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2014 Articles


2014-11-19
Investment Info Bulletin as of November 30, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending November 30, 2014...

2014-11-19
Updating address information in time for the year-end statement
Please update your plan participant addresses if they have changed.

2014-11-19
Last quarter’s regulatory developments
An overview of the major legislative and regulatory projects in development for Q3 2014

2014-11-19
Do your employees have a LIRA or a LIF?
New VRSP and PRPP regulations impacts federal and provincial LIRAs and LIFs...

2014-11-19
Desjardins Insurance: promoting plain and simple communication
Desjardins Insurance reinforces our commitment to educating participants and making it easier for them to understand financial concepts...

2014-11-19
“Perfect match” contest
All group RRSP participants will have a perfect chance to win up to $2,500*

2014-11-19
Monique F. Leroux named CEO of the year by Les Affaires newspaper
On December 3, Monique F. Leroux received the CEO of the Year award from Les Affaires in the Large Business category...

2014-11-19
What’s all the fuss about big data
It works in the retail world, and when it comes to your group retirement plan, it can help you deliver a more targeted participant education program...

2014-11-19
Economic Commentary for the 3rd Quarter of 2014
The essential of the economic and financial news, at a glance...

2014-10-20
Monique Leroux recognized in the business community
Monique Leroux was ranked 19th among Canada’s most powerful business people by Canadian Business and named “The Person of the week” by La Presse...

2014-10-20
Major reform for Alberta pension plans
The new Alberta Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) is now in force. Find out how this important reform will affect your DC or DB plan...

2014-10-20
The CC&L Canadian Equity Fund available soon
It will be added to our investment platform on October 24, 2014...

2014-10-20
Funds – What’s new
News from Pimco and Beutel Goodman...

2014-10-20
Investment Info Bulletin as of September 30, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending September 30, 2014...

2014-10-20
Amener le participant à bon port
Disponible en français seulement...

2014-10-20
DFS BlackRock® LifePath® 2015 Index fund to merge with DFS BlackRock® LifePath® Retirement Index I fund
The change takes place as the DFS BlackRock® LifePath® 2015 Index fund is reaching its target date...

2014-09-15
Your opinion matters
How can we serve you better? You might be asked to take part in our annual client satisfaction survey...

2014-09-15
Ontario’s Budget Bill 14 now in effect.
This Bill changes spousal entitlements for pension plan death benefits in Ontario...

2014-09-15
Two funds added to our offer
Our fund offer now includes the Beutel Goodman Fundamental Canadian Equity Fund and the DFS BlackRock® Global Real Estate Index Fund...

2014-09-15
Fund manager news
News from GE International Equity Fund, Trimark Income Growth Fund and Sprucegrove Investment’s International Equity and Global Equity Funds...

2014-09-15
Everyone learns differently, so why not give them more choices?
Desjardins Insurance’s augmented reality-based videos put the fun back into retirement planning...

2014-09-15
Economic Commentary for the 2nd Quarter of 2014
The essential of the economic and financial news, at a glance...

2014-09-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of August 31, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending August 31, 2014...

2014-09-15
Withdrawal of the Desjardins Global Real Estate fund and fund manager change for the Fiera U.S. Equity Index Hedged Fund
These changes will be effective October 24, 2014 and will affect several groups...

2014-07-24
Your participants’ retirement savings come to life!
The Your way Desjardins app now features two new augmented reality videos for smart devices…

2014-07-24
Transform your statement into cash contest
Encourage your plan participants to use an online statement...

2014-07-24
Investment Info Bulletin as of June 30, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending June 30, 2014...

2014-07-24
Plan Sponsor Ecosystem wins top honours from IFCA
Desjardins Insurance’s Group Retirement Savings has been recognized by IFCA again this year, for their innovative Plan Sponsor service offer, the “Plan Sponsor Ecosystem”...

2014-07-24
Minor Changes to Melodia Funds’ Allocation
Desjardins Global Asset Management has made minor changes to the allocation of Melodia Growth Funds...

2014-07-24
Funds – what’s new
News from Fiera Capital, CI Investments and Desjardins Global Asset Management...

2014-07-24
Is your business required to comply with the VRSP Law?
The VRSP Law is now in effect. How do you determine if your business needs to comply?...

2014-05-26
Part of your ecosystem
Find out how Desjardins Insurance helps you reach your business goals with efficient, integrated plan management...

2014-05-26
Registration for the plan sponsor services website is now easier
We have simplified the process so new users can choose their own user ID and password online to access the Plan sponsor services website.

2014-05-26
News from our Fund Managers
News from Greystone, Beutel Goodman and MFS...

2014-05-26
Economic Commentary for the 1st Quarter of 2014
The essential of the economic and financial news, at a glance...

2014-05-26
Investment Info Bulletin as of April 30, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending April 30, 2014...

2014-05-26
Desjardins Insurance gets noticed at the Benefits & Pension Summit in Toronto
The Desjardins Insurance team presented our new Your way Desjardins app and augmented reality videos.

2014-05-26
Practical Solutions for a Turbulent World
This is the theme of the 45th CPBI Forum.

2014-05-26
Updating address information in time for the June statement
Please keep us updated of any changes to your plan participant addresses...

