Brent Simmons

Brent Simmons

Brent Simmons leads Sun Life’s defined benefit solutions team, which helps some of Canada’s largest employers manage the risks in their defined benefit pension plans. With over 20 years of experience in the pension and insurance industry, Simmons uses his unique blend of pension and life insurance actuarial knowledge to translate defined benefit pension problems into life insurance and investment solutions for plan sponsors. His experience includes liability-driven investing, buy-out annuities, buy-in annuities, longevity insurance and de-risking defined benefit pension plans.

Plan hibernation: a sleeping bear can still bite

Defined benefit pension plan sponsors who are interested in better pension risk management for their retirees have two main strategies to consider: They can either ...

Is it time for an asset-strategy check-up?

At the time of my last column in May, many pension plan sponsors were catching their breath after watching funding levels take a roller coaster ...

Pension de-risking and the coronavirus – what now?

It’s hard to believe that just recently, people weren’t cutting their own hair or binge-watching Tiger King. At the beginning of the year, defined benefit funding ...

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