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Making Sense of the Proposed Enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan

Making Sense of the Proposed Enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan

July 19, 2016. Category: CPP, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on Making Sense of the Proposed Enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan.
Written by Greg Heise.

Every province except Quebec agreed in principle to a deal on June 20, 2016 that will eventually improve the Canada Pension Plan. Read full entry

CPP Enhancement - An Idea Whose Time has Come?

CPP Enhancement – An Idea Whose Time has Come?

April 6, 2016. Category: CPP, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on CPP Enhancement – An Idea Whose Time has Come?.
Written by John Christie.

Background

The new Liberal federal government has already met with the provinces to initiate discussions of enhancing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Read full entry

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

Should you Turn your Plan into a TBP? Join me at PBLI's Conference for my Presentation

Should you Turn your Plan into a TBP? Join me at PBLI’s Conference for my Presentation

November 3, 2015. Category: Benefits, Conference, Firm News, Pension Plans, Trustee. No Comments on Should you Turn your Plan into a TBP? Join me at PBLI’s Conference for my Presentation.
Written by Greg Heise.

I will be speaking at Pacific Business & Law Institute’s Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees on February 24th. Read full entry

CPP Enhancement: Launch of George & Bell Calculator

CPP Enhancement: Launch of George & Bell Calculator

August 27, 2015. Category: Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on CPP Enhancement: Launch of George & Bell Calculator.
Written by Greg Heise.

Today we have launched our Enhanced CPP Calculator, www.cppenhancement.ca which projects the additional benefits and contributions under two of the most popular CPP enhancement proposals. 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

CPP Enhancement: The Debate Takes Centre Stage

CPP Enhancement: The Debate Takes Centre Stage

January 30, 2015. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Investing, Pension Plans, Retirement. No Comments on CPP Enhancement: The Debate Takes Centre Stage.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

See below for the link to Jeremy’s article published in the January/February issue of Plans and Trusts.

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Investment Manager Skill vs. Luck

Investment Manager Skill vs. Luck

January 8, 2015. Category: Investing, Pension Plans. No Comments on Investment Manager Skill vs. Luck.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

Below is a link to a classic article on investment manager skill and luck from our colleague Harry Satanove.

The article, titled Managing Money and Tossing Coins, was originally published in the Benefits and Pensions Monitor in 2001, but the message remains as valid today as it was then. Read full entry

CIA Proposes Update to Mortality Table for Commuted Values

CIA Proposes Update to Mortality Table for Commuted Values

December 16, 2014. Category: Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on CIA Proposes Update to Mortality Table for Commuted Values.
Written by Scott Lunney.

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries recently released an initial communication proposing to change the mortality table used for calculating commuted values. Read full entry

Thoughts on CPP Expansion - video

Thoughts on CPP Expansion – video

December 3, 2014. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on Thoughts on CPP Expansion – video.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

While at the recent International Foundation’s Canadian Annual Employee Benefits Conference in Calgary I shared some thoughts from my session on CPP Expansion. Read full entry

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