DB plan sponsors struggling with costs

Aug 21, 2013

Sponsors of DB plans continue to struggle with oversized pension costs, according to Morneau Shepell’s annual compensation survey.

Triage first

Aug 1, 2013

Keeping STD benefits sustainable for employees is all about moving away from a strictly medical assessment model

Going steady

Aug 1, 2013

More employers are committing to monogamous relationships with their HR consulting firm

Total rewards: Building strategies that work—for everyone

Jul 30, 2013

While ‘Total Rewards’ might sound like an ad for a bank account to many, HR professionals know its full worth.

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.

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.

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.

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.