New Opportunities and Achievements

Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer and portfolio manager at Sun Life Global Investments, was part of an expert panel that contributed to a roundtable discussion of target date funds in the September issue of Benefits Canada magazine.

Gavin Benjamin was featured in a Benefits Canada news report on the CIA's updated mortality tables.

Alec Blundell has been appointed vice-president of individual insurance for Co-operators Life and CUMIS. In his new role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the long-term strategic plan for the individual life insurance line of business.

Rob Brown was a keynote speaker at the 17th East Asian Actuarial Conference in Singapore, looking at old age support ratios and other topics.

CIA resident actuary Chris Fievoli was quoted in the Financial Post on re-evaluation of cancer survivors' insurance. He also provided expert advice to the author of a Montreal Gazette article on Canadians' longevity, which centred on the CIA's mortality study.

On the MoneySense website, Fred Vettese discussed the reasoning behind potential changes to the Old Age Security system.

Barbara Sanders and Karen Hall contributed to an article in the Globe and Mail on Canada's "pension crunch".

Harry Satanove, of Satanove and Flood Consulting, has joined forces with George & Bell Consulting. Mr. Satanove has 32 years' experience as an actuary and investment consultant, and his firm has clients across western and northern Canada.

Brent Simmons wrote about pension plans matching assets to liabilities in the October issue of Benefits Canada magazine.

Gary Walters was quoted in the Financial Post regarding employers extending eligibility for workplace disability benefits past 65.

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