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Canadian-based fixed income assets rallied in the first quarter of 2024 as the likelihood of interest rate cuts from global central authorities increases, according to a new report by FTSE Russell. It noted improved inflation data helped boost the results from Canadian long, corporate and real return bonds in May. While Canadian high-yield credit gained […]

  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
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Nearly half (45 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced burnout, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found women (49 per cent) continued to report higher levels of burnout than men (41 per cent). Across generations, […]

  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
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The University Pension Plan generated a net return of 10.2 per cent in 2023, up from a 9.1 per cent loss in 2022, according to its latest annual report. As of Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets increased to $11.7 billion, up from $10.8 billion in 2022. It also reported a funded status […]

  • June 12, 2024 June 12, 2024
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Dollar cap match formulas could distribute employer contributions to 401(k)s more equitably than other common match formulas, according to a new report by Vanguard Inc. The report analyzed more than 1,300 large employer-sponsored plans that are record-kept by Vanguard between 2013 and 2022. It found among two-thirds of plans, employer contributions exacerbate pay inequity and […]

  • June 11, 2024 June 11, 2024
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Institutional investors are at the forefront of an infrastructure overhaul expected to be worth more than $100 trillion, which will be crucial for global energy transition plans, according to a report by IFM Investors. It found over the next three decades, investments in infrastructure equity funding for renewable energy and climate change adaption methods will […]

  • June 10, 2024 June 11, 2024
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On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global Investment Conference. The three-day conference kicked off with a deep dive into key geopolitical risks affecting international trade that will have reverberations in global and regional investment strategies. As well, […]

  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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In an open letter, John Graham, president and chief executive officer at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, defended the the investment organization’s current exposure to domestic markets. Canadian pension funds have recently faced criticism from business leaders about what they deemed an apparent lack of support and a preference for global investment opportunities. Graham […]

  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of Canadian employees say the rising cost of food and groceries is heavily affecting their stress levels during work hours, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 workers, found planning for major expenses (62 per cent) and the rising cost […]

  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 15:00

An article on the federal government’s national pharmacare bill receiving approval in the House of Commons was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Pharmacare bill passes in House of Commons, heads to Senate 2. 32% of Canadian SMEs facing […]

  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
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Six Quebec municipalities are among Canada’s top 10 locations for work-life balance, according to a new report by real estate research firm Point2. The report analyzed Canada’s 100 largest cities using data from Statistics Canada’s 2021 census and ranked each municipality based on 30 metrics covering work intensity, health and well-being and liveability. Read: Canada […]

  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
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