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					Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
The Survey on Pension Fund Expenses is designed to support the goal of effective plan
governance by providing sponsors of registered pension plans in Canada with an objective
benchmark to evaluate the level of operating expenses in their plans.

The Survey will collect expenses as recorded in the audited financial statements of the plans.
Participants in the Survey will receive a summary report and may order a customized analysis
comparing their plans to plans of comparable size.


About Fraser Group
Fraser Group is a market information and research firm working in the employee benefits and
insurance markets in Canada. We have been in business since 1989.

Our key activities include tracking market size and market share, benchmarking performance
and compiling industry statistics. We manage a number of ongoing industry studies as well as
undertaking custom research and consulting assignments for clients in financial services,
insurance, pharmaceutical and government.

For more information, visit our website
www.frasergroup.com

or call Ken Fraser 416/537-8687 x21
version 2, 28/04/2010


version 3.0
3/14/2012
Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
Participation Agreement
 1     Participation in this survey is open to organizations sponsoring registered Defined
       Benefit or Defined Contribution pension plan in Canada.
 2     All data submitted by Participating Companies will be held on a Confidential basis
       by Fraser Group.
 3     We will include your name in a list of participating plan sponsors.
 4
       Participating Companies will receive a summary report at no charge and may order a
       customized analysis comparing their plans to plans of comparable size.
 5     The Copyright Notice in the report shall read:
               Copyright is reserved.
               Redistribution in any form is prohibited without permission
               except that Participating Companies may make copies for
               internal use provided this Copyright Notice is included on any
               copies.
 6     The fee structure for optional report is as follows:
        $535 (plus GST/HST) for 1 plan
        $595 (plus GST/HST) for 2-3 plans
        $695 (plus GST//HST) for 4 or more plans
       Fees will be invoiced upon delivery of report.


       Please save the completed questionnaire as PLAN_SPONSOR.xls and send to

                                 Ken.Fraser@frasergroup.com

     Questions:
     Ken Fraser 416/537-8687 x21
Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
Instructions
     To complete the Survey, please complete the "General Info" sheet and one or more "Plan #"
     sheets. If you have more than 4 plans, insert additional sheets and copy the Plan template.


     Provide Brokerage and Custody expenses if they are readily available. Otherwise, leave blank.



        Please save the completed questionnaire as PLAN_SPONSOR .xls and send
        to
                             Ken.Fraser@frasergroup.com
        by August 31, 2012

     Questions:
     Ken Fraser 416/537-8687 x21
Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
Definitions
Expenses                            Expenses which are reported in the pension fund financial statements. Expenses incurred by
                                    the plan sponsor are not to be reported unless there is an actual charge to the pension fund for
                                    the service provided.

   Pension Plan Consulting          Includes plan design, communications consulting, valuations.
   Record keeping, administration   Includes communications to members.
   and member service
   Asset Consulting                 Fees related to asset allocation modelling and Investment Manager search or evaluation
   Investment Management            Fees paid to select appropriate investments.
   Brokerage Fees                   Fees to process the purchase and sale of securities.
   Custody                          Fees for safe guarding assets including registering and transfering title.
   Audit                            Fees to provide audited financial statements
   Legal                            Fees to lawyers and fees paid to regulatory institutions.
   Governance                       Expenses to support effective governance of the plan such as meetings, educational
                                    conferences, trustee allowances, etc.

Active Members                      Individuals who are actively accruing service credit or making contributions.
Inactive Members                    Individuals who are not active but are entitled to future benefits from the plan.
Pensioner Members                   Individuals who are receiving retirement benefits from the plan. Do not include members where
                                    retirement annuities have been purchased from an insurance company.

NAICS                               North American Industry Classification System

Special Events                      Unusual events which significantly affect plan expenses in this year such as a Partial Windup.
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Identification Information
Plan Sponsor Name
Contact Person Name
Contact Person Title
Contact Person Phone
Contact Person Email

           Do you want a customized report comparing
           your costs to the average costs of similar plans
           as measured by asset size and plan type?
           Yes/No                                                               Click here to see Fee Structure

Other Information
           Are you exempt from GST/HST? Yes/No                                  If Yes, please explain.

           Is your organization Public Sector, Private Non-
           Profit or Private For Profit?

           Industry Sector
           NAICS code, if known
           Are the members of the plan(s) unionized
           -None, Some, All
                                                              Jurisdiction of
                                                              Registration  Plan Type
                                                                            Defined Benefit,      Number of Number of                 Special
           Name of Pension Plan (s)                           BC,AB, etc or Defined Contribution, Active    Inactive  Number of       Event
                                                              Federal       Other                 Members Members Pensioners          Yes/No
Plan 1
Plan 2
Plan 3
Plan 4
Plan 5
etc
insert rows as needed
                                                                         0   0   0


            Provide Details on Partial Windups or Other Special Events
Plan 1
Plan 2
Plan 3
Plan 4
Plan 5
etc
insert rows as needed
Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
Financial Statement Information
This data for                                                 Plan 1
Most recent plan year end (e.g. Nov 30, 2010)
Assets at most recent year end
Total Operating Expenses
on most recent 12 month income statement
Expenses not on the income statement but absorbed
by the Plan Sponsor (employer)

If this is a DC plan, are some plan expenses being
recovered through “Investment Management Fees”
charged against investment income prior to being
credited to individual fund accounts? Yes/No

Detailed Operating Expense Information

                                                        Fees paid to
                                                        External Providers   Internal expenses

                            Pension Plan Consulting                                              -
 Record keeping, administration and member service                                               -
                                   Asset Consulting                                              -
                           Investment Management                                                 -
                      Brokerage Fees (if available)                                              -
                               Custody (if available)                                            -
                                                Audit                                            -
                                               Legal                                             -
                                        Governance
                               Other (explain below)                                             -
                                Total                                  -                  -      -
                                                                                         tests       0


Comments
Is this a multi-employer plan?
Yes/No




Expenses absorbed
   by Plan Sponsor




                  -
                                 0
Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
Financial Statement Information
This data for                                                 Plan 2
Most recent plan year end (e.g. Nov 30, 2010)
Assets at most recent year end
Total Operating Expenses
on most recent 12 month income statement
Expenses not on the income statement but absorbed
by the Plan Sponsor (employer)

If this is a DC plan, are some plan expenses being
recovered through “Investment Management Fees”
charged against investment income prior to being
credited to individual fund accounts? Yes/No

Detailed Operating Expense Information

                                                        Fees paid to
                                                        External Providers   Internal expenses

                            Pension Plan Consulting                                              -
 Record keeping, administration and member service                                               -
                                   Asset Consulting                                              -
                           Investment Management                                                 -
                      Brokerage Fees (if available)                                              -
                               Custody (if available)                                            -
                                                Audit                                            -
                                               Legal                                             -
                                        Governance
                               Other (explain below)                                             -
                                Total                                  -                  -      -
                                                                                         tests       0


Comments
Is this a multi-employer plan?
Yes/No




Expenses absorbed
   by Plan Sponsor




                  -
                                 0
Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
Financial Statement Information
This data for                                                 Plan 3
Most recent plan year end (e.g. Nov 30, 2010)
Assets at most recent year end
Total Operating Expenses
on most recent 12 month income statement
Expenses not on the income statement but absorbed
by the Plan Sponsor (employer)

If this is a DC plan, are some plan expenses being
recovered through “Investment Management Fees”
charged against investment income prior to being
credited to individual fund accounts? Yes/No

Detailed Operating Expense Information

                                                        Fees paid to
                                                        External Providers   Internal expenses

                            Pension Plan Consulting                                              -
 Record keeping, administration and member service                                               -
                                   Asset Consulting                                              -
                           Investment Management                                                 -
                      Brokerage Fees (if available)                                              -
                               Custody (if available)                                            -
                                                Audit                                            -
                                               Legal                                             -
                                        Governance
                               Other (explain below)                                             -
                                Total                                  -                  -      -
                                                                                         tests       0


Comments
Is this a multi-employer plan?
Yes/No




Expenses absorbed
   by Plan Sponsor




                  -
                                 0
Survey on Pension Fund Expenses
Financial Statement Information
This data for                                                 Plan 4
Most recent plan year end (e.g. Nov 30, 2010)
Assets at most recent year end
Total Operating Expenses
on most recent 12 month income statement
Expenses not on the income statement but absorbed
by the Plan Sponsor (employer)

If this is a DC plan, are some plan expenses being
recovered through “Investment Management Fees”
charged against investment income prior to being
credited to individual fund accounts? Yes/No

Detailed Operating Expense Information

                                                        Fees paid to
                                                        External Providers   Internal expenses

                            Pension Plan Consulting                                              -
 Record keeping, administration and member service                                               -
                                   Asset Consulting                                              -
                           Investment Management                                                 -
                      Brokerage Fees (if available)                                              -
                               Custody (if available)                                            -
                                                Audit                                            -
                                               Legal                                             -
                                        Governance
                               Other (explain below)                                             -
                                Total                                  -                  -      -
                                                                                         tests       0


Comments
Is this a multi-employer plan?
Yes/No




Expenses absorbed
   by Plan Sponsor




                  -
                                 0

				
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