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AEIP provided its input to the European Commission’s consultation on the review of the European Supervisory Authorities and the creation of a Single Rulebook. AEIP and its member organizations underlined that the supervision of EIOPA regarding IORPs and provident institutions of social protection should be kept to a minimum level of harmonisation, as IORPs and provident institutions fall under the scope of national social and labour law (SLL) and are subject to national supervision. In particular, these hold an important social function and are part of the triangular relationship between the employee, the employer and the social protection institution. AEIP ...
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AEIP published its position on the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). With this, AEIP underlines that IORPs and provident institutions of social protection are inherently different from other financial market entities in the sense that they are ‘not-for-profit’, have a paritarian structure and play an important social role in pension adequacy as well as health insurance. In that regard, we stress that the IORP II Directive and the Solvency II Directive set clear requirements regarding governance and risk management, including those on operational and ICT risk as well as outsourcing. These rules, which are specific for IORPs and provident institutions ...
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AEIP provided its input to the ESAs joint consultation on the RTS concerning taxonomy-related sustainability disclosures. In it AEIP welcomes the opportunity to comment on these draft measures. At the same time, it recognizes the effort of the ESAs to clarify the Level 1 provisions of both the SFDR and the Taxonomy Regulation through the letter of 7 January to the European Commission and the webinar of 29 April. Nevertheless, the entire framework remains difficult to understand and implement, with unclear definitions and overlap. Moreover, both the SFDR and the Taxonomy apply to a wide range of financial market participants ...
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As an official event partner, AEIP is delighted to invite its partners to join the Responsible Investment Live Conference on May 19, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 1:15 PM CET (fully digital), an occasion to hear new speakers discuss and develop their understanding of suitable and sustainable ESG policies. The early registration on the link below will assure your direct access to the conference and the possibility to exchange with all speakers. More information ...
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On 3 May, AEIP gave its input to the European Commission’s consultation on VAT rules on financial and insurance services. The public consultation aimed at obtaining stakeholder views on the current functioning of VAT rules with a view to implementing possible changes and to review the relevant provisions of the VAT Directive (Council Directive 2006/112/EC) through a future legislative proposal. For the AEIP’s detailed contribution, which refers to provident institutions of social protection and IORPs, please see here ...
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Save-the-date for the upcoming World Pension Summit 2021, more information on the event and registrations here ...
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On 20th April AEIP provided its contribution to the consultation of the European Commission on the Green Paper on Ageing. AEIP welcomes the Green Paper on Ageing as it addresses the pressing issue of an increasingly ageing society and provides stakeholders with the opportunity to express their views and offer solutions from their perspectives. Given their role as non-for-profit social protection providers, paritarian institutions are particularly affected by the ageing phenomenon: with that regard, they have been developing solutions to guarantee high level quality services, while safeguarding the long-term sustainability and solidarity of social protection systems in the countries where ...
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Under AEIP’s Presidency, the World Pension Alliance (WPA) published the paper on ‘2020 Global Regulatory Responses and Pension Fund Challenges Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic’. In this paper the WPA aims to provide an overview of the challenges that both pension funds and pension plan members faced during 2020 and promote the adoption of policies with a long-term view toward retirement security. While not overlooking the current difficult economic situation of many workers around the world, this research underscores the damaging effects of specific policies such as pension withdrawals. With that in mind, the paper summarizes the challenges and global ...
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As a project partner of the Information Sharing Agreements (ISA) project, on 10th of February AEIP organized a webinar to present the guidelines that the consortium developed to promote transnational cooperation and posting of workers in the construction sector. Following the presentation of the ISA guidelines, representatives from the European social partners and the European Labour Authority shared their views on how to further promote these agreements and the cooperation between authorities and stakeholders involved in the posting of workers in the sector. The report of the event is available here ...
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AEIP gave its input to the European Commission’s targeted consultation on the establishment of a European single access point (ESAP). AEIP believes in the added value of including sustainability data in the scope of ESAP, since these are not always available to investors–contrary to financial data that are already more broadly accessible and available. This would support particularly smaller pension funds that aim to increase their level of ambition in the area of responsible investing. Similarly, it could also support them in implementing the requirements of the SFDR and reduce the costs thereof. In particular, the SFDR requires financial market ...
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