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2016 Spring Lunch

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We are pleased to invite Mr. David Dickson,President-Elect of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries to discuss:

Strategic Plans for the CIA

Mr. Dave Dickson will become the President of the CIA following the CIA General Meeting in late June 2016.  Dave will give a presentation on the Strategic Plans for the CIA.  The Strategic Plans will focus on:

 

  1. Core Business
  2. Education
  3. Emerging Practice
  4. Public Policy

 

Come and network with fellow members of the Club and enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch at Spring Rolls.  This event is free for 2016 club members who register before the early bird deadline.  Early bird registrants are also eligible for the Early Bird Draw Prize.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Location: Spring Rolls, 40 Dundas Street West

Registration Form: Click 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 Thursday, May 19th (for mail-in registrations), and 12 noon on Monday, May 24th for online registrations.  Register before these dates for discounted rates and the chance to win the Early Bird Grand Prize.

 

2016 CNY Dinner Meeting Wrapup

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Our Chinese New Year Meeting was held on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Dynasty Chinese Cuisine in Toronto.  We were pleased to have Mr. Dale Hall, Managing Director of Research at the Society of Actuaries, to be our guest speaker of this event.  The topic was "Life Insurance and Pension Systems in China Results of Two Research Projects form the Society of Actuaries"

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!

 

23rd Annual Chinese New Year Meeting

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Our 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Dynasty Chinese Cuisine in Toronto.  We are pleased to invite Mr. Dale Hall, Managing Director of Research at the Society of Actuaries to discuss:

Life Insurance and Pension Systems in China

Results of Two Research Projects form the Society of Actuaries

Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA is Managing Director of Research at the Society of Actuaries.  In this role, he is responsible for coordinating SOA's strategic research and experience studies, as well as SOA's data-driven in-house research initiatives.  Dale will discuss two recently completed research projects

  • Understanding the Changing Middle Market for Life Insurance in China
  • Retirement Risk and Opportunities in the Chinese Market.

Come and network with fellow members of the Club and enjoy a fabulous Chinese banquet as we ring in the Year of the Red Monkey.  Numerous door prizes will be drawn, including an Early Bird Grand Prize - an Apple Watch (Sport Edition).

Date and Time: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 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 Thursday, February 11th (for mail-in registrations), and 12 noon on Monday, February 15th for online registrations.  Register before these dates for discounted rates and the chance to win the Early Bird Grand Prize.

Parking: Parking pass is available at 37 Yorkville Avenue at $6 after 6 pm and $2 per ½ hour before 6 pm.

Additional Description:

"China Middle Market Study"

http://www.soa.org/Research/Research-Projects/Life-Insurance/research-2014-06-understanding-changing.aspx

http://www.soa.org/Files/Research/Projects/research-2014-changing-middle-market-white.pdf

The International Section, Marketing and Distribution Section along with the Research Expanding Boundaries Pool supported a research initiative that explored the changing middle market for life insurance in China. Led by Dr. Walter Zultowski of WZ Research + Consulting, LLC in collaboration with Greenwald & Associates, 1,989 young family households from 19 cities across China with annual incomes between RMD 60,000 and 360,000 were surveyed to understand some of the general attitudes and behaviors of today’s consumer of life insurance in the country. The results were used to identify different segments of the life insurance consumer.

“Retirement Risks and Opportunities in the Chinese Market”

As part of a multi-year study between LIMRA, the Society of Actuaries and local actuarial associations in Asia, have performed an extensive Retirement Risk Survey beginning with China in June 2015.  The results of the survey and forward-looking innovative opportunities for the life insurance and retirement industries will be covered.

 

2015 Fall Dinner Wrapup

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Our fall dinner meeting was held on Thursday, November 12th, 2015, at Dynasty Chinese Cuisine in Toronto.  We were pleased to have Mr. Doug Andrews, Adjunct Professor and Director, Master of Actuarial Science Program, University of Waterloo, to be our guest speaker of this event.  The topic was "Considerations in Mapping the Adequacy and Sustainability of Care and Support for the Elderly in Australia and Developed Countries in Asia".

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!

