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Defined benefit pension plan sponsors that are considering winding up their plans or converting them to another framework following the federal government’s super-priority bill have more innovative options, according to Mitch Frazer, managing partner at Mintz LLP, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Risk Management Conference. Although Bill C-228, which received royal assent at the end […]


A third (34 per cent) of U.S. women say they don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, while a fifth (22 per cent) say they’ve emptied their employer-sponsored retirement account to meet non-retirement expenses, according to a new survey by software company Iralogix Inc. The survey, which polled more than 200 women, found nearly […]

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  • September 14, 2023 September 13, 2023
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Capital accumulation plan member outcomes continued their march upward in the second quarter of 2023, driven by increasing annuity rates and positive equity market returns, according to a new report by Eckler Ltd. The consultancy’s latest CAP income tracker found a typical male member retiring at the end of June 2023 achieved a gross income […]

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  • August 8, 2023 August 8, 2023
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High inflation and interest rates are having a real impact on people’s finances, according to Benefits Canada‘s 2023 CAP Member Survey, which found 76 per cent of capital accumulation plan members say inflation is negatively impacting their financial situation, while 59 per cent say the same about interest rates. For many people, the day-to-day cost […]


Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re very worried about running out of money in retirement, according to a new survey by the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 employees, found women (53 per cent) were more likely to be concerned about running out of money […]

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  • June 26, 2023 June 26, 2023
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While U.S. workers believe they’ll need roughly $1.27 million in savings to retire comfortably, employees have, on average, just $89,300 in retirement savings, according to a new survey by Northwestern Mutual. The survey, which polled more than 2,700 employees, found 52 per cent said they expect to be financially prepared for retirement when the time […]

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  • June 23, 2023 June 23, 2023
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An increase in the protection limit for defined benefit pension plan members’ assets invested in annuities is making it easier for plan sponsors to de-risk, says Mary Kate Archibald, a principal at Eckler Ltd. Assuris, the not-for-profit organization that protects a portion of retirement benefits from annuities in the event of an insurer’s insolvency, now covers up to $5,000 […]

More than half (58 per cent) of U.S. employees say outliving their assets is their greatest fear in retirement, according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. While the percentage is even higher for near-retiree and retiree generations (generation X and baby boomers), longevity risk is the greatest concern across all generations. As a result, […]

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  • June 9, 2023 June 8, 2023
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Even though it sounds obvious, maximizing retirement income and making it last for life isn’t what drives most retirees when it comes to making decisions — which is contributing to the challenges around decumulation, said Fred Vettese, an author and pension expert, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Defined Contribution Plan Summit. “The hurdles we have to […]

Mitigating longevity risk is key to solving the decumulation challenge, said Pat Leo, Purpose Investments Inc.’s vice-president of longevity retirement solutions, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 DC Plan Summit. Referring to a recent survey, he noted defined contribution pension plan members were most concerned about market and sequence risks, while underestimating the impact of longevity risk. […]