The worst may be over for DB plans

Jul 26, 2013

Key inflection points in history are seldom appreciated for what they are until considerable time has passed.

Median return barely positive

Jul 26, 2013

Diversified pooled fund managers posted a median return of 0.1 per cent before management fees in the second quarter of 2013, says Morneau Shepell’s ‘Performance Universe of Pension Managers’ Pooled Funds’ for the second quarter of 2013.

Meltdown survivors: three funds that weathered the storm

Jul 25, 2013

Five years after trillions of dollars went up in smoke in the global financial meltdown, money managers are still scratching their heads at the swiftness and extent of the carnage.

Student unions make offers to join health plans

Jul 25, 2013

An offer and counter-offer have been made in the health plan dispute between the Carleton graduate and undergraduate students’ associations.

You’re not as old as you think so stop that retirement talk

Jul 24, 2013

A Sun Life Financial Canada poll in 2012 among those 30 to 65, found just 27% expect to be fully retired at 66. The percentage was down from 51% in 2008.

Setting a new retirement income target—maybe you need to save less than you think

Jul 24, 2013

Setting your savings target is one of the most important yet least understood questions in retirement planning.

Claxton moves to Morneau Shepell

Jul 24, 2013

Hazel Claxton is executive vice-president and chief human resources officer at Morneau Shepell Inc.

Aveos retirees get option to annuities

Jul 22, 2013

Aveos retirees will not be required to purchase an immediate life annuity from an insurer following the wind-up of the retirement plan, says a Morneau Shepell ‘News & Views.

Study reveals significant increase in employee health, drug and disability costs

Jul 22, 2013

Few companies have a funding strategy to address the impact of future costs