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Managing defined contribution pension plan fees (Part 2)

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In a recent expert column, I broke down the different components of fees for defined contribution plans. And now, I will explore the key fee ...

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 ...

CPPIB completes acquisition of renewable energy company

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has completed a transaction to purchase all outstanding common shares of Pattern Energy Group Inc. No longer traded on the NASDAQ and ...

Emerging markets value investing not about catching falling knives: expert

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When it comes to emerging markets equities, it’s important to look for compounders that will create value over time, says Andrew Miller, chief investment officer ...

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 ...

Air Canada maintains ‘significant pension solvency surplus’ amid coronavirus crisis

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Air Canada’s domestic registered defined pension plans are expected to maintain a “significant pension solvency surplus,” according to a press release. On Monday, the Montreal-headquartered airline withdrew its previously ...

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 ...

The mighty bull market falls victim to a tiny virus

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In the end, the mighty bull was slayed by a tiny virus. The longest bull market in U.S. history can now be said to have lasted ...

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