Key Players in the Industry
Roger Belton and Kasey Boisselle are joining forces to create Belton Boisselle Benefits & Pensions. The two have more than 30 years working with Western Canada employers to maximize the value of their group employee benefit and retirement plans. Belton was president and Boiselle was a group and individual benefits specialist of Belton Financial based in Winnipeg, MB.
Josephine Marks is with the financial services practice at Eckler. One of the country’s leading actuarial and asset management professionals, she has more than 30 years of financial sector experience. Colin Ripsman is a senior consultant in the investment practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was a vice-president and institutional portfolio manager at a global investment management firm.
Andrea Yau is an associate in Hicks Morley’s pensions and benefits group where she assists public and private sector clients on legal and regulatory issues regarding all aspects of pension plans and other employee benefit plans.
Clément Gignac is senior vice-president and chief economist at Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. A seasoned financial strategist and communicator with 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, he spent the majority of his career at the National Bank.
Pierre Lapointe, a 27-year veteran of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, has been named chairman of the executive committee. Previously executive vice-president, he has been a director and member of the executive committee since 1995. The executive committee is empowered with the overall management of the firm.
Susan Small is senior vice-president, global consultant relations, at Mackenzie Institutional. She will oversee its consultant relations efforts worldwide.
Lyle Teichman is senior counsel in the pension and benefits group at Stikeman Elliott. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior lawyer and consultant with Towers Watson.
William Hatanaka is CEO of the OPSEU Pension Trust. He has more than 30 years of financial services experience, most recently as group head, wealth management, TD Bank Financial Group.
Paul Asmundson is vice-president, corporate development, at People Corporation. Most recently, he was a senior member of the investment banking department at TD Securities, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financing activities.
Segal Rogerscasey Canada
Ruo Tan is president of Segal Rogerscasey Canada. He joined the firm in 2010 as senior vice-president and since then he has focused on expanding investment research, relationship management, and client services. Kathleen Pabla is vice-president and director of research. Most recently, she was director of investment research and analysis in investment management services for Manulife Financial. Nino Boezio is vice-president, portfolio strategist and consultant. Most recently, he worked in the managed products area for TD Bank Group.
Dejan Knezevic is vice-president, national sales, at Spartan Fund Management Inc. He has more than eight years of experience in the financial services industry, including a senior sales position with a well-known Canadian hedge fund.
M. Catherine Miller is a consultant at STRATA Benefits Consulting Inc. Previously, she was vice-president of a Winnipeg, MB-based human resource consulting firm where she led the compensation and benefits practice.