Desjardins Insurance Essential of Group Retirement Savings

2017 Articles


2018-12-17
Missing enrolments: Notify your participants
Missing enrolments: Notify your participants

2018-12-17
Updating plan member addresses
Updating plan member addresses

2018-12-17
Deadline for withdrawal requests
Deadline for withdrawal requests

2018-12-17
Deadline for deposits into all plans
Deadline for deposits into all plans

2018-12-17
Investment Info as of November 30, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund lineup, for the period ending November 30, 2018...

2018-12-17
Online enrolment is now 100% mobile
An updated online enrolment feature was released on December 8 and is now available on mobile devices…

2018-12-17
News from our fund managers
Change at Mirova and DGIA...

2018-12-17
Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador – Changes to the Life income fund (LIF)
Retraite Québec and the Newfoundland and Labrador Superintendent of Pensions have modified rules applicable to LIFs...

2018-12-17
Missing enrolment process
Missing enrolment process

2018-12-17
Your year-end calendar
Important deadlines, reminders, our holiday schedule etc...

2018-12-17
December and January: Important months for employers that offer a VRSP
In December, you have to send a message to employees who opted out of the VRSP. In January, you have to increase the default contribution rate to 4%...

2018-12-17
RRIF and LIF payments
Payments' calendar

2018-12-17
Contest: Your engagement is key. Encourage your members!
Members must view their personalized video or update their data in On Target Retirement between December 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019...

2018-12-17
Holiday schedule
Customer Contact Centre and Plan Sponsor Services

2018-12-17
The essential is getting a makeover in January!
Learn about what’s in store for you in our new format…

2018-12-17
New educational videos from January
Master key concepts to plan your personal finances with confidence...

2018-12-17
Is your vacation coming up? Who will replace you?
Leave with peace of mind by doing these two simple things…

2018-12-17
RRSP contribution reminder – the first 60 days
March 1st, 2019, is the official deadline for participants to contribute to their RRSPs for the 2018 taxation year…

2018-11-14
Investment Info as of October 31, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund lineup, for the period ending October 31, 2018...

2018-11-14
Don’t let your participants who are turning 71 in 2018 slip through the cracks
These individuals could be taxed needlessly if they don’t convert their RPP, VRSP, RRSP or DPSP before December 31, 2018...

2018-11-14
Terminate plan members directly at dfs.ca/plansponsor
Follow these steps...

2018-11-14
Changes to our Multi-Management and Desjardins portfolios of funds
These changes affect the composition and rebalancing process...

2018-11-14
Tools for dealing with rising interest rates
Have a look at the budget calculator and get tips from Penny...

2018-11-14
Monitoring of our fund lineup
Our fund watch list as at September 30, 2018, is now available...

2018-11-14
Group Retirement Savings: teaming up to do good!
Our way to celebrate Co-op Week...

2018-11-14
Addition to the investment platform
A new fund will be added to the platform on November 30...

2018-11-14
Economic commentary for the third quarter of 2018
Investors had plenty to contemplate over the last quarter, including an escalation in President Trump’s protectionist agenda, turmoil in the emerging markets and a politically charged environment in Europe...

2018-11-14
The “Look at your future” contest
Members must view their personalized video or update their data in On Target Retirement between December 1, 2018, and March 1, 2019...

2018-11-14
News from our fund managers
Changes at Invesco and Addenda...

2018-10-15
Don’t let your participants who are turning 71 in 2018 slip through the cracks
These individuals could be taxed needlessly if they don’t transfer out any amounts in their RPP, VRSP, RRSP or DPSP before December 31, 2018...

2018-10-15
News from our fund managers
Organizational changes at MFS

2018-10-15
Winners of the "$500 just like magic (well, almost)" contest
Thank you for helping us promote the contest to your participants...

2018-10-15
Investment Info as of September 30, 2018
Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending September 30, 2018...

2018-10-15
When should you start contributing to your DPSP?
Profits before contributions...

2018-10-15
Missing enrolments: notify your plan members
A missing enrolment can lead to unfortunate consequences for participants. You must ask them to complete their enrolment as soon as possible...

2018-09-18
Canada Post Strike Looms
A possible Canada Post work stoppage is anticipated on September 26...

2018-09-18
Updates to the participant website continue
The home page and many other pages have been updated and will be available on mobile devices starting September 23...

2018-09-18
Last few days of the contest!
There are only a few days left before the end of the "$500 just like magic (well, almost)" contest...

2018-09-18
Investment Info as of August 31, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund lineup, for the period ending August 31, 2018...

2018-09-18
Change at Franklin Templeton
Nomination at Franklin Templeton...

2018-09-18
Changes to Melodia Funds
The composition of the Melodia Growth Funds was revised…

2018-09-18
New administrative guide
The administrative guide and its appendices have been updated on the Plan Sponsor Services website...

2018-08-13
Fund offering update
Certain funds will be withdrawn from the platform on September 14...

2018-08-13
Additions to the investment platform
Two new funds will be added to the platform on September 14...

2018-08-13
Investment Info as of July 31, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund lineup, for the period ending July 31, 2018...

2018-08-13
How to win “$500 just like magic (well, almost)”
Will you have a winner among your participants?

2018-08-13
News from our fund managers
Changes at DGIA, Addenda, CI Signature, Triasima and Epoch...

2018-08-13
Economic commentary for the second quarter of 2018
Investors had plenty to contemplate over the last quarter, including an escalation in President Trump’s protectionist policy agenda and some resurfacing political angst in Europe...

2018-08-13
Monitoring of our fund lineup
Our fund watch list as at June 30, 2018, is now available...

2018-08-13
Changes to the Act Respecting Labour Standards (Quebec)
On June 12, 2018, a new provision was created that prohibits the disparity between employees, particularly in regards to pension plans...

2018-08-13
Survey. Your opinion matters.
Please take part in this short survey to ensure we’re offering the best client experience...

2018-08-13
New benchmark for the Baillie Gifford International Equity Fund
The investment policy was changed effective July 1st, 2018...

2018-06-15
Participant services website – work in progress
The Profile and Rate of return pages have been enhanced...

2018-06-15
The Missing Information Report: an essential tool
Check it regularly to find out what information is missing from your participants' files…

2018-06-15
Before going on vacation, don’t forget about the access codes
Your replacement must have their own access codes to perform your tasks in your absence...

2018-06-15
“$500 just like magic (well, almost)” contest
All participants whose email addresses we have on file will have the chance to win one of six $500 gift cards...

2018-06-15
Investment Info as of May 31, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending May 31, 2018...

2018-06-15
News from our fund managers
Changes at Hexavest, Global Alpha, Mawer and AlphaFixe...

2018-06-15
Check in on your investments anytime you want
The enhancement of the online participant experience continues with the new Unit value history page...

2018-05-17
Is your vacation coming up? Who will replace you?
Leave with peace of mind by doing these two simple things…

2018-05-17
Monitoring of our fund lineup
Our fund watch list as of March 31, 2018 is now available...

2018-05-17
Investment Info as of April 30, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending April 30, 2018...

2018-05-17
Working in your best interests
See how our new brand promise puts our clients and members at the heart of what we do...

2018-05-17
Email address update
Just in time for the electronic statements on June 30...

2018-05-17
News from our fund managers
Changes at MFS and Jarislowsky Fraser...

2018-05-17
Guidance from OSFI on the default investment option for the defined contribution pension plan
They outline interpretations and expectations regarding the default investment option selected by the administrator…

2018-05-17
New Brunswick – The new FCNB online portal
As of May 28, you will be able to request or file pension plan documents online…

2018-05-17
Are Quebec workers aware of the importance of a well-planned retirement?
Results from the 2017 Retraite Quebec survey…

2018-05-17
Tips from the administration team: Severance pay
What you need to know before making contributions in recognition of years of service…

2018-05-17
Economic commentary for the first quarter of 2018
Global Growth Tailwinds Outweigh Political Headwinds...

2018-04-13
Have you seen our new logo?
It will point Desjardins in a more modern and digital-friendly direction...

2018-04-13
Two new features and refreshed content on the participant services website
Participants can now make their contributions and designate their beneficiaries online…

2018-04-13
Tips from the administration team: how to fix a contribution error
Getting an error message? Don’t panic! There’s always a solution…

2018-04-13
Earth Day is every day at Desjardins
When you choose Desjardins, you're making change happen…

2018-04-13
Federal and Provincial 2018 budgets
Highlights summarized by the Desjardins Group economists and tax experts...

2018-04-13
Investment Info as of March 31, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending March 31, 2018...

