Top-3: Occupational pensions under scrutiny


According to the most recent Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, which compares pension systems around the world based on their adequacy, sustainability and integrity, the pension systems of Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands now constitute the top-3 in the world. Why are those pension systems doing so well? Indeed, the occupational pension schemes, which play a key role in all three countries, are widely regarded to be a major reason behind the success. In order to shed further light on occupational pensions in the three countries, I’m co-organizing (with my Finnish colleague, Niku Määttänen) a policy seminar, entitled “Top-3: Occupational Pensions in Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands”. In three separate presentations, experts will discuss differences and similarities across the three countries. The seminar also features a discussion of some of the most important challenges facing the occupational schemes. After each presentation, there will be a Q and A session. The event takes place on November 28, and it is hosted by PensionDanmark in Copenhagen. You can read more about the programme, short speaker bios and find other useful information here Participation in the seminar is free, but you need to register (via the above link). PS: Btw, after six consecutive years at the top spot, Denmark has this year been knocked off the #1 position – and is now ranked #2 after the Netherlands… 

Last updated by: Svend Erik Hougaard Jensen 10/11/2018