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October 2016

Upcoming CIA Seminars and Workshops

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The 2016 Pension and Investment Seminars are fast approaching.

On November 8, actuaries will gather in Montréal for the Pension Seminar. The seminar includes sessions on the following: 

  • Samoisette v. IBM Canada Inc., a recent Québec Superior Court judgment on the right of a sponsor to amend a pension plan and post-retirement benefits;
  • Issues and trends for pension plan accounting;
  • Legal issues surrounding participant investment decisions in defined contribution pension plans; and
  • Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan: how much is enough?

The luncheon guest speaker is Canadian Paralympic medallist and actuary Dean Bergeron, who will share his inspiring story of overcoming adversity to become a medal-winning para-athlete and successful actuary.

The next day, November 9, delegates at the Investment Seminar, also in Montréal, can attend sessions on a number of interesting topics including the following:

  • Private debt and equity as a substitute for public investments;
  • Investing in frontier and emerging markets;
  • Strategies to hedge inflation-linked liabilities in Canadian dollars; and
  • Using new technologies and tools for asset management.
Early-bird registration for the Pension Seminar and the Investment Seminar ends October 18. Online registration for both seminars closes November 2.

On December 8, 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:

  • What is a professional;
  • The CIA structure;
  • The CIA's views on professionalism;
  • The CIA's discipline process; and
  • Malpractice and legal liability.

Dates for 2017 will be announced soon.


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