2018-04-13
Addition to our investment platform
The DGIA Long Term Enhanced Bond Fund will be added to our platform on April 18, 2018…

2018-04-13
Desjardins is (still) one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers
In addition to this accolade, we’ve also been recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Canada’s Top Employers for Young People…

2018-04-13
News from our fund managers
Changes at AllianceBernstein, Fiera, MFS and Fidelity...

2018-03-15
Bonus transfers made easy!
Employees can enter their special RRSP, TFSA or NRP contributions on the participant services website…

2018-03-15
Changes to the Index Plus Lifecycle Paths
Changes will be made to the underlying funds of these paths…

2018-03-15
Investment Info as of February 28, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending February 28, 2018...

2018-03-15
Changes to our Multi-Management Funds
The composition of the fixed-income component has changed…

2018-03-15
Monitoring of our fund lineup
Our fund watch list as at December 31, 2017 is now available…

2018-03-15
Tips from our administration team: Pre-authorized debit payments is easy as ABC
Still paying contributions by cheque, e-transfer or online payment? Find out what a PAD agreement can do for you…

2018-03-15
News from our Fund Managers
Changes at Hexavest, Invesco, Epoch, Mawer Jarislowsky Fraser and Fidelity...

2018-03-15
Spotlight on Desjardins
Desjardins, Private Wealth Management, and Guy Cormier have all been recognized!...

2018-03-15
Improvements to the Quebec Pension Plan effective January 2019...
Bill 149 was passed on February 22, adding a new component to the QPP

2018-03-15
The Personalized videos contest is a hit!
Announcing the winner of the "Win $3,000 in 90 seconds!" contest…

2018-02-21
Investment Info as of January 31, 2018
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending January 31, 2018...

2018-02-21
Changes to the Fidelity ClearPath Target Date Funds
The glidepath will be modified starting at the end of February 2018...

2018-02-21
Group retirement savings and market upheaval
Stock market volatility has returned over the past few weeks...

2018-02-21
Additions to our investment platform
Three new funds will be added to our platform on March 16, 2018...

2018-02-21
Cautiously optimistic heading into 2018
Economic commentary for the fourth quarter of 2017...

2018-02-21
Bridging the gender savings gap
An invitation to reflect on the challenges of saving money for your female employees...

2018-02-21
Ready for tax season?
Who issues the various tax receipts and slips? And when are they issued? Check our cheat sheets to find out!

2018-01-19
RRSP contribution reminder – the first 60 days
March 1st, 2018, is the official deadline for participants to contribute to their RRSPs for the 2017 taxation year…

2018-01-19
Contest reminder – Results are excellent, let's continue to promote it!
The "$3,000 in 90 seconds" contest, launched December 1st, is a great success!

2018-01-19
Economic and financial outlook
Prospects are very good for 2018. Normalization of monetary policies will continue...

2018-01-19
RRSP reminder about immediate tax savings
Each year, all employees need to confirm whether they’re eligible for immediate tax savings on their group RRSP contributions…

2018-01-19
Fiera Bond Fund
A minor change was made to the investment policy...

2018-01-19
Investment Info as of December 31, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending December 31, 2017...

2018-01-19
Defined contribution plans: do not forget your Annual Information Return (AIR)
You must produce an AIR no later than 6 months after the end of your fiscal year.

2018-01-19
News from our Fund Managers
Changes at Montrusco Bolton, AlphaFixe and Epoch…

2017-12-18
Investment Info as of November 30, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending November 30, 2017...

2017-12-18
News from our fund managers
Changes at DGIA, Fiera Properties, and Montrusco Bolton...

2017-12-18
Deadline for deposits into all plans
Deadline for deposits into all plans

2017-12-18
Update of your participants’ addresses
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2017-12-18
Don’t forget about the "Win $3,000 in 90 Seconds!" contest
Don’t forget about the "Win $3,000 in 90 Seconds!" contest

2017-12-18
Deadline for withdrawal requests
Deadline for withdrawal requests

2017-12-18
Our new format policy for sending financial statements
From now on, participants will receive only one statement per year in paper format, and can access their other statements online …

2017-12-18
Legislative changes for certain plans under federal jurisdiction
Changes to Locked-in Registered Retirement Savings Plans (Locked-in RRSP), Life Income Funds (LIF) and Restricted Life Income Funds (RLIF)…

2017-12-18
Your year-end calendar
All you need to know about important deadlines, the holiday schedule, etc...

2017-12-18
The administration team tips: the transaction history
What can the transaction history do for you?...

2017-12-18
Employee ownership plans now available at Desjardins
You can add these plans to your group retirement savings offer…

2017-12-18
RRIF and LIF payments
RRIF and LIF payments

2017-12-18
Missing RRSP enrolments
Missing RRSP enrolments

2017-11-20
Investment Info as of October 31, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending October 31, 2017...

2017-11-20
New research to improve our participant experience
We are inviting participants to take part in a series of studies...

2017-11-20
Synchronized monetary normalization validated by global economic strength
Here is the economic outlook for the third quarter of 2017 from Desjardins’ Economic studies department...

2017-11-20
Don’t let your participants who are turning 71 in 2017 slip through the cracks
These individuals could be taxed needlessly if they don’t transfer out any amounts in their RPP, VRSP, RRSP or DPSP before December 31, 2017...

2017-11-20
New rule for group retirement savings contribution remittances
We need to receive the contribution file at the same time as the remittance payment...

2017-11-20
Changes to the Melodia Funds’ investment policies
Minor modifications are made to the Melodia Funds’ asset allocation...

2017-11-20
Monitoring of our fund lineup
The fund watch list as of September 30, 2017 is now available...

2017-11-20
Will financial statements be sent to the right place?
Let’s encourage participants to update their home address to avoid returned mail...

2017-11-20
Encourage your participants to watch their personalized video
25% of plan participants who did took action...

2017-11-20
Contest. Win $3,000 in 90 Seconds!
Get your participants actively engaged. Get the word out!…

2017-11-20
This December and January are two important months for employers offering VRSPs
In December, don’t forget to send a communication to your employees who opted out of the VRSP, and in January, to increase the default contribution rate to 3%...

2017-10-16
The winners of our "Win up to $2,500" contest
Thank you for helping us promote the contest to your participants.

2017-10-16
News from our fund managers
Changes at Baillie Gifford.

2017-10-16
Investment Info as of September 30, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending September 30, 2017.

2017-10-16
Keeping the saving momentum after Canadian icon retires
After 70 years of inspiring millions of Canadians to save, the era of the Canada Savings Bond (CSB) will come to an end later this year.

2017-10-16
October 15 to 21: Co-op Week 2017
Let’s build a better world together!

2017-10-16
British Columbia and Alberta Pension Plans: Self-Assessment to be completed by December 31, 2017
If your pension plan is registered in one of these provinces you must complete a self-assessment every three years.

2017-10-16
Alberta Pension Plans: Fee reductions and new time limits
The registration fee for a pension plan decreases to $2.50 and the filing date for the 2016 actuarial evaluation report is postponed for six months.

2017-10-16
Missing enrolments: Notify your participants
A missing enrolment can lead to unfortunate consequences for participants. You must ask them to complete their enrolment as soon as possible.

2017-10-16
Missing enrolments: Notify your participants
A missing enrolment can lead to unfortunate consequences for participants. You must ask them to complete their enrolment as soon as possible.

2017-09-19
Changes to our Multi-Management Funds.
The composition of our Multi-Management Funds is revised...

2017-09-19
New sub-advisor for the Desjardins Canadian Equity Growth Fund.
DGIA became the new sub-advisor on September 11th, 2017...

2017-09-19
Important notice on the regulations of non-vested amounts.
If you offer a DCPP or DPSP, you are required to use the non-vested contributions accumulated during 2016 before December 31, 2017...

2017-09-19
Desjardins maintains its ranking among the world’s 50 safest banks.
Contrary to several Canadian banks, Desjardins Group has maintained its position on the national and global scale...

2017-09-19
Reminder: Your opinion matters
Our annual client experience survey is underway...

2017-09-19
Investment Info as of August 31, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending August 31, 2017...

2017-09-19
Only a few days left to enter the contest.
Your participants have the chance to win up to $2,500...

2017-09-19
Bonus transfers made easy!
Our new contribution system is designed to simplify the process of transferring all or part of the employee bonuses...

2017-09-19
News from our fund managers.
Changes at DGIA, Fiera Capital, Epoch and Baillie Gifford...

2017-08-25
Monitoring of our fund offering
The fund watch list as at June 30, 2017 is now available...

2017-08-25
Reminder: plan participant contest – they can win up to $2,500!
Promote the contest to encourage participant engagement...

