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If men could menstruate, “TV shows would treat the subject openly. […] So would newspapers. […] And so would movies,” Gloria Steinem wrote in her famous essay If Men Could Menstruate. That was in 1978. Today, newspapers do occasionally cover menstruation. But the subject is still taboo and fraught with controversy. Just take a look […]

  • March 10, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:25

Find creative ways to manage career breaks, tell your boss you want a promotion instead of waiting for recognition and make the most of your relationship with mentors. Those are some of the main success lessons for women highlighted in a new report by TD and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, which […]

  • March 8, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 11:47

Amid slow global growth, chronically low interest rates and declining commodity prices, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) saw its return for 2015 slide to 5.12%, down from 17.7% in 2014. Despite this decline, its funded status has strengthened. The plan’s 10-year return was 9.32%, down from 10.27% in 2014. Read: HOOPP assets jump […]

  • March 3, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 10:50

Ontario is introducing changes to the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, 2015 as well as other legislative pension amendments as part of its 2016 budget, which was unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 25. The goal of the PRPP changes is to “further facilitate harmonization with other jurisdictions and ensure the efficient operation of PRPPs,” according to […]

  • February 25, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 17:55

Less than two months after Quebec changed the funding rules for its private defined benefit pension plans, the government of Ontario says it will proceed with a review of the province’s solvency funding framework for single-employer defined benefit pension plans. The government also plans to extend temporary solvency funding relief measures. The announcement came on Thursday, Feb. […]

  • February 25, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 16:55

Pension fund posts 9.1% return for 2015

  • February 25, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 14:46

Amid monetary easing, declining oil prices and anemic global growth, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec posted a return of 9.1 per cent for 2015, down from 12 per cent in 2014. Caisse, whose annualized average return over four years reached 10.9 per cent last year, saw its fixed income assets take the greatest […]

  • February 24, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 11:00

In a move that has drawn significant attention in the pension community, Quebec has introduced a potential solution to a major conundrum for employers: how to keep their costly defined benefit pension plans sustainable in the long run. Under the new legislation, the province no longer requires defined benefit plans to fund themselves based on […]

  • February 22, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:10

You’ve seen her in your office: the woman who rushes out the door at 4:29 p.m. every day to pick up her toddler. As she waits for the elevator, she worries her teammates see her as a slacker for not working a full eight hours. That’s hardly surprising. Many employers still treat reduced or flexible […]

  • January 18, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 12:01

With the exception of South Africa, public equities in sub-Saharan Africa are generally cheap. Buyers, however, are in short supply. Some contrarian investors see the dearth of buyers as an opportunity to gain a foothold in those exchanges before they become crowded and expensive. “You have to invest now when people are negative. When everybody […]

  • January 18, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 11:12