CPBI Pacific Continuing Education Series: Defined Contribution 101

May 10 - 17, 2017 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMWestcoast Actuaries Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Networking Format: In Person

CPBI Pacific Continuing Education Series 
Defined Contribution 101

*Registration deadline: May 5th, 2017 - 12PM PST. Online registration will close on this date.

PLEASE NOTE:   We have changed the format of our continuing education sessions based on feedback from our membership. The continuing education session will be held over two lunch time sessions instead of a single half day session. Sessions will be offered as a 2-part package over the lunch hour and will include lunch.



Defined Contribution 101


Part 1 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Part 2 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 


Registration - 11:45AM to 12PM

Session - 12PM to 1:30PM


Westcoast Actuaries Inc. 908-1166 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3Z3

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Session description 

This session will provide an overview of defined contribution pension plans, including typical plan designs, governing income tax and pension legislative measures, types of contributions, investment choices, termination and retirement options, pension governance issues, as well as common risks defined contribution pension plans face. By attending this session, participants will gain a basic understanding of the defined contribution pension offered by an employer, the key components and terminology used in plan documents, the regulatory environment of defined contribution pension plans.

This session will provide particularly useful information for those interested in gaining general knowledge of defined contribution pension plans.

This session will be offered in two parts:

  • Part 1 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • Part 2 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017



Stephen Cheng,FCIA, FSA
Senior Consulting Actuary
Westcoast Actuaries Inc.

Stephen is a Senior Consulting Actuary and the Managing Director of Westcoast Actuaries Inc. in Vancouver.  He holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Statistics and a M.B.A. degree, both from the University of British Columbia.  He is a Fellow of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries with over 30 years of pension and actuarial consulting experience.  Stephen is a recognized expert of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He has given presentations on various pension topics to many professional organizations, including the Department of Finance.  He is a frequent contributor to books and journals on pension and actuarial matters.  Stephen provides consultation to clients on pension plan design, implementation and administration, actuarial valuations of pension plans for funding and accounting purposes.  He supports clients with ongoing pension issues to ensure their pension plans are compliant with income tax legislation as well as pension legislation.  Stephen has served on many examination committees of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries and he is currently a member of the Actuarial Standards Board.

Please note that this is a 2-part educational session:

PART 1 - May 10th 
PART 2 - May 17th

Materials will NOT be the same for both sessions. Please register if you can attend BOTH sessions.

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We hope to see you there !

Fees and Registration
Membership Types Regular Price Plan Sponsor Price
Regular membership $40.00 CDN $40.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership $40.00 CDN $40.00 CDN
Associate $40.00 CDN $40.00 CDN
Student $40.00 CDN -
Non Member $65.00 CDN $65.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy