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The average funding ratio for U.S. public pension plans declined to 75.4 per cent in 2023, compared to 77.8 per cent in the previous year, according to a new survey by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems. The report, which was based on responses from nearly 160 public pension funds with roughly US$2.3 […]

  • February 22, 2024 February 22, 2024
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The vast majority (89 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be more likely to continue working for an employer that offered a retirement plan, according to a new survey by Vestwell Holdings Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 workers, found a similar percentage (89 per cent) expressed some level of interest in […]

  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets were $590.8 billion, compared to $576 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The $14.6 billion increase in net assets consisted of […]

  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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The average rate of contribution by U.S. Black and Hispanic workers to employer-sponsored retirement plans is roughly 40 per cent lower than that of white workers, according to a new working paper by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. The paper examined responses from more than 12 million respondents aged 24 to […]

  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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While Canadians, on average, believe they need $1.7 million in retirement, this amount varies among different generations of employees, according to a new survey by the Bank of Montreal. The survey, which polled roughly 1,500 Canadians, found millennials believe they need the most money to retire ($2.1 million), followed by generation Z ($1.6 million), generation […]

  • February 16, 2024 February 16, 2024
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 80 per cent stake in a Japanese solar power generation plant alongside its portfolio company Shizen Energy Inc. The solar power plant generates 31 megawatts, or enough energy to power 7,850 homes, according to a press release. The Caisse first invested $186 million in the energy […]

  • February 16, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Guardian Capital Group Ltd. is acquiring U.S.-based asset manager Sterling Capital Management from Truist Financial Corp. The financial terms of the transaction include a payment of US$70 million on closing to purchase 100 per cent of the equity capital of Sterling, according to a press release, which noted the acquisition is expected to close in […]

  • February 15, 2024 February 15, 2024
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The estimated cost to transfer retiree pension risk to an insurer in a competitive bidding process decreased from 101.8 per cent of a plan’s accounting liabilities in November to 100.5 per cent of those liabilities in December, according to Milliman Inc.’s latest pension buyout index. The index uses the FTSE above median AA curve and […]

  • February 15, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Three of Canada’s largest pension plans are among the top 10 pension funds that generated the largest compound annualized returns between 2013 and 2022, according to a report by data platform Global SWF. The report, which measured the compound annual growth rate of pension funds’ single-year investment returns between fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2022, found […]

  • February 14, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’ve already started looking, or plan to look, for a new job in the first half of 2024, up slightly from 41 per cent in July 2023 but down from 50 per cent in December 2022, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada.  The survey, which polled more […]

  • February 14, 2024 February 13, 2024
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