for de-risking DB pension plans?

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan has reached a going-concern funding status of 120 per cent as of Jan. 1, 2019, up from 118 per cent last year. Along with the increased funded status, the plan’s funding reserve rose from $2.3 billion to $2.6 billion. The CAAT’s funding policy includes six funding […]

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The high discount rates used by many Canadian public-sector pension plans increase the risk they won’t have enough funds to meet future obligations, according to new research by the C.D. Howe Institute “Employers and employees have an incentive to keep the discount rate high in order to reduce the contributions they pay today,” said Constance Smith, co-author […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 15:57

Feds to review discount rates for pension, benefits obligations

Get Ready for a 0% Discount Rate

Plan sponsors should prepare for Japanese scenario.

  • By: Scot Blythe
  • September 26, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 09:57