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Lifetime Pension Pools and Longevity Risk Sharing

Closeup of the word pension in a newspaper.

Join us for an informative discussion about how Canada’s regulatory framework presents challenges to lifetime pension pools and variable payment life annuities, and how these products may offer improved retirement income outcomes for Canadians. 



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Barbara Sanders
FSA, FCIA, MSc Associate Professor Simon Fraser University

Barbara is an actuarial educator and researcher with a strong interest in public policy surrounding pensions. Before joining the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University, Barbara spent 8 years in pension consulting. Her research is heavily influenced by her background in the industry, exploring emerging issues in pension practice through both qualitative and quantitative lenses. Barbara’s current focus is on sustainability and intergenerational equity in occupational pension arrangements, innovative pension designs, and pension plan consolidation.

Jean-François Bégin

Jean-François Bégin
FSA, FCIA, PhD Assistant Professor Simon Fraser University

Jean-François is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. His research interests include financial modelling, financial econometrics, filtering methods, high-frequency data, credit risk, option pricing, cyber risk, and pension economics. Before joining SFU, Jean-François completed my PhD at HEC Montréal under the supervision of Geneviève Gauthier.



March 30 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm