Monthly Archives: November 2011

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 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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