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BRUSSELS, 9 November 2021 – The preliminary programme of the inaugural European Retirement Week was presented today. The week will begin with a launch event on 29 November, featuring a keynote speech by Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and the Capital Markets Union. The launch event will be followed by a range of presentations and panel discussions that will be organised individually by the eleven participating associations. Each will address Europe’s retirement savings challenge and explore solutions to drive and deliver value for money for European pension savers. The full programme of events, which take place ...
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We are pleased to announce that on the morning of 2 December AEIP organizes its online event on the topic of: ‘The future of social protection – the role of supplementary social protection institutions: The added-value of the paritarian model to deliver solutions in a changing context’, as part of the 2021 European Retirement Week and in order to mark its 25th anniversary of activities in Brussels. The event aims to showcase and celebrate the activity of AEIP during the past 25 years, as it will bring together experts, academics, policy makers, social partners and representatives of AEIP members to ...
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The added-value of the paritarian model to deliver solutions in a changing context ...
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AEIP is delighted to join the 2021 G20 Pensions Dialogue & ESG Summit held in Paris & digitally (Zoom, LinkedIn), 28 October 2021, on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Group of Twenty, with the institutional asset owners, board members and policy thinkers who pioneered notions such as SDG-driven investment, employee ownership, climate finance, infrastructure as a ‘new asset class’ and the ‘Age of Fiduciary Capitalism’. The event will feature a special session on Fiduciary Capitalism & Social Policy Innovation co-chaired by Aleksandra Kaydzhiyska, Executive Director, AEIP, Suzanne Bishopric, Board Member, EU ASEAN Economic Forum, fmr. CIO, UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, and Valérie Easmon-George, Board Member, ...
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Position title: Policy Advisor to Healthcare & Provident Funds Field: Healthcare & Social Protection & Project Management Job Location: Brussels Application Deadline: 15th October 2021 Start of Position: As soon as possible - to be confirmed with the applicant. The Policy Advisor will be responsible for the coordination of two of AEIP’s working groups: on 1) European Healthcare Affairs as well as 2) Health and Safety at work & Paid-holiday schemes in the Construction Sector. The working groups consist of European paritarian healthcare, provident funds and paritarian insurers operating under the Life Insurance Directive. The position requires strong research and analytical ...
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AEIP and PensionsEurope provided their joint stakeholder feedback to EIOPA’s Discussion Paper on a Methodological Framework for Stress-Testing IORPs. With that, the two organizations make recommendations on the toolbox of common methodological principles and guidelines but also suggestions for its use in the next IORP stress test exercise in 2022. In particular, we support the consideration by EIOPA of the creation of a toolbox and believe that it can allow introducing further proportionality and create a better cost-benefit ratio by considering the specific pension scheme/IORP characteristics in different Member States. In general, we welcome the EIOPA paper as it recognises ...
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AEIP provided input to EIOPA’s consultation on Technical Advice on the Development of Pension Dashboards and the Collection of Pensions Data. AEIP understands the dashboards’ all-inclusive approach in order to capture all institutions, vehicles and mechanisms through which citizens enjoy social protection and old-age income, since this means that different kind of providers that are not seen for the moment need to be included there. Nevertheless, IORPs, as collectively established, well-monitored and well-functioning institutions, already provide a substantial amount of information. Thus, going further and putting the burden on them is not the right approach and won’t be of added ...
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AEIP provided input to EIOPA’s consultation on Pension Tracking Systems (PTS). In it AEIP stressed that the PTS should strive to maximize its use as a source of personal pension information for all citizens and pensions savers in Member States. The PTS should be a valuable source of information for all citizens that want to know about their personal pension situation, as it is an essential factor of confidence in the national pension system and is directly related to the social protection policy of each Member State. PTS and pension providers should look for ways of helping each other to ...
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AEIP responded to the EIOPA’s consultation on the supervisory reporting of costs and charges of IORPs. Overall, AEIP agrees with cost transparency and comprehensive cost reporting as an objective of the management board of the IORP and/or the negotiating social partners in the setup of a pension scheme, however this objective should not cause more transparency costs than transparency value. Extensive cost communication to the members and beneficiaries should be limited to pure DC schemes with investment options where costs are borne by the members. Clear definitions of cost, a general classification, principles for compilation and templates might be useful ...
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As of the beginning of July AEIP officially welcomes two new members in its working groups on healthcare affairs and pensions, respectively the French paritarian organization A2VIP and the Hellenic Union of Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision – HUIORP, representing occupational insurance in Greece. Created in 2014 at the initiative of Allianz France and operated in partnership with the Apicil Group of which it is a member, A2VIP offers collective supplementary social protection contracts (health and provident insurance) with companies in the inter-professional sector. A non-profit paritarian insurer, A2VIP develops its activity around the strong values ​​of trust, high standards, ...
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