Brendan George and I have partnered to create George & Bell Consulting.  I’ve been fortunate to work with some high calibre consultants since I started working in the actuarial field.  Brendan is the best among them.  He is practical, yet creative.  His primary focus is giving clients the tools they need to make decisions.  I’m very excited by our partnership.

We are both actuaries.  Our actuarial experience and interests include pensions, benefits and investments in Canada.  Our perspectives are shaped by our experiences with a range of clients and plan types over our careers, including some of the largest pension and benefits plans in Canada.

In addition to our new partnership, I’m also looking forward to this blog.

With two of us contributing to this blog, my personal success standard will be outpacing Brendan.  If Brendan turns out to be a prolific poster, I plan on changing my definition of success.  As with the investment world, there are few problems that can’t be solved by changing your yardstick!

I suspect that this blog will develop organically.  At this point, I see it as a miscellany of industry thoughts that interest Brendan and me.  These thoughts will range from technical to broad.  Some topics may primarily interest laypeople, others may primarily interest experts.

We invite your comments on any topic.  In addition, feel free to send other questions to us.  We may be able to use it as a topic for a future post.