Pension Research

The new Irish pension scheme being proposed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will, it is understood, be a three-part system, writes Elaine Loughlin for the Irish Examiner. “While the full details of the scheme will not be announced until later in the year as part of a wider national pensions plan, it is understood...

The increase in the age at which British woman can access the state pension, designed to bring it in line with men, only worsens their retirement insecurity, writes Anna Sofat for BT.com. Women, on average, earn less than men during their working careers, take more time off to tend to family matters, and generally...

Perhaps it’s an indication of younger people learning from their elders because when it comes to saving for retirement, American millennials are more likely to do so than boomers or gen-xers, writes Michael Katz for Plan Sponsor. According to a new report, fewer than 50 per cent of boomers and gen-xers have any...

Pooling of liabilities could help corporate defined benefit pension plans not only survive, but also thrive according to a retired human resources executive, writes Rick Baert for Pensions & Investments. At the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) national conference in Banff this week, Peter Edwards,...

Imitation, it is said, is a sincere form of flattery. With that in mind, sponsors of and advocates for defined benefit plans can feel good about ongoing efforts to improve defined contribution schemes by introducing elements of DB. Sponsors of DC plans are considering how to improve their schemes through...

Nova Scotia is reviewing the way it requires defined benefit plans to be funded, perhaps moving in the direction already taken by other provinces. Currently, the province requires DB plans to be “valued and funded on both a going-concern and a solvency basis,” writes Jennifer Paterson for Benefits Canada. Under...

About two-thirds of Canadian households have caught the savings bug, putting money aside for retirement, reports CBC News. Despite a drop of 4.6 per cent in the second quarter of the year, 65.2 per cent of 14 million households made some sort of contribution to retirement savings, be it a “registered pension plan, an...