Investments

September 17, 2019

BC Pension Funding Consultation – Why can’t we all get along?

Last month, while many of us were on vacation, the British Columbia government continued their consultations on their pension funding framework by publishing a report from […]
August 6, 2019

Pension Fund Investment – Is Bigger Always Better?

Dean’s recent commentary on Apollo 11 and Target Benefit Plans started me thinking about my mission in the pension industry.  Although I couldn’t see it clearly […]
March 26, 2019

The 2019 Federal Budget – New Policy Initiatives Could Provide Canadians With More Flexibility

The 2019 Federal Budget that was released last week includes a few proposals that could dramatically change the landscape for retirement savings in Canada.  With the […]
February 11, 2019

Discount Rates – What is all the fuss about?

In recent months two interesting research papers were issued.  The first, published by the Fraser Institute and authored by Malcolm Hamilton and Phillip Cross is Risk […]
August 27, 2018

CAAT DBplus – A Step in the Right Direction

There is an interesting development in the Canadian pension landscape that has the potential to be a real game changer.  Earlier this year, the CAAT Pension […]
June 19, 2018

Discharge Upon Annuity Purchase

On July 1, 2018, Section 43.1 of the Ontario Pension Benefits Act comes into effect, providing Administrators’ of single-employer defined benefit pension plans with the ability […]
December 1, 2016

Taking responsibility – Saving for retirement in a DC world

    I have been so busy writing about government fantasies that I have fallen behind on writing about the pension arrangements that now cover most […]
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 […]
November 27, 2015

Are Annuities the Answer?

When I started writing about three years ago, one of the first topics on my list was to discuss annuities and the merits of these financial […]
February 2, 2015

Can it get worse?

February 2, 2015 – it took a little longer to get into work in the Tecumseh office this morning having to first dig out from about […]
June 4, 2014

Active vs Passive Management

I regularly remind our clients that Actuarial Solutions Inc. does not give investment advice.  We don’t give investment advice for two reasons – the first is […]