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The Pan European Pensions and Asset Pooling Summit 2007

16thOctober 2007

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland

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The best cross border pension fund strategies for European pension funds.

The need for asset pooling to be examined in a Pan European Pensions context prompted the inaugural Pan European Pensions and Asset Pooling Summit, which brought together the leading experts in a one day summit, co-sponsored by the European Federation for Retirement Provision.

The benefits of asset pooling, risk pooling, LDI driven structuring and other strategies have been demonstrated as a major contributor to achieving higher risk-free annual returns for European pension funds.

One size does not fit all however, and accordingly the Summit had as its overall aim the delivery of a comprehensive framework for assessing the best cross border pension fund strategies for European pension funds. It aimed, to deliver a series of practical insights, and, as the conference programme shows, delegates obtained a series of practical insights into the leading edge issues from a corporate pension scheme, and plan sponsor's perspective.

Other key features of the conference were:

  • A Product Innovation Showcase, in which a series of solutions were illustrated, for example, Mercer's Master Trust approach, Citi's 'Virtual Pooling' product, Northern Trust's EPP, Vanguard's CCF structure, and Legal & General International's proposed open architecture life approach
  • Cutting edge discussion of the taxation and regulatory issues, featured EU leading players, including Peter Schonewille, EU Taxation & Customs Union, Tony Hobman, CEIOPS spokesman, and CEO of the UK Pensions Regulator.
  • A comprehensive product discussion of the asset pooling agenda, featured the various national products, including the CCF, the FCP, FGR,PFPV, as well as structures designed to incorporate any or some of them
  • A series of state of the art presentations on best corporate governance issues for pension funds

It was addressed by the Secretary General of the Irish Government, Dermot McCarthy, and chaired by Jaap Maassen, the chairman of EFRP, and Director of Pensions and member of the Board of one of the world's largest pension funds ABP (featured as the cover story in the July-August issue of Institutional Investor as 'the pension fund activist to be reckoned with on both sides of the Atlantic') and Pat Wall, chairman of the Pan European Pensions Task Force of the Irish Government with over 30 other distinguished speakers and panelists.

The Pan European Pensions Summit 2007, was held on the initiative of the Pan European Pensions Task Force of the Clearing House Group of the Office of the Irish Prime Minister, and was organised and produced by Fintel Publications Ltd. It was co-sponsored by the European Federation for Retirement Provision, and the other sponsors whose names are listed in the programme.


The Conference concluded with a Gala Dinner at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the night of Tuesday October 16th 2007. Entertainment was provided by the renowned musician Michael O'Suilleabhain, professor of music at University of Limerick.

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IPE (Investment & Pensions Europe) is the pioneering institutional asset management magazine written for Europe’s leading pension funds and institutional investors.For further information, please call Eric Davis on +44 (0)20 7261 4607 or visit - the free access internet site for Europe’s pensions industry.

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