Experts and Speakers


PBI regularly sponsors and participates in conferences, workshops and other events that benefit our clients and industry. Our experts and speakers are available as speakers and moderators for conferences, workshops, sessions and other educational events on topics of current interest to Canadian trustees and plan sponsors.

Please contact [email protected] or call 1-877-687-8056 to be connected with one of our experts & speakers.

Adam Rennison, Senior Consulting Actuary

Expertise: PBI’s story, pension plans, retirement funds investment, plan funding, investment policy development, risk modeling, asset-liability management, implementation of investment manager structures, and fund monitoring.

Recent presentation: BC Pension Forum, “Facing Threats of Defined Benefit Plan Closure in the Public and Private Sector”.

Philip Falls, Senior Investment Consultant

Expertise: investment consulting, endowment trust management and investment, university endowment trusts, alternative assets, investment manager selection and monitoring, fund performance monitoring.

Recent presentation:  National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association Annual Conference, “Preserving Your Trust for the Seventh Generation and Beyond

Clare Pitcher, Senior Pension Consulting Actuary

Expertise: multi-employer, union and jointly-trusteed pension plans, strategic pension plan management issues, plan design and funding, monitoring and reporting on the financial health of the plan, risk management and long-term sustainability, governmental lobying on retirement and private pension issues, target benefit plans, New Brunswick shared risk plan.

Recent presentation: Conference Board of Canada Pensions Summit, “The “Risk-Sharing” Myth: The Truth about Members’ Risk in the New Pension World”.

Cindy Rynne, Senior Pension Consulting Actuary

Expertise: pension plans, public sector pension plans, target benefit pension plans, multi-employer pension plans, pension negotiations, plan design, funding policy, governance, sustainability, risk management.

Recent presentation: Conference Board of Canada Pensions Summit, “The “Risk-Sharing” Myth: The Truth about Members’ Risk in the New Pension World”.

Riley St.Jacques, Senior Consulting Actuary

Expertise: Pension plans, group benefits, health and welfare plans, multi-employer pension plans, target benefit plans, self-insurance, risk modeling, asset-liability management, funding policy, sustainability, post-employment benefits, benefits benchmarking.

Recent presentation: IFEBP Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference, “Benefit Plan Design Benchmarking“.

Sonia Massicotte, Lawyer and Consultant

Expertise: legal aspects related to pension and employee group benefits plans, such as governance and compliance of pension and benefits plans with current legislation.

Recent presentation: IFEBP Canadian Legal and Legislative Update, Moderator.

Avinash Maniram, Group Benefits Consultant

Expertise: Health and welfare plans, group benefit plan design, member communications, PBI’s Member Benefits Database, group health and dental plans, group long-term disability plans, group short-term disability plans, group life insurance plans.

Recent presentation: IFEBP Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference, “Funding and Risk Management for Health and Welfare Trusts“.