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Diversified managers underperform

Oct 23, 2014

Diversified pooled fund managers posted a median return of 0.8 per cent before management fees in the third quarter of 2014, says Morneau Shepell’s ‘Performance Universe of Pension Managers' Pooled Funds.’...

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at September 30, 2014

Oct 20, 2014

Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.

Proposed amendments to the federal Pension Benefits Standards Regulations

Oct 20, 2014

On September 19, 2014, the Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson announced proposed amendments to the federal Pension Benefits Standards Regulations (PBSR), Pooled Registered Pension Plans Regulations and the Solvency Funding Relief...

Why Canadians need to get more aggressive with their retirement saving

Oct 20, 2014

Every dollar saved for retirement means a more secure future for young adults just starting out.

Alberta’s new draft pension Interpretive Guidelines

Oct 20, 2014

On September 1, 2014, new pension legislation and regulations took effect in Alberta. In addition, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance published related draft Interpretive Guidelines for consultation on September 1, 2014.

Two proposed pension bills die in Alberta

Oct 20, 2014

On September 18, 2014, Alberta's legislature was prorogued. Prorogation means that the two pension bills — Bill 9 and Bill 10 — have died on the order paper. The government says it will not reintroduce the pension bills...

Nova Scotia broadens un‑locking rules for financial hardship

Oct 20, 2014

The Nova Scotia pension Regulations have been amended on September 12, 2014 to provide greater flexibility for individuals to withdraw funds from their locked-in accounts in circumstances of financial hardship.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at September 30, 2014

Oct 20, 2014

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2013

Highlights of amendments to Bill 3 concerning municipal pension plans in Quebec

Oct 20, 2014

At a news conference on October 2, 2014, Pierre Moreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, outlined the proposed amendments to Bill 3, An Act to foster the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit pension...

The pivotal role of Pillar 1

Oct 16, 2014

While attending last week’s Pension Policy Forum in Toronto, it became clear that the focus of pension reform in this country has gradually been shifting.