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PEPP: what needs fixing?

Day 1 Morning

Wednesday 11 September

Room :

Fennia I - Roundtable

Speakers

Chair
Gabriel Bernardino - Chairman, EIOPA
Public Authorities
Oliver Gilvarry - Head of Markets, Funds & CMU, Department of Finance, Ireland
Peter Paluš - Member of the EFC/EWG, Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to EU
Tomislav Ridzak - Member of the Board, Croatian FSSA
Industry Representatives
Frédéric Janbon - Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Xavier Larnaudie-Eiffel - Deputy General Manager, CNP Assurances
Other stakeholder & expert
Guillaume Prache - Managing Director, Better Finance

Objectives of the session

The objective of this session is to discuss the benefits of the new PEPP framework (both in terms of attracting savers and of creating opportunities for providers), as well as its ability to foster the development of an EU personal pension market and to channel pension savings towards long-term investments in Europe in the context of persistent zero or even negative long-term interest rates.

The session will also focus on the remaining issues to be fixed by level 2 through technical acts, in order to achieve the success of this new Regulation. In addition, speakers will be invited to express their views about the external challenges of the PEPP, outside the scope of the PEPP framework (tax treatment, lasting low interest rates and weak economic growth).

Points of discussion

What are the key benefits of the PEPP framework?

What are the main challenges regarding the implementation of the PEPP Regulation?