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The Canadian Federation of Pensioners is taking issue with some of the Alberta government’s proposed legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws, including a focus on transferring pension risk from plan sponsors to plan members. In its response to the provincial regulator’s consultation draft, the CFP said transferring this risk would be a significant […]

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  • November 16, 2022 November 16, 2022
  • 09:00
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British Columbia is amending the definition of provision for adverse deviation for pension plans in the province with a target-benefit provision. The changes to PfAD’s definition, which will come into effect on Dec. 31, 2022, reflects recommendations from the B.C. Financial Services Authority to the Ministry of Finance. The amendments will lower the minimum funding […]

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  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is taking aim at the Alberta government’s funding rules for private sector defined benefit pension plans. In its response to consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws, the ACPM wrote that the province’s existing funding requirements fail to appropriately balance benefit security with […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30
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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws. While the PIAC doesn’t have specific views on how to calculate the provision for adverse deviation, it’s encouraged Alberta is considering a harmonized approach, wrote Sean Hewitt, chair of […]

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 09:00
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The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital and the cost of their inputs seems to rise every day. But employees are nervous, too. And since no one knows when inflation will end, it’s difficult for anyone to […]

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Despite a recommendation made by the four Atlantic provinces in 2016, a review of the Atlantic Lottery Corp.’s underfunded defined benefit pension plan has yet to be completed, according to a new report by the region’s auditors general. According to the report, the pension plan has swallowed up $87 million in potential profit in order […]

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The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan increased its average 10-year net return to 11 per cent and outperformed its benchmark, according to the plan’s preliminary 2021 valuation results. The results also found the pension plan is 124 per cent funded on a going-concern basis, with $4.4 billion in funding reserves, as of […]

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  • March 17, 2022 March 16, 2022
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Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of U.S. defined benefit plan sponsors are seeking to exit their plans, while 33 per cent are looking to achieve self-sufficiency and just five per cent are planning to keep their plans open, according to a survey by State Street Corp. Among DB plan sponsors eyeing an exit, the survey […]

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  • March 11, 2022 March 11, 2022
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The average funded status for the largest U.S. defined benefit pension plans was 93.8 per cent in 2021, up from 86.2 per cent in 2020 and reaching the highest level in 15 years, according to a new report by Russell Investments Group. The report, which analyzed 19 publicly listed U.S. corporations with more than US$20 […]

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  • March 10, 2022 March 9, 2022
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The OPSEU Pension Trust is reporting a net investment return of 15.3 per cent for 2021, a result driven by strong private equity performance. In its 2021 funded status report, the OPTrust said its private equity portfolio generated a net return of 52.2 per cent. By comparison, public equities provided a net return of 12.9 […]

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  • March 9, 2022 March 11, 2022
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