Pensions Summit 2015
Frank Wiginton, Conference Chair
“An aging workforce makes pension issues more important and urgent. As governments start to take action, employers must revisit their own pension plans. While some employers still have underfunding, slow growth, and low inflation issues, funds must work harder to generate acceptable returns, and plan structures and risk and reward balances need attention.
The 2015 event explored some of the most popular options, including target flexible benefits, jointly sponsored pension plans, and target benefit plans. It also examined how some employers are rethinking their defined contribution plans to provide greater security and reduce costs, including initiatives such as lower cost investment options, consolidating investments, and variable benefits.”
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Financial Education in the Workplace Roundtable
On October 4th 2012, Employee Financial Well-Being invited a group of the country’s leaders in financial education and literacy to Toronto to discuss what financial education in the workplace is, why it is important and how it should be offered. At the end of the day, the consensus was that employee financial education is a critical component to the larger issue of financial literacy in Canada and that the workplace is an ideal place to provide financial education.
Participants included (from left to right): Gary Rabbior, President of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Tom Hamza President of the Investors Education Fund, Lana Thomson Director of Industry Engagement for the Financial Planners Standards Council, Ofelia Isabel Canada Division Leader, Rewards, Talent & Communication at Towers Watson, Marie Donnelly Vice President at AON Hewitt , Laurie Campbell CEO of Credit Canada Debt Solutions, Jane Rooney Director of Financial Literacy for the Financial Consumers Agency of Canada, Donald Stewart Former CEO of Sun Life and Chairman of the Task Force for Financial Literacy, Frank Wiginton CEO of Employee Financial Well-Being.
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Resources that came out of the Roundtable
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