Canadian defined benefit pension schemes’ solvency deteriorates


The solvency ratio - the ratio of market value of plan assets to plan solvency liabilities - of Canadian private defined benefit pension (DB) schemes fell to 0.87 in June this year from 0.90 last December, the Canadian federal regulator has announced in the results of its latest six-month solvency test.

The solvency deterioration of the 400 regulated DB plans has been attributed to the weak pension fund returns in the first half of 2010 by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial

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