Category: CAP Governance

Six questions to ask your investment consultant: Part 2

Ryan Kuruliak, Vice President, has written a follow-up article to "Six questions to ask your investment consultant". Ryan's previous article examined three themes—investment consultant expertise, service models/service delivery and retention of professional staff—in the context of questions to include when creating a request for proposal (RFP) for...

Six questions to ask your investment consultant: Part 1

Ryan Kuruliak, Vice President, has written a recent article in Benefits Canada entitled Six questions to ask your investment consultant: Part I "The goal of the RFP exercise is to find an investment consultant who will become a trusted advisor to fiduciaries; thus, it is critical that the RFP exercise identify the most appropriate candidates who are capable...

"What is Pension Governments?"

Gord Lewis, Vice President, takes a look back at the evolution of pension governance over the past 20 years in this article from the December 2011 edition of Benefit and Pensions Monitor.

CAP member advice: The elephant in the room

In this article, Ryan Kuruliak, Vice-President, explores the concept of plan member advice from a Canadian Capital Accumulation Plan (CAP) sponsor's perspective.

Ontario — New Marriage Breakdown Regulations

Effective January 1, 2012, new regulations relating to the division of pension assets on the breakdown of a marriage will come into effect in Ontario. Please see this recent Pension Update from Proteus for more information.

Benefits Canada Target Date Article - Part 2

In this article, Ryan Kuruliak, Vice President, further examines Target Date Funds in Canada and provides a framework for institutional investors to evaluate the options in the market place. This article could also be found on Other Benefit Canada Expert Panel articles written by Ryan are a archived here .

Finding the Target (Date Fund)

Ryan Kuruliak, Vice President recently completed an article for Benefits Canada's Expert Panel relating to Target Date Fund evaluation. This first article focuses on Glide Path construction. Check back often for more articles in this series along with other topics of interest to institutional investors and pension plans. This article could also be found on...

DC Pensions - Prudent Risk Management Pays Off

With the amount of commentary related to plan sponsor fiduciary risks associated with Defined Contribution plans one would think the logical solution is just to steer clear of them. Fortunately, plan members have demonstrated that the lifetime value of this benefit is well worth the business resources required to ensure the risks are managed prudently. The...

Proposed Pension Reforms in Ontario

On December 9, 2009, the Government of Ontario tabled legislation proposing changes to the provincial system governing private pensions. Bill 236 stems from recommendations of the 2008 Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions. The reforms in the Bill include: •Clarifying the benefits of plan members affect by lay-offs and eliminating partial wind-ups •...