Shayan Jafrani FSA, FCIA, Director, Actuarial Services, PwC to Speak at The Knowledge Group's Pension Plan De-Risking: Tips and Strategies LIVE Webcast

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New York, NY February 05, 2018 – This event is scheduled on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (ET).

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About Shayan Jafrani FSA, FCIA
Shayan Jafrani is a Director of Pension Actuarial Services at PwC in Toronto, Canada. He has over 13 years of experience and has served as actuary for several Canadian pension plan sponsors. Shayan has worked with clients to develop and implement pension de-risking solutions through a combination of investment and plan design approaches. He also supports and advises audit professionals in the areas of auditing pension plan financial statements, including the assessment of actuarial assumptions, methodologies and accounting for special events. Shayan has assisted in the development of pension plan funding and investment policies for private and public sector clients in Canada and has led due diligence assignments for private equity and corporate buyers focused on the impact of HR programs, including pension and other employee benefits.

Shayan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

About PwC
PwC provides industry focused assurance, advisory and tax services for public, private and government clients in four areas:
1. Corporate accountability
2. Risk management
3. Structuring and mergers and acquisitions
4. Performance and process improvement

With a network of over 223,000 people in 157 countries, we work to provide clients with the best of our collective thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for our clients and their stakeholders.

Event Synopsis:
De-risking is an important tool for companies in managing the expense and cash volatility associated with pension plans. Many de-risking strategies are now available for companies to choose from. To determine which strategy will best serve the plan, it is important to understand the plan’s features, its current state and the company's overall ability to accept and face risk. Companies should also consider recent regulatory developments that can affect certain pension risk management approaches and the fiduciary implications of implementing these strategies.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will provide an in-depth analysis of the various pension plan de-risking strategies, its advantages and disadvantages, and the factors that companies should consider in identifying which strategy may be appropriate for a plan.

Key topics include:
• Why Companies are De-Risking
• Strategies for De-Risking Pension Obligations
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Pension De-Risking
• Legal Challenges to Pension De-Risking
• Regulatory Risk Management
• Strategic Planning for De-Risking

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:


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