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The percentage of employees working exclusively from home is decreasing slightly — from 19 per cent in May to 18 per cent in June — amid the lifting of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, according to a new survey by Statistics Canada. Among these employees, it found a fifth (18 per cent) said they report to an […]

  • July 15, 2022 July 13, 2022
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In the first quarter of 2022, new annual premiums for supplemental health insurance products totalled $1.1 billion in the U.S., a six per cent increase from the same period last year, according to LIMRA’s latest workplace benefits sales surveys. Most workplace supplemental health insurance product lines ― accident, critical illness, cancer and hospital indemnity insurance ― […]

  • July 15, 2022 July 14, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its stake in an Indian power company. In an agreement reached with CLP Power India Private Ltd., the organization will increase its stake in Apraava Energy Ltd. by 10 per cent for a full 50 per cent investment in the building. Founded in 2002, the […]

  • July 14, 2022 July 14, 2022
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Canadian institutional investors are more likely (58 per cent) than their global peers (50 per cent) to view making a positive impact on society and the planet as the main reason to focus on sustainable investment outcomes, according to a new survey by Schroders. The survey, which polled 770 institutional investors around the globe, found the vast […]

  • July 14, 2022 July 14, 2022
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The IWA–Forest Industry pension plan and long-term disability plan are appointing Mark Guiton as chief executive officer. Guiton (pictured left), who has been the organizations’ general counsel since 2017, is replacing outgoing CEO Derrick Johnstone. Prior to joining the IWA, he was director of legal services for the British Columbia Safety Authority for more than nine years. […]

  • July 14, 2022 July 14, 2022
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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ risk management guideline committee is seeking nominations for an industry working group. The committee will draw on the group members’ technical input and expertise in the areas of integrated risk management, according to a press release, which noted participants will be selected from various pension sector categories based on […]

  • July 14, 2022 July 13, 2022
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Three-fifths (60 per cent) of Canadian employees are considering leaving their job due to factors such as burnout and a lack of alignment with their employer’s values, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found among employees looking for a new role, 39 per cent said […]

  • July 13, 2022 July 13, 2022
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U.S. employer-sponsored health insurance and well-being programs are expected to yield an average return on investment of 47 per cent this year, according to a new report by Avalere Health, commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It found the key drivers of this ROI are improved employee productivity (US$275.6 billion), reductions in direct medical […]

  • July 13, 2022 July 12, 2022
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The Canadian Investment Review is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Pension Leadership Awards. The third annual Pension Leadership Awards will celebrate the organizations and individuals that have made extraordinary efforts on behalf of their pension plan members. Visit the Pension Leadership Awards website to submit a nomination for your organization. Consultants and advisors are also encouraged […]

  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
  • 12:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a Colombian discount grocery chain. The US$335 million investment in D1, which is owned by the Koba International Group, secures a 19.3 per cent stake for the CPPIB. The transaction is its first direct private equity investment in Colombia. According to a press release, the CPPIB […]

  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
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