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With market volatility increasing amid the convergence of multiple global events, institutional investors can turn to multi-asset credit to provide attractive levels of income and diversification as well as reposition their existing asset mix or risk budget, said Blair Reid, partner and senior portfolio manager for multi-asset at BlueBay Asset Management, part of RBC Global […]

  • October 6, 2022 September 29, 2022
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The use of a four-state probability model can more accurately predict stock market phases and improve investment and risk management decisions, said Tom McCurdy, professor of finance and Bonham chair in international finance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Risk Management Conference. The proposed model incorporates […]

  • October 6, 2022 September 29, 2022
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In 2018, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, engaged the services of Women in Governance, an organization dedicated to increasing gender parity and diversity at Canadian employers. “This program helps us ask the right questions to make sure we’re implementing the right policies to increase gender […]

  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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The technology company’s senior benefits consultant on employee well-being, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and bikes races in Western Canada. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role?   A: Although there can be day-to-day challenges supporting our employees across Canada, Amazon continues to support the increased needs created by the coronavirus […]

  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Four of British Columbia’s public sector pension plans are educating trustees with a new plan-specific curriculum. The curriculum — a collaboration between the College Pension Plan, the Municipal Pension Plan, the Public Service Pension Plan and the Teachers’ Pension Plan — was developed in response to a lack of plan-specific information provided in external education […]

  • July 14, 2022 July 13, 2022
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Hootsuite Inc. is giving employees an additional paid week off this summer to support improved mental health and work-life balance. The company will shut down between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 for its second annual wellness week, says Paul Dhillon, director of total rewards at Hootsuite, adding the technology company received plenty of positive and […]

  • July 6, 2022 July 5, 2022
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Manulife Financial Corp. is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ employees during Pride Month and beyond with speaker sessions and ongoing enhancements to its benefits plan. Throughout June, the insurer held numerous webinars, speaker series and learning sessions that continue to educate employees and support the company’s LGBTQ2S+ workers, said Michelle Taylor-Jones, the company’s global chief diversity, equity and […]

  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives aren’t a new concept for employers — just ask any human resources professional. However, in a changing world marked by growing calls for social justice, many plan sponsors are extending these initiatives beyond workplace conduct and employee benefits into retirement planning, merging diversity with their pension plans’ designs and communications […]

  • June 24, 2022 June 23, 2022
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Scotiabank’s win at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards led to increased employee engagement and peer recognition, says Rosemary Hatnay, director and head of total rewards solutions and global human resources services. The bank won in the Pension plan communications category for its streamlined approach to its defined benefit plan statements, making essential information more accessible to plan […]

  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Scotiabank is supporting its employees’ financial well-being with a week of information sessions in June. Ayman Alvi, director of global benefits at Scotiabank, says the sessions taking place the week of June 20 will focus on all aspects of financial well-being, including the bank’s pension plan and other financial benefits available to employees. “These events have […]

  • May 30, 2022 May 27, 2022
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