Mercer Canada | Retirement Outlook & Fearless Forecast – Montréal

Mercer’s 26th Annual Retirement Outlook & Fearless Forecast Event – Montréal

Mercer’s 26th Annual Retirement Outlook and Fearless Forecast Event – Montréal, Canada

20 February 2018  Canada, Montreal

    • Canadian Retirement: Mind the gap and bold steps to help mend it.
      Learn about the latest economic projections and how they are going to impact the retirement plans in Canada. With multiple challenges threatening private retirement plans, companies need to implement bold strategies to help ensure that their employees can get to retirement more financially fit for the future.

    • The focus in 2018 will be on bold ideas for mending the long-term saving gap. We will share emerging designs and innovative solutions that will help improve retirement outcomes. Join us as we discuss how creative thinking can help transform the future of retirement reality of many Canadians.

    • Finance, Legal and HR Professionals involved in the management of retirement, savings and investment plans.



      Growth Leader Québec, Mercer Canada
      François Picard is a Senior Partner and Quebec Growth Leader for Mercer Canada. He leads about 300 employees, working from our Montréal and Québec City offices, who support clients across Mercer Canada’s Health, Wealth and Career businesses. He also represents also the Ottawa Office on the Canadian Leadership Team. In addition, François serves as Client Manager and a Senior Consultant for Mercer’s client engagements of our Health business services and is responsible for leading national initiatives such as Mercer Retiree Solution.

      François has achieved great business success by building high-performing teams and leading by example as a Consultant and Client manager. He has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits. After starting his career in a technical and consulting position focused on health and benefits, he moved into leadership roles that included consulting, outsourcing and business development.

      François is a member of the Association de la retraite et des avantages sociaux du Québec (ARASQ) and is the leader of the United Way campaign for Mercer in Montréal.

      He holds a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science at Université Laval. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.




      Wealth Business, Mercer Canada
      F. Hubert Tremblay is a Principal in the Wealth business. He joined Mercer in 1999. He works as an actuary, a retirement consultant and a relationship manager with clients of various sizes and that operate in a range of industries such as transportation, research, consulting and industrial products. His clients sponsor pension plans registered at the federal level as well as in Quebec and Ontario. Hubert collaborates in all aspects related to pension plans, such as funding, accounting, design, union negotiations, risk management, governance and administration. He chairs the planning committee for the National Conference of the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM), which will be held in Quebec City in 2018.

      Hubert graduated from Université Laval with a degree in Actuarial Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

      Hubert is interested in public retirement policy and regularly participates in Mercer public positionings and events.


      Wealth Business, Mercer Canada
      Stéphanie Mariamo is a Principal in Mercer’s Wealth business in Montreal. As a specialist in capital accumulation plans, Stéphanie consults to her clients on all aspects related to this type of plan, including design, governance and investments. She has an excellent understanding of members’ needs and has developed solid competencies in employee communications. Also, as part of her current responsibilities, Stéphanie regularly participates in internal and external focus groups for the purpose of promoting innovation and the development of best practices related to accumulation plans. Before joining Mercer in 2015, Stéphanie was an actuarial consultant in the area of defined benefit pension plans, which allowed her to acquire expertise in pension management.


      Wealth Business, Mercer Canada
      Gilles Lavoie is a Wealth Principal focusing on investment matters in our Montreal office. He recently joined Mercer after spending more than 21 years with another global consulting firm. Gilles started his career in NYC, working for foreign operations of large US multinationals before transferring to Montreal to focus on investment consulting.

      He acts as lead investment consultant for many Canadian and multinational clients, ranging from a few millions to several billions of assets under advisement. Working jointly with institutional investors he aims to optimize the management of various pools of assets ranging from pension funds (DB and DC), insurance funds, endowments as well as taxable investors.
      His expertize covers the full gamut of investment consulting services, including:

      • Financial risk management.
      • Asset/liability studies.
      • Development of investment policies and strategies, including LDI strategies and alternative investments.
      • Design and implementation of manager structures and performance monitoring.

      Gilles has a B. Sc. Degree in actuarial science for l’Université Laval and he is an associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA). He is completely bilingual (French and English).

    • Register for Mercer's 26th Annual "Retirement Outlook and Fearless Forecast" Event – Montréal
      Date:  February 20th, 2018
      Location:  Montréal, Québec
      Time:  7:30 AM – 9:30 AM (ET)
      Language: French



      (This event is held in French only)