Vice President of Strategy and Digital Health, Telus Health
When interactions between patients and healthcare professionals, insurers and pharmacists are supported by a whole data set, they can help further improve the patient’s overall health journey.
We are looking at approaches to address healthcare issues for plan members upstream to avoid costly downstream circumstances such as high-cost drugs, leaves of absence or additional healthcare services.
CEO, SilverCloud Health Inc.
Simply increasing the dollar amount of mental health benefits only helps address the cost barrier. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help move the needle on stigma or access.
We need to look after mental health as part of our everyday in the workplace and make it a positive part of the watercooler conversation.
Senior vice-president, group and business insurance
Co-creating with our clients is something we take pride in. We listen to our plan sponsors and, with their guidance and feedback, we fine-tune initiatives to respond to their members’ concerns and needs.
We’re piloting a virtual care service as we speak. It will give plan members immediate access to a doctor or nurse through chats and videoconferences.
CEO and Chief Investment Officer,
Greystone Managed Investments Inc.
Portfolio Manager and Sector Specialist,
Chief Medical Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc.
Our mandate is to differentiate ourselves by focusing on the safe and responsible use of cannabis in the workplace. We will strive to have medical cannabis become a paid benefit, so we can help break the devastating cycle of opiate use and abuse.
If we can incorporate medically supervised cannabis into the benefit plans of most large employers, I believe we can help displace the rampant use of opiates and sleep medications.
Blaine S. Pho, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income,
Greystone Managed Investments Inc. (Regina)
Francesco Di Marco, PhD
Vice President and General Manager,
Amgen Canada Inc.
Stephanie G. Braming
Partner, Global Head of Investment Management,
Senior Director, Group Insurance,
Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Strategies,
AGF Investments Inc.
Chief Investments Officer, Public Equities
Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager Private Fixed Income, Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc., a Sun Life Investment Management company
Executive Vice-President and Portfolio Manager,
Bentall Kennedy Canada and Sun Life Investment Management
Private debt can provide excess risk-adjusted yields compared to corporate credit in the public market, as well as diversification because the private market has types of debt—for example, project finance and mid-market debt—that aren't accessible through the public market.
Private debt markets have evolved over the past few years and credit analysis has improved significantly, so private debt investors can have the assurance of high credit quality.
Chief Investment Strategist,
National Director, Global Health Benefits,
Cigna Life Insurance Company of Canada
Head of Multi-Managers Real Estate Americas, Portfolio
Manager and Managing Director, UBS Asset Management
Director, Consultant Relations,
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited
We've moved from an environment in which many plans offered 30 or more investment options to one in which most offer 10 to 16. I think the ideal is even lower.
It's encouraging to see that target-date funds are now a top choice for the default fund… It's imperative that we have a default fund that is appropriate for investors.
Co-CIO, Sionna Investment Managers
Product director for pharmaceutical benefits, Desjardins Insurance
Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy and Research, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership
We look at sustainability as an approach to property management and tenant engagement.
It's relatively straightforward for Canadian institutional investors to invest in U.S. real estate, since the two countries have closely linked economies…
Head of Americas - Global Multi-Managers for
UBS Asset Management, Global Real Estate
Managing Director & Head, Institutional Asset Management
CIBC Asset Management's vision is to be the leader in client relationships. That starts with having an acute understanding of our clients and how their needs are evolving.
Evolving markets and an evolving regulatory environment lead to changing client needs…our consultative approach with clients enables us to build solutions that help them achieve their investment objectives; the current environment is no exception.
Assistant Vice President, Integrated Health Solutions
at Sun Life Financial
Director, Pharmaceutical Benefits, Sun Life Financial
Group CEO, Bentall Kennedy
Head, Group & Business Markets, RBC Insurance
Head of Business Development, Canada
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.
Colleen Hutchings, MA, CDMP
Director, Organizational Health, Practice Excellence & Innovation
Sun Life Financial
Managing Director, Canada
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited
… we haven’t been in a position like this before.