Bruce Cadenhead FCA MAAA FSA EA

Partner & Chief Actuary, US Retirement, Mercer

Contact Information

Mercer
1166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
US
Phone
212-345-7257
Fax
212-345-7414
Email
bruce.cadenhead@mercer.com
Bruce Cadenhead is Mercer's Chief Actuary for the US Retirement, Risk and Finance business. In this capacity he chairs Mercer's Actuarial Resource Network, which provides guidance and interpretation to consultants within the firm on professional standards and actuarial issues and policies. He is a frequent speaker at national actuarial meetings.

In his 26 years at Mercer, Bruce has had extensive experience consulting to employers on topics such as retirement plan design, forecasting, financial strategies, the structure and characteristics of pension obligations and multiemployer plans. He is also one of the main architects of Mercer's forecasting and asset liability modeling software. He is an expert on recent changes in pension funding and accounting rules and has assisted numerous clients in projecting the effect of these changes.

Bruce was elected Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard University, where he earned a B.A. in applied mathematics with honors. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Actuaries' Pension Committee.

CCA Member Since 2005

Joint Employee Benefits Meeting Committee

305 - Variable Annuity Plans – Funding 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

202 - Valuation of Lump Sums for Accounting 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

Late Breaking Developments 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2017)

Alternative Pension Expense Recognition – Why, When, How 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 03, 2017)

Issues in Accounting 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2016)

Selecting Investment Return Assumptions: More than Your Average Session 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2016)

Variable Annuity Plans 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2016)

A Second Look at the Gray and Blue Books 2015 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2015)

Multiple Employer Plans 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2015)

Discussion of IRS Gray Book Questions and Answers 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2015)

A Second Look at the Gray Book 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 19, 2014)

Guidance on Pension Funding Stabilization Under the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 Guidance on Pension Funding Stabilization Under the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (September 29, 2014)

Discussion of IRS Gray Book Questions and Answers 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 25, 2014)

Valuation Issues for Variable Benefits Plans 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 24, 2014)

Late Breaking Developments 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2013)

The Gray Book 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 20, 2013)

2013 Pension Symposium: Outlook for Private Sector Pension Funding 2013 Pension Symposium: Outlook for Private Sector Pension Funding (April 10, 2013)

Principles of Pension Funding 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 10, 2013)

Spin-off Funding and 436 Restrictions 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

Discussion of IRS Gray Book Questions and Answers 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

Again With the Gray Book 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2012)

Funding Stabilization Update: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) Funding Stabilization Update: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) (September 06, 2012)

Discussion of IRS Gray Book Questions and Answers 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 27, 2012)

Merger / Spin-off Funding and 436 Restrictions 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2012)

Late Breaking Developments 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2012)

A Second Look at the Gray and Blue Books 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2011)

Discussion of Gray Book & Blue Book Questions and Answers 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Application of Section 436 Rules to UCEBs and Plan Amendments 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 28, 2011)

PPA Update / Overview Traveling Seminar (November 16, 2010)

A Second Look at the Gray and Blue Books 2010 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2010)

Benefit Restrictions – Amendments and UCEB 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2010)

Discussion of IRS Gray Book Questions and Answers 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2010)

An Overview of New IRS Regulations – Sections 430 and 436 - Update from Leading Pension Actuaries (P An Overview of New IRS Regulations – Sections 430 and 436 - Update from Leading Pension Actuaries (P (November 19, 2009)

An Overview of New IRS Regulations – Sections 430 and 436 - Update from Leading Pension Actuaries (P An Overview of New IRS Regulations – Sections 430 and 436 - Update from Leading Pension Actuaries (P (November 19, 2009)

An Overview of New IRS Regulations – Sections 430 and 436 - Update from Leading Pension Actuaries (P An Overview of New IRS Regulations – Sections 430 and 436 - Update from Leading Pension Actuaries (P (November 12, 2009)

Gray Book Review 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 01, 2009)

Liability Estimation For Range Certifications 2009 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 01, 2009)

PPA – Please Provide Advice! 2008 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2008)

A Second Look at the Books of Color – Gray, Blue and Green 2008 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2008)

Modeling Future Costs After the PPA 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2008)

How to Handle and Value Lump Sums 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2008)

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