Yearly Archives: 2011

Generations and a Decade in Common

How refreshing it was to read Robert Wright’s article in the Ottawa Citizen December 2nd – “Generation Lie: Is it really the baby boomers versus ‘generation screwed?” Breaking down his lengthy discussion deserves more than one posting. For some years many books, articles, and media stories have talked about the “generational divide” in the 21st

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Financing Longevity:Pooled Pension Plans 3

Since blog posts (Oct.25 & Nov.14), the Canadian government’s announcement on the pooled pension plan scheme finally hit the financial news headlines. Immediately critique and analysis began on the proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). A Toronto Star headline called the government’s new plan “tinkering with pensions”. Some make argument that Canadians would better benefit

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Financing Longevity:Pooled Pension Plans 2

Further to Robert Brown’s Sept. 19th article in http://www.evidencenetwork.ca/ on pooled pension plans, one of the advantages he comments on is what he calls “…pooling the mortality risk, resulting in a more accurate estimation of the groups’ average life expectancy.” (the “group” meaning pooled pension plan participants). There it is a again – “mortality risk”.

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