In 2018, cost will again be the primary challenge facing plan sponsors. How this challenge will be addressed in the coming year will be the focus of this event.
Benefits & Pensions Monitor Events
Date: March 20, 2018 | Location: Vantage Venues. 150 King Street West Toronto, ON M5H1J9
Date: April 24, 2018 | Location: Vantage Venues. 150 King Street West Toronto, ON M5H1J9
Today’s pension plans face paying out retirement benefits to their youngest employees up to 50 years from now. This session will examine how investment strategies can meet these future liabilities in a changing environment.
Date: May 8, 2018 | Location: Vantage Venues, 150 King Street West Toronto, ON M5H1J9
The one constant when it comes to benefits is change. This session will examine areas such as the impact an increasingly global workforce is having and will have on benefit plans and how new approaches to providing benefits can be used to meet the needs of employers and employees.
Benefits And Pensions Monitor Event Summaries
- Decumulation Jun 2015
- Alternatives - Sept 2015
- ESG - Oct 2015
- Longevity Insurance - Nov 2015
- Finding Alternatives in Alternatives - Jan 2016
- Maximizing Benefits Without Increasing Costs - Feb 2016
- Real Estate - Mar 2016
- Currency Concerns - May 2016
- Target Date Funds - June 2016
- Global Fixed Income - Sept 2016
- OCIO - Oct 2016
- Benefits Conference - Nov 2016
- ESG Update - Nov 2016
- Alternatives – Feb 2017
- ETFs – March 2017
- Controlling Plan Costs – April 2017
- Disability Trends & Risks – May 2017
Keynotes Set For ISCEBS Event
Date: November 22, 2017
‘Innovation Meets Personalization: Pharmacogenetics & Financial Technologies in Group Health and Retirement’ will be the topics at the Toronto Chapter ISCEBS’ biennial keynote speaker event. Simon Chan, CEO at BAL Consulting, will lead a discussion of FinTech and retirement which will be followed by a panel discussion with Michael Prouse, director of operations at Personalized Prescribing Inc., and Veronika Litinski, of GeneYouIn, on pharmacogenetics. It takes place November 22 in Toronto, ON.For more information visit: http://www.torontoiscebs.org/november-22-2017---pharmacogenetics-and-financial-technologies-in-group-health-and-retirement
‘Breaking Barriers’ Examined
Date: November 22, 2017
AIMA Canada will examine ‘Breaking Barriers ‒ A Roadmap to Achieving Gender Diversity in the Alternatives Industry.’ Presented by the AIMA programming and events committee, it will present a high tea and panel featuring Emer McGuckin, managing director in Investor Relations; Amy Baryshnik, a partner at Alignvest Investment Management; Tara Kennedy, director, head of trading for ETFs and automated strategies within the global equity derivatives group at TD Securities; and Ida Khajadourian, director of wealth management and a portfolio manager at Richardson GMP; will discuss women’s advancement and gender diversity in the Canadian alternative investment industry. It takes place November 22 in Toronto, ON.
For information, visit https://aima.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f3002c62c1edfef63f8369c3&id=9116633b34&e=367ce5ea4a
BEP Looks At Strategic Areas
Date: November 27, 2017 - December 1, 2017
The ‘Rotman-ICPM Board Effectiveness Program (BEP)’ for pension and other long-horizon investment organizations features leading pension practitioners and academics discussing key strategic areas such as fiduciary duties, investment beliefs, risk management, and member communications. It is scheduled to run from November 27 to December 1 in Toronto, ON. For information, visit http://www.icpmnetwork.com/icpm-events/board-effectiveness-program/For more information visit: http://www.icpmnetwork.com/icpm-events/board-effectiveness-program/
Evolving Landscape Examined
Date: November 29, 2017
The evolving pension landscape and leveraging emotional intelligence for success will be examined at a CPBI Ontario session. James Fera, a senior legal consultant in the retirement practice at Aon Hewitt, will update pension legislation for 2018. Jillian Kennedy, a partner in Mercer’s wealth business and leader of its defined contribution and financial wellness strategy for Canada, and Dean Sansom, a senior account executive at Great-West Life, discuss the pros and cons of decumulation. Amélie Meilleur, a disability management expert, will explain what all good leaders need to know about emotional intelligence. It takes place November 29 in Ottawa, ON.
