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Researchers’ attempt to analyze the efficacy of PfADs implemented by Canadian pension jurisdictions

Pension stakeholders, including the CIA, have had concerns about the lack of harmonized regulatory processes across Canada for many years. Canada has moved to a new funding regime for defined benefit (DB) pension plans aimed at strengthening the going concern funding requirement through the addition of a funding margin, known as the provision for adverse deviations, or PfAD. Jurisdictions across...

Pandemics and infectious diseases top survey of current risks

Teams are preparing for the worst while strategizing for the best outcomes in this snapshot of risk management preparedness. Climate change continues its reign as the top emerging risk in the 14th Annual Survey on Emerging Risks: Key Findings, while ‘pandemic/infectious diseases’ make its debut as a top risk, ranks third.

A Lesson in Assumptions: Shock Lapse Experience Report

By Steve Schumacher, FSA, MAAA Read the report Prior to RGA completing its first Post Level Term lapse and mortality study with the SOA in 2009, a wide range of assumptions was in use by actuaries with little industry-wide late-duration level term experience available to compare against. This first study analyzed shock lapse and mortality deterioration assumptions and experience by a variety of...

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