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Market Commentary – Fourth Quarter 2022

Financial markets faced uncertainty about future monetary policy in the fourth quarter. Signs of peaking inflation, along with market expectations for a downward shift in the pace of monetary tightening, boosted investor sentiment and led to widespread gains across asset classes in the first two months of the quarter. Positive sentiment reversed in December in […]

Office Holiday Closure

The Pension Administration Office will be closed for the holidays from December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. If you have an urgent pension inquiry during the holiday closure, please leave a message at 604-827-3286. These messages will be monitored over the holiday period. The […]

Market Commentary – Third Quarter 2022

At the start of the third quarter, there was widespread optimism that inflation had peaked and that slowing economic activity would allow monetary policymakers to limit further tightening and perhaps pivot toward lower interest rates sooner than expected. This sparked a rally across asset classes into late August, at which point U.S. Federal Reserve Chair […]

For RRIF/LIF-Type Payment Accounts: Deadline for 2022 Non-Scheduled Withdrawals

The last date to request non-scheduled withdrawals from RRIF/LIF-Type Payment accounts for this calendar year is Friday, December 16, 2022.

Market Commentary – First Quarter 2022

Both bond and stock markets started 2022 poorly, as investors began pricing in aggressive interest rate hikes in the face of rising inflation and slowing economic growth. As highlighted in previous commentaries, these trends were firmly in place towards the end of last year, but the military conflict in Europe has intensified price pressures and […]