2017-08-25
Economic commentary for the second quarter of 2017
Much to our dismay, ongoing gridlock in Washington has brought into question the ability of President Trump to make good on his pledges for stronger US growth...

2017-08-25
Reminder: personalized videos for each participant
Penny meets your participants in a virtual coffee shop to discuss their financial situation…

2017-08-25
Investment Info as of July 31, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending July 31, 2017...

2017-08-25
Do we have the correct home addresses of your participants?
To ensure that letters and paper statements are being sent in a timely fashion, please confirm the correct home addresses of your participants...

2017-08-25
Your opinion matters
Please take part in this short survey to ensure we’re offering the best client experience...

2017-08-25
Mandatory plan conversion for employees turning 71
Here’s how you can help your employees who have to convert their retirement savings into retirement income by the end of this year...

2017-08-25
Reflationary window remains open in 2017
Here is the economic outlook for the second quarter of 2017 from Desjardins’ Economic studies department...

2017-08-25
News from our fund managers
Changes to the Addenda Commercial Mortgages Fund Investment team...

2017-07-24
News from our fund managers
Changes at AllianceBerstein, Fiera and PIMCO...

2017-07-24
Fiera Canadian Equity Growth Fund to become Desjardins Canadian Equity (DGIA) Fund
Effective September 29, the management of the fund’s assets will be transferred from Fiera to DGIA...

2017-07-24
Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans
Public consultation on suggested changes for 2016...

2017-07-24
Investment Info as of June 30, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending June 30, 2017...

2017-07-24
Desjardins Economic Studies ranked #1 Best Overall Forecaster for Canada
FocusEconomics has awarded Desjardins the #1 position for the accuracy of its forecasts...

2017-07-24
Desjardins ranks second in the Best 50 Corporate Citizens
Desjardins secured the second position in Corporate Knights Magazine’s prestigious list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada...

2017-07-24
Five new funds, including a global real asset fund, will be added to our offering
These new funds will enhance our offer by the quality of investment options in different asset classes …

2017-07-24
RRSP: Important reminder about immediate tax savings
Each year, all employees need to confirm whether they’re eligible for immediate tax savings on their group RRSP contributions...

2017-07-24
The participant experience is at the heart of everything we do
Reminder: An online survey sent to participants...

2017-06-20
The participant experience is at the heart of our concerns
An online survey will be sent to some participants in your plan...

2017-06-20
The summer contest is back!
Participants can win up to $2,500 just by logging on to the Participant Services website...

2017-06-20
Investment Info as of May 31, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending May 31, 2017...

2017-06-20
Monitoring of our fund offering
The fund watch list as at March 31, 2017 is now available…

2017-06-20
New sub-advisor for the Desjardins Short-Term Income Fund
DGIA will take over the management of the Fund on June 19, 2017...

2017-06-20
Easier access to our new GRS pages from the Desjardins Insurance site
Easier to read, simplified design, optimized for mobile devices and a NEW employee section...

2017-06-20
Reduced transaction settlement period for securities
Desjardins complies with the changes to the standard settlement cycle of 2 days adopted by the entire Canadian and U.S. securities industry...

2017-06-20
Personalized videos for each participant
Penny meets with each of your participants in a virtual coffee shop to talk about their situation...

2017-05-22
Economic commentary for the first quarter of 2017
The first quarter of 2017 was dominated by two opposing forces. On the one hand, volatility resurfaced owing somewhat to the uncertain political landscape in the US...

2017-05-22
Investment Info as of April 30, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line up, for the period ending April 30, 2017...

2017-05-22
Our fund managers – what’s new
Changes at MFS, Fiera, QV and AllianceBernstein...

2017-05-22
New anti-tax evasion measures
As of July 1, 2017, participants and business clients will need to confirm their tax residency when they enrol in a Non-Registered plan...

2017-05-22
Things change, just be sure you let us know!
Please inform us about changes in your work place, as well as the new addresses of your plan participants...

2017-04-24
Changes to the Fiera Canadian Equity Value Fund
Changes will be made to the fund’s name and investment policy effective May 15, 2017...

2017-04-24
Investment Info as of March 31, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending March 31, 2017...

2017-04-24
Addition of a direct real asset allocation within the Multi-Management Funds
The composition of our Multi-Management Funds now includes a global real asset fund…

2017-04-24
Federal and Provincial (Quebec) 2017 budget
Here is Desjardins’ analysis of this year’s finances...

2017-04-24
At Desjardins, every day is Earth Day!
Desjardins Group has been selected as one of Canada’s greenest employers...

2017-03-22
Improving participant engagement by improving their online experience
With the completion of the electronic beneficiary designation and multiple plan enrolment, important steps have been taken for the continuous improvement of our online enrolment experience...

2017-03-22
Investment Info as of February 28, 2017
The Investment Info provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending February 28, 2017...

2017-03-22
March is Fraud Prevention Month
Protecting your personal information is a priority at Desjardins...

2017-03-22
Importance of keeping employee lists up-to-date
Demographic files sent by plan sponsors or their payroll service provider must not include former employees...

2017-03-22
Desjardins continues to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers
For the sixth consecutive year, MediaCorp names Desjardins as one of the Top Family-Friendly Employers in Canada...

2017-03-22
The winners of the “Find your perfect scenario” contest
Our contest is now closed and the winners have been selected...

2017-02-23
Economic Commentary for the fourth quarter of 2016
After several years of unprecedented central bank support, a rotation to expansive...

2017-02-23
Investment Info as of January 31, 2017
This bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending January 31, 2017...

2017-02-23
Legislative changes to LIRAs and LIFs in Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan
New Locked-in Retirement Account (LIRA) and Life Income Fund (LIF) schedules will need to be sent to plan holders...

2017-02-23
Just a few days left to enter the “Find your perfect scenario” contest
If your plan participants use On Target Retirement by March 2, they will be automatically entered in the contest. The two winners will each receive a maximum prize of $2,500...

2017-02-23
Monitoring of our fund offering
Our fund watch list has been updated as of December 31st, 2017…

2017-02-23
Bonus payments and tax implications
Employees can avoid paying taxes on their bonuses by depositing them directly into their plan...

2017-02-23
Changes to the investment policy of the DFS SSgA U.S. Equity Index Hedged Fund
These changes were effective January 31, 2017...

2017-02-23
Denis Berthiaume earns first spot in the Quebec financial industry top 25 and is named Financial Personality of the Year
The exceptional contribution of Desjardins Group’s senior executive vice-president and chief operating officer was recognized by Investment Executive’s sister newspaper in Quebec...

2017-01-16
Changes to the investment policy of the AlphaFixe Enhanced Fixed Income Fund
Changes were made to the investment policy effective July 1st, 2016...

2017-01-16
Defined contribution plans: time to think about your annual information return
Desjardins Insurance can fill out your annual information return for you....

2017-01-16
Your participants’ RRSP and VRSP receipts are available online
See how you and your participants can view and print the online receipts...

2017-01-16
Changes to the investment policies of the Mawer U.S. Equity and Mawer International Equity Funds
These changes were effective September 30th, 2016...

2017-01-16
2017: A turning point?
Here are the economic and financial forecasts for 2017 from the Desjardins Department of Economic Studies...

2017-01-16
Reminder for RRSP contributions
Official deadline for the 2016 tax year is approaching...

2017-01-16
Manager change for the SSgA U.S. Equity Index Hedged Fund
The fund will now be managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada…

2017-01-16
Our fund managers – what’s new
Appointment at Hexavest...

2017-01-16
Investment Info Bulletin as of December 31, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending December 31, 2016...

2016-12-01
Monitoring of our fund offering
Our Fund Watch List will now be available in the Your news section of the plan sponsor services website… <

2016-12-01
Economic Commentary for the third quarter of 2016
After an abysmal second quarter, we are beginning to see some signs of life in the Canadian economy, thanks to a resumption of activity in the oil sands...

2016-12-01
Online enrolment now features the electronic designation of beneficiaries
When enrolling online, participants can now designate their beneficiaries without having to return a paper form...

2016-12-01
Our fund managers – what’s new
Changes at Desjardins Investments, Fiera and AlphaFixe…

2016-12-01
“Find your perfect scenario” contest
Encourage your plan participants to use On Target Retirement; they will be automatically entered in the contest. Each of the two winners will receive a maximum prize of $2,500...

2016-12-01
Changes to the Index, Index Plus and Ethical Lifecycle Paths
Changes were made to the underlying portfolios of the Lifecycle Paths...

2016-12-01
Changes to the investment policies of certain funds
Changes were made to the investment policies of the NEI Ethical Global Equity Fund, the Desjardins Global Tactical Bond (PIMCO) Fund, the Jarislowsky Balanced Fund, and the Jarislowsky Canadian Equity Fund...

