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Two experts weigh in on the merits and drawbacks of taking the traditional annuities route versus opting for the newer do-it-yourself option. Marco Dickner, retirement risk management leader for Willis Towers Watson in Canada Although annuity purchases have become an important pension risk management option over the last decade, a countertrend is emerging for plan […]

A defined benefit pension plan leader rarely gets to work with a “blank canvas,” but Chuck Bruce has taken that unique opportunity and drawn a new way forward for more than 56,000 DB plan members in Newfoundland and Labrador. In late 2014, the province and its five largest unions established Provident10 to administer and oversee […]

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have reached an agreement to sell Willis Re and a set of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking, as well as health and benefits services, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for $US3.57 billion. The agreement resolves questions raised by the European Commission and is intended to address certain […]

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  • May 13, 2021 May 19, 2021
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The Canadian National Railway Co. is amending its pension policy after awarding benefits to a widower who was initially denied because of an outdated rule regarding same-sex couples. On Monday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Newfoundland resident Ken Haire was in a years-long battle with CN Rail over access to spouse Gerry Schwarz’s pension benefits. […]

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  • May 7, 2021 May 6, 2021
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The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan returned 6.78 per cent in 2020, increasing net assets to $5.519 billion, but falling short of the policy benchmark of 7.96 per cent. The plan did outperform the actuarial assumed rate of return of 5.70 per cent.  “Like many pension plans across the country impacted by COVID-19, we saw […]

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The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet their liabilities, according to a survey by CIBC Mellon. It also found 50 per cent of pension funds surveyed plan on implementing consolidation plans over the next three to five […]

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  • May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021
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The Conference Board of Canada’s 150 group plan members are joining the College of Applied Arts and Technology’s defined benefit pension plan. Effective June 1, The Conference Board will be the latest non-profit organization to join the CAAT’s DBplus plan. Other non-profits that joined the plan recently include: St. John Ambulance, the Northwest Community Legal Clinic, […]

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  • April 29, 2021 April 29, 2021
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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’ […]

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  • March 19, 2021 March 19, 2021
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Approximately 500 members of the St. John Ambulance pension plan are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus arrangement. The not-for-profit organization’s pension plan is comprised of an ongoing defined contribution plan and a defined benefit plan that was closed at the end of 2014, according to a press release. The […]

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  • March 18, 2021 March 19, 2021
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will make a decision this spring on whether to pursue pulling Alberta out of the Canada Pension Plan. But Kenney says even if the United Conservative government proceeds, Albertans will have the final say through a referendum on whether to create an Alberta Pension Plan. Treasury Department officials […]