De-risking defined benefit pension plans

Canadian Workplace Pension Forum

September 30, 2015

Canadian Workplace Pensions Forum

Presenter: Heather Wolfe

Heather Wolfe joined a panel of experts to discuss pension de-risking, including:

  • Sustainability of defined benefit pension plans
  • What to do when defined benefit plans are frozen or closed
  • Converting defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans
  • Purchasing annuities to reduce defined benefit plan obligations
  • Impact of the new mortality table proposed by the Actuarial Standards Board
  • Outsourcing investments: shifting longevity risk to an insurance company when pensioners live longer than expected
  • U.K. perspective: at the forefront of de-risking and governance

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