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    An update on capital markets’ influence on Canadian pension plans’ financial results
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    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — First Quarter 2019
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has remained relatively unchanged in the first quarter as positive investment returns were offset by an increase in the liability index. The net effect on our benchmark plan was a slight increase of 0.2% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 65.5 to 65.6) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — Fourth Quarter 2018
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has decreased in the fourth quarter primarily due to poor asset returns in the quarter. The net effect on our benchmark plan was a decrease of 4.2% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 68.4 to 65.5) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — Third Quarter 2018
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has increased in the third quarter primarily from a liability decrease due to an increase in discount rate combined with a small positive investment return. The net effect on our benchmark plan was an increase of 2.7% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 66.6 to 68.4) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — Second Quarter 2018
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has increased in the second quarter primarily from assets increase explained by the positive asset returns. This increase was partially offset by the positive liability growth rate shown in the quarter. The net effect on our benchmark plan was an increase of 2.0% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 65.3 to 66.6) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — First Quarter 2018
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has decreased in the first quarter primarily from a liability increase due to a decrease in discount rate combined with a small negative investment return. The net effect on our benchmark plan was a decrease of 2.4% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 66.9 to 65.3) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — Fourth Quarter 2017
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has decreased in the fourth quarter primarily due to an increase in the liability measure caused by falling long bond yields. The net effect on our benchmark plan considering both investment gains and liability increases was a decline of 0.5% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 67.2 to 66.9) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — Third Quarter 2017
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has increased in the third quarter primarily from a liability decrease due to an increase in discount rate combined with a small positive investment return. The net effect on our benchmark plan was an increase of 4.0% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 64.6 to 67.2) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — Second Quarter 2017
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has decreased in the second quarter primarily from a liability increase due to a decrease in discount rate offset slightly by a small positive investment return. The net effect on our benchmark plan was a decrease of 3.7% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 67.1 to 64.6) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — First Quarter 2017
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has increased in the first quarter primarily due to positive investment returns offsetting a modest liability increase due to a decrease in discount rate. The net effect on our benchmark plan was an increase of 0.6% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 66.7 to 67.1) for the quarter.
    • Canadian Pension Finance Watch — Fourth Quarter 2016
      The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index has increased in the fourth quarter primarily due to a jump in the liability discount rate, coupled with positive investment returns. The net effect on our benchmark plan was an increase of 8.8% in the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index (from 61.3 to 66.7) for the quarter.
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An update on capital markets’ influence on Canadian pension plans’ financial results
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