Global Pension News

(Dec. 2, 2015) The era of low interest rates and low inflation, and the subsequence impact on retirement savings, is here for the duration according to author and actuary Fred Vettese, writes Adam Mayers for Inside Belleville. It’s “going to profoundly affect our investments, how much and how long we save and our...

The initial board for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Administration Corporation (ORPP AC) will have Susan Wolburgh Jenah as chair, with Murray Gold and Richard Nesbitt as members. The board will be tasked with the job of overseeing the start-up activities of the ORPP AC. The minimum earnings threshold for the...

(Nov. 30, 2015) More American institutional investors are building environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their investments, reports Benefits and Pensions Monitor. The percentage of investors incorporating ESG factors increased to 39 for 37 per cent in 2015, reports The Monitor, with foundations at...

(Nov. 26, 2015) The initial board for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Administration Corporation (ORPP AC) was announced today (Thursday) as Ontario finance minister Charles Sousa released an economic statement, which including a progress report on the ORPP. The board will have Susan Wolburgh Jenah as chair, with...

(Nov. 26, 2015) With much of the developed world facing a retirement crisis driven by the lack of adequate retirement income, programs, like the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), are being crafted to bridge the income gap. Many financial experts are saying that solutions are coming too late for one demographic:...

(Nov. 25, 2015) Frailties in the global economic system contributed to a second consecutive quarter of negative growth for Canadian pensions, reports Benefits and Pensions Monitor. It’s a development not seen since 2009, according to the RBC Investor & Treasury Services ‘All Plan Universe,’ reports The...

(Nov. 25, 2015) Entrepreneurs are an enterprising lot, creating wealth and opportunity for themselves and others. But one area where they are not so enterprising is retirement income. Generally speaking, small-business owners aren’t saving for retirement. Writing for Yahoo Finance, Mary Beth Storjohann offers some tips...