Joe Nunes

March 23, 2020

The Power of Postponed Retirement

This was supposed to be a big day for me.  Unfortunately for all of us, COVID-19 has taken over not only the entire media landscape but […]
March 9, 2020

A Perspective on Commuted Values

“I am so smart! S-M-R-T… I mean S-M-A-R-T!” Homer Simpson For years I have argued that the actuarial profession should not be in the business of […]
January 13, 2020

The 30th Actuarial Report on the CPP – December 31, 2018

Just as we were heading into the holidays, Canada’s chief actuary published the 30th Actuarial Report on the Canada Pension Plan as at December 31, 2018.  […]
November 25, 2019

Is it my turn to Retire? – Part ll

I was talking with a buddy last week who was having a crappy time at work.  Recent changes in the office has him working with new […]
November 12, 2019

DB Comeback – Part ll

It always feels a little self-serving to say anything positive about the future of DB plans.  With that said, I have spent most of the past […]
October 28, 2019

Sustainable Target Benefit Plans

Historically, industry conversations around pension plans have revolved around single-employer defined benefit pension plans (DB) and single-employer defined contribution programs (DC).  Much of the provincial and […]
September 30, 2019

You Can’t Out-invest a Savings Problem

The thing I love most about Toronto is the traffic.  Second on my list is the cost of parking.  Oh wait, my list was upside down, […]
August 30, 2019

New Thinking – The Merits of Postponed Retirement

My Dad retired in his late 50s when I was still in high school.  For the 18 years he enjoyed his retirement he always said that […]
August 20, 2019

Game Changer – 21st Century Funding of DB promises

A new set of rules for funding defined benefit pension plans is emerging in Canada.  I think we need to be honest about what we want […]
August 6, 2019

Pension Fund Investment – Is Bigger Always Better?

Dean’s recent commentary on Apollo 11 and Target Benefit Plans started me thinking about my mission in the pension industry.  Although I couldn’t see it clearly […]
June 24, 2019

2019 CAP Member Survey

Each year Benefits Canada surveys members of Capital Accumulation Plans to monitor trends and the overall success of these programs.  As we migrate to a world […]
June 11, 2019

G19 – Who has something to hide?

Please forgive yourself if you don’t know what G19 is (was).  It was a guideline published by the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association regarding Compensation […]