Peter Praet will hold keynote speech at “6th European Pension Funds Congress”
Peter Praet, recently appointed Member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Board, will deliver a keynote speech at the 6th European Pension Funds Congress in Frankfurt on 15th November 2011.
In his speech the former Executive Director of the National Bank of Belgium will discuss the impact of forthcoming accounting and regulatory changes on the investment strategy of pension institutions and will reflect on the role of pension funds as providers of long-term risk capital. Mr. Praet is expected to comment on the latest report of the Committee on the Global Financial System of the Bank for International Settlements on fixed income strategies of insurance companies and pension funds. This report was prepared by a working group chaired by Mr. Praet.
The European Pension Funds Congress is traditionally hosted by the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP) and will once again take place within the dynamic setting of the EURO FINANCE WEEK (14-18 November 2011). This year’s conference sessions will present reactions to the announced White Paper on Pensions, debate how long-term investors have to invest in volatile times and will discuss the call for advice on the IORP directive and the draft EFRP response to it.
The second keynote speech will be held by EIOPA’s Chair Gabriel Bernardino. Further confirmed speakers are Dr. Helmut Aden (BVV), Ria Oomen-Ruijten (European Parliament), Alessandro Stori (Fondenergia) and Jerry Moriarty (IAPF).
Updated information about the European Pension Funds Congress is available on the congress website: www.eurofinanceweek.com/pensions