Changing demographics, including a larger and more vocal retiree population, combined with the impact of market volatility, have made pensions a hot topic. The challenges of both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) plans are widely acknowledged and have sparked much innovative thinking on viable pension plan design options. Morneau Shepell is pleased to share its thought leadership in this area with the media and at speaking engagements.
News & Events
Retirement Income Underfunding
Financial Executives International Conference
In a discussion moderated by Paul Ledwell, Executive Vice-President of Canada's Public Policy Forum, Bill and Jim addressed the need for government, unions, business and citizens to focus on cooperating to achieve a sustainable system to fund pensions going forward. The two spoke of the need for Canada to enhance the current system.
Emerging Issues for DC Plans
Queen’s: Workplace Pensions: Next Generation or Final Frontier?
This presentation discusses the implications of the shift away from DB pensions and explores emerging legal issues for DC plans, some of which have already been litigated in the US.
Are Target Benefit Plans the Solution?
Benefits and Pensions Summit
This discussion looks at the pros and cons of Target Benefit Plans and what would be involved in transitioning to this new model.
Morneau Shepell Welcomes Government of Canada Plan to Allow Shared Risk Pension PlansApr 24, 2014
Achieving Employer and Employee Objectives Through Target Benefit Pension Plans
International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, March 20, 2014, Toronto This presentation examines the challenges facing traditional pension plans and outlines the advantages of a target benefit pension plan to both plan sponsors and plan members. It follows the New Brunswick government’s journey in establishing the Shared Risk Plan model, identifying the design issues and concerns raised by the many stakeholders, and discussing the testing required both to implement an SRP and for ongoing monitoring.