The Work of the NPH

National Pension Hub for Pension Research & Education
03 Oct 2018
13:15 - 14:15

The Work of the NPH

Introduction to the National Pension Hub Panel

Dr. Alex LaPlante, Managing Director, Research, Global Risk Institute

The Work of the National Hub for Pension Research & Education (“NPH”)

NPH was launched in October last year at the 2017 GRI Summit. The purpose of the NPH is to provide pension and income security research that will lead to innovative solutions to pension design, governance and investment challenges. So far, 17 firms have committed research funds to this exciting project.

Introduction by: Bernard Morency, GRI Senior Fellow, Consultant


Derek W. Dobson, CEO and Plan Manager, CAAT
Clifton Isings, Vice President, Investments, Canadian National Investment Division
Tom Reid, Senior Vice President, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial
Mary Hardy, Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

The role of private retirement savings; more specifically how can we improve coverage and the level and efficiency of private savings.

This panel moderated by Bernard Morency, will discuss issues on some of the key research topics which include: Plan design & plan adequacy, Discount Rate, Portfolio Construction, Private Market Risk Assessment and Impact & Use of Leverage.

Moderated by: Bernard Morency, GRI Senior Fellow, Consultant