New Opportunities and Achievements

In Benefits Canada, Nigel Branker and Idan Shlesinger, both of Morneau Shepell, discussed the challenges faced by defined contribution pension plans, and the potential benefits of hybrid plans.

Renée Couture has joined Buck Consultants as national practice leader, retirement consulting.

Jacqueline Friedland has become the chief actuary at RSA Canada.

Jean-Louis Gauvin discussed asset-backed commercial paper in Le Devoir (in French only).

Susan Kudzman has been appointed to the board of Air Transat.

In the Globe and Mail, Ian Markham of Towers Watson and Brent Simmons of Sun Life discussed annuity deals in the wake of a $500m purchase via Towers Watson.

Most pension stories in the media were off the mark, said Cameron McNeill of Segal Consulting in a news release.

Syed Ali Murtaza, an independent actuarial consultant at Financial Actuarial Solutions, has written an introductory e-book on sources of earnings analysis for life insurance companies.

The successful rowing adventure by Jean-Guy Sauriol of seclonLogic was featured in the National Post.

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