Experience

A Principal in Eckler’s Winnipeg office, Andrew joined the firm in 2010. He works with a broad range of pension plan clients in the public and private sectors, across various jurisdictions including several University pension plans in Ontario and Manitoba.

Andrew is a qualified actuary (FSA, FCIA), with over 18 years of consulting experience.

Throughout his career, Andrew has advised corporations, boards of trustees, and pension committees on pension and employee benefits matters including all aspects of valuation, administration, plan design, governance, funding and accounting for pension, post-retirement and supplemental pension programs. Andrew’s other experience includes valuation of workers’ compensation claims liabilities, criminal rate of interest calculations, and homestead and life interest calculations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal rate of interest calculations under Section 347 of the Criminal Code
  • Defined benefit pension plan valuation, administration, plan design, financial reporting
  • Defined benefit – defined contribution hybrid pension plans
  • Defined contribution – capital accumulation plan administration
  • Jointly trusteed pension plans
  • Supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs)
  • Valuation of Life interest
  • Workers’ compensation consulting

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • University of Manitoba – Honours Bachelor of Science, Actuarial Science
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
Professional Activities
  • Serves as a Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate (SSMI) Advisory Council Member
  • Serves as an Investment Committee Member – Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko
  • Served on the Board of Directors – Holy Family Home (2010 – 2019)
  • Served as a CPBI Manitoba Council Member Volunteer

Eckler News and Insights

GroupNews - June 2022

Eckler’s GroupNews monthly newsletter provides commentary on the issues affecting Canadian group benefit plans. In this edition: Canada Disability Benefit New lung screening program in ...
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Manitoba regulations related to Bill 8 pension amendments

On August 12, 2021, Manitoba released long-awaited Regulations related to Bill 8, The Pension Benefits Amendment Act (Bill 8). Bill 8 proposes amendments to the Pension ...
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