Mercer’s 26th Annual Retirement Outlook and Fearless Forecast Event: Winnipeg, Canada – February 6, 2018

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Mercer’s 26th Annual Retirement Outlook and Fearless Forecast Event – Winnipeg, Canada
Retirement Outlook & Fearless Forecast Event – Winnipeg, Canada
Calendar19 December 2017


Date:  February 6, 2018
Time:  Breakfast & Registration:
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM (CT)
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (CT)

Contact:   Jennifer Underhill
Grand Ballroom
194 Broadway
Winnipeg (Manitoba) R3C 0R2
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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.




Winnipeg Office Leader, Mercer Canada
Jane Emslie is a Principal with Mercer Canada. She is the Office Leader for Winnipeg.

Jane has successfully managed projects on insurance market surveys, employee surveys, flexible benefits, and underwriting/benefit audits. She has helped clients design benefit and cost containment strategies, including communication/education programs to implement them. She has also led industry training seminars on the design, funding, underwriting, and management of group insurance programs.

In addition to consulting to her clients, Jane is a board member of the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation. She also volunteers for Winnipeg Harvest, Jane has served on the Manitoba Regional Council of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI) and the National Board of the CPBI. She has been the featured speaker for the Manitoba CPBI Benefit Fundamental Series, the Risk Insurance Management Society, and the Human Resources Association of Manitoba. Jane is also a member of the Honorary Council for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.




Wealth Business Leader, Mercer Canada
Jared Mickall is the Wealth leader in Mercer's Winnipeg office and is a Principal and an Actuary. Jared manages client relationships and provides advice on the design and funding of pension plans, financial reporting of pension and benefit obligations, pension risk strategies, and pension plan conversions and wind-ups. Jared was the Canadian leader of Mercer's Wealth Resource Network from 2014 to 2017 with respect to the funding of defined benefit pension plans.

Jared is a member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Committee for Pension Plan Financial Reporting.

Jared has been a presenter for the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute Pension Fundamentals program. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for The Osvita Foundation Inc. and is a volunteer for the Society of Actuaries in Education and Examinations.

Jared earned a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial and Management Sciences from the University of Manitoba in 2000. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.


Investment Consulting Business, Mercer Canada
Peter Hallett is a Principal in the Investment Consulting business in Mercer's Vancouver office. Peter joined Mercer in 2010.

Peter advises pension plan sponsors, foundations, endowments and other institutional clients on setting investment policy, reviewing manager structure and asset allocation, and selecting and evaluating investment managers.

Prior to joining Mercer, Peter spent the previous five years working for an investment manager in a business development and client service role. Before that, he was based in Calgary, and was a senior investment consultant for a major pension consulting firm.

Peter is a CFA Charterholder. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in Management Economics, and he earned his MBA from York University in 1993.


Investment Consulting Business, Mercer Canada
Luis Ramirez is a Principal in the Investment Consulting business in Mercer’s Calgary office. Luis is responsible for providing pension and investment advice to clients, as well as business development in the Canadian prairie marketplace. He joined mercer in 2015.

Luis helps his clients with investment selection and manager monitoring, defined contribution (DC) record keeper selection and review, asset allocation, and fiduciary/governance best practices. He also provides advice on company stock plans, investment policy statements, charter documents for retirement and savings plans, and all-in fee analysis.

Luis has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, working with both large and small companies in Canada and the United States. He has worked with some of Canada’s largest companies on DC, retirement, investment, and savings plans, and has advised many pension and investment committees.

Prior to joining Mercer, Luis was in a similar role with another large consulting firm. Before his consulting career, he was the Regional Director for Sun Life Financial’s Western Canadian Group Retirement operations and spent 14 years in the group pensions department of Fidelity Investments.

Luis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Labour Management Relations from the University of Toronto. He is a regional council member of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute and an active member of the Association of Canadian Pension Management.


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