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Matching money manager fees to performance

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 .

Second Quarter 2011 Review

Canadian Equity The Canadian stock market continued to be resilient in the first quarter as a global economic recovery drove the S&P/TSX Composite to a gain of +3.1%. This is the fourth consecutive quarter of positive returns. Nine of the ten equity sectors finished positive. The strongest performing sectors were financials, health care and consumer...

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...

First Quarter 2011 Review

Continuing the trend of the second half of 2010, the Canadian equity market posted strong first quarter results with the S&P/TSX Composite Index up 5.6% over the period. Gains were led by the health care sector (which represents only 1% of the overall Index) and the energy sector as crude oil prices increased in the face of rising political tension...

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 .

The Economy and Financial Markets Review - Q4 2010

With strong market performance in the second half of 2010, driven by improving and stabilizing economic data, most markets have recovered nearly all the value that was lost during the crash of late 2008. The Canadian stock market had a strong fourth quarter with the S&P/TSX Composite Index up 9.4%. The materials and energy sectors led the gains as...

The Economy and Financial Markets - Third Quarter 2010

Global stock markets rebounded during the third quarter although they remain volatile. While investors continued to cling to perceived safety in assets such as gold and federal debt, strengthening economic numbers began to appear and provided markets with some optimism later in the quarter. The Canadian stock market roared back in the third quarter with the...

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...