 

2015 PRACT Fall Dinner - New Date!

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Our fall dinner meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12th, 2015, at Dynasty Chinese Cuisine in Toronto.  We are pleased to have Mr. Doug Andrews, Adjunct Professor and Director, Master of Actuarial Science Program, University of Waterloo, to be our guest speaker of this event.  The topic will be

"Considerations in Mapping the Adequacy and Sustainability of Care and Support for the Elderly in Australia and Developed Countries in Asia"

Doug's research has an international dimension and focuses on financial and social policy issues with respect to support systems for aging populations.

The focus of this presentation concerns the methodology developed to evaluate adequacy and sustainability. This research differs from other research regarding adequacy and sustainability in that it considers retirement income, health care, and long-term care together, instead of evaluating those sources of protection individually and in isolation.  The results for 11 developed countries on 4 continents will be discussed, illustrating a wide range of outcomes, and producing some policy recommendations.

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, an Apple Watch (Sport Edition), please register online by November 9th, 2015 (noon).

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

http://pacificrimactuaries.eventbrite.com

 

2015 PRACT BBQ

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Our summer BBQ has returned.  This year, our gathering will take place on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 starting at 1pm.  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 2015 club members and $10 for non-members who register before the early bird deadline (July 11th)

To register, simply email your completed registration form in pdf format or registration details (i.e. Name, Fee, Company, Phone #) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Register before July 11th to qualify for the early bird rate.  Any payment can be made at door. Space is limited, so please register early.

Note, non-members can sign up for membership at the BBQ and qualify for the membership price.  Click here for membership details.  If you intend to do this, please indicate this on your registration form.

 

22nd Annual Chinese New Year Meeting Wrapup

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On February 24th, 2015, roughly 100 attendees joined us for our Chinese New Year Meeting featuring Mr. August Chow, Board of Directors of the Society of Actuaries to discuss "Life Insurance Industry in China". Please see the Presentation Archives section for the slides, and the Online Photo Album for photos.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

 

SOA International Section

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We are pleased to have the Society of Actuaries' International Section as a long-time sponsor of our club, and would like to encourage all PRACT members to consider joining the SOA's International Section.

Please click here to learn more about the International Section.  You can also visit their website here.

 

22nd Annual Chinese New Year Meeting

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Our 22nd Annual Chinese New Year Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Dynasty Chinese Cuisine in Toronto.  We are pleased to invite Mr. August Chow, Board of Directors of the Society of Actuaries to discuss:

"Life Insurance Industry in China"

August was formerly the General Manager of Hannover Re in Shanghai. His presentation will include China’s C-ROSS, a new solvency system for insurance products as well as the market outlook for China, one of the fastest growing insurance markets in the world.

Come and network with fellow members of the Club and enjoy a fabulous Chinese banquet as we ring in the Year of the Ram.  Numerous door prizes will be drawn, including an Early Bird Grand Prize - a Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre Blender

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:30pm to 10pm

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

Online Registration Link: Please click here

Deadline: The Early Bird registration deadline is Thursday, February 17th (for mail-in registrations), and 12 noon on Friday, February 20th for online registrations.  Register before these dates for discounted rates and the chance to win the Early Bird Grand Prize.

Parking: Parking pass is available at 37 Yorkville Avenue at $6 after 6 pm and $2 per ½ hour before 6 pm.

 

Time, Money, Fulfillment

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On November 25th, 2014, the Pacific Rim Actuaries' Club of Toronto will be jointly holding a business workshop entitled:

"Time, Money, Fulfillment:  Financial Plans that Work & Time for What Matters"

Does it feel like your time and money are two of your scarcest resources?

Do you want to start planning for your future, but just don't know where to start?

Learn about the non-traditional approaches to creating a vision for the life you want and developing a financial plan to support that life. We will also examine practical ways to make the limited hours of your day more productive and rewarding.  This workshop is led by Banasha Shah, FSA FCIA, BShah Consulting, Inc, and Jayne Huhtanen, B. Eng. Mgt., Certified FocalPoint Business Coach.

This event is FREE for members and $15 for non-members who register before the early-bird deadline of November 21, 2014.  Early-bird registrants can also qualify for the door prize - a Pebble Smart Watch

Please see the registration form for more details and how to register.

 


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Founded in 1993, Pacific Rim Actuaries' Club of Toronto was established for actuaries with an interest in the Asian Pacific region.


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