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Conference Attendance helps keep Brookfield Annuity ahead of the “curve”


Montreal - 11/09/16 – On Wednesday, November 9, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries held its annual investment Seminar and Brookfield Annuity was there. Benny Wan, Vice President, Actuarial, was one of the conference organizers, and also served as a moderator for a presentation on "Finding Value in the Yield Curve through Private Credit." The panelists were two senior executives from Brookfield Asset Management: Hadley Peer Marshall, Senior Vice-President, Americas Head of Infrastructure Credit, and John Pavelski, Managing Partner, Head of Principal Credit. Guided by Wan, the panel was an opportunity to showcase Brookfield's investment expertises.

"Participating in conferences like these, help raise Brookfield Annuity's profile among actuaries, including those who work in the corporate pension sector, our primary market." – Benny Wan, Vice President, Actuarial, Brookfield Annuity.

A key element of the presentation was a look at using alternative investment approaches to address the challenges presented by a persistent low-yield environment. This was Brookfield Annuity's first public event since receiving approval to operate from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. "We're a new company, " said Wan. "So it's important we take advantage of opportunities like this to raise our profile and tell our story. I was very pleased, both by the reception for the presentation and the interest shown to Brookfield Annuity, and what we're bringing to the market."

About Brookfield Annuity

Brookfield Annuity, which is headquartered in Toronto, is a Canadian life insurance company that is primarily focused on providing group annuity solutions to defined benefit pension plans. Regulated by the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Brookfield Annuity is a member of Assuris, a not-for-profit organization that protects Canadian policyholders if their life insurance company should fail. Brookfield Annuity is wholly owned by Brookfield Asset Managamenet, a leading global alternative asset manager.

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