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Best Pensions Paper 2016 (Europe)

Savvy Investor Awards 2016 European Pensions

WINNER: World Economic Forum

Innovations in Long-Term Capital Management: The Practitioner's Perspective
This paper examines how asset owners have invested their knowledge capital and the implications that flow through the whole industry supply chain. Key areas considered include the institutional investment ecosystem, the new investment landscape, the consequences of asset owner innovation, etc.


The Dutch Pension System: An overview of the key aspects by Pensioenfederatie
This paper has been authored by the Dutch Association of Industry-wide Pension Funds (Pensioenfederatie). As in many other European countries, the Dutch pension system consists of three pillars: the state pension (AOW), the supplementary collective pensions and the private individual pension products that each person can arrange for him-/herself. Together these three pillars determine the amount of pension that a person will receive when he/she retires at the end of his/her working life. Risk sharing, efficiency and collective schemes are key characteristics of the 2nd pillar system. The Dutch state pension (AOW) benefit that is paid to people aged 65 and older is funded by contributions that are paid by people younger than 65 (the so called pay-as-you-go system). Pension rights are accrued during working life.

The ageing of the EU - implications for pensions by the Actuarial Association of Europe
This paper by the Actuarial Association of Europe examines some key features from two previous reports. The authors comment on the underlying population projections, the scope for differences, and what the projections tell us about future European pension stability and adequacy. The paper is a 'must read' for decision-markers and interested parties concerned with pensions and social security throughout the EU.

Aging, Taxes and Pensions in Switzerland by the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research
This paper has been authored by the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. The gains in life expectancy are expected to double the dependency ratio and increase population by 10% in Switzerland until 2050. To quantify the effects on pensions, taxes and social contributions, the authors use an overlapping generations model with five margins of labor supply: labor market participation, hours worked, job search, retirement, and on-the-job training.


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