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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws. While the PIAC doesn’t have specific views on how to calculate the provision for adverse deviation, it’s encouraged Alberta is considering a harmonized approach, wrote Sean Hewitt, chair of […]

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
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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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An article on how employers can approach the concept of ‘quiet quitting’ was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. ‘Quiet Quitting’ an opportunity for employers to help reshape the workplace 2. CPPIB-backed insurer selling Toronto subsidiary, Cadillac Fairview adopting nostalgic strategy 3. How employers […]

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  • September 2, 2022 September 2, 2022
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While global institutional investors expect losses to continue in the fixed income market and are concerned that central banks may be too optimistic on the peak of inflation, they’re also finding good news in alternative investments and the importance of environmental, social and governance factors, according to a new report by Aeon Investments. The report, […]

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  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec generated an average return of negative 7.9 per cent for the first half of 2022. The investment organization reached the mid-year point with $392 billion in net assets, down from $420.2 billion at the end of the previous quarter. This $28.2 billion decrease consisted of a net […]

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  • August 18, 2022 August 17, 2022
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is reporting net assets of $523 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2023, down from $539 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The $16 billion decrease consisted of a net loss of $23 billion and $7 billion in net transfers from the Canada Pension Plan, according […]

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  • August 15, 2022 August 15, 2022
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While institutional investors are no strangers to established markets such as Europe and the U.S., the world’s emerging and frontier markets can provide diversification and opportunities for lucrative returns. Not surprisingly, events such as the coronavirus pandemic and a shifting geopolitical landscape are influencing these decisions in 2022 and beyond. In recent months, Russia’s invasion […]

Building a defined contribution pension plan’s investment portfolio should incorporate the benefits and drawbacks of various historical regimes to provide a strong foundation, said Ruthann Pritchard, institutional portfolio manager for global asset allocation at Fidelity Investments, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC Plan Summit. “A robust glide path has to consider all of […]

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw median returns of negative 7.33 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian master trust universe. It found the one-year median return as of June 30, 2022 was negative 8.25 per cent, while the median 10-year annualized return was 7.45 per cent. Among […]

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  • August 4, 2022 August 4, 2022
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Canadian defined benefit pension plans’ assets experienced losses of 8.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, bringing year-to-date total returns to negative 14.7 per cent, according to a new report by RBC Investor and Treasury Services. It was the most significant decline since the third quarter of 2008, when assets also fell by 8.6 […]

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  • August 2, 2022 July 29, 2022
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