Alex Mazer

Alex Mazer is a co-founder and co-CEO of Common Wealth Retirement, a mission-driven financial technology company that provides straightforward, portable retirement plans. To advance our mission to make it possible for everyone to have a financially secure retirement, Common Wealth focuses on serving those not covered by workplace retirement plans, including SMBs, not-for-profits, self-employed professionals, and modest earners.

Young business people in office

How do I know if my employees want a retirement plan?

Key insights: Study after study has shown that most Canadians want and need help with retirement saving and planning, and are very interested in employer-provided solutions  If you want to supplement this data, consider conducting a quick, anonymous survey of your employees  Appreciation for employer-provided help with retirement saving is likely to compound over time, so …

How do I know if my employees want a retirement plan? Read More »

Happy colleagues working together

A “retirement first” approach to employee benefits

The sequence in which to introduce employee benefits is one of the most important questions for HR leaders to consider in a growing organization. Here’s a common question we often hear as part of these conversations: “Aren’t retirement benefits something I should add later, once we have health benefits and other employee perks in place?” …

A “retirement first” approach to employee benefits Read More »

Family financial security

3 practical policy solutions to help Canadians buffer financial risks

Canada’s economy is doing well, our unemployment rate is at its lowest level in decades, and the average net worth of Canadians is increasing. If we look more closely at the financial health of Canadian households, though, the numbers tell a contrasting story. Technological change, globalization and automation have transformed Canada’s labour market, and rising …

3 practical policy solutions to help Canadians buffer financial risks Read More »

Saving for the future

Making life more affordable through efficient retirement savings

In its fall economic statement, the federal government launched a consultation on how best to strengthen retirement security for Canadians. The consultation is welcome. The recent enhancement to the Canada Pension Plan, a years-long process that begins next month, represents an important measure to improve the public pillars of our retirement system, but much more …

Making life more affordable through efficient retirement savings Read More »

Aspen

Building economic security through work and wealth

Reflections on the Aspen Institute’s Economic Security Summit Last week, I had the good fortune and honour to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Economic Security Summit, a four-day gathering of 40 leaders from the private, public, and third sectors who are focused on expanding prosperity in America. This year’s Summit aimed to “reconnect work and wealth” — to link …

Building economic security through work and wealth Read More »

House of Commons

House of Commons testimony on Canada Post’s pension

The following are remarks delivered on September 27, 2016, by Common Wealth Founding Partner Alex Mazer before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates. The committee invited Alex to comment on the future of Canada Post’s pension arrangements as part of a review of the postal service currently being conducted by …

House of Commons testimony on Canada Post’s pension Read More »

Stay Connected

Sign up today to get the latest retirement savings advice delivered straight to your inbox
 

Search

Find what you’re looking for:

We use cookies on our website so we can continually improve your online experience. Cookies allow us to have an overview of your visit so we can ensure you get the most relevant information.