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Jan
17
Canadian Economic and Capital Markets UpdateJanuary 17, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMHotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In PersonCanadian Economic and Capital Markets Update
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
16
Economic ForecastsJanuary 16, 2008 11:45 AM to 1:15 AMSheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonEconomic Forecasts
Jan
16
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RISKSJanuary 16, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonDEFINED CONTRIBUTION RISKS: Pension Adequacy and Replacement Ratios:: There has been significant movement from Defined Benefit (DB) to Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans, with few new DB plans being underwritten over the past 10 to 15 years. While DC Plans empower employees with control of their Investments employees also assume the corresponding responsibility to manage those investments to secure their retirement nest egg effectively transferring retirement risk from the sponsor to the employee. For the most part, DC plans were designed based on an internal set Of budgetary constraints and external competitive pressures. Unfortunately in doing so, even in light of the best adhered to CAP Guidelines, Sponsors may have inadvertently ignored the employee perspective, specifically, explaining and clarifying what retirement income may by delivered by DC Plans. In the coming years more Canadians will retire from DC plans than ever before. Many in our business fear lawsuits grounded in complaints about inadequacy of retirement income, or insufficient replacement ratios* due to ill-designed DC Plans. These lawsuits are likely to take another couple decades, as plan members retire in sufficient numbers from DC Plans to result in widespread legal action. Please join us as Minaz Lalani from Towers Perrin provides practical guidance on the role of employers in managing, or avoiding the potential risk of litigation of retirement (in) adequacy in DC Plans. Minaz will discuss: • A better understanding of retirement adequacy and replacement ratios, answering the question: How much is adequate retirement income? • Managing employee expectations on retirement income and providing worthwhile retirement adequacy education and communication| to employees, and; • Actions employers can take to "bullet-proof" retirement adequacy risk. Minaz Lalani is a Principal and consulting actuary with Towers Perrin in Calgary. He has established and designed DC Plans since the late 1980s; recently, he has been strategically involved in managing DC risks for large DC clients. Minaz has over 25 years of experience in strategic, actuarial and human resource consulting services, including pension review and design, financial management of retirement plans, employee education and governance, including integration of retirement plans in merger and acquisition situations. * Ratio of retirement income as a percentage of earnings at retirement.
Event: 10 of 110 Registered
Jan
15
Outlook 2008 - Year of the RatJanuary 15, 2008 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMMarriott Hotel, Kensington Rooms, Calgary, Alberta Format: In PersonThe global economy faces key challenges in the Year of the Rat.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
15
Pension Investment Forecast 2008January 15, 2008 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMRoyal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Format: In Person.
Dec
12
Time to Get Dressed Up, Not Stressed Up!December 12, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMChamber of Commerce, Ballroom, Calgary, Alberta Format: In PersonPresented by Dr. Pat Pitsel
Event: ‘Event Full’
Dec
12
ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 2007December 12, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonGary Smith, Ph.D, CFA Senior Strategist/Economist, Alberta Investment Management Financial markets have been exhibiting tremendous volatility over the last several months. Equity markets have been gyrating, certain segments of the credit markets have effectively closed, and the Canadian dollar and other currencies have reached unprecedented levels when measured against the US dollar. What is going on? Join Gary Smith, the Senior Strategist/Economist with Alberta Investment Management as he provides an overview of why the markets are behaving as they have been lately and explores some detail regarding the magnitude of the problems, and to suggest some consequences of the current market turmoil for economic activity over the next few quarters.
Event: 11 of 120 Registered
Dec
6
Christmas ReceptionDecember 6, 2007 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia Format: In PersonJoin us for some Hoilday Cheer and a chance to meet with friends and colleagues.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Dec
6
Benefits Fundamentals 2: The Essentials of Benefits Plan GovernanceDecember 6, 2007 7:30 AM to 10:00 AMNational Club, 303 Bay Street., Toronto, Ontario Format: In PersonBenefits/Investment Fundamentals. Lecture Two.
Nov
22
Governance Day 2007November 22, 2007 7:45 AM to 2:15 PMCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia Format: In PersonJoin is for a jam packed day filled with truly exceptional industry speakers
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
22
To Insure or Not to InsureNovember 22, 2007 7:45 AM to 9:15 AMHotel Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonTo Insure or Not to Insure
Nov
22
The sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey 2007November 22, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMHotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In PersonThe sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey 2007
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
21
To Insure or Not to InsureNovember 21, 2007 11:45 AM to 1:00 AMSheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonTo Insure or Not to Insure
Nov
21
A Pension Legislation Update and ReviewNovember 21, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonWhat’s new... what’s happening... and what to anticipate! - A Pension Legislation Update and Review Come out and hear an update and review of the changes to the pension legislation directly from the authorities at the Alberta Superintendent of Pensions office. We are pleased to have Mark Prefontaine, Acting Deputy Superintendent of Pensions at Alberta Finance come out to review and comment on the recent changes to the pension legislation. In addition, Mark will provide some insight on legislation changes that are currently “in the pipe” and what we can potentially look forward to in the future. This insightful and informative symposium will be followed by a frank open question and answer session to discuss or further clarify the meaning of the changes for plans sponsors as well as the impact on the individual members.
Event: 4 of 100 Registered
Nov
15
Pension Fundamentals 2: Introduction to Alternative InvestmentsNovember 15, 2007 7:30 AM to 10:00 AMNational Club, 303 Bay Street., Toronto, Ontario Format: In PersonPension/Investment Fundamentals. Lecture Two.
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