2016-12-01
On Target Retirement, more engaging than ever
With its new virtual guide, this powerful tool provides participants with even more support...

2016-12-01
Withdrawals are now possible on the participant services website
This new feature lets participants make withdrawals online...

2016-12-01
Investment Info Bulletin as of October 31, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending October 31, 2016...

2016-12-01
Year-end information
Holiday schedule for our administration team, RRIF/LIF payment dates, missing enrolment, etc...

2016-10-28
Investment Info Bulletin as of September 30, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending September 30, 2016...

2016-10-28
The winners of the “Grow what you sow” contest
We would like to announce the winners of our latest contest.

2016-10-28
Deposit transaction history is now available online!
Use this functionality to search for deposits and extract information on deposits made during a selected period...

2016-10-28
Extension of deadlines for plans registered in Alberta
The Superintendent of Pensions of Alberta has extended deadlines for having a governance policy in place and completing the required plan assessment.

2016-10-28
Changes to the Desjardins Insurance fund lineup
Many changes to the fund lineup on October 28 and November 18, 2016.

2016-09-20
Investment Info Bulletin as of August 31, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending August 31, 2016...

2016-09-20
Investment Info Bulletin as of July 31, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending July 31, 2016...

2016-09-20
2016 “Retraite Quebec” Survey on the awareness of issues related to financial independence in retirement
It measures the level of awareness of the importance of proper financial planning for retirement and evaluates the knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to planning...

2016-09-20
Just a few days left to enter the “Grow what you sow” contest
Encourage your plan participants to use On Target Retirement now. They could win a prize to make their dream project happen!

2016-09-20
Economic Commentary for the second quarter of 2016
The global growth acceleration lingers on, led by the U.S. economy, where an improving consumer backdrop remains at odds with a manufacturing sector that’s muddling its way through...

2016-09-20
Adoption of the 2016 agreement respecting multi-jurisdictional pension plans
This agreement allows a single pension supervisory authority to exercise all of the supervisory and regulatory powers when a plan is subject to multi-jurisdictional pension legislations...

2016-09-20
Your opinion matters
How can we better serve you? Take part in our annual client experience survey...

2016-09-20
Changes to the investment policies of some funds managed by Fiera
These changes were effective July 4th, 2016...

2016-09-20
What’s new with our fund managers
News from MFS, Fiera, PIMCO, CI Cambridge, and NEI...

2016-09-20
Any of your employees changing their province of employment?
Inform us quickly of this change since this determines the legislation attached to each contribution...

2016-09-20
Important notice on the use of non-vested amounts in DCPPs and DPSPs
Remember! If you are an administrator of a DCPP or a DPSP, you must use the non-vested amounts accumulated during 2015 within your plan before December, 31.

2016-09-20
Group Retirement Savings recognized for excellence by IFCA
Five awards earned for our participant experience initiatives...

2016-06-21
Economic Commentary for the first quarter of 2016
Global growth improves slightly amid ongoing divergences between oil-importing economies and oil exporting economies, with the fallout in emerging markets and energy prices amplifying these regional disparities...

2016-06-21
Update of your participants’ addresses
Make sure they’re updated in time for the June statement...

2016-06-21
Our Fund Managers – What’s New
News from Mawer and Fiera...

2016-06-21
Interactive web conferences on the VRSP
The countdown is on for employers in Quebec with 20 or more employees. To help them comply with the VRSP Act, Desjardins is inviting them to attend interactive web conferences...

2016-06-21
Investment Info Bulletin as of May 31, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending May 31, 2016...

2016-06-21
Grow what you sow contest
Encourage your plan participants to use On Target Retirement. They could win a prize to make their dream project happen!

2016-06-21
Our Fund Managers – What’s New
News from Fiera Properties and PIMCO...

2016-06-21
Launch of DFS Fidelity ClearPath Funds
A family of 9 funds available on the Desjardins Insurance platform…

2016-06-21
How to transfer retiring allowances (severance pay)?
You can transfer by one of two ways...

2016-06-21
Canada Post Strike Looms
A possible Canada Post work stoppage is anticipated on July 2nd...

2016-06-21
Changes to the platform and Foresight offer
3 new funds launched and other changes…

2016-06-21
Missing information: make sure you're up-to-date
The Missing information report is deposited every month on the Plan Sponsor Services website...

2016-06-21
Brexit: The economic, political and financial fallout
On June 23, a historic referendum was held that saw the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union, also known as Brexit...

2016-06-21
Fund added to the DFS BlackRock® LifePath® family
The DFS BlackRock® LifePath® 2055 Index Fund available on the Desjardins Insurance platform...

2016-06-21
Changes to the composition of Multi-Management Funds and VRSP portfolios
We’ve revised the composition of our Multi-Management Funds and VRSP portfolios to introduce various enhancements...

2016-05-17
Investment Info Bulletin as of April 30, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending April 30, 2016...

2016-05-17
How to transfer retiring allowances (severance pay)?
You can transfer by one of two ways...

2016-05-17
Interactive web conferences on the VRSP
The countdown is on for employers in Quebec with 20 or more employees. To help them comply with the VRSP Act, Desjardins is inviting them to attend interactive web conferences...

2016-05-17
Update of your participants’ addresses
Make sure they’re updated in time for the June statement...

2016-05-17
Our Fund Managers – What’s New
News from Mawer and Fiera...

2016-05-17
Economic Commentary for the first quarter of 2016
Global growth improves slightly amid ongoing divergences between oil-importing economies and oil exporting economies, with the fallout in emerging markets and energy prices amplifying these regional disparities...

2016-03-24
Online enrolment: a process that’s simple for you and more engaging for your employees.
A comprehensive solution that entices employees from the start of their enrolment in the plan, and simplifies the plan management process for sponsors...

2016-03-24
Investment Info Bulletin as of February 29, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending February 29, 2016...

2016-03-24
Desjardins' brand value fastest growing of all Canadian financial institutions
The Desjardins brand is up 9 places in Brand Finance’s Banking 500 report and stands out in the Canadian market as the financial institution with the greatest increase...

2016-03-24
ORPP – new key information
On February 16, the Ministers of Finance for Canada and Ontario announced a cooperative agreement to improve Canadians’ pension plans by instituting the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan...

2016-03-24
RRSP receipts available online
Plan sponsors and participants can access their receipts on the website...

2016-03-24
News from our Fund Managers
Acquisition by Fiera Capital and hiring by Baker Gilmore...

2016-03-24
Winners of “A small step today, a big reward tomorrow” contest
Our contest is now closed and the winners have been drawn...

2016-02-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of January 31, 2016
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending January 31, 2016...

2016-02-15
Our fund managers – what’s new
News from Fiera, Beutel Goodman, Mawer and Blackrock...

2016-02-15
New policies and procedures for plans registered in Ontario
As of January 1, the FSCO’s Statement of investment policies and procedures (SIPP) must include information on ESG factors...

2016-02-15
Just a few more days to enter the “A small step today, a big reward tomorrow” contest!
Encourage your participants to use On Target Retirement®—they could win the trip of their dreams and stay on track for a more secure financial future...

2016-02-15
Desjardins Insurance now 5th GRS provider in Canada
Rising three spots from 8th place for assets under management...

2016-02-15
New mandatory governance policy for plans registered in British Columbia and Alberta
This new policy is in effect since January 1...

2016-02-15
OSFI Pension Member’s guide 2016 is now available.
This Guide replaces the version issued in 2009 and helps members of federally regulated private pension plans understand their pension benefits and rights...

2016-02-15
Reminder for RRSP Contribution
Official deadline for 2015 tax year approaches...

2016-02-15
Launch of two new funds
The Addenda Commercial Mortgage Fund and Desjardins Global Equity Dividend (Epoch) Fund were added to the platform in January...

2016-02-15
Economic Commentary for the fourth quarter of 2015
After rebounding in the third quarter, the Canadian economy hit a soft patch in the fourth quarter in the wake of the relentless downward pressure on energy prices and some disappointing economic results...

2015-12-20
Changes to the reference benchmarks of certain funds
The benchmarks for the Desjardins Global Tactical Bond (PIMCO) Fund and the Multi-Management have changed...

2015-12-20
On Target Retirement contest
Encourages your participants to use On Target Retirement for a chance to win the trip of their dreams…

2015-12-20
A new education video and augmented reality experience
In mid-January, the Your way Desjardins application will be updated with a new video about On Target Retirement, and the participant statement will have a new feature...

2015-12-20
Our fund managers – what’s new
Nomination at Fiera Capital...

2015-12-20
The CI Cambridge Canadian Equity Fund soon available
The fund will be added to our investment platform in January...

2015-12-20
Investment Info Bulletin as of November 30, 2015
Please choose according to your fund offer.

2015-11-27
Economic Commentary for the third quarter of 2015
We have witnessed a resurgence in the US economy, although it hasn’t been immune to the international headwinds...

2015-11-27
Withdrawal of GlobeFlex’s management mandate for the Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity (GlobeFlex/Lazard) Fund
Change to the Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity (GlobeFlex/Lazard) Fund...

2015-11-27
Changes to the investment policy of the Baillie Gifford International Equity Fund
Changes will be made to the investment policy starting November 30, 2015....

2015-11-27
November is Financial Literacy Month
Multi-touchpoint approach to help participants learn about retirement…

2015-11-27
Launch of new and improved On Target Retirement
The new On Target Retirement goal tracker makes it easy for participants to take an active role in planning their financial future...

2015-11-27
Investment Info Bulletin as of October 31, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending October 31, 2015...

2015-11-27
Minor Changes to Melodia Funds’ Allocation
The exposure of the Funds to short-term bonds will be reduced...

2015-11-27
Our fund managers – what’s new
News from Jarislowsky Fraser, Mawer and PIMCO...

2015-10-21
Improvements to “Your investment funds, your way”
The “Your investment funds, your way” document has been redesigned to improve the participant experience…

2015-10-21
Repositioning with respect to securities lending
End of participation of our funds in the Desjardins Trust securities lending program…

2015-10-21
Our fund managers - what's new
News from Fiera and Sprucegrove...

2015-10-21
Investment Info Bulletin as of September 30, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending September 30, 2015...

2015-10-21
Reform of the British Columbia Pension Benefits Standards Act
British Columbia pension plans must be administered as per the new act and the new regulation....

2015-10-21
The winners of the “Connect to win” contest
Our contest is now closed. And the winners are…

2015-09-21
Modifications to fund benchmarks
Changes have recently been made to the benchmark for certain funds…

2015-09-21
Investment Info Bulletin as of August 31, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending August 31, 2015...

2015-09-21
Desjardins recognized for its commitment to sustainable development
Reports from Corporate Knights and MacLean's magazines...

2015-09-21
Your opinion matters
How can we serve you better? You may be asked to take part in our annual client experience survey...

2015-09-21
The your way Desjardins app has a new video!
Our new education video helps participants understand lifecycle paths...

2015-09-21
Less than two weeks left to enter the “Connect to win” contest!
Remind your participants to visit the participant services website for a chance to win great prizes…

2015-09-21
Coming soon: the AlphaFixe Enhanced Fixed Income Fund
This fund will be added to our investment platform in October...

2015-09-21
Changes to fund names
Changes will be made to the names of certain funds…

2015-08-31
ORPP – new key information
Latest developments to the Ontario Registered Pension Plan…

2015-08-17
Economic Commentary for the 2nd Quarter of 2015
The essential of the economic and financial news, at a glance...

2015-08-17
Easier plan management that also protects participant confidentiality
That’s why Desjardins Insurance has added two new profiles with restricted access to the plan sponsor services site...

2015-08-17
Participant educational videos win top awards from IFCA
Desjardins Insurance, Group Retirement Savings has been honoured with six awards from IFCA...

2015-08-17
Important changes to our Multi-Management Funds and Lifecycle Paths
Effective September 18, 2015, the changes will impact the number of Multi-Management Fund portfolios and their composition to optimize potential returns. The Lifecycle Paths will also be revised to maximize the average retirement income replacement ratio...

2015-08-17
New review process for registered pension plans
Canada Revenue Agency implements a comprehensive risk-based cyclical review of registered pension plans...

2015-08-17
Our fund managers – what’s new
News from MFS and Aberdeen...

2015-08-17
Investment Info Bulletin as of July 31, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending July 31, 2015...

2015-06-23
Investment Info Bulletin as of May 31, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending May 31, 2015...

2015-06-23
Updating address information
Updating address information in time for the June statement...

2015-06-23
Will Bill 56 (ORPP) affect your existing pension plan?
On May 5, 2015, the Ontario government approved the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. This will have an impact on existing DC, Group RRSP and DPSP plans...

2015-06-23
Nova Scotia’s new Pension Benefits regulations
Nova Scotia plans must adhere to the new act and regulations...

2015-06-23
Desjardins among the greenest employers in Canada
Did you know that Desjardins Group has been selected by Mediacorp as one of Canada’s greenest employers?

2015-05-21
News from our Fund Managers
Appointments at PIMCO, Baillie Gifford and Beutel Goodman...

2015-05-21
The your way Desjardins app has been updated
A new education video helps participants see how their savings can really add up over time...

2015-05-21
Changes to the Desjardins Insurance fund lineup
Effective June 19, 2015, we’ll be making some changes to our fund lineup…

2015-05-21
Economic Commentary for the 1st Quarter of 2015
The essential of the economic and financial news, at a glance...

2015-05-21
“Connect to win” contest
Encourage your participants to visit the participant services website for a chance to win great prizes…

2015-05-21
More freedom and flexibility!
Desjardins Insurance is pleased to offer an even better online experience for participants...

2015-05-21
Investment Info Bulletin as of April 30, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending April 30, 2015...

2015-04-22
News from our Fund Managers
News from MFS and Invesco...

2015-04-22
Your way, plain and simple gets energized!
Introducing a new addition to our participant education and communication program...

2015-04-22
Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985
The amendments, which affect pension plans under federal jurisdiction, include new provisions that will come into force in April 2015 and July 2016...

2015-04-22
Investment Info Bulletin as of March 31, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending March 31, 2015.

2015-04-22
More freedom and flexibility!
Desjardins Insurance is pleased to offer an even better online experience for participants...

2015-03-19
RRSP receipts are available online
You can access your employees’ RRSP tax receipts on the plan sponsor services website…

2015-03-19
Investment Info Bulletin as of February 28, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending February 28, 2015.

2015-03-19
News from our Fund Managers
News from AlphaFixe and Fidelity...

2015-03-19
The Winners of the “Perfect match” contest
Our RRSP contest is now closed. And the winners are…

2015-03-19
On Target Retirement tool calculations revised
We’ve revised the assumptions for calculating projected retirement income used by the On Target Retirement tool…

2015-02-24
Making financial documents easy to understand: it’s everyone’s responsibility
Financially literate participants are able to make informed decisions to help them save for retirement...

2015-02-24
Economic Commentary for the 4th Quarter of 2014
The essential of the economic and financial news, at a glance...

2015-02-24
“Perfect match” contest – only a few days left
The “Perfect match” RRSP contest is a great way to engage participants...

2015-02-24
Investment Info Bulletin as of January 31, 2015
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending January 31, 2015...

2015-02-24
Our fund managers – what’s new
News from Jarislowsky Fraser, Fidelity and Fiera Capital...

2015-02-24
Making a lump-sum RRSP contribution
Remind your participants how to make an RRSP contribution through online banking...

2015-01-22
Winners - Transform your statement into cash contest
The contest is now closed and the winners are announced...

2015-01-22
Investment Info Bulletin as of December 31, 2014
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending December 31, 2014...

2015-01-22
RRSP: contribution deadline for the 2014 tax year
March 2, 2015 is the official deadline for contributing to an RRSP...

2015-01-22
“Perfect match” contest - reminder
The “Perfect match” contest for group RRSP participants will run till March 1, 2015...

2015-01-22
OSFI’s Regulatory Reporting System – make sure you’re registered
Important information for administrators of federally regulated pension plans about regulatory filings in RRS (Regulatory Reporting System) ...

2015-01-22
Funds – what’s new
News from Baillie Gifford, Beutel Goodman, DFS BlackRock® and Fiera Capital...

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
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...

2014-03-24
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...

2014-02-25
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
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...

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!…

2013-12-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of November 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending November 30, 2013...

2013-12-18
Can we make plan administration easier for you?
You bet we can! Coming soon….a new plan sponsor website with features designed to make your job efficient, easy and more streamlined. Watch for more details in the new year...

2013-12-18
Desjardins wins at the Morningstar Awards
Our participant experience and one of our funds get top recognition.

2013-12-18
RRSP Contest: 1,2,3, $ for your participants
From December 16, 2013, all group RRSP participants have a chance to win up to $2,500...

2013-12-18
Improvements to the Multi-Management portfolios
If they are part of your plan investment offer, read this information.

