Our team

Our team includes CFA charterholders, pension and insurance actuaries and former plan sponsors who bring a deep range of expertise to help DB pension plan sponsors manage their pension headaches.

Brent Simmons, FSA, FCIA

Senior Managing Director & Head, Defined Benefit Solutions
Brent leads Sun Life Financial's DB Solutions team, which helps Canada's DB plan sponsors manage the risks in their defined benefit pension plans.
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Mathieu Tessier, FSA, FCIA

Managing Director, Client Relationships
Mathieu leads the Client Relationship team and works closely with consultants and plan sponsors to develop innovative, customized solutions to de-risk their defined benefit pension plans.
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Gord Ripley, FSA, FCIA

Managing Director, Pricing
Gord leads a team of actuarial professionals responsible for developing a pricing solution for Defined Benefit Solutions' pension risk transfer solutions.
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Emmet Leahy, FIA, FSAI

Managing Director, LDI Strategy
Emmet leads a team that is responsible for developing innovative portfolios, leading analytics, reporting and research for our current and prospective liability driven investment (LDI) clients.
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Steve Morris, CFA

Managing Director, Liability Driven Investments
Steve is responsible for providing customized Liability Driven Investment (LDI) solutions that help plan sponsors  reduce volatility in their DB pension plans.
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Nicole Kennedy, FSA, FCIA

Managing Director, Longevity & Innovation
Nicole leads a dedicated longevity research team focused on understanding the current developments in the longevity space to help sponsors better understand the risks in their DB plans and be better equipped to manage and transfer that risk.
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