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The Alberta Teachers’ Association is taking legal action against the recent ministerial order enacted on several of the province’s pension plans, including the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund. In documents submitted to court on March 10, the association argues the terms and conditions imposed in Finance Minister Travis Toews’ order are inconsistent with the province’s Teachers’ […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 19, 2021 March 19, 2021
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Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was enacted in late December by Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews after 2020 deadlines for investment management agreements between the pensions and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. passed with no result. […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 April 14, 2021
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Alberta’s LAPP ending coordination option due to pension member confusion

Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan is cancelling its coordination option, citing regret and confusion from plan members who mistakenly accessed the feature without fully understanding the financial implications. According to a statement by the LAPP, coordination will be discontinued for members who start their pension on or after Jan. 1, 2021. It noted the option’s […]

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Real estate, a long-time stable, returns-generating asset class for pension plans, may no longer be as solid due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “A pretty traditional asset class for pension plans may have been in office and retail, but one of the changes that’s happened is [the move to] remote working,” said Barbara […]

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Whether it’s battling the challenges of plan maturity, increasing longevity, the changing nature of work or difficult financial markets, these so-called golden handcuffs are looking pretty dented in some cases. But the 10 years following the great financial crisis wasn’t all bad. Many public pension plans, as well as affiliated administrators and investment managers, have […]

The volatility caused by the coronavirus pandemic made the first quarter of 2020 rough for many Canadian defined benefit pension plans. In early June, the Local Authorities Pension Plan Corp., which is mandated to invest with the Alberta Investment Management Corp., said it began the year with $50.6 billion in assets under management and ended […]