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Revisiting the commuted-value standard

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The Actuarial Standards Board is consulting on changes to key components of how the commuted value for a pension plan is calculated. The commuted-value standard is ...

Ontario DB plans’ solvency drops in last quarter of 2018: FSCO

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Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans had a median solvency ratio of 94 per cent at the end of 2018, according to the Financial Services Commission ...

Technology and talent working in tandem

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Over the past several years, companies have focused on cost-cutting, but the scope to do this has been declining. At the same time, productivity growth ...

U.K. government consults on incorporating illiquid assets in DC investments

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A consultation paper by the U.K. government is considering how defined contribution plans could incorporate more illiquid investments. Specifically, the consultation’s proposals include requiring larger DC ...

97% of institutional investors seek non-financial disclosures from investee companies: survey

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The vast majority (97 per cent) of institutional investors said they conduct an evaluation of their target companies’ non-financial disclosures, representing close to a 20 ...

Back to basics on currency hedging

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The world was caught off guard when the U.K. voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, since the majority of polls had ...

Are annuities super bonds?

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Last year was a strong year for the Canadian annuity market and the start of 2019 is looking promising as well, said Marie Desrochers, director ...

OMERS Ventures talks innovation

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is a direct investor across all its asset classes; however, as it continued to get bigger, it was missing ...

What trends are dominating private assets for 2019?

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As alternative investments become ubiquitous among institutional portfolios, harnessing the right strategies will make all the difference in an environment where returns are proving harder ...

New paper proposes approach for measuring long-term investor performance

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With long-term investors like pension funds continuing to face challenges in measuring performance, a new paper is setting out to develop a better way to ...

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