New Opportunities and Achievements

Mel Bartlett of Morneau Shepell told National Post readers that target benefit plans should be expanded.

Nathalie Bégin of Towers Watson looked at predictive modelling in Canadian Underwriter.

Nigel Branker of Morneau Shepell, Tim Clarke (Aon Hewitt), Renée Couture (Buck Consultants at Xerox), Nic Crook (Towers Watson), and Jill Wagman (Eckler) contributed to a Benefits Canada article on pension and benefits consultants.

Patrick De Roy has moved from Pyramis Global Advisors to become the Québec risk and investment practice leader at Eckler.

Malcolm Hamilton of the C.D. Howe Institute and Fred Vettese of Morneau Shepell were mentioned in a Globe & Mail article looking at the impact of "too much" saving for retirement. Mr. Vettese also wrote about the 4% withdrawal rule in the Financial Post.

CIA Past President Jacques Lafrance discussed the future of pension plans on La Presse+.

Édouard Merette has been named as managing director, Asia-Pacific, at La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

In the Winnipeg Free Press, Dan Morrison of Towers Watson said retirement income was "like sailing a ship across the ocean".

Eric Nauss is the new associate vice-president, product development, group insurance, at Standard Life. He is responsible for the development of group insurance products and solutions.

Mathieu Tessier of Towers Watson co-wrote a Benefits Canada article looking at the thinking behind freezing a defined benefits plan.

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