2013-12-18
Survey for our readers: tell us about the essential!
We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find it useful and educational. You can win a $100 gift card…

2013-12-18
Check the rates!
On the Canada Revenue Agency website, verify the rates for Money Purchase limits, RRSP limits, DPSP limits and Defined Benefits limits...

2013-12-18
Ontario – Important information on LIRA and LIF
Some requests for unlocking funds in locked-in accounts must now be sent directly to us...

2013-12-18
VRSPs are officially created in Quebec
The Bill has been passed, and the time schedule will be implemented progressively based on the number of employees.

2013-12-18
What’s new in our funds?
Partnership with Qtrade. Morningstar award for Beutel Goodman. Changes at Greystone Managed Investments. New acquisition at Aberdeen Asset Management...

2013-11-18
Defined contribution plans: Let's talk about your Annual Information Return
The deadline for filing your Annual Information Return is set according to your fiscal year end. If you'd like, we can help you take care of this requirement...

2013-11-18
RRSP Contest: 1,2,3, $!
As of December 16, 2013, all group RRSP participants will have a chance to win up to $2,500...

2013-11-18
What’s new with our Funds Managers
Changes within the teams of: Baillie Gifford, Pyramis Global Advisors and Invesco Trimark...

2013-11-18
Economic Commentary for the third quarter of 2013
The global economy showed signs of slow improvement. In the United States, the private sector is leading the recovery…

2013-11-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of October 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending October 31, 2013...

2013-11-18
"Manage and Win" and "Easy to Manage" Contests
For our plan sponsors only - you could win one of six iPad mini!

2013-11-18
The essential is already two years old
We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find it useful and educational. We want to keep it that way, that’s why we ask for your input…

2013-10-17
Co-op Week
Co-op Week

2013-10-17
"Manage and Win" and "Easy to Manage" Contests
For our plan sponsors only - you could win one of six iPad mini!

2013-10-17
Desjardins receives recognition from Bloomberg
The global financial news service ranks Desjardins the World’s 13th strongest bank...

2013-10-17
Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) (Quebec) news
Slated for implementation in 2014, the VRSP will require employers to propose an alternative to group retirement savings plans to non-eligible employees...

2013-10-17
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Not available in English

2013-10-17
A New Acquisition by CI Financial
Company will acquire a majority interest in Marret Asset Management Inc...

2013-10-17
Changes to our Fund Offer - Diapason/Melodia and Greystone
Some of these funds will be changed – see also other fund news...

2013-10-17
Investment Info Bulletin as of September 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending September 30, 2013...

2013-09-18
Minor changes to BlackRock® Funds
Benchmark changes to 3 of their funds we offer...

2013-09-18
Two New Acquisitions at Fiera Capital
It will put the Canadian company on the map as a significant North American private wealth manager...

2013-09-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of August 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending August 31, 2013...

2013-09-18
Sharing news about industry recognition
Desjardins ranks safer than all US banks and receives industry recognition for excellence in communications

2013-09-18
We value your opinion!
In October we will conduct a plan sponsor satisfaction survey...

2013-09-18
Our online statement contest continues! $1,500 in prizes for your participants...
Are your employees already on the winning list?

2013-09-18
Are traditional market indices unclear? Desjardins innovates with new funds to address the situation
Since this summer, our new DGIA funds are available for any organization withholding a capitalization plan. Read the information!

2013-08-15
Your participants have all summer to turn their statements into cash!
There's a total of $1,500 in prizes to be won! It's our way to encourage your participants to switch to "zero paper". And the first winners are...

2013-08-15
Designating a beneficiary: an important aspect of any retirement savings plan
What is a beneficiary designation? Can it be changed? Your participants should take the time to ask the right questions to protect the people they love...

2013-08-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of July 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending July 31, 2013...

2013-08-15
What are the prospects of economic growth in Canada and worldwide?
To find out, check the Desjardins latest Economic & Financial Outlook...

2013-07-15
Change of address? Remind your participants to let us know
The latest July participant statement has the details...

2013-07-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of June 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending June 30, 2013...

2013-07-15
The new DGIA funds might interest your group retirement savings plan
Managed by Desjardins Global Asset Management, these innovative funds are structured to address the inefficiency of traditional market indices...

2013-07-15
Changes at Trimark – Invesco Canada Ltd
The appointment of a new manager will affect the Trimark Income Growth Fund in its fixed income portion…

2013-07-15
Aftermath of flooding in Alberta: the filing deadlines are extended, plus Desjardins' commitment to raise money
The deadlines to produce administration documents are extended to July 31; Desjardins donates $200,000 to disaster relief...

2013-07-15
You can turn this statement into cash!
Our new contest has $1,500 in prizes to encourage your participants to switch to electronic statements. You can spread this good news...

2013-06-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of May 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending May 31, 2013...

2013-06-18
Have you thought about integrating your group retirement savings plan with your payroll service?
We've been offering this integrated solution for more than a year, and it's well appreciated by plan sponsors. It saves time and makes your remittance process more efficient...

2013-06-18
Update on the PRPPs in Canada
Many provinces are on the way to adopting their new pooled registered pension plans...

2013-06-18
Introduction of a new fund called "DSF BlackRock® LifePath® 2050 Fund"
It aims at meeting the needs of younger participants who are planning to retire around 2050...

2013-06-18
Our Funds News
Change of manager at CI Investments' and changes in the Ethical Canadian Equity Fund...

2013-05-15
Our Funds News – Baillie Gifford & Jarislowsky Fraser
These funds have informed us of some management shifts...

2013-05-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of April 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending April 30, 2013...

2013-05-15
Reminder: Our contribution transfer interface is at your disposal!
Small and medium-size businesses value this solution because it is easy to use and saves time for plan sponsors...

2013-05-15
New Retirement Savings plans in Canada - The Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) project is back on track
The government of Quebec is aiming January 1st, 2014 for implementation

2013-05-15
Savings and retirement planning, tips on YouTube
With Desjardins your participants can find highly valuable information online through social media

2013-04-15
Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada denies leave to appeal in an important case
This decision will have an impact on Ontario pension plan members, regarding the rights of spouses...

2013-04-15
Winners of the "It pays to be online" RRSP contest
Many participants have tried their chance...

2013-04-15
Welcome our new branding
Desjardins Financial Security adopts two new logos...

2013-04-15
Our funds are at the heart of your retirement savings plan
We monitor them using the industry's most robust governance process...

2013-04-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of March 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending March 31, 2013...

2013-03-11
Investment Info Bulletin as of February 28, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending February 28, 2013...

2013-03-11
Two new funds will be added to our offer
DFS BlackRock Balanced Moderate Index Fund and CI Signature Canadian Balanced Fund will be available starting March 15, 2013...

2013-03-11
On the go and in the know
Now it's even easier for participants to stay on top of their retirement savings with quick and easy access to their account information...

2013-03-11
RRSP receipts and tax slips for your participants
Note the date of issue and use a new online access...

2013-03-11
Reminder to give enrolment kits!
Any new employee who is or may become eligible to enrol in your plan must receive it!

2013-03-11
Extension of the Solvency Payments Period in Nova Scotia
The government announced that employers sponsoring DB plans can now have up to 15 years of fund recovery...

2013-03-11
Alberta – You can now complete Form 7 online
Go to www.finance.alberta.ca and read the new statistics reports...

2013-02-18
Titre 2
Sommaire

2013-02-11
An improved benefits statement for participants leaving the plan
Great participant experience means providing support even when participants leave the plan. We've made changes to our benefits statement to help you do just that...

2013-02-11
Economic Commentary for the fourth quarter of 2012
Our experts give you the state of the Economy, global and local, at a glance. You can also read the full, detailed Desjardins Economic and Financial Outlook...

2013-02-11
Group Retirement Savings surpassed $6 billion in assets.
Our consistent growth makes us a stronger player in the Canadian insurance industry so we can deliver exceptional value to our partners and clients...

2013-02-11
What's new with our fund managers
Fiera Capital, Invesco Trimark and Jarislowsky Fraser have published some information we want to share with you...

2013-02-11
Investment Info Bulletin as of January 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending January 31, 2013...

2013-02-11
New tax rules for non-resident taxpayers
Non-residents are now required to complete Form NR301 with the CRA, to determine eligibility for the reduced tax rate...

2013-01-14
RRSP Contest for your participants "It pays to be online"
Do your participants need some motivation to top up their RRSP? Encourage them to go online and enter the RRSP contest for a chance to win up to $2,250!...

2013-01-14
Investment Info Bulletin as of December 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending December 31, 2012...

2013-01-14
Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Its maximum contribution is increased in 2013...

2013-01-14
Important information about Form T244 (Registered Pension Plan Annual Information Return)
The Canada Revenue Agency is no longer sending this form by mail to plan administrators...

