Past Event

Pension funds in the EU capital markets union

At this event, we assessed the prospects for funded pension schemes as a component of balanced retirement savings, and how the regulatory framework could become more supportive within the EU’s nascent capital markets union.

Date: March 28, 2018, 12:30 pm Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation

VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS


Pension funds are the core of the institutional investment that could support greater financial integration and stimulate long term investment in the EU. The low interest environment and disillusionment with the performance of pension funds has led to a widespread retrenchment of funded schemes, and possibly a move back into the redistributive state systems. In this context the EU Commission in 2017 proposed a new personal pension product that will be portable across the EU.

EVENT MATERIALS

Presentation by Gisella van Vollenhoven

 

Schedule

Mar 28, 2018

12:30-13:00

Check in and lunch

13:00-14:00

Panel Discussion

Chair: Alexander Lehmann, Non-resident fellow

Marina Monaco, Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation

Amlan Roy, Global Chief Retirement Strategist and Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors

Steve Ryan, Deputy Head of Unit, Insurance & Pensions, European Commission, DG FISMA

Gisella van Vollenhoven-Eikelenboom, Division Director Pension Fund Supervision, Dutch National Bank

14:00-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

Alexander Lehmann

Non-resident fellow

Marina Monaco

Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation

Amlan Roy

Global Chief Retirement Strategist and Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors

Steve Ryan

Deputy Head of Unit, Insurance & Pensions, European Commission, DG FISMA

Gisella van Vollenhoven-Eikelenboom

Division Director Pension Fund Supervision, Dutch National Bank

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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