Occupational pension schemes are a vital part of many pension systems that are often considered to be among the best in the world. 


At this seminar we focus on three countries - Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands - where occupational pension schemes are a very important part of the overall pension system. In fact, the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) – which compares pension systems around the world based on their adequacy, sustainability and integrity - ranks the pension systems of Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands in the top-3. 


Experts from the three countries try to identify common elements of success, including the institutional framework within which successful occupational pension systems operate. The seminar will also discuss some of the most important challenges facing these schemes.  







Arrival, registration, coffee



Welcome by Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, CBS 



Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark: “25 Years with Occupational Pension Schemes in Denmark



Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, CBS; Jukka Lassila, ETLA;

Niku Määttänen, ETLA; Tarmo Valkonen, ETLA; and Ed Westerhout, Netspar: “What Constitutes a First-Rate Pension System? The Role of Occupational Schemes”



Coffee break



Anne Balter, Tilburg University; Malene Kallestrup-Lamb, University of Aarhus; and Jesper Rangvid, CBS: “The Move Towards Riskier Pension Products in the World’s Best Pension Systems”



Concluding remarks by Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark



Refreshments, networking






Registration deadline 26 November 2018 at 12:00 (noon)




The event will be hosted by PensionDanmark in Copenhagen.




 Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, CBS, Denmark

Niku Määttänen, ETLA, Finland



A joint initiative between CBS and PensionDanmark



Copenhagen Business School (CBS) - Solbjerg Plads 3 - 2000 - Frederiksberg - +45 38153815 - conferences@cbs.dk