Event Introduction

Our Pan – European Pension Forum is aiming to bring together all stakeholders of the pension fund industry in order to provide a great networking platform.
Participants will have the chance to get familiar with different pension systems from the through case studies presented by industry experts.
At the event, we will discuss key trends and issues that the pension funds and other institutional investors are facing right now.

Join us to get to know the answers to some emerging questions within the industry, such as: How PEPPs will contribute to completing the Capital Market Union? How Artificial Intelligence will affect the pension industry?
Speakers coming from industry associations/organizations, with governmental or academic background and industry practitioners are joining to share their experience and know-hows in the field of investments and pensions management.

See you on 17th and 18th of May, 2018 in the historical city of Prague and join us on this journey!

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Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:50 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Citizenship, Financial Literacy and pension reforms in the EU

  • 09:40 European Multi-pillar Pension Systems and Policy Lessons for Serbia

  • 10:20 The new realities of Retirement Investing

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:30 The Power of Asset Accumulation: Pension Investment and Economic Growth in Central & Eastern Europe

  • 12:10 15 years after Multi-Pillar Pension reforms in Lithuania: achievements, challenges and future perspectives

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Niche Investment Strategies

  • 14:30 AI and pension industry

  • 15:10 How Pan-European Personal Pensions (PEPP) work best for European citizens?

  • 15:50 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:20 Xtrackers ETFs & passive investment blocks – how can pension funds benefit from the DWS passive platform

  • 17:00 Best Practice in Asset Manager Selection

  • 17:40 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

  • 17:50 End of Day 1

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:50 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Capital Markets Union (CMU) – a critical analysis

  • 09:40 Overview and short history of regulatory developments in the Austrian pension fund system

  • 10:20 Cross border and pan-European pension funds: ongoing trends, evolutions and existing challenges

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:30 Longevity trends

  • 12:10 OUT OF THE BOX PRESENTATION – Reforms of Pay-as-You-Go Pension Systems

  • 12:50 DB vs DC. Funded vs PAYG. Are they all the same? – A risk perspective

  • 13:30 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:30 You will find hereafter my proposed topic for the Forum: EMIR Refit implications for pension funds

  • 15:10 Pension Reform in Kosovo

  • 15:50 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:20 Surviving a dramatic shortening in investment horizon and adapting to new market risks and opportunities : the case of the FRR

  • 17:00 Rotating Round Table Discussion: Pension Funds – New Dawns for the CEE Region

  • 17:40 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Farewell Networking

  • 17:50 End of Day 2

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Vincent Derbali
Vincent DerbaliPolicy Officer
European Commission
Elsa Fornero
Elsa ForneroEconomics Professor
University of Turin
Former Minister of Labor, Social Policies and Gender Equality
Nicolas J. Firzli, LL.M.
Nicolas J. Firzli, LL.M.Director-General
World Pensions Council
Dr. Armin Kammel
Dr. Armin KammelHead of Legal & International Affairs
Vereinigung Österreichischer Investmentgesellschaften (VÖIG)
Sasa Stevanovic, MSc, FRM
Sasa Stevanovic, MSc, FRMBoard Member
Republic of Srpska Fiscal Council
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tadas Gudaitis
Tadas GudaitisCEO
József Banyár
József BanyárSenior Advisor at Central Administration
National Pension Insurance Hungary
Petar Vlaić, CFA
Petar Vlaić, CFACEO
Erste d.o.o.
Nikola Altiparmakov
Nikola AltiparmakovBoard Member
Fiscal Council
Republic of Serbia
Fausto Parente
Fausto Parente Executive Director
David Weeks
David WeeksCo-Chair
Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT
United Kingdom
Ruzhdi Morina
Ruzhdi Morina Board Member
Kosovo Pension Saving Trust
Günther Schiendl
Günther Schiendl CIO, Board Member
VBV Pensionskasse
Francesco Briganti
Francesco BrigantiSecretary General
dr. Gábor Borza
dr. Gábor BorzaMember of the Pension Committee/ Senior Consultant
Actuarial Association of Europe/ Tools4F
Albert Reiter, CFA, MBA (UCT)
Albert Reiter, CFA, MBA (UCT)Founder/CEO
e-fundresearch.com / investRFP.com
Pavel Rozsypal
Pavel RozsypalFund Management Director
APS Investments
Tomas Packa
Tomas PackaVP, Passive Sales Specialist Austria & CEE
Deutsche Asset Management
Sangita Chawla
Sangita ChawlaSenior Strategist - Global DC
United Kingdom
Olivier Rousseau
Olivier RousseauExecutive Director
Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites

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Patrick Pearson
Patrick PearsonHead of Financial Market Infrastructure and Derivatives
European Commission
Előd Takáts
Előd TakátsSenior Economist
Bank for International Settlements
Nicolas J. Firzli, LL.M.
Nicolas J. Firzli, LL.M.Director-General
World Pensions Council
Dr. Armin Kammel
Dr. Armin KammelHead of Legal & International Affairs
Vereinigung Österreichischer Investmentgesellschaften (VÖIG)
Sasa Stevanovic, MSc, FRM
Sasa Stevanovic, MSc, FRMBoard Member
Republic of Srpska Fiscal Council
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Who will you meet?

CEOs, Board Members, Managing Directors/Vice Presidents/Heads/
Directors/Managers/Advisors/Specialists/Consultants of;

  • Fund
  • Portfolio
  • Pension Fund
  • Private Pensions System
  • Administration
  • Pension Fund Trustees
  • Equity and Fixed Income
  • Asset Allocation
  • Asset/Liability
  • Treasury and Capital Markets

Furthermore chief economists, private bankers, investment
advisors, treasurers

  • Corporate pension funds and group retirement plans
  • Industry-wide multi-employer pension funds
  • Life insurance and pensions insurance companies
  • Professional multi-employer pension funds
  • Public sector pension funds
  • Sovereign reserve and buffer funds
  • Asset Management
  • Investment Management
  • Insurance Companies
  • Fund Management
  • Public Institutions
  • Industry Associations
  • Consultants
  • Advisory Firms
  • Law Firms
  • Governmental Bodies
  • Universities

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