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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
  • 09:00
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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
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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to ensure its guidance on pension investment risk management is flexible enough to be appropriate for plans of all sizes. In an open letter, PIAC chair Sean Hewitt addressed 15 points posed by the OSFI to the pension investment sector related […]

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 12:30
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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
  • 09:00

Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainties brought on by the Omicron variant, markets held up in the last three months of 2021 with capital accumulation plan member outcomes continuing to improve. According to Eckler Ltd.’s latest CAP income tracker, a typical male plan member retiring at age 65 at the end of […]

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  • February 28, 2022 February 24, 2022
  • 15:00
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The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario are putting forward six recommendations for strengthening the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authority’s capital accumulation plan guidelines.  In a webinar hosted in November 2021, the regulators shared the outcomes of its technical advisory committee and solicited feedback from the […]

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  • February 9, 2022 February 8, 2022
  • 09:00

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to address funding asymmetry in its approach to regulating defined benefit pension plans using a portfolio replicating approach. In an open letter to the OSFI, Ric Marrero, the ACPM’s chief executive officer, raised concerns related to planned revisions […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 09:00
OSFI launching consultation on climate change risks to pensions, financial institutions

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is launching a three-month consultation on risks arising from climate change that can affect the safety and soundness of federally-regulated pension plans and financial institutions. Along with a discussion paper, the consultation’s objective is to understand how plans and institutions identify, measure and build resilience to climate […]

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  • January 12, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00
OSFI, FSRA name members of new DC plan committee

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Financial Services Regulatory Association of Ontario have selected members for their new joint advisory committee on defined contribution pension plans. The committee will review the regulators’ approaches to supervising DC plans and, where possible, enhance regulatory efficiency and effectiveness by finding opportunities for harmonization. Read: […]

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  • November 20, 2020 November 20, 2020
  • 16:00

Canada’s top central banker is making a plea for the country to more quickly address the impacts of climate change to avoid any economic ripple effects on households and businesses. Tiff Macklem made the case in a speech Tuesday that Canada’s financial system needs to become as resilient to climate change as it has been […]