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Read the latest Pension Point of View, where you'll find industry insights and ideas on pension trends and plan design.

November 2017

In this version we consider the work of three experts on the impact of aging on our financial literacy skills. We also explore the impact of sex and gender on defined benefit plans.

June 2017

In this issue we provide an overview of the Pension Corporation’s first trustee education event, review Elizabeth J. Shilton’s book Empty Promises: Why Workplace Pension Law Doesn’t Deliver Pensions and explore sex and gender and how they impact defined benefit plans. We hope you enjoy the newsletter.

December 2016 (pdf)

This edition focuses on an increasingly popular yet controversial pension reform: increasing the retirement age. Does it work? Do older workers stay employed longer? And how are other benefit programs affected? These are some of the questions we tackle. Additionally, we bring you insights into longevity trends, seniors’ concerns—or lack thereof—over leaving an inheritance and the latest savings plan figures.

June 2016 (pdf)

This edition continues the theme of retirement preparedness from the previous newsletter and looks at how would-be retirees’ expectations stack up against actual experiences. Additionally, we ponder marketing strategies in plan member communications, different perspectives on the decision to retire and how to work better with age. New to this edition is a book review.

January 2016 (pdf)

This edition tackles a highly contested topic: are Canadians saving enough for retirement? Additionally, we look at data to expose retirement myths and financial literacy gaps, and compare pension fund importance relative to size of economy.

June 2015 (pdf)

This issue’s feature article adds some ammunition to the explosive debate on pension freedoms that allow plan members to unlock pension funds. Additionally, we scan data from an annual global retirement survey, as well as demystify the relationship between pension liabilities and credit ratings.

December 2014 (pdf)

In our feature article, “Move Over Freedom 55,” we look at the growing trend of continuing to work late in life, a topic that kept coming up at the conferences I attended this year. Here, we take a magnifying glass to the trend’s possible implications.

July 2014 (pdf)

This issue’s feature article puts the spotlight on a current pension hot topic—taking a closer look at recent pension reforms in 34 countries and distilling relevant information so you can get at what you need to know quickly.