CANADA - Strong stock market returns and a slight rebound in long-term federal bond yields in the fourth quarter allowed Canadian pension plans to make up for most of the losses incurred in Q2, figures from Mercer show.
The Mercer Pension Health Index, which measures the standing of a model pension plan, stood at 73% on December 31, up 5% over the quarter but down 1% on the year. The consultant said stocks put in a...
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