Bruce C. Gaffney FCA MAAA ASA EA

Principal & Consulting Actuary, Ropes & Gray

Contact Information
Ropes & Gray
Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199-3600
Phone: 617-951-7305
Fax: 617-235-0552
Bruce is an actuary with extensive experience in the design, funding, compliance, and administration of qualified defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans. He provides advice on unusual and complex matters, performs traditional actuarial valuation services, and consults on day-to-day plan functions. He provides similar assistance with respect to post-retirement medical programs, including accounting valuations. He also has extensive experience in the design and analysis of executive compensation programs and non-qualified retirement plans, including SERPs, QSERPs, deferred compensation plans, and split-dollar arrangements. He has consulted with large organizations in the selection of an outsourcer to administer their retirement programs and in the selection of a firm to provide actuarial services.
CCA Member Since 1998
Corporate DB/DC Nonprofit DC Retiree Benefits Retiree Medical FAS106
Enrolled Actuaries Conference Program Committee
Joint Program Committee for the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting
Membership Recruiting Committee

603 - Nondiscrimination Rules – Current Issues 2024 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (March 12, 2024)

103 - Hot Topics in Frozen Plans 2024 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (March 11, 2024)

Frozen Plans (Baby It's Cold Outside) 2023 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (May 01, 2023)

When Things Go Wrong: Corrections 2022 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (May 04, 2022)

All Things Late Retirement 2021 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (May 05, 2021)

Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System Including Voluntary Correction and Other Programs 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 10, 2018)

Voluntary Correction Programs (EPCRS) 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

Voluntary Correction Programs (EPCRS) 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 28, 2012)

Long-Term Investment Return Assumptions -- What Makes Sense? 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2012)

PEP Design 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Code Section 415 - Why All Actuaries Shouldn't Ignore DB Plan Limits 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2010)

Dialogue with the Joint Board 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2008)

PPA Funding II: The New Rules 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2008)

PPA Funding II: The New Rules 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 07, 2008)