Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada

How can Canada better address pension portability?

Defined benefit membership is continuing to fall

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |November 29, 2017

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Sears Canada agrees to continue special payments to DB plan, retiree benefits

Sears Canada Inc. reached an agreement with employees and retirees

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |July 14, 2017

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Sun Life Financial expands mental health plan

Sun Life Financial is expanding its mental-health plan by piloting a new virtual cognitive behavioural therapy program

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |June 6, 2017

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Parental leave boosted to 18 months

There's also a new 15-week benefit for caregivers.

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |March 23, 2017

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More pension plans using target-date funds as default option

Target-date funds continue to be the most common default investment option offered to members of workplace capital accumulation plans, according to new research by the Canadian Institutional Investment Network and Great-West Life Assurance Co. The 2016 CAP Benchmark Report found 50% of defined contribution plan sponsors and 51% of group registered retirement savings plan sponsors […]

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |February 15, 2017

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Lessons learned from the ABCP crisis

The asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) crisis finally came to a resolution this month, with the restructured paper’s liquidation.

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |January 27, 2017

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Institutional investors expect more changes to asset allocations

This article originally appeared on Global institutional investors are expecting to make more asset allocation changes in the next couple of years than they did in 2012 and 2014, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments. The anticipated shifts include alternative investments, domestic fixed income and cash. Globally, 72% of respondents said they […]

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |December 1, 2016

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What a Trump presidency means for U.S. employers

What does a Republican presidency mean for U.S. employers and the benefits they offer to employees?

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |November 9, 2016

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Is Canada’s pension system world class?

How does Canada's public pension system compare to those of other countries?

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada |June 10, 2016

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