Mercer’s 26th Annual Retirement Outlook and Fearless Forecast – Webcast


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.



Senior Investment Consultant, Mercer Canada
Dave Makarchuk is a Partner at Mercer and leads our Toronto Wealth business. Dave is also a member of the national leadership team. He joined Mercer in 1999.

Dave combines his actuarial and investment expertise to help plan sponsors set their investment policy, resolve asset-liability issues, enhance investment structures and select/evaluate investment managers. Dave advises sponsors of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans, as well as a variety of non-pension institutional funds.

Dave is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and of the Society of Actuaries, as well as a CFA Charterholder. He earned a bachelor of science (actuarial science) and a bachelor of commerce (finance) from the University of Calgary.


Wealth Business Leader, Mercer Canada
JP is a Senior Partner at Mercer where he leads the Wealth practice in Canada. JP, together with his team, is tasked to develop new solutions that will help Canadian companies better address their business.

Prior to this role, JP was based in New York and led Mercer’s International Consulting business globally. He has worked in Canada, Europe and the United States. In various previous roles, he has assisted multinationals optimize their retirement and benefits programs and spending. He has had the opportunity to work with many fortune 500 companies.

JP is participating in a series of committees aimed at progressing the development and the awareness of the retirement agenda across a series of countries. He is passionate about technology and learning from others.

JP graduated from Laval University with a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.


Central Wealth Business Leader, Mercer Canada
Teresa Palandra is a Partner, a consulting actuary and the leader of the Wealth Business in Central Canada. In addition, she is a member of the Mercer Canada Wealth Business Leadership Team. Teresa has held various prior leadership positions, including most recently, as the leader of Mercer Canada’s Retirement Business in Western Canada and Toronto. Teresa joined Mercer in 2006.

Teresa has 20 years of consulting experience. She consults to a wide range of clients in different industries with varying plan types, across various jurisdictions of registration. Her expertise is in the funding, financial management, design, and administration of pension plans.

Teresa graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto where she earned a Bachelor of Science. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.


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