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Despite the financial challenges experienced by Canadians over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, 40 per cent said they’ve continued to save for retirement, according to a new survey by life insurance provider PolicyMe Corp. More than half (54 per cent) of survey respondents said they’re adding to their emergency funds, while 48 per cent […]

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  • January 17, 2022 January 18, 2022
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Just over half (51 per cent) of U.S. employees — including 65 per cent of generation Z respondents — agreed employers have a responsibility to help workers improve and maintain financial wellness, according to a new survey by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund. The survey, which polled more than […]

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  • January 13, 2022 January 13, 2022
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Three-quarters (75 per cent) of Canadians nearing or in early retirement said the coronavirus pandemic has them more concerned about their family’s financial security and well-being, according to a survey by Ipsos for Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing and HomeEquity Bank. Among respondents aged 55 to 69, 77 per cent expressed worry about their […]

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  • November 5, 2021 November 5, 2021
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Canadians taking CPP at 60 losing $100,000+ in retirement income: study

A fifth (21 per cent) of Canadians who are nearing retirement with more than $100,000 in investable assets said they expect to outlast their savings by 10 years, compared to 16 per cent in 2010, according to a retirement readiness survey by the Royal Bank of Canada. Indeed, the coronavirus pandemic has caused some Canadians […]

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  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
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A majority (72 per cent) of plan sponsors believe their retirement savings plan is meeting its goals this year, up from roughly 66 per cent in 2020, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. While 68 per cent said their employees are saving enough for retirement — up from 59 per cent in […]

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  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
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A majority (63 per cent) of U.S. employees said their employer doesn’t offer a financial wellness program, according to a new survey by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association. It found only 18 per cent of respondents have access to financial wellness resources through their employer and, of these respondents, just eight per cent have […]

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  • July 27, 2021 July 27, 2021
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Is dynamic risk management the key to decumulation?

Many defined contribution pension plans contain a built-in contradiction. During accumulation, they offer an array of investment choices — sometimes too many. In decumulation, by contrast, the choices are very limited — perhaps to a conservative balanced fund and an annuity. Many plan sponsors don’t pay enough attention to decumulation because they’re focused on removing […]