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The Canadian Federation of Pensioners is taking issue with some of the Alberta government’s proposed legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws, including a focus on transferring pension risk from plan sponsors to plan members. In its response to the provincial regulator’s consultation draft, the CFP said transferring this risk would be a significant […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2022 November 16, 2022
  • 09:00

After December 2018 wreaked havoc on the markets, ending the year on a sour note for many Canadian defined benefit pension plans, most of the damage was reversed at the beginning of 2019, according to Mercer Canada’s pension health index. The index, which represents the solvency ratio of a hypothetical plan, rose from 102 per […]

Revisiting the commuted-value standard

The Actuarial Standards Board is consulting on changes to key components of how the commuted value for a pension plan is calculated. The commuted-value standard is used to determine how much to pay a terminating plan member who chooses to take their pension payment as a lump sum. It’s also a key part of calculating […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 21, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:06
Solvency Ratios Dip in Q2

Aon survey shows DB plans struggling with low asset returns and poor Canadian equity performance.