CPBI Pacific: Why retiring without a DB pension doesn’t have to be scary

November 1, 2018 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons, 791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Networking Format: In Person

*Registration deadline: October 29, 2018 12PM PST. Online registration will close on this date.

Session description

Retirees say their greatest fear is running out of money too soon. As a result, the vast majority of them underspend. Author and actuary, Frederick Vettese, will describe five basic strategies for maximizing retirement income without increasing risk. In the process, he will also expose some basic myths about Canada’s retirement income system. 

Frederick's latest book, “Retirement Income for Life”, can be purchased at $5. Limited copies will be available.


Those who are looking for good advice should start by reading anything written by Fred Vettese.- Pension guru Malcolm Hamilton, as reported in the Globe and Mail.

Fred Vettese offers a timely and clear-eyed perspective on the challenges faced by many Canadian retirees and provides practical strategies to help those who have accumulated some wealth to make the most of their savings. - Barbara Shecter, National Post

Fred Vettese's...new book Retirement Income for Life (Milner & Associates, Toronto, 2018) seems destined to become the bible of any new or near retiree challenged with converting large RRSPs and other savings into reliable income. - Jon Chevreau reporting in MoneySense magazine.



Frederick Vettese

Frederick Vettese was the Chief Actuary at Morneau Shepell until he retired from the firm in September 2018. He spent most of his career in the dual role of executive and pension consultant but in recent years, his role morphed into a more public one: helping to dispel myths about retirement planning. That is the role he continues to play through his articles in the Globe & Mail and National Post and in radio appearances. Based on Google hits, he is Canada’s most famous actuary.

Fred has also written three books. The first book - “The Real Retirement” – is one he co-authored with Bill Morneau. The basic message for Canadians was that there is no retirement crisis.

The second book – “The Essential Retirement Guide” – encouraged retirees to live their lives to the fullest while they can since our disability-free life expectancy is depressingly short.

The latest book - “Retirement Income for Life” – explains how retirees can maximize the retirement income they get from their savings without fear of running out of money.


  • Breakfast       7:30 am - 8:00 am
  • Presentation   8:00 am - 9:00 am 


Four Seasons, 791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4


CE Credit

Certificates confirming education hours will be offered, with which attendees may seek corresponding accreditation via their preferred regulatory body. You need to sign the attendance sheet at the registration table.


*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.

Register a group of 5 or more and get 20% discount.

Fees and Registration
Membership Types Regular Price
Regular membership $50.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership $50.00 CDN
Associate $50.00 CDN
Student $50.00 CDN
Non Member $75.00 CDN
Member Price Non Member Price
Table of 8 $320.00 CDN $480.00 CDN
Table of 6 $240.00 CDN $360.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy