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The appointment of the TTC pension plan’s first director of investment risk and analytics was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. TTC pension plan appointing Danny Ip director of investment risk and analytics 2. More than 6.6M Canadians participating in employer-sponsored pension plans: […]

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  • July 22, 2022 July 21, 2022
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The TTC Pension Plan is appointing Danny Ip as its first director of investment risk and analytics. In the newly created role, Ip is responsible for solidifying the defined benefit plan’s investment risk and analytics functions. He’ll lead the creation of clear and consistent investment risk reporting processes and deliver regular performance and analytical reports, […]

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  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ risk management guideline committee is seeking nominations for an industry working group. The committee will draw on the group members’ technical input and expertise in the areas of integrated risk management, according to a press release, which noted participants will be selected from various pension sector categories based on […]

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  • July 14, 2022 July 13, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is seeking feedback on three risk management guidelines. The guidelines will cover pension plans’ use of leverage, cyber risks and environmental, social and governance considerations. In a letter to stakeholders, the CAPSA said it may incorporate these guidelines into a single risk management document that will also cover […]

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  • June 15, 2022 June 14, 2022
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The importance of risk management isn’t new for the majority of defined benefit pension plan sponsors and administrators. The impact of long-term interest rates, market volatility, changing demographics and increasing longevity, inflation concerns, geopolitical events and other large economic, environmental and social factors are all contributing to the need to manage the financial risks associated […]

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The Saskatchewan Pension Plan is allocating parts of its balanced fund to Ninepoint Partners and Fengate Asset Management in a bid to further diversify its portfolio. Ninepoint has received a private debt allocation of 10 per cent of the SPP’s balanced fund and Fengate will take on a 10 per cent infrastructure allocation, according to a press […]

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  • June 7, 2022 June 6, 2022
  • 09:00

An article on how employers can create health benefits and retirement plans for gig workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: How employers can design health benefits, retirement plans for gig workers 2. Hitachi, Unifor agreement includes DB, DC pension […]

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  • May 27, 2022 May 26, 2022
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to provide more detail on how pension plans can enhance their investment risk management strategies. In an open letter responding to a consultation by the OSFI, Ric Marrero, chief executive officer of the ACPM, said while the paper […]

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  • May 25, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 09:00

The focus on environmental, social and governance factors is a train that’s leaving the station, but some pension plan sponsors and institutional investors remain hesitant to hop aboard. Over the past decade, interest in incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions has increased. Indeed, a 2020 survey by investment consulting firm Callan found 42 per cent […]

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The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is launching an eight-week consultation on the management of investment risk by federally regulated pension plans. Along with a discussion paper, the consultation’s objective is to ensure the OSFI’s pension investment risk management guidance reflects and accommodates the circumstances of all pension plans, regardless of size, degree […]

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  • March 21, 2022 March 18, 2022
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