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The George & Bell Team is Growing

The George & Bell Team is Growing

January 28, 2016. Category: Actuarial, Benefits, Consulting, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on The George & Bell Team is Growing.
Written by Brendan George.

George & Bell is pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Jian Zhang, a fully qualified actuary with 8 years of experience, has joined our firm as a Consultant. Read full entry

Are you Joining us in Vegas?

Are you Joining us in Vegas?

October 30, 2015. Category: Benefits, Conference, Pension and Benefit Plans, Social Responsibility, Trustee. No Comments on Are you Joining us in Vegas?.
Written by Brendan George.

Jeremy, Greg and I will be speaking at the 48th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference in Las Vegas, November 22-25, 2015. Read full entry

Summary of Bill C-377

Summary of Bill C-377

August 6, 2015. Category: Firm News, Income Tax, Legislation. No Comments on Summary of Bill C-377.
Written by Brendan George.

On June 30, 2015, Bill C-377 received royal assent from the Senate. The attached memo discusses the potential impact this new legislation will have when regulations come into force. Read full entry

What exactly does an Actuary do?

What exactly does an Actuary do?

February 26, 2015. Category: Actuarial, Conference, Firm News, Investing, Pension Plans, Trustee. No Comments on What exactly does an Actuary do?.
Written by Brendan George.

This is a common question I get asked all the time. So when the Pacific Business and Law Institute invited me to answer that question for a group of Trustees and Administrators this past week, I was only too happy to oblige. Read full entry

CFE West Conference Presentation

CFE West Conference Presentation

February 23, 2015. Category: Conference, Endowment, Firm News, Foundations. No Comments on CFE West Conference Presentation.
Written by Brendan George.

On February 19th I co-presented at the Canadian Foundations and Endowment Forum, also known as CFE West.

This two-day forum brought together executives in the foundation and endowment areas to share their thoughts on the topics affecting the industry today. Read full entry

Pacific Business and Law Institute Presentation

Pacific Business and Law Institute Presentation

November 4, 2014. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on Pacific Business and Law Institute Presentation.
Written by Brendan George.

I will be presenting An Actuarial Primer for Trustees and Administrators at the Pacific Business and Law Institute’s 21st annual Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees on February 25, 2015. Read full entry

New Study - Shifting Public Sector DB Plans to DC

New Study – Shifting Public Sector DB Plans to DC

October 10, 2014. Category: Pension Plans, Retirement. No Comments on New Study – Shifting Public Sector DB Plans to DC.
Written by Brendan George.

Attached is a report by Robert L. Brown and Craig McInnes who tackle the debate about income security in retirement.

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Brendan George's Presentation on Alberta's Bill 9

Brendan George’s Presentation on Alberta’s Bill 9

June 6, 2014. Category: Firm News. No Comments on Brendan George’s Presentation on Alberta’s Bill 9.
Written by Brendan George.

On June 3rd Brendan George presented to the Alberta Government’s Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. Brendan was part of a panel of experts commenting on Bill 9. Read full entry

George & Bell in the News

George & Bell in the News

January 17, 2014. Category: Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on George & Bell in the News.
Written by Brendan George.

A recent study commissioned by the Alberta Federation of Labour on Alberta’s public sector pension plans has received some ink in the media in the last week. Read full entry

Annuity Purchases for Pension Plans

Annuity Purchases for Pension Plans

February 18, 2013. Category: Investing, Pension Plans. No Comments on Annuity Purchases for Pension Plans.
Written by Brendan George.

The current economic environment is particularly challenging for defined benefit pension plans. Many plans have to fund according to the solvency test, using asset market values and long-term bond rates to discount liabilities. Read full entry

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