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Proposed Changes to the Pension Investment Rules

The Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today proposed new regulations which will amend the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 (the Regulations). Among other things the proposed regulations include amendments...more

9/24/2014 - Canada Employee Benefits Pension Reform Pensions

OSFI Issues Guidance on When a Limited Partnership Meets Definition of “Pooled Fund” or “Mutual Fund”

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has posted guidance (the Guideline) on the question of whether a fund established as a limited partnership by a corporation meets the definition of “pooled fund” or...more

5/28/2014 - Canada Limited Partnerships Mutual Funds OSFI Pension Benefits Act Plan Administrators Pooled Investment Vehicles

Differentiating Pension Issues: TBPs vs. CPP

We noticed last week after the federal government’s welcome announcement to commence a consultation process on target benefit plans (TBPs) that much of the media coverage and discussion focussed on the Canada Pension Plan...more

4/30/2014 - Canada Defined Benefit Plans Defined Contribution Plans Employee Benefits Pensions

Practical Issues in Pension Fund Investing – Execution of Subscription Agreements

There is a famous phrase which is particularly apt in the area of pension fund investing – “the devil is in the details”. This is the first in a series on practical issues that arise in connection with investments by Canadian...more

4/7/2014 - Canada Pensions

Amendment to the 10% Rule for Ontario-Registered Plans Now in Force

We had reported a few weeks ago that the Ontario Government had posted for public consultation a proposed exemption to the 10% rule. The 10% rule limits the percentage of plan assets that can be invested in, or loaned to, any...more

3/12/2014 - Canada Investment Portfolios Pension Benefits Act Pensions

Ontario Government Posts Proposed Amendment to the 10% Rule for Consultation

The Ontario government has posted for public consultation a proposed exemption to the 10% rule which applies to investments of Ontario pension plans. Comments are due by February 18, 2014....more

2/7/2014 - Canada Pensions

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