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Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

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Canada’s defined benefit pension plans posted a median return of five per cent during the fourth quarter of 2020 and closed a volatile year with ...

OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

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A portfolio company of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is entering a purchase agreement to acquire a 10-gigawatt solar project development platform. Through ...

Revisiting TDFs in the aftermath of market chaos

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As a new decade revs up, is it time for capital accumulation plan sponsors to revisit the investment vehicles they offer? According to a recent whitepaper ...

Latest GM Canada, Unifor deal includes DB pension changes, benefits enhancements

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The union representing General Motors of Canada Co. employees in Ontario has ratified a new agreement for workers at a plant in Ingersoll that removes ...

Psychedelic-therapeutic solutions ETF launching

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Horizons ETFs Management Canada Inc. is launching what it says is the world’s first exchange-traded fund focused on North American life science and pharmaceutical companies developing ...

32% Canadians delaying retirement due to coronavirus pandemic: survey

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While the rollout of vaccines has the world cautiously optimistic about an economic recovery, a Scotiabank survey shows the coronavirus pandemic has Canadians concerned about their retirement ...

Saskatchewan’s PEBA completes new pension administration system

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Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Benefits Agency is finalizing the modernization of its pension administration system. Earlier this month, the province’s Public Employees Pension Plan converted to the ...

Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is committing to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The commitment includes the establishment of concrete targets for portfolio emissions ...

ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

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Environmental, social and governance factors are continuing to influence company strategy, financing and operating environments in 2021, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings ...

PIAC calling on feds to reform pension solvency rules, introduce VPLAs

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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is calling on the federal government to reform pension solvency rules while supporting legislation to introduce solvency reserve accounts ...

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