ABOUT US

We Help Business Owners, Retirement Plan Trustees, HR Executives & Their Employees

CBPP is a professional servicing agent for established group retirement plans. We also provide insurance solutions for individuals, private companies, their owners, and their families including buy-sell agreements, freezes and estate planning.

CBPP is built around a senior partner team with over 75 years of combined experience in pension management, advanced insurance strategies, investment portfolio management and legal expertise.
The capabilities of CBPP are extended by the advanced services team at PPI Advisory, Canada’s most respected managing general agency.

Whether you are a business owner, union leader, first nations leader, school board trustee or a not-for-profit board member, CBPP is equipped to help your organization and your members grow.

Our Leadership Team

We are financial and legal professionals who help Canadians live, work & retire better.

Chris Saunders
Founder & President

Chris has 30 years of industry experience with Canada's largest banks and investment firms. He advises organizations, institutions, businesses and private client families on retirement and pension structures, wealth management solutions and insurance arrangements.

As part of a team of skilled financial professionals, Chris brings insightful, meaningful, and impactful financial solutions to his clients.

Through a deep understanding of investment management fees and fiduciary standards, combined with strong negotiation skills, Chris has helped Canadian organizations, business owners and their employees reduce unnecessary fees in their group retirement plans. This puts more money in the pockets of plan members and their families for education, retirement, and charitable giving.
Richard Hughes, CIM
Co-Founder

Richard started his career in finance as a personal account manager at Canada's largest financial institution. Through his dedication to his clients, he progressed to become ranked as one of the top 50 financial advisors in Canada.

Along the way, Richard received his designation as a registered discretionary portfolio manager, a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, and a Chartered Investment Manager.

Richard continued to serve his clients as he helped establish Investment Policy Statement protocols for a major Canadian Private Bank, ensuring the highest standards of fiduciary care and fee transparency were met across the organization.

Through his 18 years of experience with individual and institutional clients, as well as not-for-profit organizations, Richard's perspective remains grounded in the importance of professional financial advice and the positive impact it has on Canadian families.
Greg Ward, JD, CIM, FCSI, TEP
Partner

A native of Vancouver, Greg brings 30 years of planning experience as a lawyer, International trust and investment advisor, and director of international services with a large Canadian bank.

Throughout he has planned with individuals and their families, and partnered with professional advisors, to meet financial and estate planning objectives. He helps bring value and thoughtful solutions for those wishing to plan for their future and meet their financial goals.

Greg uses his skills, knowledge and experience to competitively deliver compelling pension, investment, and insurance planning solutions for organizations, unions, individual clients, their private companies, and their families.

His focus on governance and professionalism within the structure ensures compliance and fiduciary outcomes are met, and the plans deliver value and results for all participants.

Our Specialists

CBPP connects with leading experts to enhance our services and provide unique perspectives.

Sarah Jackman
External Advisor

Sarah is the Board Chair for the Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium (CRJC), and was selected as a representative for British Columbia. Sarah is the former Executive Director of the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society, a non-profit organization which provides Restorative Justice and Peacemaking services to the First Nations’ communities in the central BC area through the Tsilhqot’in Restorative Justice Program.

In addition to her extensive work with First Nations and renewable energy sectors, Sarah has had significant success in obtaining government funding and writing proposals for government grant applications.

Sarah has been published twice in The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice: Vol 30 No.3 and Vol 32 No.3

Sarah can be reached at sarah@bclobbyist.com
Michael Geoghegan
External Advisor

Michael is one of the more high profile government relations consultants working in British Columbia today. A frequent political commentator on CTV News Channel Mike has a long history of working with First Nations and the Construction sector here in British Columbia.

In 2003 as President of the BC Construction Association he saved the BCCA $600,000 per year in administration costs on their benefits plan and a few years later he played a key role in successfully lobbying the government of British Columbia to update their legislation and regulations regarding pension fund solvency rules.

For further information please visit Mike's website by clicking here.
John Espley
Connector

John has been connecting people all his life. His previous roles in sales, as a director of marketing and communications, has allowed him to work with many small and large businesses.

Over the years he has leveraged his business knowledge and connections to help support community and charitable organizations. John is a past chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Sales and Marketing Executives of Victoria and has held multiple board roles with community-based organizations.

High Net Worth Planning

CBPP is associated with PPI Advisory for all advanced insurance planning.

PPI Advisory
Advanced Planning Services

Canada’s Best Pension Plan is proud to work with PPI Advisory for strategic High Net Worth planning and execution.

PPI Advisory is dedicated to Canada's high net-worth insurance market and its unique requirements and opportunities. They understand that complex client needs demand sophisticated planning and strategies.

Through PPI Advisory’s Advanced Planning Services, industry experts work with us to serve our clients in a close-knit, consultative relationship along with their other professional advisors.

For more information about the PPI Advisory Planning Services Team, please click here.

Contact Us

Canada's Best Pension Plan Ltd.
1050 W. Pender St., Suite 2050
Vancouver, BC V6E 3S7

Call Us Nationwide, 24/7
1-855-265-7874

For media or other inquiries, please email info at cbpp.ca