Investments

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 […]
October 15, 2019

What can DB Sponsors Expect at Year-end?

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2019, it is worthwhile for pension plan sponsors to review their plan’s recent investment performance and current funded status, […]
November 26, 2018

OCIO – New Idea or Not

CRA, FSCO, PBGF, LCBO….we love our acronyms in the pension industry.  Here is a new one – OCIO – which stands for Outsourced Chief Investment Officer.  […]
May 12, 2017

The Music Just Stopped – Housing Prices, Home Capital and Moody’s

I hope readers all remember the childhood game of musical chairs.  Kids walk in a circle around a set of chairs while music plays – when […]
January 17, 2017

De-risking in 2017

The last decade has seen much written and discussed about de-risking and in fact as I look back I started seeing this discussion emerge twenty years […]
January 3, 2017

It’s January 3, 2017 – let’s start the year off with some good news

With 2016 now in the past, it is time for pension plan sponsors to take stock and plan for 2017. Solvency position at December 31, 2016 […]
October 31, 2016

Two Worlds Collide – Golf & Pension Investments

  Some of you may know that my main hobby away from work is golf.  I am not particularly good at the game of golf– largely […]
February 9, 2016

How Much Does It Cost?

I think that all of us in society often spend too much time worrying about how much something costs and don’t spend enough time thinking about […]
January 2, 2014

It’s January 2, 2014 – How Good Is It?

What a difference a year makes!  Last year I updated readers on the mediocre year we had in 2012 for gaining ground in funding defined benefit pension […]