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Nearly half (44 per cent) of employers that offer retirement benefits said employee productivity has been better than normal over the past year, compared to 29 per cent of employers that don’t offer retirement benefits, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd. on behalf of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which […]

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  • October 7, 2021 October 7, 2021
  • 09:00
Canadians taking CPP at 60 losing $100,000+ in retirement income: study

About a third (36 per cent) of working Canadians and 21 per cent of retirees aren’t confident how much money their retirement income sources will provide them in the future, according to a new survey by Mackenzie Investments. Fortunately, a majority (79 per cent) of retirees said they’re very or somewhat confident their retirement income sources will […]

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  • September 28, 2021 September 27, 2021
  • 09:00

After the market rollercoaster ride of 2020, investors’ expectations have shifted considerably, and many are now looking for returns of 10.6 per cent above inflation from their investments in 2021, fuelling speculation that many employees may want to retire early, according to Eckler Ltd.’s latest capital accumulation plan income tracker. Indeed, the report noted rising […]

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  • August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
  • 09:00

Willis Towers Watson is selling its global reinsurance business, Willis Re, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for US$3.25 billion. The transaction is set to close by the end of the first quarter of 2022 and there’ll be an earnout payable in 2025 of up to US$750 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. Read: […]

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  • August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00
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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is seeking feedback on proposed guidance detailing how and when it publishes information about enforcement proceedings and investigations, including those related to pension plans and administrators. According to the draft guidance, this includes the use of news releases and public postings of enforcement actions on the FSRA’s website […]

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  • August 13, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 09:05

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was first announced in March 2020 and received shareholder approval in August 2020, was challenged last month, with the DOJ asserting the deal could eliminate competition, raise prices and hamper innovation […]

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  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

Millennials and generation X are more worried about retirement than older generations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey of U.S. workers by the National Institute on Retirement Security. Some 64 per cent of millennials (ages 25 to 43) and 54 per cent of gen-Xers (ages 44 to 55) are […]

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  • July 20, 2021 July 19, 2021
  • 15:00

The College of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan is welcoming more members of Canada’s legal community through an affinity agreement between the pension and the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. According to a press release from the CAAT, employees from 42 smaller law firms joined the DBplus plan in the first six months of […]

Almost half (40 per cent) of American workers said the coronavirus pandemic’s made them more concerned about planning for retirement, according to a survey by the Indexed Annuity Readiness Council. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 adults in the U.S., also found 30 per cent of American workers said their plans to retire at […]

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  • July 2, 2021 July 2, 2021
  • 15:00

A number of Canadian institutional investors, including the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Municipal Pension Plan, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, are among 457 signatories of a statement calling on governments around the globe to take accelerated action to combat the climate […]

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  • June 15, 2021 June 15, 2021
  • 09:00