Canadian Pension Risk Webinar: A Fresh Look at Risk Management in Volatile Times
May 28, 2020

ParticipantsBrent Simmons (Sun Life), François Hélou (BMO), Benjamin Hood (Parametric), François Pellerin (Fidelity Investments), Richard R. Ratkowski (NISA)
Moderator: William da Silva (Aon)

Brent joined pension experts as they shared risk management strategies to address volatility during this unprecedented time. In Brent’s session, he provided five ideas plan sponsors can explore to de-risk in the time of COVID-19. In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording.

 

Canadian Pension Risk Strategies Summit Virtual Event (Pension & Investments)
October 6 - 8, 2020

Panel discussion: Impact of Current Economic Environment on De-Risking

ParticipantsMathieu Tessier (Sun Life), Diane Liu (BMO), Richard R. Ratkowski (NISA)
Moderator: Nathan LaPierre (Aon)

Mathieu joined a panel of experts who discussed the impact of the current economic environment on de-risking strategies. They also discussed ways to implement better pension risk management during COVID-19.

Missed it?

  • Post conference brief
    • Key practical takeaways:
      • Plan sponsors should look at de-risking strategies now that funding levels have bounced back
      • Doing an asset strategy check-up can be helpful in assessing need for de-risking
      • Annuities might be a buying opportunity right now

Panel topic interview with P&I

Watch Mathieu’s full interview

We have also broken down the interview into short clips, where Mathieu answers the following questions:

Six months into these unprecedented times, what have you heard from plan sponsors, as they navigate the difficult market conditions.

How can plan sponsors take stock of the performance of their asset strategy and assess whether they should continue that way?

If plan sponsors want to take actions and take some risk off the table, what options are available to them?

Other relevant materials

Read this year’s Canadian Pension Risk Strategies supplement, published by Pensions & Investments. It includes helpful insights around better pension risk management from a wide range of pension experts.