For information, visit http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Ontario/2017/11-29-CPBI-Ontario-Ottawa-Chapter-Evolving
ACPM Navigates Income Tax Act
Date: December 1, 2017
Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) regional councils are hosting a multi-topic national session in eight cities across Canada. ‘Navigating the Maze: The Income Tax Act and Investment Uncertainty’ will profile two of the most challenging issues facing plan sponsors, administrators, trustees, and service providers. There will also be an opportunity to provide input to the draft ACPM policy paper on the Income Tax Act. The sessions are November 1 in Winnipeg, MB and Edmonton, AB; November 2 in Regina, SK, and Montréal, QC; November 8 in Calgary, AB, Vancouver, BC; and Toronto, ON; and November 9 in Halifax, NS.For more information visit: http://registration.acpm.com/Events/ViewEvents
Economists Provide Outlooks
Date: January 5, 2018
The Economic Club of Canada’s ‘Economic Outlook 2018’ will feature chief economists from Canada’s ‘Big Five’ financial institutions. They are Beata Carinci, chief economist and senior vice-president at TD Bank Group; Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director at BMO Financial Group; Avery Shenfeld, chief economist and managing director at CIBC Capital Markets; Craig Wright, chief economist and senior vice-president at RBC; and Jean-François Perrault, chief economist and senior vice-president at Scotiabank. It takes place January 5 in Toronto, ON.
For information, visit http://economicClub.ca/events/display/annual-economic-outlook-2018
Human Versus Machine Examined
Date: January 18, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Kumar Murty, head of the mathematics department at the University of Toronto; Michael Rudd, senior director of investments for Sigma Analysis & Management; and Tim Friederich, a senior solutions specialist and a director with Allianz Global Investors; will among the featured speakers at the ‘MMF Symposium: The Human vs The Machine.’ The session will examine whether the concept of the human versus the machine is hype or evident truth. It takes place January 18 to 21 in Collingwood, ON.
For information, visit http://symposium.mmf.utoronto.ca/
Results Of Index Revealed
Date: February 2, 2018
‘2018 REALPAC/MSCI Canada Real Estate Investment Forum’ will reveal the 2017 results of the ‘REALPAC/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index’ and feature panels of industry experts to discuss the results and state of the industry. It takes place February 2 in Toronto, ON; February 5 in Montreal, QC; and February 6 in Vancouver, BC.
For information, visit http://www.realpac.ca/events/event_list.asp
Pension Challenges Examined
Date: February 21, 2018
Theme of the ‘BC Pension Leadership Forum 2018’ is ‘Facing Challenges, Finding Solutions.’ The SHARE event is co-hosted by the BC Federation of Labour and preceded by a full-day ‘Pension Boot Camp’ for beginners and a ‘Trustee Responsible Investment Master Class’ for experienced trustees. It takes place February 21 and 22 in Vancouver, BC.
For information, visit https://share.ca/event/2018-bc-pension-forum-pre-forum-events/
Third Module Offered
Date: February 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018
The CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Council ‘Pension Plan Administration Certificate (PPAC) 3’ is the third of three modules in the PPAC program offered in partnership with Humber College. PPAC is designed for anyone from pension plan administrators to HR professionals in the industry to pension committee members. It takes place February 26 to March 2 in Regina, SK. To reserve a seat, eMail Karen Lovelace at email@example.com.
For information, visit https://ceb.humber.ca/programs/ppac.html
Past And Future Theme Of Conference
Date: April 11, 2018 - April 13, 2018
‘Power of the Past: Force of the Future’ is the theme of the CPBI Western Regional Conference. Speakers include Margaret Trudeau who will share her goal of helping to inspire others and to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness and author and trainer Michael Kerr who will introduce practical ideas that audiences can put to work immediately. It takes place April 11 to 13, 2018, in Banff, AB.For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Southern-Alberta/2018/04-11-CPBI-Western-Regional-Conference-2018