Pension Research

ARIA Pensions Blog, Email: sitemanager@ariapensions.ca, 12 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 1A3

ARIA Pensions Blog, Email: sitemanager@ariapensions.ca, 12 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 1A3

For 60 years, Kentucky’s defined benefit pensions were “fully funded and fiscally healthy,” writes Tim Abrams for the Danville Advocate-Messenger. He argues that a “combination of poor actuarial assumptions and a lack of contributions” by the state government led to the plans’ current fiscal woes. Teachers have...

Auto-enrol retirement schemes usually allow members to opt out if they wish, although data shows that once in, members tend to stay enrolled. Now research is showing that members of DC-type plans favour getting rid of the opt-out of minimum contribution option, with 70 per cent of workers saying they “would like the...

The greying of the workforce continues, with older workers stepping back from the retirement threshold for a number of reasons, writes Justin Cash for Money Marketing. Older workers are remaining in the workforce to support parents and/or children, and also because they simply can’t afford to retire – they don’t...

Many Canadians are comforted that in the face of an absence of retirement savings, they can use the equity in their homes to fund a comfortable post-working life. Not so fast, says the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) which conducted a survey showing 45 per cent of pre-retired homeowners in Ontario look to...

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...