Catherine Thrasher, CIPM, FRM
Managing Director, Global Risk Solutions Canada

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
Catherine Thrasher is responsible for overseeing performance and risk analytics services and operations for BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing clients in Canada. She has 20 years of investment industry experience, all in performance and risk. Catherine has been with BNY Mellon Global Risk Solutions (GRS) and its predecessor companies since 1998. Catherine has earned her Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) designation, and holds a mathematics degree (B. Math) from the University of Waterloo.


Neil Duffy
Vice President, Group Retirement Products and Pension Risk Transfer

The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Neil Duffy joined Great-West Life in 2016 as the Vice President of Group Retirement Products and Pension Risk Transfer. He is responsible for all pricing and product changes for the GCAP business in Canada as well as the Pension Risk Transfer business which includes Buy Outs, Buy Ins and Longevity Insurance. Prior to Great-West Life, Neil spent 24 years at Manulife in their Canadian Division and has experience in Pricing, Valuation and Risk Management. Neil graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Math, Actuarial Science degree. Neil is also an active volunteer with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), currently serving on the Member Services Council.


Michael Augustine
FCIA, FSA, CFA, Managing Director

TD Asset Management Inc.
Michael Augustine joined TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) in 2012 taking on the lead fixed income portfolio management role for TDAM's Liability Driven Investment solutions and initiatives. Michael has 25 years of fixed income portfolio management and actuarial experience primarily focused on asset-liability matching and total return strategies at major Canadian life insurance companies. Michael was a faculty member of the University of Toronto, lecturing on the Mathematics of Investment and Credit. He has a B.Sc., Honours, Actuarial Science, from the University of Western Ontario, is a CFA charterholder, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

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