Pension Industry

A NEW INITIATIVE FROM GLOBAL RISK INSTITUTE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES:
NATIONAL PENSION HUB FOR PENSION KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH

Author: Anca Drexler, Executive in Residence, Global Risk Institute


At the 2017 Annual Summit, the Global Risk Institute (GRI) announced the creation of a National Pension Hub (NPH) that will serve as Canada’s centre for pension thought leadership and research.

With the strategic partnership of GRI, a syndicate of industry experts and academic researchers will collaborate to incubate a sustained pipeline of transformative, outcome-based pension research. Research will focus on bringing understanding and transparency to the retirement savings challenges in Canada - informing better decisions and delivering innovative solutions. Over time, the Hub aims to advance Canada’s body of knowledge and research, establishing Canada as a global authority on pension and retirement security research.

In a unique design, the Hub’s research mandate will be defined directly by its diverse membership of pension stakeholders, who represent a wide range of interests and perspectives. More than a dozen organizations have joined the NPH to date, including: AIMCo, bcIMC, CDPQ, CPPIB, CN Pension Trust Fund, Deloitte, IMCO, KPMG, McKinsey, Mercer, OMERS, OTPP, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), PwC, GRI and independent pension experts Bob Baldwin, Bernard Morency and Hugh Mackenzie. The NPH is chaired by Barbara Zvan, OTPP’s Chief Risk and Strategy Officer.

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