Pension Financial Results – News on Your Pension Sustainability

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) finds itself fully funded for the fifth consecutive year, coming in at 105 per cent funded as of the beginning of the year. It had a total net fund return of 9.7 per cent for 2017, bringing net assets to $189.5 billion and marking approximately a tenfold increase...

Teachers across Kentucky are up in arms following the passage of legislation that impacts pension provision for the state’s educators. Two of the state’s largest districts were among 22 across Kentucky closed when hundreds of educators refused to work after legislators approved a pension bill in a surprise vote, writes...

New research from the UK reveals the extent of continued retirement insecurity in that country, with data from Prudential indicating improvement in providing income security but showing “the shocking fact 12 per cent will have no pension,” writes Darius McQuaid for The Express. Additionally, the research found that 10...

A decade-and-a-half old provision that allowed cuts to pension benefits is invalid according to the union representing Carlton University workers now on strike. “Lawyers for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2424, which represents striking workers at Carleton University, filed a complaint with the...

A group of Texas accountants are giving students a little story of ‘Jack and Diane,’ two American kids in need of some financial education. They are “looking forward to heading out in the world as a married couple with advanced degrees, secure jobs and, eventually, two kids and a pink house,” writes Lynn Brezosky for the...

Pensions are under attack globally as evidenced by the strike at more than 60 UK universities, writes Stuart J. Murray, a professor at Carlton University which is currently experiencing a strike of its own. Staff at Carlton are walking the picket line carrying signs that say ‘Hands off my Pension.’ A wider trend of...