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Brendan George to present on Illiquid Investments at the Saskatchewan Region Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute

Brendan George to present on Illiquid Investments at the Saskatchewan Region Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute

November 8, 2017. Category: Firm News, Investing. No Comments on Brendan George to present on Illiquid Investments at the Saskatchewan Region Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute.
Written by George & Bell Consulting.

Brendan George CPBI

Brendan George will present at the Saskatchewan Region CPBI on “Illiquid Investments – Are they a Free Lunch?”

The sessions, in Saskatoon on November 15th and Regina on November 16th, will cover topics including:

  • Types of illiquid investments;
  • Risk and return expectation for traditional and illiquid asset classes;
  • Use of illiquid investments by Canadian institutional investors;
  • Pros and cons of investing in illiquid asset classes;
  • How to determine the level of liquidity needed by your fund; and
  • How best to use your allocation to illiquids.
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Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees: PBLI Conference Feb, 28, 2018 - Registration Now Open

Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees: PBLI Conference Feb, 28, 2018 – Registration Now Open

November 3, 2017. Category: Pension and Benefit Plans. No Comments on Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees: PBLI Conference Feb, 28, 2018 – Registration Now Open.
Written by Mike Greschner.

I will be speaking at Pacific Business & Law Institute’s, “Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees,” on February 28, 2018. Read full entry

B.C. Medical Services Plan Premiums: Significant Challenges on the Horizon for Employers and Plan Sponsors

B.C. Medical Services Plan Premiums: Significant Challenges on the Horizon for Employers and Plan Sponsors

May 11, 2017. Category: Benefits, MSP. No Comments on B.C. Medical Services Plan Premiums: Significant Challenges on the Horizon for Employers and Plan Sponsors.
Written by Mike Greschner.

On May 9, 2017, British Columbia had an election resulting in what appears to be a minority government.  Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums were a topic in the election. Read full entry

Mike Greschner Joins George & Bell

Mike Greschner Joins George & Bell

May 9, 2017. Category: Benefits, Consulting, Firm News. No Comments on Mike Greschner Joins George & Bell.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

We are pleased to announce that Mike Greschner has joined George & Bell Consulting as a Senior Consultant. Mike will be based in Vancouver, providing comprehensive benefit consulting services to public sector, private sector and multi-employer trusteed clients in Western Canada. Read full entry

"Trumponomics", Polls and the Game of Bridge

“Trumponomics”, Polls and the Game of Bridge

January 10, 2017. Category: Actuarial, Financial Markets, Statistics. No Comments on “Trumponomics”, Polls and the Game of Bridge.
Written by Harry Satanove.

The markets had a great finish to the year. From November 8, 2016, most stock markets worldwide went up – for instance, the S&P/TSX Canadian market was up 4.8%.  Read full entry

Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

October 4, 2016. Category: Consulting, Firm News, Investment. No Comments on Career Opportunity.
Written by Hubert Hwang.

We are currently seeking to fill the position of a full-time Investment Analyst, providing investment consulting services to our clients with foundations, endowments, First Nations trusts, and pension and benefit plans. Read full entry

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

George & Bell Consulting Congratulates Harry Satanove on Retirement

George & Bell Consulting Congratulates Harry Satanove on Retirement

May 24, 2016. Category: Firm News, Retirement. 1 Comment on George & Bell Consulting Congratulates Harry Satanove on Retirement.
Written by Greg Heise.

On May 16th, George & Bell Consulting hosted a party to celebrate the retirement and many career accomplishments of Harry Satanove. 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

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