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More than half (59 per cent) of generation Z workers and a third (31 per cent) of millennials say they have yet to start saving for retirement, according to a new survey by IG Wealth Management. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadian workers, found 63 per cent of respondents believe $1 million in […]

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  • February 3, 2023 February 3, 2023
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Two-fifths (42 per cent) of U.S. workers say they’re highly stressed due to their financial health, up from 35 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Franklin Templeton. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found two-thirds (66 per cent) of respondents said they’re experiencing […]

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  • February 3, 2023 February 3, 2023
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More than a quarter (26 per cent) of institutional asset owners expect to use an outsourced chief investment officer in an increased capacity during the next two years, according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. The survey found 14 per cent of respondents said they’re seeking to establish an OCIO relationship over the next two […]

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  • February 2, 2023 February 1, 2023
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In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, institutional investors are increasingly factoring geopolitical risks into portfolio construction, according to John Bai, senior vice-president and chief investment officer at NEI Investments, during a 2023 economic outlook seminar hosted by the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute on Wednesday. “All of a sudden, geopolitical risks went from […]

Nearly two-thirds of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, amid a backdrop of inflation and sustainability challenges, according to a survey by Aviva Investors. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors from around the world, found nearly half (47 per cent) said they have […]

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  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the federal government to reconsider the cessation of real return bond issuances, citing potential financial impacts to defined benefit pension plans and members. In an open letter to the Ministry of Finance, the PIAC said the decision was made “without fulsome consultation or warning” and impacts pension […]

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  • January 23, 2023 January 20, 2023
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The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is urging the federal government to reconsider its cessation of real return bond issuances, citing the potential financial impacts to defined benefit pension plans. “We request not only that the decision to cease issuing real return bonds be reconsidered, but also that the annual issuance of real return bonds be […]

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The world is entering an unpredictable period defined by increasing fiscal policy use, decreasing global trade and higher inflation and interest rates, according to a new research paper by the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario. “At IMCO, we believe that these global trends are leading us towards a new era of investing, one where it […]

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  • January 17, 2023 January 17, 2023
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Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of U.S. women say they expect to retire later than originally planned or not at all due to rising inflation, a significant increase from 25 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by Edelman Data and Intelligence on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. The survey, which polled […]

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  • January 13, 2023 January 13, 2023
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The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan lost ground on a solvency and accountancy basis in December, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. At the end of 2022, the solvency index reached 103.8 per cent, down 3.1 per cent from the end of November. The balance sheet index also fell 2.4 per cent — […]

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  • January 12, 2023 January 12, 2023
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