What’s New in Retirement

Current trends and developments effecting ARIA members.

Driven by a determination to provide the means for a secure retirement for millions of Californians currently without one, State Senator Kevin de León is a stroke of the pen away from seeing his vision become a reality. His bill to establish a low-cost, pooled-investment plan managed by the state cleared the state...

When voters in San Diego backed a proposition to move public employees from a DB pension plan to a 401(k) scheme, it seemed a clear sign citizens, or at least those who worked in the private sector, were turning away from a traditional and proven method of providing retirement security.However, that view was turned...

Aug, 2, 2012 - If one lesson can be learned from the UK’s pension experience over the past two decades, it’s that doing it collectively results in far better returns than going it alone. That’s what pension and financial expert David Pitt-Watson told British legislators following a comprehensive review of the...

July 19, 2012 - When Leo Kolivakis was completing his Masters in Economics at Montreal’s McGill University back in 1998, it’s a safe bet he didn’t envision a future as one of Canada’s preeminent observers and commentators on pensions and retirement issues. Yet, 12 years into the millennium, that’s exactly...

July 6, 2012 - Tyler Meredith, research director at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), and Robert Brown, former president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), join with other pension experts in warning a retirement crisis is heading our way, one that left unresolved will see a growing number...

The solution, he told the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), is both available and simple. A bigger CPP and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) would fill the gap being created by the loss of so many DB plans, and would provide secure income to all working Canadians during their retirement years.

May 31, 2012 - The great debate on retirement – can Canadians save enough on their own – came to the University of Toronto’s Hart House May 30 ... the purpose of debate was to get both sides of the issue of retirement savings out to the public