Articles

Why Hedging Longevity Risk May Be Right For Your Plan

Authored By: Richard Brown | Publish Date: 12/13/2017

Whether it’s converting to defined contribution (DC) plans, evolving investment strategies, developing glide-paths or annuitizing inactive members, risk mitigation has become ingrained in the Canadian DB pension industry. But despite this evolution, there is one risk that hasn’t yet received its fair share of attention: longevity risk.

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The End Of Oil?

Authored By: Justin Anderson | Publish Date: 11/17/2017

In the spring of 2000, Sheikh Yamani gave an unprecedented interview with The Telegraph on the future of oil. As he was the former Saudi oil minister from 1962 to 1986, many paid close attention to his declaration that “[t]hirty years from now there will be a huge amount of oil ‒ and no buyers. Oil will be left in the ground. The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.”

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Session Explored Discovering Opportunity

Authored By: Stian Anderson | Publish Date: 11/09/2017

Leo de Bever provided a thought provoking presentation on geopolitics and what implications it has on pension plan investments focusing on the importance of innovation at the CPBI Southern Alberta Region ‘Embracing Change And Discovering Opportunity’ session.

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How Technology Is Boosting Employee Wellness Programs

Authored By: Anna Mittag | Publish Date: 11/08/2017

Approximately three out of four Canadians own a smart phone and many of them reach for it before they even get out of bed. This one small device has become a trusted companion, a way to stay connected with others, to find information, and even manage our personal lives. It has also paved the way for technology to become seamlessly integrated in our day-to-day activities, from banking, shopping, and entertainment to even managing our health.

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Employers Must Rise To Challenge Of Workplace Mental Health Issues Facing Millennials – And Everyone Else

Authored By: Mary Ann Baynton | Publish Date: 10/26/2017

Results of an Ipsos survey released recently on mental health issues in workplaces across Canada should flag to employers that they need to get ahead of a demographic trend highlighting the unique characteristics of millennials if they want to remain competitive in attracting younger employees.

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