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Canadian Defined Benefit Pension Survey 2021

Pathways to Sustainability: Are alternatives going mainstream?

RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ fourth annual survey of Canadian defined benefit pension plans, conducted in November of 2020, reflects the perspectives of 122 pension plans from across the country.

Survey Highlights

  • Increasing popularity of alternatives
  • Declining confidence in meeting liabilities
  • Heightened focus on the economy and geopolitics
  • Fewer fully-funded pension plans
  • Growing but lukewarm interest in SRI