Previous Pension Stakeholder Consultations

​Actuarial Guidance Notes

FSCO has been providing guidance on actuarial matters to the actuarial community in the form of Actuarial Guidance Notes.

 

Actuarial Guidance Note - AGN-004 [PDF Document]

Size: ## kb Size: ## kbConsultation Reference: Alternative Settlement Methods for Solvency Valuations

Date Posted: July 3, 2015

Deadline for Submissions: September 4, 2015

Stakheholder Comments

 
Size: ## kb Size: ## kbActuarial Guidance Note - AGN-003 [PDF Document] Size: ## kb
Consultation Reference: Actuarial Guidance Note #3 - Determination of Interest Payments Where Solvency Special Payments Are Covered by Letters of Credit
Date Posted: May 6, 2013
Deadline for Submissions: June 7, 2013
Stakeholder Comments
 
Size: 278 kbActuarial Guidance Note - AGN-002 [PDF Document] Size: ## kb
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Consultation Reference: Actuarial Guidance Note # 2 - Determination of the Solvency Liability Adjustment​
Date Posted: April 3, 2012
Deadline for Submissions: May 3, 2012
Stakeholder Comments: No comments were submitted to this public consultation.Size: ## kb
 
 

Financial Statements Guidance Notes

FSCO began issuing consultation documents on guidance related to financial statements to pension plan administrators/auditors in the form of Financial Statements Guidance Notes (FSGN) in August, 2012.
 
Financial Statements Guidance Note - FSGN-001[PDF Document] Size: ## kb
Size: ## kbConsultation Reference: Financial Statements Guidance Note #001
Date Posted: August 30, 2012
Deadline for Submissions: October 25, 2012
Stakeholder Comments
 
Note: This Guidance Note was finalized and published in February 2013.  It was subsequently revised and published as FSGN-100 effective March 2014
 
  

Investment Guidance Notes​​

FSCO began issuing consultation documents on g​uidance related to investments of pension plan assets in various types of financial instruments in October 2014.
 
Consultation Reference: Overview of Statements of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPP) Requirements
Date Posted: December 8, 2015
Deadline for Submissions: February 8, 2016
 
Consultation Reference: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors  
Date Posted: June 30, 2015
Deadline for Submissions: August 28, 2015
 
Consultation Reference: Statements of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPPs) for Member Directed Defined Contribution Plans  Size: ## kb
Date Posted: June 30, 2015
Deadline for Submissions: August 28, 2015
  
Investment Guidance Note - IGN-002 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​[PDF Document] Size: ## kb
Consultation Reference: Prudent Investment Practices for Derivatives
Date Posted: October 27, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: November 27, 2014
 
Consultation Reference: Buy-In Annuities for Defined Benefit Plans
Date Posted: October 7, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: November 7, 2014
   
 

Risk-Based Regulation Framework

The consultation paper solicits pension stakeholders’ comments and feedback on FSCO’s proposed broad-based framework for the risk-based regulation of pension plans in Ontario. The purpose of introducing this framework is to improve FSCO’s overall effectiveness in its monitoring of key pension risks, and to ensure appropriate regulatory response is taken by FSCO to address risk situations, thereby better protecting the interests of pension plan beneficiaries.
 
Consultation Reference: Risk-Based Regulation Framework
Date Posted: March 8, 2011
Deadline for Submissions: April 7, 2011
Stakeholder Comments
 

Other

 

Consultation Policy on Administrator’s Management of Inquiries and Complaints from Plan Beneficiaries [PDF Document] Size: 252 kb and Consultation Guideline for Developing a Written Policy on Managing Inquiries and Complaints from Plan Beneficiaries [PDF Document] Size: 221 kb.

This draft policy and related guideline are intended to clarify the responsibilities of plan administrators in responding to inquiries and complaints from plan beneficiaries. The documents also provide information on how inquiries and complaints can be effectively managed.  Consultation Reference: Inquiries and Complaints

Date Posted: December 15, 2010
Deadline for Submissions: February 11, 2011
Stakeholder Comments 

 

 

Consultation Paper on FSCO’s Proposed Solutions, Service Goals and Processes for Defined Benefit Pension Applications [PDF Document] Size: 302 kb

This consultation paper solicits pension stakeholders’ comments and feedback on FSCO’s proposed solutions, service goals and processes for reviewing defined benefit pension applications. For your convenience, the earlier Consultation Paper on the Review of Defined Benefit Pension Application Processing, which was released in the spring of 2009, is included in this consultation paper as Appendix 2.
 
Consultation Reference: Application Processing
Date Posted: January 11, 2010
Deadline for Submissions: February 10, 2010
Stakeholder Comments: No comments were submitted to this public consultation.

 

 

This draft policy is intended to provide plan administrators with information on their obligations and responsibilities related to the management and retention of pension plan records. The policy also provides the administrator with practical guidelines and instructions on prudent record keeping practices.
 
Consultation Reference: Records Retention
Date Posted: December 22, 2009
Deadline for Submissions: February 26, 2010
Stakeholder Comments
 
 
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