Upcoming CIA Seminars and Workshops

The 2015 Pension and Investment Seminars are fast approaching.

On November 5, actuaries will gather in Toronto for the Pension Seminar to receive updates about the Committee on Pension Plan Financial Reporting (PPFRC), Society of Actuaries (SOA) research, the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB), and recent pension legislation in British Columbia. Speakers include Mathew Greenwald, president and chief executive officer at Greenwald & Associates, and Doug Chandler, Canadian retirement research actuary at the SOA. CIA President Rob Stapleford will also provide attendees with an update on the CIA’s pension position.

The luncheon guest speaker is six-time Canadian champion, world and Olympic figure skating medallist Joannie Rochette, who will tell the inspiring story of her rise to global success in figure skating and the obstacles she had to overcome.

The next day, November 6, at the Investment Seminar, Tanya Svidler from ESG Indexes joins Murray Gold from Koskie Minsky to talk about why climate change is becoming an essential consideration of portfolio management. Carl Bang, from Sun Life Investment Management, joins the panel with François Bourdon (FCIA) from Fiera Capital and Andrew Spence from Scotia Institutional Asset Management, to discuss investment strategies and asset liability management (ALM) in the current market environment. Other sessions feature discussions about liquid alternatives and insurance-linked securities, and financial markets and the world economy.

Online registration for both seminars closes at the end of this month; however registration for the Pension Seminar and the Investment Seminar will be available on-site at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

On December 3, the English-language Professionalism Workshop takes place in Toronto. The workshop is a 3/4-day session that makes extensive use of the case study method. The workshop is a requirement to become an Associate of the CIA (ACIA) and for property and casualty candidates applying for Fellowship in the CIA, unless they have attended the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Professionalism Course offered in Canada. Some of the topics the workshop covers include the following:

Dates for 2016 will be announced soon.

For more information, click CIA Professionalism Workshop.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires