Resident Scholar

Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald

Eckler is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, who through her research aims to advance the financial security of Canadians.

Bonnie-Jeanne conducts research on the retirement and health programs available to Canada's aging population with the ultimate goal of advancing the financial security landscape. Bringing together leading industry experts and building on academic best practices coupled with innovative research, her insightful perspectives continue to help people not only in theory, but also in practice.

Eckler's clients have already benefited from Dr. MacDonald's research. In 2014, Bonnie-Jeanne's research created the concept of the Living Standard Replacement Rate (LSRR). That research garnered the 2014 Pension, Benefits and Social Security Scientific Committee Award Prize for Best Paper at the 30th International Congress of Actuaries. Recognizing and unleashing the potential of helping sponsors and members of retirement plans, Eckler used Bonnie-Jeanne's research to create Guided OutcomesTM, our state-of-the-art retirement plan management tool.

Bonnie-Jeanne is the Senior Research Fellow of the National Institute of Ageing (NIA) at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. A recipient of the 2001 Gold Medal in Actuarial Science (Hon BSc) at the University of Western Ontario, Bonnie-Jeanne also holds a PhD in Actuarial Mathematics from Scotland's Heriot-Watt University. In 2011, she was chosen one of the Canada's top young economists and attended the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.

Eckler looks forward to contributing to new and exciting research that will help plan sponsors and their members.

For more information on Eckler's research capabilities, please contact Ian Edelist.