Benefits & Pensions Monitor Events
Benefits And Pensions Monitor Event Summaries
CFA Society Toronto
Date: April 14, 2021 - April 15, 2021
The CFA Society Toronto’s ‘2021 Annual Spring Pension Conference’ will open with a fireside chat with Keith Ambachtsheer, adjunct professor of finance at the Rotman School of Management and director emeritus of the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), on future-proofing pensions He will provide a retrospective on pension plan design covering the evolution of the Maple model and other global models as well as share his thoughts on future proofing pension plans in a new world of ultra-low interest rates. The event will also feature sessions on C-Suite insights on today’s investment environment, navigating risk in a world of unknowns, and current and future impacts from COVID-19 on private markets.For more information visit: https://www.cvent.com/events/2021-annual-spring-pension-conference-building-back-better-opportunities-and-risks-post-covid/event-summary-8f00ecb1f1f74944a44feafd1a88a0df.aspx
Date: April 19, 2021 - April 22, 2021
The 10th Annual CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Conference ‘All-Stars 2021: Showcasing the Best’ is structured into four half-days with pension sessions in the mornings, keynotes around noon, and benefits sessions in the afternoons The benefits of scale and collaboration in managing pension plans, a psychological perspective to help employees manage chronic pain are among the topics to be examined.For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Saskatchewan/2021/04-19-10th-Annual-CPBI-Saskatchewan-Regional
Date: April 22, 2021
The Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) Atlantic region will provide a session on ‘Plan Governance Requirements – Trends from the East Coast.’ Heather Hopkins, manager of human resources for the St. John’s Transportation Commission, and Harrison Robbins, co-chair of the pension governance board at Mount Saint Vincent University, will talk about their current governance structures, what they are doing to prepare for future governance requirements, and what concepts remain ‘best practice’ in good plan governance.For more information visit: https://www.acpm.com/ACPM/Events/Regional-Events/Atlantic-Council-Event.aspx
ACPM Ontario Region
Date: April 27, 2021
‘Asset Allocation Strategies in Today’s Market’ is the focus of an ACPM Ontario region session. Eric Menzer, global head of OCIO and fiduciary solutions at Manulife Investment Management; Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer for Sun Life Global Investments; and Patrick De Roy, senior managing director, total portfolio and capital markets, at IMCO Investments; will share their insights on navigating the current market environment of heightened stimulus, above-average equity valuations, uncertain growth rates, and all-time low-interest rates.
For more information visit: https://www.acpm.com/ACPM/Events/Regional-Events/Ontario-Council-Event.aspx
CPBI Southern Alberta
Date: April 27, 2021
The CPBI Southern Alberta Region’s ‘Legal Update’ will provide updates on legislative and regulatory developments over the past year of interest to administrators of pension plans with Alberta members. Sean Maxwell, a pensions and compensation lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, will outline recent case law developments involving pension and benefit arrangements and potential discrimination complaints that may arise in the context of such plans, and look at considerations for employers in developing COVID-19 related testing and vaccination requirements in the workplace.
For more information visit: https://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Southern-Alberta/2021/04-27-Legal-Update
Partners in Prevention
Date: April 28, 2021
The Partners in Prevention ‘2021 Health & Safety Virtual Conference’ offers practical solutions and best practice approaches to answer the demands of changing workplaces and promote a healthy and safe workplace culture. Sessions will look at topics such as managing and adapting to evolving obligations and challenges arising from COVID-19 and the workplace and psychologically safe leadership.For more information visit: https://www.wsps.ca/Shop/Training/Training-Schedules/Partners-in-Prevention-2021-H-S-Virtual-Conference.aspx
Date: April 28, 2021
‘Inoculating against misinformation – A case study on a successful work place Vaccination program’ is the focus of a CPBI Pacific session. Ajit Johal, founder and clinical director of Immunize.io, will look at the Richmond School District (RSD38) comprehensive workplace immunization services for staff. The program has resulted in an increased uptake in immunizations and significantly higher vaccination completions than the national average.For more information visit: https://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Pacific/2021/04-28-Inoculating-against-misinformation-A-case
Date: May 4, 2021
CPBI Ontario’s ‘Why Rare Disease Drugs Matter to Private Payers’ will explore the impact of drugs for rare diseases (DRDs) on private plans, risk mitigation, and how private payers might influence a national DRD policy. Chris Bonnett, principal consultant at H3 Consulting, will define DRDs and describe the current and trending impact on prescription drug spending.
For more information visit: https://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Ontario/2021/05-04-Why-Rare-Disease-Drugs-Matter-to-Private
Date: May 19, 2021
The ACPM (Association of Canadian Pension Management) will explore key findings and developments from CIBC Mellon’s study of leading Canadian pension funds and review strategic questions as plans assess which activities to perform in-house and which to outsource at its ‘In Search of New Value: How Canadian Defined Benefit Plans are Positioned for the Future’ session. Alistair Almeida, segment lead, asset owners, at CIBC Mellon; and Asif Haque, chief investment officer; and Derek Dobson, chief executive officer and plan manager, at the CAAT Pension Plan will also discuss current and emerging investment models and expected future impacts to the Canadian pension fund investment space, as many pension funds are reviewing their approach to their investment strategy in light of the pandemic.For more information visit: https://www.acpm.com/ACPM/Events/Webinars.aspx
Date: May 25, 2021 - May 27, 2021
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ ‘Health Benefits Conference & Expo’ delivers education that provides solutions to real-life challenges. Topics include health and wellness interventions, pharmacy benefit management, and benefits during a time of crisis.For more information visit: https://www.ifebp.org/hbce/Pages/registration.aspx?utm_campaign=EdPg_021521_HBCERegOpen&utm_medium
Date: June 7, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Ten live webcasts with national and international experts will be featured at ‘RIA Virtual Conference. It will feature a CEO roundtable on readership and governance for a sustainable and inclusive Canada; strategies and practices for investors to align their portfolios with net zero; achieving the SDGs by 2030.
For more information visit: https://riaconference.ca/
Date: June 7, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Ten live webcasts with national and international experts will be featured at the ‘RIA Virtual Conference.’ It will feature a CEO roundtable on leadership and governance for a sustainable and inclusive Canada; strategies and practices for investors to align their portfolios with net zero; achieving the SDGs by 2030.For more information visit: https://riaconference.ca/
Date: June 14, 2021 - June 18, 2021
‘Forging Ahead’ is the theme of the virtual CPBI Forum 2021. Sessions will look at current trends in pension employer services, employee health and wellness, and tackling cyber-risks.
For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/National/2021/06-14-CPBI-FORUM-2021