Sandor Goldstein

Sandor Goldstein

Sandor Goldstein is the founder and consulting actuary for Goldstein & Associates.  The major part of Mr. Goldstein's actuarial experience has been in the area of public pension funds. He presently serves as the consulting actuary for a number of major public pension funds in Illinois, as well as numerous police and firefighters' pension funds.

In addition to providing actuarial services directly to public pension funds, Mr. Goldstein has also served as consulting actuary to a number of organizations involved with public pension funds.  He is the consulting actuary for the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission, performing cost estimates for legislation introduced in the General Assembly affecting Illinois public pension funds.  He has testified on pension matters before the Illinois House and Senate Pension Committees.

Mr. Goldstein has also served as consulting actuary to the Pension Laws Commission, the Illinois Municipal League, and the West Central Municipal Conference.

Mr. Goldstein also has extensive experience in valuing accrued pensions and preparing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) for attorneys in matrimonial law cases.  He has participated in numerous professional seminars and written a number of articles for legal publications in this area.  His most recent article was Put Your Actuary to Work, Valuing the Pension, published in the fall 2001 issue of the Family Advocate, published by the ABA Family Law Section.

As a result of his concentration in the public pension fund area, Mr. Goldstein keeps up to date with current developments affecting public pension funds.  By attending many of the national conferences that deal with public pension funds, he keeps informed regarding developments in the public pension field on a national level.

Mr. Goldstein is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences dealing with pension issues.  He has been a speaker on pension issues at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Society of Actuaries, the American Academy of Actuaries, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, and the Illinois Police Pension Fund Association.

Prior to moving to the Chicago area, he worked as a consulting actuary for William M. Mercer Ltd., a large Canadian actuarial consulting firm.  He provided actuarial services for a number of public pension plans, including plans for teachers, municipal employees and universities.  Prior to that, he worked as an actuary for a major Canadian life insurance company based in Toronto.

Mr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (F.S.A.), This designation is obtained upon passing a series of examinations dealing with all aspects of actuarial work.  He is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (M.A.A.A.) and an Enrolled Actuary (E.A.) under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Mr. Goldstein is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a designation awarded by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts.  Earning this designation represents the successful completion of three years of study and testing related to the investment field.

He has served as a member of the Pension Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries, the Education and Examinations Committee of the Society of Actuaries, and the Governor's Retirement Systems Task Force.

He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal, and an M.B.A. degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.