March 2018, Publication

Countervailing power in Dutch pension transition

AF Advisors’ partner Jasper Haak has published an article in Transparency Times. In the article, Jasper writes about the ongoing changes in the Dutch pension system.

The Dutch pension system may be heralded as one of the best in the world, but change is in the air even in the Netherlands. The 2017 Melbourne Mercer Global Index awarded the Netherlands second place among all the pension systems in the world, albeit while identifying some room for improvement.

The Dutch pension system combines a flat rate public pension with occupational pension schemes. Traditionally, the majority of these occupational pension schemes have been company or (mandatory) industry-wide defined benefit (DB) plans. The saying goes that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but times are changing in Dutch pensions.

Read the full article here.

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