What’s New in Retirement

Current trends and developments effecting ARIA members.

Bob Dylan once sang about the need to get close to the teacher “if you want to learn anything,” presumedly advising his listeners that proximity to the subject is key for lessons learned. So when James Davis, OPTrust’s Chief Investment Officer, talks about getting close to the coalface of the market, he’s...

The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) and SHARE are joining to present the BC Pension Forum, which includes a pre-forum event, Pension Boot Camp. The forum is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver, with pre-forum events, like the Boot Camp, planned for the 23rd, as is Trustee...

Advocacy for adequate retirement income features prominently on the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s (HOOPP) newly redesigned website, with a section focused exclusively on retirement security issues. “The advocacy section is an excellent resource for those interested in pension and advocacy issues …...

It started as a lunch meeting but by the time it had finished, it became a meeting of the minds over the need to solve the retirement crisis by launching a new national program to deliver workers adequate retirement income. Pension expert and academic Teresa Ghilarducci, a renowned labour economist, broke bread with...

“Baby boomer women ­– the first generation to approach retirement age under these conditions – find themselves in the workforce well into retirement age and facing poverty rates close to 12 per cent.” – Jennifer Erin Brown  A recent report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) concludes...

Saving for retirement can be a risky business, especially if one doesn’t have the security of a traditional pension. Numerous factors from lack of financial knowledge to market upheavals can imperil retirement savings, a stark reality constantly confronting individual investors. When volatility in markets spike,...

Today’s seniors, Susan Eng recently told a summit of pension experts, are not your grandmother’s seniors. The differences are obvious: baby boomers are living longer and healthier than previous generations, and they bring with them an unwillingness to settle into the comforts of old age – to not go gently into...