8 December 2014 – Cass Business School, London

Registration 9.30am | Presentation 10.00am -12.00pm

The new report explores the crucial and far-reaching challenges that pension systems are currently facing. The present economic environment, characterised by low returns on investment, low growth and low interest rates is compounding the problems posed by population ageing by creating sustainability problems for pay-as-you-go financed public pensions, solvency issues for defined benefit plans and adequacy challenges for defined contribution pensions.

It scrutinises the impact of the financial crisis on pension reform while highlighting key areas where further change should be considered to strengthen the regulatory framework overall.

Key speakers:

Pablo Antolin, Principal Economist and Head of the Pension Unit at the OECD Financial Affairs Division

– Responding to the challenges posed by population ageing and longevity risk

– Pension communication: Pension statements and national campaigns

Hervé Boulhol, Senior Economist and Head of Pensions at the OECD

– Social Policy Division Post-crisis pension reforms

Stephanie Payet, Pension Analyst, OECD Financial Affairs Division

– Saving for retirement and the role of private pension provision in retirement readiness

– Increasing private pension coverage and automatic enrolment schemes