PensionsEurope publishes survey on national policy initiatives relative to pensions
13 June 2013 - PensionsEurope conducted a survey among its members in order to provide an overview of different initiatives on tax, investment and other government policies that affected workplace pensions at national level as a direct or indirect result of the on-going crisis. The outcome is a major concern for PensionsEurope and its members. The survey shows that many governments consider pensions, pension scheme members and pension institutions as sources of capital tha may be used to adjust fiscal imbalances and meet fiscal consolidation objectives. You can find the press release here.
PensionsEurope welcomes Barnier's decision to postpone new solvency rules for IORPs
23 May 2013 - European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel BARNIER said today that solvency-rules should be an improvement for the pensions sector, rather than a punishment. . Due to the large diversity in pension systems in Europe it is impossible to develop good rules that fit all systems in the short term and more research is needed. Consequently, the European Commission will only propose rules for transparency and governance for IORPs in the fall. Press release
PensionsEurope warns impact study insufficient for pensions overhaul
14 May 2013 – PensionsEurope today issued its position paper on the preliminary results of the Quantitative Impact Study (QIS). PensionsEurope reiterates its concerns about the Holistic Balance Sheet approach and states that the QIS cannot serve as a basis for an IORP II Directive Proposal. Moreover, PensionsEurope calls for a clear and reasonable new timetable for the whole IORP revision process. Position Paper/Press Release.
PensionsEurope welcomes Swedish Tjänstepensionsförbundet as new member
22 April 2013 - Today, Tjänstepensionsförbundet, the Swedish Occupational Pension Fund Association, joined PensionsEurope. The decision was taken during the General Assembly Meeting in Vienna. You can find the press release here.
PensionsEurope - IOPS joint seminar: Pension Developments in the CEE region
1 March 2013 - Today, PensionsEurope together with the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) held a seminar on pension trends in Central and Eastern Europe. Representatives from both associations discussed topics of common concern, including the role of private pension systems, cost control, and the role of guarantees and default funds in DC systems. For more information, please see the dedicated IOPS website.