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December 2018
 
 

New Opportunities and Achievements

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Career developments

Hélène Baril joined Willis Towers Watson in October as director for the Canadian insurance consulting and technology practice. During the same period, she was also awarded the 2018 SOA Presidential Award at the Society of Actuaries annual meeting in Nashville.

In October, Denis Belliard became vice-president client experience at Blue Cross Canassurance. He previously served as vice-president products.

CIA Past President James Christie started his term as President of the Casualty Actuarial Society in November.

Eric Duval became director of pricing and product management at Blue Cross Canassurance in August. He had been vice-president, actuarial, groups, associations and specialized products at L’Excellence Life Insurance.

Rheia Khalaf has taken on the role of director, collaborative research and partnerships, at the Université de Montréal where she is working towards building a new program on machine learning in quantitative finance and business analytics.

Willis Towers Watson recently named Jonathan Morin director of retirement risk solutions UK and Canada. He joined the firm in 2009 and was most recently a director in the retirement Canada line of business.

Haripaul Pannu is acting deputy superintendent of pensions at the Alberta Treasury Board’s Financial Sector Regulation and Policy (FSRP) division. He had been with FSRP for the past five years as the senior manager, risk management, and most recently as senior manager, pension policy.

Actuaries in the media

Gavin Benjamin, senior director of retirement at Willis Towers Watson, has published an article in Benefits Canada’s online magazine, concerning the CPP/QPP changes that will be gradually phased in as of January 2019.

Benefits and Pensions Monitor cited a study by Fraser Institute on how government employees do not pay the full cost of their defined benefit pensions that was co-authored by Malcolm Hamilton.

President and CEO of iA Financial Group, Denis Ricard, gave a thought-provoking conference presentation in Québec City in November regarding IFRS 17 and the importance of keeping a Canadian perspective on accounting standards.
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