10th DECEMBER 2015 // Renaissance Hotel, BRUSSELS (BE)
Simon Colboc Member of Fecif Advisory Committee
The PEPP saga: what does it mean for advisors?
Anyone interested in the future of pensions should welcome the European initiative on the Pan European Personal Pension products (PEPP). Retirement provision is a major issue facing all European countries, hit by a combination of increasing life expectancy and lowering long-term interest rates.
Individual pension provision must be developed. FECIF members perceive this need with their clients across Europe, whether is it to offer more choice and competition in markets with a developed long-term savings offering or simply to give access to solutions in less developed ones. Unlocking this could have a tremendous effect on long-term savings and investments across Europe. The PEPP initiative was launched by the European Commission mid-2017. The European Parliament published a very promising working document earlier this year. Now, the European Council (representing individual countries) is looking at the project.
We remain absolutely convinced that PEPP has great potential, but three elements are needed to make it work, and they are not yet solved by the current proposals. FECIF is pressing these points in Brussels...
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