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    Quebec amends the funding rules for defined benefit multi-jurisdictional pension plans to reintroduce solvency funding with a reduced target solvency ratio
  • Newsletter

    Companies preparing for Year 2 CEO pay ratio disclosures now have more questions to consider. Recently, Fortune 500 company compensation committees began receiving a letter from a group of 48 institutional investors requesting that they disclose more so that shareholders have additional information on workforce compensation practices. This is the first of two blog posts that consider how companies should respond.

    Steve Seelig, Jamie Teo and Rich Luss

  • Newsletter

    What’s clear from the recent Securities and Exchange (SEC) roundtable on the proxy voting process and subsequent press accounts is that concerned parties have very different agendas for possible next steps. We offer some of our impressions of the recent meeting.

    Steve Seelig and Puneet Arora

  • Newsletter
    On a quarterly basis, the Group Annuity Purchase Team at Willis Towers Watson contacts insurance companies to obtain updates on the Canadian group annuity market.
  • Newsletter

    Companies are deep in preparation for year-end executive pay decisions and disclosures, and to launch 2019 pay plans. Success will depend on their ability to navigate numerous issues. Our December 6 webcast will provide you with needed information to make informed decisions.

    Don Delves

  • Newsletter

    Companies are under increasing pressure to review and consider the role of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within the business. This is not necessarily a new concept, but has been increasing in prominence given pressures from investors and proxy advisory firms.

    Ryan Resch

  • Newsletter
    BC’s Employer Health Tax will be effective on January 1, 2019. It will help pay the costs of British Columbia’s public health plan.
  • Newsletter
    November’s edition of Global Markets Overview hightlights that the volatility which we witnessed in global asset markets in October has continued into November and sufficiently strong GDP growth has eroded most of the spare capacity in the global economy, prompting most major central banks to begin to gradually tighten financial conditions.
  • Newsletter

    On November 19, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released details of its Americas proxy voting policy updates for 2019. The updates address topics previously raised in policy surveys such as additional financial measures in the quantitative pay-for-performance screen and board diversity.

    Jim Kroll, Torie Nilsen and Alex Pattillo

  • Newsletter

    For a number of years, compensation committees (CC) have received greater scrutiny and an expanded remit to address say on pay, shareholder engagement, pay for performance, CEO pay ratio and related disclosures. More recently, that remit has continued to expand, as CCs are increasingly responsible for broader human resource issues that are seen as critical areas of risk and/or areas for potential differentiation and value creation.

    Ryan Resch and Don Delves

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