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Chinese New Year Meeting - 2020

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** Note:  This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  We will reschedule this event once the crisis has ended.  Stay safe and healthy**

 

Our Chinese New Year Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Crown Princess Fine Dining in Toronto.  We are pleased to invite Mr. Dave Pelletier, Board Member, Equitable Life and RGA Life Reinsurance to speak about:

A Seasoned Actuary’s Views on an Interesting Career

Dave Pelletier has been a retired actuary for almost 10 years and has continued to be very active in the profession. He had previously worked for a major consulting firm, managing offices in Canada, South America and Europe, including nine years living and working in Brazil and Italy.  Besides being board members of both Equitable Life and RGA Life Reinsurance, Dave was recently appointed to the Actuarial Profession Oversight Board. Dave’s views on an interesting and successful career will include the following topics:

· Living and working abroad as an actuary.

· Advantages of being bilingual (or more) and bicultural (or more).

· Experience in consulting and reinsurance in Asia.

· Benefits of volunteering.

· Where the profession is going, to enhance your career.

Come join us for an informative meeting, network and celebrate the Chinese New Year.  Register early for a lower rate and the chance to win the early bird draw prize.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Registration Form: Please see the registration form for more details, including registration costs, the full menu, and our flexible refund policy.

Online Registration Link: <cancelled>>

Deadline: The Early Bird registration deadline is 12 noon on Monday, May 25th via for online registration system.  Register before these dates for discounted rates and the chance to win the Early Bird Grand Prize.

Parking: Parking is available at 44 St. Joseph (East of Bay St.) for $5 after 6 pm plus $3.50 per half-hour prior to 6 pm.

 

 

2019 Fall Meeting Wrap-up

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Our CNY meeting was held on November 6, 2019, at Crown Princess Fine Dining in Toronto.  We were pleased to have Mr. Mike Lombardi, President at MLBC Consulting. The topic was "A Past President's View of the SOA"

Mike gave an excellent presentation enjoyed by over 80 attendees.

Please see the Presentation Archives section for the slides and audio recording, and the Online Photo Album for photos.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

 

2019 PRACT Fall Dinner

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Our fall dinner meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, at Crown Princess Fine Dining in Toronto.  We are pleased to have Mr. Mike Lombardi, President at MLBC Consulting.  The topic will be

"A Past President's View of the SOA"

Mike Lombardi is President of MLBC Consulting and a Board member of Foresters Financial. As a past president of the Society of Actuaries, Mike found the SOA to be a very interesting organization and he will share with us many aspects of the SOA.

It will be a great opportunity for us to learn about the SOA budgets and strategic plans, functions of certain committees such as the Asia and Greater China committees, the SOA’s international role, insights and stories around key events. Mike will also cover many other interesting topics in which many of us can learn a great deal.

Join us for an informative presentation and Chinese banquet meal.

Please click here for the registration form.

To qualify for the discounted early bird price and draw prize, please register online by Friday, November 1, 2019 (at 4pm).

Please visit the link below for the online registration and payment page.

http://pacificrimactuaries.eventbrite.com

 

2019 BBQ Wrap-up

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Our summer BBQ was held on Saturday, July 13th.  Please see the Online Photo Album for photos.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

 

2019 PRACT BBQ

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Our summer BBQ has returned.  This year, our gathering will take place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 starting at 4pm.  Guests will enjoy fantastic food such as Hot dogs, Korean ribs, Salad, Fruits, Corn, Ice-cream, Pastries, Chow Mein, Fried Rice, Suckling Pig, BBQ pork, etc.  Our summer gathering is a great place to network in a casual atmosphere.  Please see registration form for more details.

Admission is free for 2019 club members and $10 for non-members who register before the early bird deadline (July 10th at 12 noon).  Note, non-members can sign up for membership at the BBQ and qualify for the membership price. Space is limited, so please register early.

