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The Pension Regulator, the U.K. government body that oversees defined benefit pension plans, is calling on plan sponsors to help advance a three-pronged strategy to fight pension fraud. “Over many years, we have worked to prevent savers’ losses and put fraudsters in prison: running large-scale public awareness campaigns, leading a multi-agency response to the threat […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 11, 2022 August 11, 2022
  • 12:00
Ontario appeal court ruling marks substantial shift in enforcement of termination clauses

Investors in a defunct Toronto asset management firm, the subject of an on-going court battle, have until late September to file compensation claims. In a decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, investors in Bridging Finance Inc. must submit claims before Sept. 19, 2022. The judgement also directs the asset’s custodian, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to distribute […]

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  • July 26, 2022 July 26, 2022
  • 12:00
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The administrator of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Pension Plan is planning a revamp of its information technology governance processes to mitigate cybersecurity risks. “The organization understands the importance of technology in enabling modernization of pension administration service delivery,” wrote Provident10 in the PSPP’s 2021 annual report. “Modernization will advance member and stakeholder experiences, as […]

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Michel Drolet as senior vice-president of corporate risk and chief audit executive. In the role, he’ll lead the investment organization’s new corporate risk and audit department, which is mandated to improve risk awareness, responsiveness and decision-making. To preserve the independence of the internal audit function, Drolet will […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 11:00

A quarter of single seniors live below the poverty line in Canada and the problem is getting worse, with employer-sponsored pension plans not accessible to 40 per cent of low-income employees. It’s especially severe among personal support workers, 80 per cent of whom don’t have a workplace pension. The situation is beyond unconscionable, says Tyler […]

A coalition of global pension funds with combined assets of more than $1.25 trillion is launching an initiative to push back against the rise of dual-class shares. The Investor Coalition for Equal Votes aims to advocate proportionate shareholder voting and the prevention of dual-class share structures without strict mandatory time-based sunset clauses. Its members are concerned […]

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 11:55

Defined benefit pension plans and defined contribution pension plans are uncertain about how to incorporate environmental, social and governance issues into their investment processes in a way that’s consistent with fiduciary duties, according to a new white paper from the Association of Canadian Pension Management. “Sustainable investing, including ESG, is an area where some investment […]

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  • June 2, 2022 June 2, 2022
  • 12:34

Regulations on emerging decentralized finance technology have proven difficult to enforce, in part because, in the world of self-fulfilling digital contracts, it isn’t always clear which individuals should be held to account. During a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Global Investment Conference in April, Ryan Clements, assistant professor and chair in business law […]

The Pension Fund Coalition is publishing a set of generic contracts aimed to help plan sponsors in establishing minimum environmental, social and governance criteria with asset managers. The model contracts are designed to be flexible across a range of scenarios, approaches and asset classes, according to a press release, which noted although the coalition is […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 08:55

While official diversity, equity and inclusion policies have been widely adopted by U.S. institutional asset management organizations, these policies have made little difference to the makeup of executive ranks, according to a survey by Meketa Investment Group. The survey, which was based on responses provided by 420 U.S. institutional asset managers, found by the end of […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 12:30