Category: Governance

"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...

Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute / Benefits Canada - DB Governance

Ryan Kuruliak, Vice President was the featured presenter at the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI) Fundamentals Series on DB Pensions. His discussion covered the future of DB plans in Canada from a governance perspective. His discussion was covered in Benefits Canada .

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...

Pension plans may be underutilizing the services of their consultant

Pension committees are typically composed of management staff with core responsibilities which have nothing to do with pension governance and investment monitoring. For this reason, it is not unusual for pension committees to engage third party consultants to periodically facilitate investment reviews. One could equate this to periodically getting different...

Proposed changes for Ontario Pension Plans – Bill 236

The Pension Benefits Amendment Act, 2009(Bill 236) which received first reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on December 9, 2009 proposes a number of changes that will affect both plan sponsors and plan members of pension plans. The proposed changes include: •Immediate vesting upon joining plan •Elimination of partial plan windups •Increase in...