2014-04-28
Value of Desjardins brand one of the fastest growing in Canada
In its yearly ranking of brand value, Brand Finance noted a 51.1% increase in value by the Desjardins brand over the previous year.

2014-04-28
Desjardins Payroll and Human Resources Services does even more for its GRS clients
Desjardins Payroll and Human Resources Services now automatically transfers termination information and changes to participant information, as well as group savings remittances.

2014-04-28
Investment Info Bulletin as of March 31, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending March 31, 2014...

2014-04-28
New CAPSA guidelines for DC Plans
The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) has just released new Guidelines for Defined Contribution Plans.

2014-04-28
Annual Information Return – what you need to know
Employers offering a DCPP must produce an Annual Information Return each year.

2014-04-28
Now you can manage your plan, your way!
The Participant Management section of the plan sponsor website makes it easy to administer your plan electronically without a lot of time-consuming paperwork or delay.

2014-04-28
A record number of participants turn to the website to manage their plan
Results from our research show that participants are becoming more engaged in their retirement plan thanks to our online tools...

2014-04-28
What’s new with our Fund Managers
News from Montrusco Bolton Investments, Gestion FÉRIQUE and Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund.

2014-04-28
Important Fund Changes to our SME investment solution (Foresight)
As of June 2014, our SME solution, better known as the “Foresight solution” will undergo fund changes. The funds contained in our current offer will be closed and their assets transferred to our Melodia funds.

2014-04-28
Winners of the " 1,2,3,$ " RRSP contest
Participants who made a contribution to their group RRSP or who transferred funds had a chance to double the amount of their contribution.

2014-03-24
Managing retirement: There's an app for that!
The “Desjardins Your way” application gives participants access to all our mobile tools and a unique augmented reality experience...

2014-03-24
RRSP receipts are now available online
Note that RRSP receipts for the first 60 days of 2014 are now available on the Participant Website...

2014-03-24
Desjardins at CPBI Saskatchewan event
The CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Council will host its fourth annual regional conference on April 9 & 10, 2014, at the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina...

2014-03-24
Desjardins at industry events
Visit Desjardins at the BC Human Resources Management Association Conference & tradeshow...

2014-03-24
Investment Info Bulletin as of February 28, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending February 28, 2014...

2014-03-24
Manage and Win contest - and the winners are…
Using one of our EDT services paid off for these plan sponsors...

2014-03-24
Desjardins Financial Security reports record net income for 2013
Desjardins Financial Security remains focused on growth with record net income of $382M at the end of fiscal 2013...

2014-03-24
Keeping your finger on the pulse of your group retirement savings plan
The new plan sponsor services website helps you monitor the progress of your plan. Read more about our reports and features...

2014-03-24
What’s new with our Fund Managers
News from CI Investments, Fidelity Investments, Fiera Capital and Invesco Trimark...

2014-03-24
Quebec releases draft Regulation regarding VRSPs
Published on March 12, this draft regulation specifically outlines investment options and applicable participant rules...

2014-02-25
T4 slip – Information for employers
And for Quebec employers only, guide to filing RL2 slips – Retirement and annuity income

2014-02-25
Investment Info Bulletin as of January 31, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending January 31, 2014...

2014-02-25
Economic Commentary for the 4th Quarter of 2013
The essential of the economic and financial news, at a glance...

2014-02-25
What’s new with our Fund Managers
News from BlackRock, Fidelity Investments, Invesco Trimark, PIMCO and OceanRock Investments Inc...

2014-02-25
Changes at Jarislowsky Fraser
This information affects two funds on our fund platform: Jarislowsky Fraser Canadian Equity and Jarislowsky Fraser Balanced...

2014-02-25
Essential satisfaction survey winner
Many of you completed the satisfaction survey on our newsletter – see who won the draw...

2014-02-25
1,2,3, $ RRSP Contest – last days!
Your participants still have a chance to win up to $2,500 until February 28...

2014-02-25
Reach your business objectives even faster on new secure website!
Online plan management, contributions remittance, information and new features: our updated website gives you even more...

2014-02-25
On Target Retirement – 2014 update
Your participants’ favorite tool has been updated so they can accurately plan their retirement savings strategy!

2014-01-20
Kids and money: A bad match?
Not at all! As early as age six, kids can begin to understand where money comes from, what saving means and how to compare prices.

2014-01-20
Reminder – The 1,2,3, $ RSP Contest is in full swing!
By contributing or transferring to their group RRSP, your participants have a chance to win up to $2,500...

2014-01-20
Investment Info Bulletin as of December 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending December 31, 2013...

2014-01-20
New names for the DEX Indices
This is following the creation of the new FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Market joint venture...

2014-01-20
Reminder - Ontario – Important information on LIRA and LIF
Some requests for unlocking funds in locked-in accounts must now be sent directly to us...

2014-01-20
Your participants’ statements come to life!
A new app gives your participants a unique augmented reality experience, on their smart device. Test it now!…

2014-01-20
Keeping it simple: lump-sum contributions, tax receipts and slips online
We simplify your participant's life with their group savings retirement plan. They have direct access to a variety of online transactions...
 
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