Good pensions fund good infrastructure. Good infrastructure pays for good pensions. This crucial relationship is only noticed when they both go missing, as the United States, United Kingdom, and several other countries discover. Having largely dismantled the company defined-benefit pensions of yesteryear, they are now struggling to turn fragmented individualRead More →

By Nichola Saminather, Maiya Keidan TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian pension funds and insurers face a shrinking universe of higher-quality private debt investments to boost returns in a low-yield world as the coronavirus pandemic crushed many companies, while the banks continue to lend to the best. The Caisse de Depot etRead More →

The European Commission on Tuesday attracted record orders of more than 233 billion euros from more than 500 investors for the inaugural bonds issued under SURE, the EU’s program to safeguard jobs during the crisis. coronaviruses. IPE contacted European pension investors to find out more about their involvement – ​​orRead More →

Four leading North American pension funds helped launch the Global Peer Financing Association to advance peer-to-peer securities lending by asset owners, the group announced Thursday. Pension funds – the $396.9 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Sacramento, the $94.1 billion ($72 billion) Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan in Toronto, theRead More →

(Adds details on stock market crash, potential increase in pension contributions, credit implications of investment losses) CHICAGO, March 24 (Reuters) – The stock market crash and economic fallout from the coronavirus has resulted in nearly $1 trillion in investment losses for U.S. public pension funds, Moody’s Investors Service said onRead More →

Bombay : Canadian pension funds are seeking to exploit the private debt space in India, where a prolonged credit crunch is hampering companies’ ability to raise funds from traditional lending sources. This includes Canada’s largest pension fund manager, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which, according to a DecemberRead More →

A once unthinkable collapse in global bond yields is forcing pension funds to buy bonds offering negative yields, jeopardizing the financial security of future retirees. U.S. institutions managing trillions of dollars in retirement savings — including California’s public employee retirement system, Sacramento — $376.3 billion — cut return expectations. Japan’sRead More →

Insurance companies and pension funds are not really financial instruments as a whole. However, the components of their activities can and may be worth closer examination for further investigation into financial instruments. Key points to remember Overall, insurance companies and pension funds are generally not considered financial instruments. Insurance companiesRead More →

In recent years, traditional retirement plans, also called pension funds, have been gradually disappearing from the private sector. Today, public sector employees, such as civil servants, are the largest group with active and growing pension funds. This article explains how other traditional pension plans work. Key points to remember TraditionalRead More →

A superannuation plan is a retirement plan that requires an employer to make contributions to a pool of funds set aside for a worker’s future benefits. The fund pool is invested in the employee’s name, and earnings on the investments generate income for the retired worker. Pension fund assets mustRead More →

At first glance, lofty investment return assumptions may seem unreasonably optimistic, but pension plans have a potential justification. Some accounting rules for public pension plans provide grounds for optimism, as public plans discount their liabilities based on their assumed rate of return rather than a credit rate of appropriate duration.Read More →