New Opportunities and Achievements

Career developments

Serge Charbonneau received the Regional Council Award at the 2017 Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) National Conference. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has significantly contributed to the work, growth, and development of their regional council. Mr. Charbonneau is chair of the ACPM federal council and a member of the Québec regional council.

Yvon Charest, president and chief executive officer of iA Financial Group, was appointed to the Order of Canada in August.

The new president of tc Health Consulting is Tim Clarke. Previously, he was chief innovation officer, health and benefits, at Aon Hewitt. Prior to that, he was Canadian health management consulting leader at Hewitt Associates, a firm he joined in 1993.

Manulife has elevated the role of chief actuary to reflect the importance of this function to the company's success. As a result, Steven Finch, Manulife's chief actuary, will report directly to Manulife’s president, Roy Gori, effective January 1, 2018.

Manulife has appointed Naveed Irshad as head, North America legacy business, effective January 1, 2018.

Desjardins Insurance named André Langlois senior executive vice-president of life and health insurance. Langlois will lead operations across the company’s business lines, including individual, group and business, and creditor and direct insurance, as well as group retirement savings. Langlois has been with Desjardins for almost 30 years.

Paul Lorentz has been appointed head, global wealth and asset management at Manulife.

PartnerRe appointed Jerome Matrundola as CEO life and health, Asia Pacific.

Emmanuel Matte is managing director at Hexavest. Previously, he was head of global investment solutions at Manulife Asset Management, a firm he joined in February 2015 from Standard Life Investments where he served as senior vice-president, investment solutions.

Harry Panjer was elected president of the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

Michel St-Germain received the 2017 ACPM Industry Award which recognizes the efforts and achievements of an individual who has proven to be an inspiration for fundamental change in the Canadian retirement income industry. In addition to his work at Mercer, Mr. St-Germain is Chair of the CIA’s Pension Advisory Committee and sits on the ACPM national policy committee and executive committee. Over the past two years, he has been involved with the ACPM national policy subcommittees on a voluntary CPP, FSCO actuarial guidance, CPP expansion, and Ontario funding reform.

Actuaries in the media

Robert Brown was quoted in a Benefits Canada article on target-benefit plans.

Thierry Chamberland, Mathieu Tessier, and Michel Fortin were quoted in an Insurance Journal article on increased longevity and pension plan risk management.

Malcolm Hamilton was cited in a MoneySense article on Canadians saving for retirement.


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