FRANKFURT: EFRP Congress presents pension innovations from around the world

20 November 2012 — Daniela GHETU
FRANKFURT: EFRP Congress presents pension innovations from around the world
EFRP-logoToday takes place in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) the 2012 edition of the European Pension Funds Congress, traditionally hosted by the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP). Organized during the EURO FINANCE WEEK, the Congress is offering to the attending industry professionals an exclusivist list of speakers who will present pension innovations from around the world

"The next few years will be critical for the future direction of pensions in Europe and to the retirement prospects of Europe's citizens. Challenges will arise from proposals on pensions portability, the role of pension funds as long-term investors in a continuing tough economic environment and, of course, the review of the IORP Directive", Joanne SEGARS, Chief Executive of the UK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) stated on the day of her election as Chair of the EFRP.

In this context, this year's sessions will follow three main lines of discussions:
  • Pension Ambitions in an Uncertain World
  • The Changing Pension Investment Landscape
  • Good Pension Innovations from Around the World
Minister of State for Pensions and Member of Parliament Steve WEBB is giving the keynote address, while the international line-up of speakers promises a varied look at these issues. The Congress will also host a special moment dedicated to official announcement of the EFRP decision to change the organization's name in PensionsEurope.

Continuing their traditional media partnership with EFRP, XPRIMM Publications are represented in Frankfurt by Daniela GHETU, Editorial Director and Vlad BOLDIJAR, Senior Editor, who will keep you posted with the most interesting news.


  • Mag. Christian BOHM, Vice Chairman, EFRP, Chief Executive Officer, APK Pensionskasse AG, Vienna
  • Ralf JACOB, Head of Unit Active Ageing, Pensions, Healthcare, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels
  • Matti LEPPALA, Secretary General, EFRP - European Federation for Retirement Provision, Brussels
  • Yves LETERME, Secretary General, EFRP - European Federation for Retirement Provision, Brussels
  • Sabine MAHNERT, Senior Investment Consultant, Towers Watson, Frankfurt am Main
  • Angel MARTINEZ-ALDAMA, Director General, INVERCO - Spanish Association of Pension Fund, Madrid
  • Jerry MORIARTY, Chief Executive Officer, IAPF - Irish Association of Pension Funds, Dublin
  • John PIGGOTT, Professorial Fellow and UNSW Scientia Professor, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research UNSW, Sydney
  • Joanne SEGARS, Chief Executive, NAPF - National Association of Pension Funds Ltd., London
  • Prof. Dr. Yves STEVENS, Associate Professor, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven
  • Klaus STIEFERMANN, Secretary General, aba - Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur betriebliche Altersversorgung e.V., Heidelberg
  • Karel SVOBODA, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, CSOB, Prague
  • Dr. Laurens SWINKELS, Vice President, Robeco Investment Solutions & Research, Rotterdam
  • Karel Van HULLE, Head of Unit, Internal Market and Services DG, Directorate H - Financial Institutions, Insurance and Pensions, European Commission, Brussels
  • Petar VLAIC, President of the Management Board, Erste Plavi Pension Fund, Zagreb

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