Benefits & Pensions Monitor Events
Date: September 25, 2018 | Location: InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel. 225 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Major trends are reshaping Canada’s pension plans and their risk strategies as employers look to share or off-load pension risk and focus on de-risking. How these work and what risk strategies are on the horizon will be the focus of this session.
Despite improved funding positions, pension plans may still face significant headwinds from market volatility. Against this backdrop, Michael Augustine, of TD Asset Management Inc., will discuss how plan sponsors are addressing pension risk and the main consideration of whether to fully aim to transfer the risk or not.
Insurers are adapting to a growing Pension Risk Transfer business with deals getting larger and the provisions more complex. Neil Duffy, of The Great-West Life Assurance Company, will explore new developments that are helping clients successfully transfer their pension risk to the insurance market.
Enterprise risk analysis is commonly utilized by institutional investors. However, alternative investments – such as hedge funds, private equity, and real estate – can present challenges for applying this type of analysis. Catherine Thrasher, of BNY Mellon, will highlight different approaches to risk measurement for investors who are largely allocated to alternative assets.
Join our expert speakers; Michael Augustine, FCIA, FSA, CFA, Managing Director from TD Asset Management Inc., Catherine Thrasher, CIPM, FRM, Managing Director, Global Risk Solutions Canada from BNY Mellon and Neil Duffy, Vice President, Group Retirement Products and Pension Risk Transfer from Great-West Life at this Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Meetings & Events session.
Date: October 18, 2018 | Location: InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel 225 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V2X3
What will the benefits plan of tomorrow look like? Our speakers will gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on the future of areas such as paramedical coverage in benefits plans and managing the soaring cost of drugs.
Date: November 13, 2018 | Location: Vantage Venues 150 King Street West Toronto, ON M5H1J9
The continuing low interest rate environment is prompting pension plans to seek new investment opportunities to generate the returns they need to match their liabilities. Industry experts will provide their insights on how pension funds are investing their money now and what they will be considering in the future.
Benefits And Pensions Monitor Event Summaries
Privacy And Cybersecurity Examined
Date: June 20, 2018
The ACPM Ontario Regional Council will examine ‘What is Your Privacy and Cybersecurity.’ This session will canvass the current state of the law and discuss best governance practices for managing member information and relationships with third-party service providers. Featured speakers are Dan Michaluk, a partner at Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP, and Elizabeth Boyd, a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. It takes place June 20 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: https://www.acpm.com/ACPM/Events/Regional-Events/Ontario-Council-Session.aspx
Benefits Fraud Examined
Date: June 21, 2018
The CPBI Southern Alberta Region will examine ‘Benefits Fraud Management – Proactive Investigations and Plan Design.’ Steve Richardson, supervisor – benefits management and investigation services at Green Shield Canada, will share innovative ways to obtain and analyze benefits fraud information, the role of AI in proactively seeking fraud and abuse in the industry, and how people, such as field operations staff, impact fraud investigations. He will also offer suggestions for plan design to limit fraud. It takes place June 21 in Calgary, AB.
For more information visit: http://cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Southern-Alberta/2018/06-21-Benefits-Fraud-Management-Proactive
Medicalization Of Unhappiness Examined
Date: June 21, 2018 - June 21, 2018
‘The Medicalization of Unhappiness’ will be examined at a CPBI Pacific breakfast session. Peter Gove, innovation leader, health management, at Green Shield Canada, will examine the history of mental illness in Canada, how it has been treated and/or gone untreated, and zero in on the changing medical and social landscape that has led to the proliferation of mental health diagnoses and the widespread prescribing of anti-depressants. It takes place June 21 in Vancouver, BC.
For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Pacific/2018/06-21-CPBI-Pacific-Breakfast-Annual-Meeting-The
Summer Social Planned
Date: June 21, 2018
The Toronto ISCEBS will hold its second annual ‘Summer Social.’ It takes place June 21 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: https://www.torontoiscebs.org/networking-social---june-21-2018.html
Session Looks At Drug Trends
Date: June 22, 2018
‘Drug Trends & Forecasting: What It Means To You’ will be examined at a Benefits Breakfast Club session. Shawn O’Brien, a principal, business intelligence, at TELUS; Sarah Lussier Hoskyn, senior analyst, regulatory affairs and market access, at Innovative Medicines Canada; Leanne MacFarlane, senior director advocacy and preferred providers, at Sobeys National Pharmacy Network; will review historical drug trends, explore current trends, and dissect trend factors by impact of new therapies versus utilization. It takes place June 22 in Mississauga, ON.
For more information visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/drug-trends-forecasting-what-it-means-to-you-june-22-2018/event-summary-06621b3adbe04b6daff5c5b8da90d19f.aspx
Women And Retirement Security Examined
Date: August 20, 2018 - August 23, 2018
The latest trends in governance, telemedicine, and women and retirement security will be among the topics covered at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ ‘51st Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference.’ Sessions will also look at the impact of chronic diseases, pension division on marriage breakdown, and innovation in timberland and farmland investing. It takes place August 20 to 23 in Las Vegas, NV.
For more information visit: http://www.ifebp.org/education/canadianannual/Pages/annual-canadian-employee-benefits-conference-1725.aspx
ACPM Looks At ‘Next 150’
Date: September 11, 2018 - September 13, 2018
‘The Next 150: Fortifying Retirement for the Future’ is the theme of the ‘2018 ACPM National Conference.’ It will address the current and future retirement income challenges in presentations on a variety of issues including pensions and public policy, infrastructure investment, risk from the member perspective, and changing capital accumulation plan behaviours. It takes place September 11 to 13 in Quebec City, QC.
For more information visit: https://www.acpm.com/national.aspx
PPAC Course Offered
Date: September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
The CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Council, in partnership with Humber College, will again offer the ‘Pension Plan Administration Certificate (PPAC) 1.’ The first of three modules in the PPAC program offered, it is designed for anyone from pension plan administrators to HR professionals in the industry and pension committee members. It takes place September 17 to 21 in Regina, SK.
For more information visit: https://ceb.humber.ca/programs/ppac.html
Gala Honours Hedge Funds
Date: October 16, 2018
Awards for the top Canadian hedge fund administrator, prime broker, law firm, and accounting firm will be presented at the ‘11th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards Gala Dinner.’ Award will also be given out to the best performance by equity focused, market neutral, credit focused, multi-strategy/managed futures/global-macro, and private debt funds. The gala is preceded by the ‘2018 Canadian Hedge Fund Conference.’ It takes place October 16 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: http://alternativeiq.com/events/10th-annual-canadian-hedge-fund-awards/?mc_cid=f33668823d&mc_eid=a4f3c612c5
Ontario DB Funding Examined
Date: October 17, 2018 - October 19, 2018
Ontario’s changes to the defined benefit funding framework will be among the sessions at the ‘2018 CPBI Ontario Regional Conference.’ Sessions will also address how policy changes impact benefits program, fraud and abuse, investment strategies in ‘low for long’ environments, and dealing with aging employees and estates. It takes place October 17 to 19 in Ottawa, ON.
For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Ontario/2018/10-17-CPBI-2018-Ontario-Regional-Conference
BEP Focuses On Needs Of Board Members
Date: November 26, 2018 - November 30, 2018
The 12th offering of the Rotman-ICPM Board Effectiveness Program (BEP) focuses specifically on the needs of board members of pension and other long-horizon investment organizations. Leading pension practitioners and academics help participants understand their board role in strategic areas like fiduciary duties, investment beliefs, and risk management. It takes place November 26 to 30 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: http://icpmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ICPM-BEP-Brochure-April2018.pdf