Joe Nunes

June 22, 2020

Population Aging and Investing

Some of my readers like my submissions that are industry focused: commuted values, saving for retirement, etc.  Other readers like when I leave the trusted path […]
May 13, 2020

Dear PIAC – We are Here to Help

The May 8, 2020 letter from the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC) to the Commissioner of the Competition Bureau hit my desk this morning.  Thanks […]
April 20, 2020

COVID 19 – The Balancing Act

COVID-19 vs The Economy When anyone starts a conversation about ‘restarting the economy’ they are often quickly accused of being an insensitive rich person that doesn’t […]
April 13, 2020

Telecommuting

If you asked me, I would have said that telecommuting has been around since the 1990s.  When I looked it up it seems like it has […]
April 6, 2020

Commuted Values for Target Pension Arrangements

Editor’s Note:  This commentary was written before the April 6, 2020 announcement by the Actuarial Standards Board of the decision to delay the implementation for the […]
March 23, 2020

The Power of Postponed Retirement

This was supposed to be a big day for me.  Unfortunately for all of us, COVID-19 has taken over not only the entire media landscape but […]
March 9, 2020

A Perspective on Commuted Values

Editor’s Note:  This commentary was written before the April 6, 2020 announcement by the Actuarial Standards Board of the decision to delay the implementation for the […]
January 13, 2020

The 30th Actuarial Report on the CPP – December 31, 2018

Just as we were heading into the holidays, Canada’s chief actuary published the 30th Actuarial Report on the Canada Pension Plan as at December 31, 2018.  […]
November 25, 2019

Is it my turn to Retire? – Part ll

I was talking with a buddy last week who was having a crappy time at work.  Recent changes in the office has him working with new […]
November 12, 2019

DB Comeback – Part ll

It always feels a little self-serving to say anything positive about the future of DB plans.  With that said, I have spent most of the past […]
October 28, 2019

Sustainable Target Benefit Plans

Historically, industry conversations around pension plans have revolved around single-employer defined benefit pension plans (DB) and single-employer defined contribution programs (DC).  Much of the provincial and […]
September 30, 2019

You Can’t Out-invest a Savings Problem

The thing I love most about Toronto is the traffic.  Second on my list is the cost of parking.  Oh wait, my list was upside down, […]