Coronavirus

Coverage of COVID-19 and its impact on pensions and investments

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

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The Bank of Canada cut its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement Friday. The central ...

U.S. pensions eyeing probability of domestic recession

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U.S. pension plan sponsors see a decent chance of a U.S. recession as a result of the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, according to recent a ...

The impact of coronavirus on pension funding status, asset mix

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With asset deterioration due to drops in equity markets and a decrease in long-term government bond yields causing an increase in solvency liabilities, pension funds ...

HOOPP ready to weather market volatility after strong performance in 2019: CEO

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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan reported a strong 2019, posting a 17.14 per cent return for the year and hitting a funded status of 119 per cent on a ...

Keep calm and stick to the plan: OPTrust CIO

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Although the markets are changing quickly due to the impacts of coronavirus, the OPSEU Pension Trust is a long-term investor and its overall investment strategy ...

Managing a capital accumulation plan through COVID-19

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In this time of global pandemic, the coronavirus is shaking up everything, with high market volatility and changing work arrangements. Everyone is worried — not ...

How are Canadian pension plans responding to coronavirus?

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Across the country, public pension plans are releasing statements to assure members that their defined benefit pensions are secure and that they’re taking measures to ...

Canadian public pension heads call on employers to focus on coronavirus

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The chief executive officers of several major Canadian pension funds have joined forces with several other CEOs to ask Canadian business leaders to make the slowdown of the ...

Fed takes emergency steps to slash rates and ease bank rules

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The Federal Reserve took massive emergency action Sunday to try to help the economy withstand the coronavirus by slashing its benchmark interest rate to near ...

Bank of Canada cuts rate target to 0.75 per cent in response to COVID-19

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The Bank of Canada is cutting its overnight rate target by half a percentage point to 0.75 per cent in response to COVID-19. The central bank ...

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