Retirement Benefits

Today's retirement plan sponsors face many challenges, including volatile securities markets, the “baby boomer” generation nearing retirement age, longer life spans and shifting workforce characteristics. In this complicated environment, sophisticated analytical tools are needed to create and maintain retirement plans that work.

Segal Consulting, Sibson Consulting and Segal Rogerscasey Canada provide retirement consulting services including:

Actuarial Services

Segal's experts can help plan sponsors:

  • Forecast plan funding requirements
  • Identify available options and explore alternatives for plan funding
  • Identify industry changes and trends

Plan Design

Today's difficult economy and volatile financial markets demand careful planning and creativity to ensure that the design of pension and other retirement income programs will meet the goals and needs of plan participants over the long term.

Plan Governance

Benefit plan sponsors and administrators need to keep administration procedures up-to-date in order to comply with regulations. This need is more urgent than ever, making now a good time to take a fresh, intensive look at your plan’s operations.

Risk Assessment & Mitigation

Because retirement plans can face significant fluctuations in contributions from year to year, plan sponsors and trustees need tools that can help:

  • Predict how changes and economic and budgetary conditions could affect plan contributions
  • What steps can be taken to mitigate risk

We were among the first consulting firms in Canada to explore the options of pension plan de-risking.

Defined Contribution Consulting

Defined contribution plans have often been viewed as supplemental retirement plans, meant to be an addition or secondary option to the primary pension plan. Many plan sponsors today are recognizing that DC plans can play an important role in retirement income security, and they are exploring ways to add options and features that enhance the plan’s value.

Investment Solutions

Through Segal Rogerscasey Canada, we work with defined contribution and defined benefit plan sponsors on:

  • Investment manager selection
  • Manager performance
  • Policy development