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The most important asset in the world is people’s personal information because every piece of data that we provide to the internet through social media or through interactions with pension funds and online banking are valuable information sources, said Darace Rose, co-founder and chief technology officer at Oppos Inc., during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Charley Butler as its chief pension officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023. In the role, Butler will oversee the administration of pensions and report to Jo Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers’. She’ll succeed Tracy Abel, the chief operations officer who has been managing the […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2022 December 21, 2022
  • 12:00
Caisse, CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ invest in insurance company

The University Pension Plan is appointing Brian Gill as its chief technology officer. In the new role, Gill will oversee the teams responsible for the UPP’s strategic initiatives, technology infrastructure, data analytics and business intelligence. He’ll also be involved in shaping the organization’s strategic and operational direction by providing input on a wide spectrum of […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
  • 12:00

As the default funds in defined contribution plans evolve, two experts weigh in on the merits of more customized options. Olivia S. Mitchell, professor and director of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Although DC plan sponsors are legally responsible for selecting and overseeing the investment options offered […]

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A new strategic collaborative project between the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and an artificial intelligence-oriented think tank is aiming to expand the use of AI software in the pension space. Through the partnership, which is expected to last for the next five years, the Toronto-based Vector Institute’s researchers will provide the OMERS’ staff with […]

Great-West Life adding Koho spending account to group retirement plans

In tandem with Financial Literacy Month, Great-West Life Assurance Co. is adding Koho’s full-service spending account to select group retirement savings plans. The accounts are paired with a prepaid, reloadable Visa 0.5 per cent cash-back card and an integrated mobile app, which provides users with real-time insights into their spending habits, prompting real behavioural changes. […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 7, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:00
Employees want help with pension, retirement planning: survey

Globally, the majority (85 per cent) of employees want help with their pension and retirement planning, according to a new survey by Accenture. The report, which surveyed workers in 10 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe and South America, also found 82 per cent of respondents said they’d like retirement coaching. Millennial workers expressed the most interest […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 19, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:30
OPTrust launches online pension portal for members

The OPSEU Pension Trust is partnering with James Evans & Associates Ltd. to launch an online services portal for its members. The OPTrust selected the Canadian pension software company’s member portal for the experience it will offer plan members and employers, noted a press release. The OPTrust is a minority shareholder in JEA. Read: OPTrust Select welcomes first members […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 12, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
Decumulation, cyber security among initiatives in CAPSA’s latest strategic plan

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities has outlined its priorities for April 2019 to March 2022 in its new strategic plan, which included initiatives like focusing on defined contribution plan decumulation and cyber security. Jason Vary, president at Actuarial Solutions Inc., notes while all the identified priorities were worthwhile, some are more important than […]

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Artificial intelligence and blockchain are buzzwords in virtually every industry, but there are specific ways these technologies can make improvements in the pension world, according to Serge Boccassini, manager for defined contribution product solutions at Northern Trust. “How can it be used to help people save more for retirement [and] save better for retirement? And […]