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Reminder – Request for Proposals: Impact of Low Interest Rate Environment on Canadian Retirement Income Programs

While the current low interest rate environment may prove to be more than a transient monetary policy response to recent financial system shocks, it is expected that a key driver of interest rate trends over the long term will be population aging caused by low fertility and longer life expectancy. This demographic trend is predictable and may lead to structural macroeconomic changes that adversely affect the adequacy, sustainability, and robustness of the Canadian retirement income programs.

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA) are co-sponsoring a three-phase research effort to explore the impact of these trends on Canadian retirement income programs. The request for proposals seeks researchers to complete the first phase of this research effort, focused on the impact of the low interest environment on Canadian retirement income programs.

The deadline to express an interest in submitting a proposal is May 19. Deadline for submission is June 2. Organizers will send out acceptances by the end of July. 
Contact with Questions Steven Siegel, SOA research actuary, at 847-706-3578 or
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May 18, 2017