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Journal from Rotman International Centre for Pension Management examines rethinking pension design and management in a post-financial crisis world

October 6, 2010

TORONTO, ON – With the effects of the recent global financial crisis still lingering, the Fall 2010 issue of the Rotman International Journal of Pension Management takes a look at rethinking pension design and management with ten new articles from pension practitioners and academics. The journal is published by the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

“The broad message of this issue of the Journal is that the Global Financial Crisis has left its mark on many things, including pension design and management,” says Journal editor, Keith Ambachtsheer.  He is also Director of Rotman ICPM and an adjunct professor of finance at the Rotman School.

Articles in the Fall issue include:

*         Choosing to Fail Conventionally;

*         Super for Members: A New Paradigm for Australia’s Retirement Income System by Jeremy Cooper ;

*         Dutch Pension Funds: Aging Giants Suffering from Weak and Inconsistent Risk Management by Jean Frijns;

*         Higher Pensions and Less Risk: Innovation at Denmark’s ATP Pension Plan by Lars Rohde and Chresten Dengsøe;

*         How Pension Funds Manage Investment Risks: A Global Survey by Sandy Halim, Terrie Miller, and David Dupont;

*         Does Portfolio Turnover Exceed Expectations? by Danyelle Guyatt and Jon Lukomnik;

*         The Governance of Corporate Sustainability by Claudia Kruse and Stefan Lundbergh;

*         Can Internal Swap Markets Enhance Welfare in Defined Contribution Plans? by Jiajia Cui and Eduard Ponds;

*         Balancing Longevity Risk and Market Risk in Target Date Funds by Brian Jacobsen, Christian Chan, and Olivia Barbee; and

*         Measuring the Sustainability of National Social Insurance Plans: The Case of the Canada Pension Plan  byJean-Claude Ménard.

Journal articles and some video interviews with authors are available at no charge online at

The next issue of the Journal is scheduled for release in Spring 2011.

The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management has become a global catalyst for improving pension management. The Centre sponsors research and fosters dialogue that focuses on building better pension deals, better pension fund organizations, and better pension legislation and regulation. In addition, the Centre looks for opportunities to raise pensions-related content in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at the Rotman School and other education-oriented forums. Further details on the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management, including access to the Rotman Journal of International Pension Management, are available at

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions.  The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:

Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto