CANADA - Part of the government's CAN$52bn (US$43.7bn) Employment Insurance (EI) surplus should be used to safeguard pensions, the UFCW union has said.
The UFCW said pension fund assets had declined by over $100bn in the first quarter of 2008 alone, before the most severe market losses occurred, and the funding ratios of many Canadian plans had fallen...
CANADA - Canadian pension funds kept mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the country afloat in the third quarter, according to PwC.
CANADA - The nascent Canadian longevity risk transfer market could hit $20bn by 2020, Swiss Re finds.
CANADA/US - Teachers' Private Capital, a unit of the C$107.5bn ($106.4bn) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and the $37.3bn Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois have made equity investments to finance company NXT Capital.
CANADA - Canadian pensions marked their lowest quarterly returns since the start of the financial crisis on the back of world-wide market uncertainty, said RBC Dexia.
CANADA - CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) and Oxford Properties, the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, have teamed up to build the Royal Bank of Canada's new Toronto headquarters.