New Opportunities and Achievements

Craig Allen has been elected to a three-year term as eastern vice-president of the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE). NAFE was founded in 1986 and its members include about 600 economists, accountants, and actuaries, who primarily evaluate economic damages in litigation. NAFE publishes the peer-reviewed academic journal The Journal of Forensic Economics.

Conrad Ferguson and Mel Bartlett called for "a more adaptable retirement savings vehicle" in Benefits Canada magazine.

In the Globe and Mail, Paul Forestell of Mercer said pension plans would see their funded status improve by a further 3 per cent this year if forecasts proved accurate. Meanwhile, CIA President Jacques Lafrance, and Scott Clausen of Mercer, discussed defined benefit pension plan redesign in the Financial Post. Also at Mercer, Patrick Létourneau has become a partner in the retirement business, having previously worked as senior consultant with Towers Watson.

Stéphane Levert has become vice-president, group and new initiatives, at SCOR Global Life Canada.

In Benefits Canada, Ian Markham and Dylan Moser said target benefit plans should be moved faster in the political agenda.

The Segal Group has appointed Cameron McNeill as its business leader in Canada. Mr. McNeill joined Segal as senior vice-president and retirement practice leader in March 2013.

Jean-Guy Sauriol continued his Maple Lys Solo adventure, attempting to row across the Atlantic and raise money for good causes, including the Actuarial Foundation of Canada.

Mazen Shakeel has become vice-president of Sun Life Financial's international investment centre, where he leads a team of investment professionals who provide independent research and consulting services to the company's insurance, wealth, and pension businesses. Sun Life has also appointed Gord Ripley as director, client relationships, defined benefit solutions, and Valerio Valenti as managing director, asset liability management, liability-driven investing.


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