Tickets may be obtained from the following link: www.pacificrimactuaries.eventbrite.com

 

 

2019 CNY Meeting Wrap-up

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Our CNY meeting was held on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Crown Princess Fine Dining in Toronto.  We were pleased to have Mr. Mr. Fernando Moreira, Senior Vice President, Global Insurance, Scotiabank. The topic was "Building a Successful Business in China"

Fernando gave an excellent presentation enjoyed by over 100 attendees.

Please see the Presentation Archives section for the slides and audio recording, and the Online Photo Album for photos.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

 

Chinese New Year Meeting

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Our Chinese New Year Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Crown Princess Fine Dining in Toronto.  We are pleased to invite Mr. Fernando Moreira, Senior Vice President, Global Insurance, Scotiabank to speak about:

Building a Successful Business in China

Fernando's presentation will focus on Growth, Customer Satisfaction & Engagement, Price & Value and Risk Management.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Fernando was the CEO of Ping An Direct, an insurance company in Shanghai.  He will let us know how Ping An became so successful by discussing the following topics:

  • Technology-powered business transformation.
  • Core-drivers of profit growth.
  • Tech-powered team management and customer growth.
  • One stop solutions for banks and non-banks.

Come and network with fellow members of the Club and enjoy a fabulous Chinese banquet as we ring in the Year of the Pig.  Numerous door prizes will be drawn, including an Early Bird Grand Prize!

Date and Time: Thursday, March 7 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Registration Form: Please see the registration form for more details, including registration costs, the full menu, and our flexible refund policy.

Online Registration Link: www.pacificrimactuaries.eventbrite.com

Deadline: The Early Bird registration deadline is 12 noon on Monday, March 4th via for online registration system.  Register before these dates for discounted rates and the chance to win the Early Bird Grand Prize.

Parking: Parking is available at 44 St. Joseph (East of Bay St.) for $5 after 6 pm plus $3.50 per half-hour prior to 6 pm.

 

 

2018 PRACT Fall Dinner

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Our fall dinner meeting will be held on Thursday, November 8th, 2018, at Crown Princess Fine Dining in Toronto.  We are pleased to have Mr. Steven Chen, Principal at Oliver Wyman.  The topic will be

"Risk Based Capital Development in India"

Mr. Steven Chen is a Principal in the Toronto office of Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting. Steven has over 10 years of life insurance and annuity experience. He is also a council member (2019-2022) of the SOA international section.

 

The Indian insurance sector has continued to grow in scale and diversity. The insurance regulator, IRDAI, plans to comprehensively update the solvency regime to a more risk-based approach in the next few years. This presentation will provide an overview of the risk-based capital development in India and discuss the key implementation challenges and potential impacts to the insurance industry.

As a returning speaker, Steven will also give a brief update to the presentation A Money and Information Business: Insurance E-business Development and Trend in China he presented at our club 5 years ago.

Join us for an informative presentation and Chinese banquet meal.

Please click here for the registration form.

To qualify for the discounted early bird price and draw prize, please register online by Monday, November 5, 2018 (at noon).

Please visit the link below for the online registration and payment page.

http://pacificrimactuaries.eventbrite.com

 

International Section Election

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The SOA International Section Council Member elections are in progress.  If you are a member of this section, please consider supporting Steven Chen.   Steven is a PRACT member, and has spoken to our club in the past.  Moreover, Steven is scheduled to speak to our club during our upcoming Fall 2018 dinner meeting.

Steven's bio is here.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 August 2018 19:10
 

2018 PRACT BBQ

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Our summer BBQ has returned.  This year, our gathering will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2017 starting at 4pm.  Guests will enjoy fantastic food such as Hot dogs, Korean ribs, Salad, Fruits, Corn, Ice-cream, Pastries, Chow Mein, Fried Rice, Suckling Pig, BBQ pork, etc.  Our summer gathering is a great place to network in a casual atmosphere.  Please see registration form for more details.

Admission is free for 2018 club members and $10 for non-members who register before the early bird deadline (July 11th at 12 noon).  Note, non-members can sign up for membership at the BBQ and qualify for the membership price. Space is limited, so please register early.

Tickets may be obtained from the following link: www.pacificrimactuaries.eventbrite.com

 

 
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