From the Pension Experts

Jim Keohane, President and CEO of HOOPP (photo at left), was interviewed on the Business News Network (BNN) on HOOPP’s investment strategy and perspective on the importance of the defined benefit model in providing adequate replacement income in retirement.

How valuable are traditional pensions? So valuable that younger workers consider the prospects for retirement security a key component of a career search, says Diane Oakley, executive director of the U.S.-based National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS). “It’s intriguing to me that young people don’t want...

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...