Pensions in Alberta: The Road Ahead

Pensions in Alberta: The Road Ahead

December 15, 2016 3:30 PM to 5:00 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person
Event: 79 Registered1 Available
Cancellation Policy

Pensions in Alberta: The Road Ahead   

Please join us on Thursday December 15th, 2016 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 – 9 Ave. SW Calgary.

This is an afternoon session from 3:30 to 4:45 pm followed by a cocktail reception 

Nilam Jetha is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Regulation and Policy and Superintendent of Pensions, Insurance and Financial Institutions and Paul Owens is the Deputy Superintendent of Pensions in Alberta. Alberta, together with BC Pensions have charted a new path for pensions in Canada. The harmonization of Alberta and BC Pensions helps plan sponsors operating in both provinces govern their pension plans more effectively to the benefit of both plan members and plan sponsors. This western pension model may serve as a small step towards a day when all Canadian provinces share a common model. Nilam and Paul will share their thoughts on the current state of pensions in Alberta and what they envision for the road ahead.


Who should attend:
• Human resource, finance and decision makers that would like to know more about pensions in Alberta;
• Anyone that sits on a committee that has responsibility for their company’s pension;
• Industry professionals that work with pensions


Please join us after this session for a special cocktail reception with Nilam and Paul.




Paul Owens   
Deputy Superintendent of Pensions, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

In his role as the Alberta Deputy Superintendent of Pensions, Paul is responsible for the regulation of 600+ private sector pension plans registered in Alberta under the Employment Pension Plans Act. He brings over 30 years of private sector experience to the role. He has served as the Director, Pensions, for the Bank of Nova Scotia’s global pension operations, and then as the founding CEO of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan, a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan with 24 employers and 30,000 active and retired members. 

 In that position, Paul led the start-up of CAAT plan as stand-alone entity and was responsible for $5 billion in assets and liabilities, board and plan governance systems as well as all in house administrative processes. He joined the government of Alberta in January 2012. 

Nilam Jetha  
Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Regulation and Policy and Superintendent of Pensions, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

Nilam Jetha brings over 25 years of Government of Alberta leadership experience to the role. Before joining FSRP, Nilam was the Executive Director for the Project Management Office with the Office of the Controller and project managed the government’s financial reengineering initiatives to streamline, integrate and consolidate program delivery across ministers to reduce duplication and increase efficiency. 

 Nilam’s other government positions have included Director of Budgets and Forecasts; Director of Financial Processes and Reporting, and Acting Executive Director of Financial Shared Services. 
Nilam holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto and is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.



Thursday December 15, 2016         
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm - Registration             
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm - Presentation and Questions
5:00 pm Cocktails



Fairmont Palliser Hotel              
133 9th Avenue SW              
Alberta Room

Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 65              
Future Members: $ 95              
Table of 8: $ 580              
GST #106865330 RT0007


Krista Esau              
Phone: (587) 435-2724              
[email protected]

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