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‘Dear Canada’: Colorado climate group appeals to Canadians over CPPIB-owned energy firm

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A U.S. environmental group is making a direct appeal to Canadians for help in persuading the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to end its investment ...

What do historically low interest rates mean for DB pension de-risking?

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many organizations were focused on getting through the short term. But defined benefit plan sponsors are starting to take another ...

Despite market uncertainty, Canada maintains No. 9 position in global retirement rankings

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Canada’s retirement income system scored ninth place for the second year in a row, securing a “B” rating despite uncertainty in the markets, according to a ...

Expecting the unexpected at Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan

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The Local Authorities Pension Plan is in an interesting situation. Historically, the president of the Alberta Treasury Board and the minister of finance was the plan’s ...

Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

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Canadian workers and companies expect wage growth to stay low over the coming year over heightened uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank of Canada says in ...

OMERS selling stake in Detroit rail tunnel

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is selling its interest in the Detroit River tunnel partnership to Canadian Pacific. The sale, which will give ...

Europe’s central banker: Recovery risks losing momentum

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The head of the European Central Bank says the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic “risks losing momentum” due to a second wave of infections ...

Pension plan sponsors advised to stress test as regulators shift focus to second wave

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With federal and provincial regulators introducing relief measures this year to support pension plans amid the financial upheaval resulting from the coronavirus crisis, the Financial Services Regulatory ...

Benefits of integrating ESG include long-term alpha, minimized risk: survey

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As Canadian institutional investors increasingly integrate environmental, social and governance factors into their portfolios, the majority (97.5 per cent) said they believe these portfolios are ...

Two B.C. employers join CAAT’s DBplus pension

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Two employers from British Columbia’s not-for-profit sector are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. Effective Oct. 1, 53 full-time and six part-time ...

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