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).

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at June 30, 2017

Jul 10, 2017

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2016

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?

What you don’t know about your employee assistance program

Jun 27, 2017

Benefits Canada: Morneau Shepell’s care access centre representatives are fielding intake calls, the first step in helping Canadian employees get help through their employee assistance program.

The rise of the boutique asset manager

Jun 27, 2017

Benefits Canada: Forty years ago, insurance and trust companies dominated the pension investment industry. But by the early 1980s, the landscape began to change as boutique asset managers started to take a growing chunk of the business.