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Canada’s defined benefit pension plan sponsors are more concerned about broad-scale climate resilience in portfolios than they were before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Global Risk Institute and the Smart Prosperity Institute. “It’s increasingly clear that climate change’s impact is accelerating and that’s fuelling a movement toward sustainable finance,” says […]

  • July 21, 2022 July 21, 2022
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is cautioning the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on a one-size-fits-all approach to risk management across the diverse sectors regulated by the OSFI. In an open letter responding to a consultation by the OSFI, Ric Marrero, chief executive officer of the ACPM, said such an approach has […]

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  • July 21, 2022 July 20, 2022
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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ risk management guideline committee is seeking nominations for an industry working group. The committee will draw on the group members’ technical input and expertise in the areas of integrated risk management, according to a press release, which noted participants will be selected from various pension sector categories based on […]

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  • July 14, 2022 July 13, 2022
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The administrator of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Pension Plan is planning a revamp of its information technology governance processes to mitigate cybersecurity risks. “The organization understands the importance of technology in enabling modernization of pension administration service delivery,” wrote Provident10 in the PSPP’s 2021 annual report. “Modernization will advance member and stakeholder experiences, as […]

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Higher long-term bond yields driven by rising interest rates are lowering the cost of annuity purchases for defined benefit pension plans, says Mary Kate Archibald, a principal at Eckler Ltd. Since January, the cost of an annuity purchase has decreased by between 10 and 15 per cent, as long-term bond yields increased from 1.7 to […]

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An Ontario Superior Court judge awarding $210,000 in costs against the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ontario court awards $210K in costs against FSRA in Brewers Retail pension case 2. Transition to low carbon economy […]

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Michel Drolet as senior vice-president of corporate risk and chief audit executive. In the role, he’ll lead the investment organization’s new corporate risk and audit department, which is mandated to improve risk awareness, responsiveness and decision-making. To preserve the independence of the internal audit function, Drolet will […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
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An article on Stelco Inc.’s $1.3 billion annuity buy-in for one of its defined benefit pension plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Stelco entering $1.3BN annuity buy-in for DB pension 2. KPMG allowing employees to work remotely from another province, country […]

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  • June 24, 2022 June 23, 2022
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Culture risk management can be enhanced within existing risk management frameworks, says the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, adding it doesn’t see a need for a separate guideline from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. In an open letter responding to the OSFI’s consultation, the CIA said it wants a better understanding of any […]

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  • June 22, 2022 June 21, 2022
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As the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities looks to update its capital accumulation plan guidelines, the amendments must reflect the changes in the industry, said Angela Mazerolle, vice-president of regulation at the Financial Services and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick, during a session at the 2022 Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute Forum in […]