2013-01-14
The financial backbone of your group retirement savings plan
Our investment strategies team is here for you. Find out how we support your plan and your participants...

2012-12-10
Business Hours and deadlines during the Holiday Season
Need to reach our Call centre for plan sponsors, send your last contributions of the year to Group RRSP or make cash withdrawals? Please note our hours and deadlines

2012-12-10
What your participants will find in their next statement
Account and plan details, retirement guidance, a reminder about our online services and more...

2012-12-10
Investment Info Bulletin as of November 30, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending November 30, 2012...

2012-12-10
Proposed Bill 12 (Prince Edward Island) and Bill 10 (Alberta)
These bills fall within the general reform of Canadian pension plan legislation...

2012-12-10
Fiera Capital announces it will acquire some activities of UBS Global Asset Management (Canada)
Included in this deal are Canadian fixed income, Canadian equity and balanced account business…

2012-12-10
Can you see the potential for engaging an audience? We do...
...with Get on Target, an augmented reality game inspired by On Target Retirement, a simulation tool offered to participants in a group retirement saving plan with Desjardins Financial Security...

2012-11-12
How effective are retirement simulators?
Retirement simulators have been around for the last 20 years. But are participants taking action to save?

2012-11-12
Investment Info Bulletin as of October 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending October 31, 2012...

2012-11-12
New online Pension guide for plan members in Ontario
A valuable resource for your participants...

2012-11-12
Québec's Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) project is suspended
Please acknowledge this updated information...

2012-11-12
Alberta – Proposed bill will modify the Employment Pension Plans Act
Also: EPPA update and change of Internet address for the Online filing system

2012-11-12
A survey to learn more about your participant
In the next few weeks, we will be conducting an anonymous third-party survey of some of your participants.

2012-11-12
Recent changes at Jarislowsky Fraser
We have just been informed that Jarislowsky Fraser has reorganized its management structure in order to facilitate the firm’s succession planning process...

2012-11-12
Economic Commentary for the third quarter of 2012
Our experts give you the state of the Economy, global and local, at a glance. You can also read the full, detailed Desjardins Economic and Financial Outlook...

2012-11-12
Changes to Multi-Management Funds
As part of our review process for the multi-management asset allocation portfolios, we will proceed to some improvements effective on November 26, 2012...

2012-11-12
New solutions to manage your remittances more effectively [Express]
Find out how our new electronic data transfer solutions can help you save time and manage your plan more effectively...

2012-10-15
Valuable for your Retirement Committee!
The Régie des rentes du Québec (RRQ) offers new training activities for 2012-2013...

2012-10-15
New provisions for disclosure of pension information in Ontario
Outline of the new provisions available here...

2012-10-15
New survey confirms that retirement is a major concern for your employees
Our education team is there to back them up, with you.

2012-10-15
Launch of the DGAM Universe Bond Index Fund
Our team introduces you to this new fund...

2012-10-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of September 30, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending September 30, 2012...

2012-10-15
Manager change to the Fiera Money Market Fund
Notification to plan sponsors: Please make this information available to your participants if they make their own investment decisions in your plan...

2012-09-10
Changes to our Group Retirement Savings fund offer
Some funds will be added and others removed to the fund offer in November...

2012-09-10
Manager change to the Fiera Money Market Fund
Notification to plan sponsors: Please make this information available to your participants if they make their own investment decisions in your plan...

2012-09-10
Investment Info Bulletin as of August 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending August 31, 2012...

2012-09-10
Changes to the Fiera Capital Canadian Equity Fund management teams
 

2012-09-10
Because your satisfaction is our priority
We will survey Plan Sponsors and Administrators across the country from October 1 to October 22...

2012-09-10
How do your participants foresee the upcoming Fall Season?
Are they thinking about their savings or worrying about the economy? The Your way, plain and simple program gives them the services and tools they need...

2012-08-14
What's new in VRSPs
Starting this fall, Desjardins will be offering some attractive solutions involving our new Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans (VRSPs). Timeline is however subject to change, due to the recent triggering of the provincial elections...

2012-08-14
Enrolment kits – Reminder
This message is for plan sponsors with new employees...

2012-08-14
Investment Info Bulletin as of July 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending July 31, 2012...

2012-08-14
Economic Commentary for the second quarter of 2012
The European debt problems resurfaced in the second quarter of 2012 which negatively affected economic growth across the globe. Commodity prices fell significantly, which eliminated inflationary pressures. The economy in the United States is doing better even though it is growing slower than anticipated...

2012-08-14
Launch of the DFS BlackRock® Global Infrastructure Index Fund
Desjardins Financial Security's Group Retirement Savings team announces the addition of the DFS BlackRock® Global Infrastructure Index Fund...

2012-08-14
Your pension plan: Rules for immediate vesting and termination of participation
A quick recap of points that apply to pension plan sponsors...

2012-07-12
GE asset management makes changes to its investment teams
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2012-07-12
Changes to the management team of Lazard Asset Management, one of the two sub-advisors for the Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity Fund
...

2012-07-12
New CEO at MFS McLean Budden: Peter Kotsopoulos
...

2012-07-12
Investment Info Bulletin as of June 30, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending June 30, 2012...

2012-07-12
We're open during summer - and so are our online services
Over the last few months, the essential has informed you of several exclusive online services for you, as a plan sponsor, and for your participants. And it's only the beginning! Before discovering what's next, take advantage of the summertime to review what's in it for you, online...

2012-07-12
British Columbia pension legislation changes - Alberta envision similar changes
Following our last article on changes to the revised British Columbia Pension Benefits Standards Act...

2012-07-12
Changes in the investment policies of Bissett and MFS McLean Budden
...

2012-07-12
Changes to the DFS BlackRock® LifePath® Index Funds
BlackRock expects these enhancements to result in increased efficiency, better asset class exposures, and overall improved tracking...

2012-07-12
Changes to the Fiera Capital Canadian Equity Funds
...

2012-06-06
Investment Info Bulletin as of May 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending May 31, 2012.

2012-06-06
Fiera Capital & MFS McLean Budden funds are changing names
On June 7, 2012, changes were made to the names of Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) funds whose corresponding managers are Fiera Capital Corporation and MFS McLean Budden.

2012-06-06
Pension Benefits Act for Prince Edward Island (PEI)
On May 17, 2012, PEI tabled the Pension Benefits Act (Bill 41).

2012-06-06
New-Brunswick Pension Legislation
In the March 27, 2012 budget, the New Brunswick government announced amendments to the private pension plan legislation (the Pension Benefit Act).

2012-06-06
Withdrawal of three funds from our Group Retirement Savings fund offer
After performing an analysis as part of our governance process, we have decided to withdraw three funds from our fund offer on Friday September 7th, 2012.

2012-06-06
New and improved online enrolment experience!
What's in it for plan sponsors and participants?

2012-06-06
Departure of the co-lead manager of the Fidelity Canadian Balanced Fund
On May 22nd, Fidelity informed us of the departure of Mr. Mark Friebel, co-lead manager of the Fidelity Canadian Balanced Fund.

2012-06-06
Member annual meeting
As your pension plan provider, it's our responsibility to remind you of certain requirements concerning your plan administration.

2012-05-15
Economic Commentary for the first quarter of 2012
North American economic growth was relatively strong, while much of Europe continued to face recessionary pressures. Emerging economies grew at a slow pace as global trade was negatively impacted by the European slowdown...

2012-05-15
UBS American Equity fund changes its portfolio manager
Tom Cole is replaced on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is found...

2012-05-15
Fiera Sceptre Canadian Small Cap Fund and Fiera Sceptre Core Canadian Equity Fund: Team changes
A number of changes have been announced within the management team of Fiera...

2012-05-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of April 30, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending April 30, 2012...

2012-05-15
Trimark Income Growth Fund: Change in lead manager
Don Simpson has been replaced by Clayton Zacharias...

2012-05-15
New BC Pension legislation tabled today
Bill 38 – Pension Benefits Standards Act (PBSA) is currently introduced for Second Reading in the Legislative Assembly. This new PBSA is a significant development in pension reform in British Columbia...

2012-05-15
A simpler withdrawal process can help Ontarians who fall on hard times
It's getting easier for owners of locked-in accounts in Ontario to withdraw funds in case of financial hardship...

2012-05-15
Investment Options now featured for participants on their website
The new "Investment Options" page will provide personalized information to your plan participants...

2012-05-15
Making a good first impression is essential
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So why is that so important when it comes to engaging employees in their group retirement plan?

2012-04-16
Ontario and Nova Scotia: Pension reforms to be implemented this year
The provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia have recently adopted changes to their pension plan legislation.

