Governance

May 25, 2020

Risk Analysis in Valuation Reports – FSRA’s Looking for More

In recent weeks, FSRA has caused a bit of a stir in the actuarial community with their recent guidance on the contents in an actuarial valuation […]
May 13, 2020

Dear PIAC – We are Here to Help

The May 8, 2020 letter from the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC) to the Commissioner of the Competition Bureau hit my desk this morning.  Thanks […]
January 28, 2020

Final Changes to the Pension Commuted Value Standard

Editor’s Note:  This commentary was written before the April 6, 2020 announcement by the Actuarial Standards Board of the decision to delay the implementation for the […]
July 9, 2019

FSRA Examinations – Keep Calm and Carry On

Several of our clients have had the pleasure of being ‘audited’ by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO” – now renamed the Financial Services Regulatory […]
August 27, 2018

CAAT DBplus – A Step in the Right Direction

There is an interesting development in the Canadian pension landscape that has the potential to be a real game changer.  Earlier this year, the CAAT Pension […]
February 14, 2017

The Value of a Good Broker

  Real estate agents and insurance brokers are often maligned. It offends some people that an individual can collect a big fat commission cheque for what […]
January 31, 2017

Updated CAPSA Guideline No. 4: Pension Plan Governance

Are your pension plan governance processes as good as they can be?  Are you following the governance practices that you’ve established?  Do you even know how […]
December 1, 2016

Taking responsibility – Saving for retirement in a DC world

I have been so busy writing about government fantasies that I have fallen behind on writing about the pension arrangements that now cover most private sector […]
February 2, 2015

Can it get worse?

February 2, 2015 – it took a little longer to get into work in the Tecumseh office this morning having to first dig out from about […]