Media Advisory - Estimating Discount Rates: Vital Impact on Pension and Insurance Valuation

CALGARY, April 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Discount Rates are the minimum rate of return required by an individual to make an investment. Why are they important? Do they need adjustments? The School of Public Policy will release a report by Laurence Booth on April 8th, revealing the building blocks for how discount rates are estimated, provide strong recommendations and answer why estimating discount rates is not only vital for public utility regulation, but also pension and insurance valuation.

The report will be released online at www.policyschool.ca/publications on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. mountain time.  A press release will be issued simultaneously across CNW. The author will be available by contacting Morten Paulsen, below.

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Reporters desiring an advance and embargoed copy are invited to contact: Morten Paulsen, 403.399.3377, morten.paulsen2@ucalgary.ca

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