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    In-depth analysis of a major pension or benefits issue of long-term significance
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2014 third quarter results for Performance Universe of pension managers’ pooled funds

Oct 30, 2014

Diversified pooled fund managers posted a median return of 0.8 per cent before management fees for the third quarter of 2014.

Closing the retirement income gap

Oct 24, 2014

In-depth analysis of a major pension or benefits issue of long-term significance

Pooled fund returns underperform benchmark in Q3

Oct 24, 2014

Canadian diversified pooled fund managers offering services to pension funds and other institutional investors posted a median return of 0.8% before management fees in the third quarter of 2014.

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.’...

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...

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.