The IAPF represents your interests at European level directly and through its membership of the PensionsEurope. This allows us to track and assess legislation as it is being prepared at European level and feed into the process to ensure pension provision isn’t negatively impacted. A key policy achievement in 2013 has been ensuring the European Commission didn’t proceed with its proposals to introduce Solvency II style funding requirements for pension schemes which would have doubled the funds required for Irish schemes.
Jerry Moriarty is Vice Chairman on the Board of PensionsEurope and also chairs the DC Committee. Pensions Europe represents the various national associations of pension funds and similar institutions for workplace pension provision. It affiliates associations in 16 EU member states and 5 other European countries, totalling 28 Member Associations.
The occupational pension plans of about 75 million EU citizens are covered by PensionsEurope Members. Through its Member Associations, PensionsEurope represents an estimated €3.5 trillion in assets, managed for future workplace pension payments.