Coronavirus

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

Rogers Communications keeps staff engaged in retirement savings

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In considering changes to its retirement savings programs, Rogers Communications Inc. is generally focused on three main internal and external factors: regulatory changes, employee feedback ...

Canadian model offers lessons for U.S. public pensions: report

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In the wake of the pandemic-related market volatility that battered already challenged public sector defined benefit plans in the U.S., a recent paper by New ...

In perfect balance: Different approaches to rebalancing pension portfolios

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The recent market turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis has increased the focus on rebalancing decisions for many Canadian pension plans. As certain asset classes outperform ...

Economists agree we’re in a recession, but there’s little consensus on why

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Economists say there is no doubt that Canada is experiencing a recession, but the exact criteria determining one is underway can be fraught with confusion. Broadly ...

Canadian economy posted record drop in second quarter due to pandemic

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The Canadian economy suffered its worst three-month stretch on record in the second quarter as the economy came to a near halt in April before ...

Fed: Rates to stay ultra low even after inflation picks up

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The Federal Reserve announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near zero even after ...

Is it time for an asset-strategy check-up?

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At the time of my last column in May, many pension plan sponsors were catching their breath after watching funding levels take a roller coaster ...

Ontario Teachers’ posts -0.4% return for H1, rebalances away from fixed income

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a negative return of 0.4 per cent in the first half of 2020. “The pandemic has brought some specific challenges,” said ...

Bank of Canada looks for broader input in updating inflation target framework

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The Bank of Canada is turning to the public for input on its inflation-rate target that underlies any changes to the central bank’s trend-setting interest ...

Has coronavirus derailed progress of DC decumulation strategies?

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For defined contribution plan members who were intending to retire in the first half of 2020, the market crash caused by the coronavirus may have ...

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