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Joint CIA and SOA Webcast – Provisions for Adverse Deviations in Pension Funding Valuations – October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
(Offered in English)


Doug Chandler, Canadian retirement research actuary, Society of Actuaries
Steve Bonnar, postdoctoral fellow, University of Waterloo

Recent Canadian regulatory changes have led to increased scrutiny of provisions for adverse deviations (PfADs) in going concern funding valuations of defined benefit pension plans. Learn about the challenges and considerations in the determination of PfADs. See how different types of plans, different investment strategies, and different target confidence levels can lead to different PfAD requirements. Understand the interaction of market-calibrated best-estimate assumptions with asset returns to increase or decrease risks.

This webcast will provide actuaries with the opportunity to evaluate research published earlier this year. While the research arose from a Canadian funding perspective, the conclusions are relevant in other jurisdictions when the pension funding target is established on a going concern basis with a margin for conservatism. 

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August 16, 2017