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Pensions Summit

2016 Event

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2015 Event

The crises of recent years seem like a distant memory for many pension managers, and fewer headlines trumpet doomsday scenarios or record low solvency rates. However pensions remain a critical element of compensation, and a significant potential risk for employers. Provincial governments, recognizing that many Canadians don’t have pensions, are also stepping up with pension plans of their own.

An aging workforce makes pension issues more important and urgent. As governments start to take action, employers must revisit their own pension plans. While some employers still have underfunding, slow growth, and low inflation issues, funds must work harder to generate acceptable returns, and plan structures and risk and reward balances need attention.

The 2015 event explored some of the most popular options, including target flexible benefits, jointly sponsored pension plans, and target benefit plans. It also examined how some employers are rethinking their defined contribution plans to provide greater security and reduce costs, including initiatives such as lower cost investment options, consolidating investments, and variable benefits.


Featured Speakers From the 2014 Event

Frank Wiginton

Frank Wiginton
Chief Executive Officer
Employee Financial Well-Being

Glen Hodgson

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

Jim Keohane

Jim Keohane
President and Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan


            Fabrice Morin

Fabrice Morin
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Kelly Peters

Kelly Peters
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
BEworks Inc.

David D'Agostini

David D’Agostini
Administrator
The Labourers' Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Ontario (LPF)

H. Clare Pitcher

H. Clare Pitcher
Senior Consulting Actuary
PBI Actuarial Consulting Ltd.

Cindy L. Rynne

Cindy L. Rynne
Senior Consulting Actuary and Ontario Market Leader
PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd.

The Hon. Mitzie Hunter

The Hon. Mitzie Hunter
Associate Minister, Finance
Ontario Ministry of Finance

Jean Michel

Jean Michel
President
Air Canada Pension Investments

John Brewer

John Brewer
Executive Program Developer
The Conference Board of Canada

Adwoa K. Buahene

Adwoa K. Buahene
Managing Partner
n-gen People Performance Inc.

Nicole A. Stewart

Nicole A. Stewart
Senior Research Associate, Leadership and Human Resources Research
The Conference Board of Canada

Mel Duffield

Mel Duffield
Head, Product Strategy and Liaison
Universities Superannuation Scheme

Prof. Lars Stentoft

Prof. Lars Stentoft
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Financial Econometrics
Western University

Prof. Gopalan Srinivasan

Prof. Gopalan Srinivasan
Professor
University of New Brunswick



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Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event. 

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada logo



PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd. logo



Marketing Partners


Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Canada logo



Canadian Federation of Pensioners logo


Canadian Institute of Actuaries logo


Special Contributor

Data on the Spot logo

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Testimonials

“Overall very satisfied with the conference. The varied topics were very important to me & I was not disappointed. Lovely venue – excellent refreshments & meals. Everything on time! Thanks.”

 “Very good mix of speakers and topics. Great mix of attendees. Was able to meet and re-meet some excellent people that I will look forward to collaborating with in the near future.”

 “Excellent venue, speakers and organization!”

 “Conference was very well done again – congratulations!”

 “This was my first conference ever in the pensions domain, I learned a lot. The quality of the presenters and the presentations, as well as the relevancy of the topics, was quite a ‘positive’. Great conference overall!”

 “Good idea to have speakers from outside of Canada”

  “Great mix of theory & statistics vs case studies and Canadian pension landscape vs international. Content was very relevant. Overall good speakers & chair. Great venue, good time allotment for networking, reasonably priced, will definitely return next year.”

Sponsorship

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