Saskatoon Luncheon: Are Alternative Investments Worth the Effort?

Saskatoon Luncheon: Are Alternative Investments Worth the Effort?

November 18, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMRadisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Area of Interest: Pensions, Networking Format: In Person

This presentation will review the following:

- The current economic environment

- An overview of alternatives

- The use of alternative investments by Canadian institutional investors

- Implementing an alternative investment strategy

- Recent alternatives trends

- Case studies

Brendan George


Brendan George is a partner at George & Bell Consulting. He has worked in the pension and investment fields for 20 years. Brendan’s clients include pension plans, insurance funds, workers’ compensation funds, endowments and foundations. His areas of specialization include the financing and actuarial analysis of pension plans and investment consulting.

Brendan has designed and implemented pension plans and supplementary pension plans. He also has experience with investment policy design and monitoring and investment manager searches, as well as performing risk analysis and asset-liability projections.

Previously, Brendan worked for a global consulting company as the National Investment Consulting Practice Leader, and prior to that the Regional Retirement Practice leader. Prior to 1995 Brendan worked in South Africa for a major consulting firm.

Brendan has experience leading education seminars for Boards, pension committees, investment committees and pension plan members. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, including: Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, Association of Canadian Pension Management, Pacific Business and Law Institute, Federated Press and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Brendan is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (England). He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1993 with a Bachelor of Economic Science Degree (with Distinction) in Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Brendan has written and published the following articles:

• Brendan George, “The End of Traditional DC Pension Plans?” Plans & Trusts Online (IF), March 2013

• Brendan George, “A Decade of Work” Benefits Canada, December 2012

• Brendan George and Damon Williams, “Greening Your Pension Fund” Benefits Canada, December 2001 and “The Evolution of Asset Allocation Funds” Benefits Canada, June 2001

Schedule  Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:45 am, Presentation:  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm    

Location Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, 405 Twentieth Street East, Saskatoon, SK

CE Credit This session qualifies for 1 Continuing Education credit for the Insurance Council of Saskatchewan (one credit per hour). 

CPBI Members are invited to bring one Non-Member Guest at the Member rate for this event. 

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$38.09 CDN
Associate$38.09 CDN
Student$23.81 CDN
Non Member$57.14 CDN
Guest at Member Rate (1 per Member)$38.09 CDN
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