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About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an outsourced chief investment officer, according to a new survey by London-based CoreData Research. The survey, which polled nearly 300 institutional investors in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America, also found […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:30

More than half (57 per cent) of global pension plan sponsors are very concerned about the prospect of looming stagflation, according to a new survey by Ortec Finance Ltd. Based on a series of interviews with Australian, British, Canadian, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and Swiss pension plan sponsors in June, the survey also found respondents […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:21

The vast majority (84 per cent) of asset managers are either implementing or evaluating the sustainability of their portfolios, according to a survey by FTSE Russell. The results indicate a significant increase in the percentage of asset managers concerned about sustainability issues. In a similar survey from 2018, just 53 per cent of respondents had […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 12, 2021 October 12, 2021
  • 13:30
Webinar: 2020 CAP Member Survey: Retirement savings, financial well-being in the era of coronavirus

Alongside a struggling global economy, Canadian capital accumulation plan sponsors and members are facing unprecedented challenges. This year, Benefits Canada‘s annual CAP Member Survey fielded its questions between March 30 and April 1, reaching respondents as they were in the midst of coming to grips with the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. As in […]

Social connection can build or erode mental health, resilience

Between 2017 and 2019, the number of individuals reporting mental-health issues has risen by seven per cent, according to Dr. Sam Mikail, psychologist and senior mental-health consultant at Sun Life. “We haven’t seen an improvement,” he said during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2019 Toronto Mental Health Summit on Nov. 29. “If anything, we’ve seen […]

Salary, flexibility rank highest among global gen Z employees: survey

More than half (54 per cent) of global generation Z employees ranked pay as the most important consideration when applying for their first full-time job, according to a new survey by the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. and Future Workplace. The survey, which polled 3,400 gen Zers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, New […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 26, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Canadian employers planning to hold the line on pay raises in 2020: survey

Canadian employers plan to hold the line on budgeted pay raises in 2020, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. It found employers are expecting no changes to their salary budgets in 2020, with salary increases projected to hold steady for technical and business support employees (2.7 per cent), as well as for workers in production […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 10, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30
One in four Americans don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging: survey

Nearly one-quarter of Americans said they never plan to retire, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that suggested a disconnect between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner […]

Canada Life introducing RESP to group benefits plans

A good salary, job security and professional development are the top employment criteria for post-secondary students, according to a new survey by Universum Global. The survey, which polled 20,676 students from 162 colleges and universities across Canada, found Canadian employers’ communication strategies to reach generation Z recruits misunderstand what young workers are looking for in […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Fewer than half of U.S. employees have a positive state of well-being, according to a new survey by Alight Solutions. The survey, which polled 2,301 people, also found Americans’ perceptions of their well-being status is dropping. “Personal perceptions of mental and emotional well-being have declined most — down six points,” noted the report. It found millennials rated the state […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 28, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:22