Listening to a TV panel of pundits on the subject of the lethargic global economy, disappearing jobs and the lost decade for youth career opportunities, got me thinking as usual about a contrast to that slice of reality, and that for one moment became the sleeping news story about product and service opportunities for our
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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”.
Barely a day goes by, that there isn’t some symposium, book or report (not to mention a blog or three like this) about an aging world, longevity and retirement. We even have on line longevity calculators that can tell you how long you’ll live. It’s an aging obsession. Recently on vacation in Italy it was
The range of product development and resultant opportunities surrounding the subject of longevity keeps getting wider and riper for detailed probing. Almost like panning for gold in the Klondike days, for some aging is the new gold. Maximize this, minimize that in an aging world. Take the pension fund world for example. Swiss Re the
At the October 2010 Retirement Planning Association of Canada (RPAC) conference I co-chaired in Toronto, the agenda was centered around Reframing Retirement & Longevity Issues in 21st Century Canada. Of course one of the main streams of conversation was financial planning or “financing longevity” as I prefer to call it. Robert Brown, who was Professor
Continuing from last week’s blog posting, we’re celebrating Small Business Week in Canada right now and further to the question, “is there a right time to start a business?” – comes the other question, “is there a right age to start?” You know the answer to both – “of course not.” Picked up a new