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The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands is refinancing more than US$800 million worth of bonds following numerous attempts to save a public pension system that officials say faces collapse. Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed the bill on Wednesday and says the savings from improved interest rates will help stabilize the pension system for at least 30 years. […]

Learn more about the Risk Management Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Risk Management Award will go to a pension plan that has successfully implemented a robust approach to its risk management function. This can include implementing de-risking or re-risking or it can showcase day-to-day processes in place for risk management in pension plan investments. Highlights about the three finalists are available below: […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:06
Nav Canada, Goodyear Canada share experiences with LDI in low interest rate world

Despite the low interest rate environment, it still makes sense for defined benefit pension plan sponsors to adopt a liability-driven investment strategy, said Serge Lapierre, global head of LDI at Manulife Investment Management, during a webinar sponsored by the firm on Monday. LDI investing is a risk management framework, he noted. “It’s not an asset […]

How can pension plans position for potential deflationary or inflationary scenarios?

With so much uncertainty on the horizon, should pension plan sponsors be preparing to operate in a deflationary or inflationary environment? In the short term, the economic environment will be deflationary, says Hugh O’Reilly, executive in residence at the Global Risk Institute, noting demand is down because people are staying home and not spending. “And […]

What can investors expect from rate hikes?

Seasons Change — And So Do Markets


DB pension solvency reaches highest level in 15 years: Aon Hewitt

  • November 7, 2017 January 20, 2021
  • 13:55
Pensions Prepare for a Rate Hike

How would an interest rate boost affect pension plans?

  • By: Jann Lee
  • July 11, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 12:35
Plan sponsors consider transferring pension risk

Nearly a quarter looking to shed liabilities.

  • By: Staff
  • May 13, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 15:50

New study shows U.S. public plans face much deeper deficits than self-reported.

  • October 31, 2012 January 20, 2021
  • 11:00