The event was held on 10th of December in Brussels under the title of “Social Welfare in Times of Economic Stagnation: Can smart regulation stimulate private pensions?” and was attended by all major stakeholders; including regulators, politicians, consumer groups, the national trade associations of countless European countries, and advisory practitioners.
It was pretty much unanimously agreed that whilst regulation was obviously very necessary, we all need to ensure that it protects consumers in a sensible and proportional manner, stimulating personal financial responsibility, economic growth and jobs. This was specifically the message of David Charlet, FECIF Vice-Chairman, in his welcome address. “One of the key messages from the event was that regulators, the industry and consumers all need to work together to address what is a very serious and long-term issue”, FECIF Secretary General, Paul Stanfield, stated. “The so-called pension time bomb is not going away, and is a problem that is increasing in magnitude all the time. We need to work together to ensure that we avert a catastrophe in the future”.
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