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February 2018

New Opportunities and Achievements

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Career developments

Jean-François Blais retired as president of Intact Insurance.     

Marc-André Giguère took over as president and chief executive officer of Munich Re, US (life and health) in January.

Jacques Goulet was appointed president, Sun Life Financial Canada. He joins the company from Mercer, where he was president, health and wealth.

Mathieu Lamy was named chief operating officer (COO) of Intact Financial Corporation.

Constance Lemieux, president and COO of La Capitale’s property and casualty division has announced her retirement, effective February 24 after a decade at the company. Christian Fournier, the current VP of claims, has been named as her successor.

Philippe Pagé is office leader for Mercer Canada’s health business in Vancouver, BC. He has over 15 years of group benefits consulting experience and has held senior-level roles in western Canada.

Faisal Siddiqi has joined EY as an associate partner. He will serve as an actuary in the people advisory services-rewards area of EY Canada. Most recently, he was Canadian wealth practice leader at Conduent HR services.

Gary Walters has become senior vice-president of underwriting for GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions.

Actuaries in the media

Catherine Jacques-Brissette was interviewed by radio station 104.7 FM in the Outaouais about the Actuaries Climate Index.

Serge Charbonneau was quoted in an article on Québec pension funds in Benefits Canada.

Malcolm Hamilton discusses his own preparation for retirement in a Globe and Mail article. He was also referenced in a Financial Post article on the Canada Pension Plan.

The Globe and Mail quoted Bill Kennedy in an article on annuities.

Caterina Lindman was interviewed about the Actuaries Climate Index by the Canadian Press, CTV Halifax, Radio Humber (Humber College), SiriusXM (Canada Now), and 1310 News (Rick Gibbons Show, Ottawa).

The Task Force Report on Mortality Improvement recently published by the CIA was mentioned in a Benefits Canada article, plan sponsors to consider new mortality improvement scale. Dean Newell discussed the task force’s work.

The Submission to the Nova Scotia Finance and Treasury Board on its Pension Funding Framework Review and Other Issues Affecting Pension Plans was featured in an article from Benefits Canada.


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  • A change of contact details;
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