2012-04-16
International recognition
In changing economic times, strength and stability can give you level of comfort in making your financial decisions.

2012-04-16
The investment policies of some of our funds have changed
Affected Funds: Greystone, McLean Budden and Montrusco Bolton

2012-04-16
MFS and McLean Budden: the integration process is now completed
The merger of the management teams has been completed and the announced changes are now effective...

2012-04-16
Natcan acquired by Fiera Sceptre : closing of transaction
Fiera Capital Corporation is the new name of Fiera Sceptre...

2012-04-16
Investment Info Bulletin as of March 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending March 31, 2012.

2012-04-16
New plans: nine months from now, the VRSP will take effect in Québec
Desjardins Financial Security will be ready to offer this new retirement savings plan efficiently.

2012-04-16
On Target RetirementTM: A powerful and efficient tool
See how it helps participants contribute more easily to their registered retirement savings plan. Watch a short video, and hear what employees have to say.

2012-04-04
Natcan acquired by Fiera Sceptre: closing of transaction
Fiera Capital Corporation is the new name of Fiera Sceptre...

2012-04-04
MFS and McLean Budden: the integration process is now completed
The merger of the management teams has been completed and the announced changes are now effective...

2012-03-15
Natcan acquired by Fiera Sceptre: closing of transaction [Express]
Fiera Capital Corporation is the new name of Fiera Sceptre...

2012-03-15
MFS and McLean Budden: the integration process is now completed [Express]
The merger of the management teams has been completed and the announced changes are now effective...

2012-03-15
Fiera Sceptre is buying Natcan
The investment firm Fiera Sceptre is buying out Natcan; Vaults into ranks of Canada's top five Independent Asset Managers

2012-03-15
Change of lead manager of Trimark Fund
Management at Invesco Canada has advised us of a change within their team of investment professionals.

2012-03-15
Defined contribution plans: Don't forget your Annual Information Return
The deadline for filing your Annual Information Return is set according to your fiscal year end. If you'd like, we can help you take care of this requirement

2012-03-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of February 29, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending February 29, 2012.

2012-03-15
Change to our Multi-Management Funds
We are replacing the McLean Budden Canadian Equity Growth Fund with the Fiera Sceptre Canadian Equity Growth Fund...

2012-03-15
Departure of the Co-Manager of U.S. Equities at Jarislowsky Fraser
Jarislowsky Fraser has informed us of changes within their team of investment professionals.

2012-03-15
Organizational changes at Sprucegrove
Sprucegrove has informed us of changes to their team of investment professionals.

2012-03-15
Co-opme online: Desjardins' Education and Cooperation Zone
A wealth of easy-to-understand information online to help everyone understand the basics of investments, financial planning, and how to stay healthy and financially fit.

2012-03-15
Desjardins : A Canadian Success
Watch a four-minute video on how one of Canada's largest financial institutions began with one man's dream: to contribute to the economic and social well-being of individuals and communities across Canada.

2012-02-28
Fiera Sceptre is buying Natcan
The investment firm Fiera Sceptre is buying Natcan; Vaults into ranks of Canada's top five Independent Asset Managers

2012-02-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of January 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending January 31, 2012.

2012-02-15
Economic Commentary for the fourth quarter of 2011
In the fourth quarter of 2011, economic growth picked up in North America while the European economy ground to

2012-02-15
New TOBAM fund - Changes at Addenda Capital and Baillie Gifford
A new global equity fund, specialized and adapted to risks, enhances our offering. Two existing funds undergo changes in their management teams.

2012-02-15
Creating the best participant experience online
How do you entice participants to take advantage of their group retirement website?

2012-02-15
Why measure your plan’s success?
The objectives of a benefits plan is to engage employees, improve retention and attract the best candidates. But how do plan sponsors ensure they're meeting these objectives?

2012-02-15
Ontario and Alberta only - What's the due date to send us Form 7?
If your plan's fiscal year starts on January 1st you have to send us the estimate of your contributions for the year 2012, before February 29

2012-02-15
Fiera Sceptre is buying Natcan [Express]
The investment firm Fiera Sceptre is buying Natcan; Vaults into ranks of Canada's top five Independent Asset Managers

2012-01-16
Participants Speak up!
Survey of retirement savings plan participants reveals participants are well informed, rather optimistic about their retirement and willing to save more.

2012-01-16
Engage your Employees!
Everyone talks about employee engagement. But what does it look like when you put it into action? How do you go about engaging employees in actively planning and managing their own retirement plan?

2012-01-16
Giving participants a 360° perspective on their investments
Last July, Desjardins Financial Security and Morningstar introduced Portrait 360º, a sophisticated portfolio tool that allows participants to see how all their investments are working together. Now we've added a new "details" tab that allows participants to delve deeper into their investments.

2012-01-16
Investment Info Bulletin as of December 31, 2011
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending December 31, 2011.

2012-01-16
Missing information report now available every month
Now you can send us missing information on your participants every month so that we complete their files faster.

2012-01-16
Bill No 96 in Nova Scotia updating retirement plans
Following the legal changes at the federal level and in several Canadian provinces, Nova Scotia will pass and implement a new law to modify its retirement plans. Here are the outlines.

2011-12-12
Surveying participants to learn more about their needs
On or around January 16, some of your participants may be contacted to answer an email survey. The focus: to learn more about participant behaviour, what they think about retirement planning and how they rate the services we currently offer.

2011-12-12
Our Business Hours and deadlines during the Holiday Season
Need to reach our Integrated Retirement Management Centre or Customer Contact Centre? Want to send your last contributions of the year to your Group RRSP or make cash withdrawals? Please note these important hours and deadlines!

2011-12-12
Keeping it simple: lump-sum contributions, tax receipts and slips now online
Desjardins Financial Security simplifies your participants' lives with regards to their group savings retirement plans. They now have direct access to a variety of new online transactions.

2011-12-12
Greystone strategy shifts on international equities
Looking for better return potential and stability, the company has set changes to its strategy on international equities that will impact the Greystone Balanced Fund, currently available on our platform.

2011-12-12
Investment Info Bulletin as of November 30, 2011
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending November 30, 2011.

2011-12-12
Introducing yourwaymobile.ca, a new way to engage participants online
yourwaymobile.ca is a fun and easy way to see if you or your participants are saving enough for retirement. This handy mobile site is accessible on any smart phone, and plants a seed about how current spending habits impact our ability to save for retirement.

2011-12-12
Announcing the "your RRSP, your way" contest
Do your participants need some motivation to top up their RRSP? From January 9th to February 29th, participants can enter the "your RRSP, your way" contest for a chance to double their contributions. There's an added bonus if they contribute online.

2011-12-12
Important notice on the use of Forfeitures DCPP and DBSP
If you are an administrator of a Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP) or a Defined Benefit Supplement Program (DBSP), remember to use the forfeitures accumulated during 2010 within your plan before December, 31.

2011-11-16
Reminder to participants turning 71 in 2011
RPP, RRSP, or DPSP participants who are turning 71 need to transfer their plan assets before the end of the year.

2011-11-16
Economic Commentary for the third quarter of 2011
Economic growth has been disappointing so far this year. Worries about sovereign debt in Europe and political turmoil in the United States contributed to the downbeat sentiment throughout the summer and revisions of the growth outlook for the next few years.

2011-11-16
Investment Info Bulletin as of October 31, 2011
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of returns for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending October 31, 2011.

2011-11-16
Western Financial Group is a finalist for the Benefits Canada Communication Award
The Communication Award recognizes a plan sponsor that has developed innovative and effective strategies for communicating pension plans and investments to employees.

2011-11-16
The standard SPP contract gets revamped
The Régie des rentes du Québec has updated the standard contract for simplified pension plans (SPPs).

2011-11-16
A whole new approach to participant engagement
Your way, plain and simple® is our participant communication and education program. Participant material is visually pleasing, and uses plain language. Designed to entice and encourage participants to take an active role in their own retirement planning strategy, we make it plain and simple for plan sponsors too.

2011-11-16
McLean Budden becomes a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management
As of November 8, 2011, McLean Budden has officially become a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management. Please take note of the changes brought by this transaction.

2011-11-16
Desjardins Financial Security wins 11 awards from the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association
For the eighth consecutive year, Desjardins Financial Security was acknowledged for its accomplishments in communications, marketing and advertising in the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association 2011 competition.

2011-11-16
Update on VRSPs and PRPPs
The governments of Quebec and Canada are working on the development of two new plans to better meet the savings needs of Quebecers and Canadians - a voluntary retirement savings plan (VRSP) and a pooled registered pension plan (PRPP).
 
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