Pension Commuted Values: new rules expected in 2018

Jul 10, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) has provided an update regarding a review of their Commuted Value, or “CV”, Standard.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at June 30, 2017

Jul 10, 2017

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

Ontario confirms new temporary solvency funding relief

Jul 10, 2017

As promised in the solvency funding reform measures that were announced on May 19, 2017, the Government of Ontario released interim funding relief measures on June 29, 2017.

Ontario announces target benefit framework for collectively bargained multi-employer pension plans

Jul 10, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the government of Ontario announced a target benefit framework for collectively bargained Ontario multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs).

Ontario update: expansion of superintendent powers and creation of FSRA

Jul 10, 2017

Ontario Bill 127, which includes several pension measures, has received royal assent. Bill 127 was discussed as part of our summary of the 2017 Ontario Budget.

US accounting rules: new disclosure requirements

Jul 10, 2017

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued in March 2017 an update to Accounting Standards Codification 715 - Compensation – Retirement Benefits (ASC-715).

Workplace Generations: At work, drop the word ‘millennial,’ and ditch the job title too

Jul 9, 2017

The Globe and Mail: It seems there are many no-no’s when it comes to talking about millennials and baby boomers at work.

The fallacy of market timing

Jul 3, 2017

The Globe and Mail: To earn a decent return, you need to include risky assets such as stocks in your portfolio.

Write away your stress with a journal

Jun 30, 2017

The Globe and Mail: How do you objectively evaluate each day as being positive or negative?

Creating a mental health first-aid kit

Jun 30, 2017

The Globe and Mail: Where’s the first-aid kit for mental health emergencies? And what would that even look like?