Pension Investments

(April 24, 2015) OPTrust, which administers the OPSEU Pension Plan for more than 86,000 members and retirees, reported 2014 investment returns of 12 per cent, net of external management fees. In doing so the plan outperformed its benchmark return of 6.2 per cent, increasing its assets to $17.5 billion by the end of...

(April 21, 2015) Retired New Brunswick civil servants who are in court fighting the government over unilateral changes to their pensions have been offered a new deal, reports CBC News. The offer reportedly deals with two of the retirees main concerns about the risk-sharing model introduced by the previous NB...

(April 21, 2015) If there is comfort in company, the nearly one third of Americans who have almost nothing put aside for retirement should feel it bit better about their dilemma. Retirement insecurity is a concern that stretches across the developed world, as millions of people look at retirement with worry if not...

Upping the annual contribution limit for the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) to $10,000 from $5,500 will “provide Canadians with an opportunity to accumulate tax-free savings at a significantly higher rate over the course of their adult years,” writes Karen Tarbox at Benefits Canada. However, according to the 2015...

April 25, 2012 – The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is receiving kudos for its 2011 return on investment, however the success didn’t happen overnight, says HOOPP President & CEO Jim Keohane. Rather, a success like last year’s 12.19 investment return is the result of an investment approach and structure 10...