Pension Investments

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

Some of Canada’s biggest pension funds are backing an initiative to study challenges faced by pension plans, writes Jacqueline Nelson for the Globe and Mail. The Global Risk Institute, she writes, this week launched the National Pension Hub, designed to “generate new research on pension design, governance and...

A Kentucky senator thinks legalized marijuana can help lift the state’s pension system out of the weeds. The legislator,  Sen. Dan Seum (R-Fairdale), “believes desperate times require desperate measures, which is why he is backing the idea of legalizing and taxing marijuana for adult use as a way to dig out of the $30...

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

If 60 is the new 50, or even 40, then it falls to reason that 100 may well be the new 80. Whether or not one agrees with such assumptions, people are living longer and that has implications for retirement planning, writes Jason Heath for the Financial Post. “Canadians are living longer. In fact, half of Canadian babies...

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

It’s continued good news for Canada’s defined benefit pension plans as they see their solvency position strengthen. According to the Mercer Pension Health Index, “the solvency ratio of a hypothetical Canadian plan, rose to 106 per cent, compared with 102 per cent at the start of the year. Of Mercer’s plan clients, the...