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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is issuing leading practices for the province’s defined benefit multi-employer pension plans, in the areas of governance, risk management and communication. In the area of governance, these practices include establishing a comprehensive orientation policy to onboard new trustees to ensure they begin their term prepared to carry out their duty. […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 09:00
FSRA establishing committee to advise on pension plan regulatory processes

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is establishing a technical advisory committee to provide insights on the province’s existing regulatory processes for employer-based pension plans. The committee’s 10 to 14 members will examine current regulatory processes in order to improve pension plan administration through cost-efficient and innovative practices. They’ll also discuss approaches to help ensure Ontario’s pension plan […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 29, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
Saskatchewan’s PEBA completes new pension administration system

Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Benefits Agency is finalizing the modernization of its pension administration system. Earlier this month, the province’s Public Employees Pension Plan converted to the PEBA’s new platform which includes the new PLANet system, an online self-serve portal for employees and members of both the PEPP and the Municipal Employees Pension Plan. The MEPP […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
U.S. employers reinstating, upping matching contributions for DC plans: survey

Plan sponsors in the U.S. that suspended or reduced employer-matching contributions are reinstating them or increasing their levels by 2021, said a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. According to the survey, 60 per cent of plan sponsors said they intend to match their members’ contributions at the same level as they were prior to their suspension or […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
PIAC responds to consultation on pension benefit security, windup valuations

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is commenting on a consultation from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ actuarial standards board, providing feedback on benefit security, stress testing and windup valuations. In a letter, the PIAC said the meaning and mandated disclosures of benefit security are public policy issues for lawmakers and regulators. “While the views of the [actuarial standards […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:45
Quebec introduces new relief measures for supplemental pension plans

Quebec has published new draft regulations aimed at helping the administrators of supplemental pension plans to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. The proposed regulations would allow plan members to maintain their active membership in a supplemental plan even if they’re experiencing a temporary suspension in accruing benefits, as long as that suspension began in 2020 and doesn’t last longer than […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 24, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00
Mercer Canada appointing wealth business leader

Mercer Canada is appointing Teresa Palandra as leader of its wealth business. Palandra will be in charge of investment, wealth management and retirement services and solutions for the Canadian market. She’s taking over from Jean-Philippe Provost as he moves on to lead the multinational plan sponsor client segment of the firm’s global business solutions team. A partner with […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 24, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 08:45

Pension plan members are buffeted from all sides by information on retirement options — some reliable, some not — especially now that the coronavirus pandemic is playing into the conversation. “People are scared,” said Peter Shena, executive vice-president and chief pension officer at the Ontario Pension Board, during a webinar hosted by Common Wealth last week. […]

How Ontario Teachers’ is harnessing insights around pension member pain points

In seeking to better serve its plan members, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has been on a journey to change its strategic thinking to access a more meaningful picture of who its members are and what challenges they have in using the plan as it stands. That journey starts by asking what a member is […]

Vestcor Corp. returns 11.76% in 2019, updates pension admin system

Vestcor Investment Management Corp. returned 11.76 per cent in 2019, with total assets under management rising to $18.5 billion, according to its 2019 annual report. The organization, which manages the investment and administration for several of New Brunswick’s public sector pension plans, said the long-term annualized gross pension fund return since it began its business […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 12, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:30