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Trudeau's win could help Canadian infrastructure investing, supplemental plans
trueThe Oct. 19 victory by the Liberal Party in Canadian national elections could be a boost for infrastructure investments as well as a boon for a potential supplement to the country's national pension plan.
New prime minister expected to pursue boosting Canada Pension Plan
trueThe victory of the Liberal Party and its leader, Justin Trudeau, in the Canadian federal election, could result in the bolstering of the C$268.8 billion ($208 billion) Canada Pension Plan.
Republicans debate Social Security changes
trueSocial Security had a brief mention at the first Republican presidential candidate debate for the 2016 election on Thursday night, with two of the 10 highest-polling Republican candidates discussing it.
Conservative Party's election victory boosts U.K. markets
trueThe U.K. equities market received a boost Friday from an unanticipated outcome in the general election, with the Conservative Party set to form an outright majority government.
Pension policy is the focus in lawyer's U.K. campaign
trueRobin Ellison, a pension lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP, author of pension law textbooks, visiting professor and former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, is looking to add member of Parliament to his list of credentials.
Retirement issues likely to be addressed by Republican-led Congress
trueRetirement issues rarely came up during federal elections that gave Republicans control of the House and Senate on Tuesday, but that is expected to change when the 114th Congress convenes in January.
Public pension funds play supporting roles in state elections
truePublic pension plans are being hit with a mixture of ethics complaints, ballot initiatives and election contests, with candidates using pension reform as an appeal to voters.
Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo wins gubernatorial primary
trueRhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, the architect of changes in the state’s public pension system, won the Democratic primary for governor with 42.2% of the vote.
S.C. Treasurer Loftis re-elected; Rep. Cantor loses primary
trueCurtis M. Loftis Jr. was re-elected as state treasurer of South Carolina on Tuesday, while House Majority Leader, and Wall Street ally, Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his Republican primary the same night.
Pace of pension reform ebbs after 49 states change laws
trueAs the flood of reform efforts aimed at public pension funds becomes a trickle, the main concern is whether the newfound fiscal discipline will hold.
Argentina loses bid for full-court rehearing of bond appeal
trueArgentina lost its bid for a rehearing of a federal appeals court ruling against it in litigation over $1.5 billion in the nation's defaulted bonds.
Cincinnati voters soundly reject pension measure
trueCincinnati voters rejected a ballot initiative Tuesday that would have created an amendment to the city's charter changing certain retirement benefits of the Cincinnati Retirement System.
Cincinnati voters consider confusing pension measure
trueA ballot initiative in Cincinnati's citywide elections on Tuesday proposes an amendment to the city's charter that could create a new defined contribution plan as well as require the Cincinnati Retirement System to reach a 100% funded status in 10 years.
Stringer, Burnett compete for NYC comptroller post
trueThe race for New York City comptroller, a job that includes managing the $145 billion New York City Retirement Systems, is a study in contrasts as well as similarities between Republican John Burnett and Democrat Scott Stringer.
L.A. pension reform referendum fails to make ballot
trueAn effort to hold a referendum on replacing Los Angeles' three city pension plans with a defined contribution plan for new employees, proposed by former Mayor Richard Riordan, was temporarily put on hold.