Invitation - Consultation on the future of DC pensions

The Pensions Board is holding a series of public meetings to discuss the issues contained in its recently published consultation paper on the future of defined contribution pensions. The consultation document can be accessed here.

Future occupational pension provision in Ireland is likely to be predominantly defined contribution. The outputs from this consultation process will form an important part in the Board’s review of defined contribution provision which may ultimately lead to proposals for legislative change.

These public meetings will be an ideal opportunity for trustees, scheme members, providers, managers, advisers and other interested stakeholders to express their views and hear the alternatives as to how future defined contribution schemes could and should look in the future.

The details for the public meetings are:

Monday 30 September 8.00am to 12.40pm - The Marker Hotel, Dublin 2  

Speakers include:

Brendan Kennedy, Chief Executive, The Pensions Board

Fergal O’Leary, Director of Research and Policy, Public Awareness and Financial Education, The National Consumer Agency

James Kavanagh, Chairperson IAPF DC Committee

Paul Kenny, The Pensions Ombudsman

  

Thursday 3 October 1.30pm to 5.40pm - The Imperial Hotel, Cork

Speakers include:

Brendan Kennedy, Chief Executive, The Pensions Board

Karen O’Leary, Chief Executive, The National Consumer Agency

James Kavanagh Chairperson IAPF DC Committee

Paul Kenny, The Pensions Ombudsman

A timetable for both events can be found under related documents on the top right of this page.

Breakout sessions

To facilitate thorough discussion of the issues raised in the consultation, breakout sessions will be held during both meetings which will further consider:

  • Trusteeship and Regulation
  • Investment
  • Disclosure/Information
  • Value for money.

Bookings:

To reserve your place at either the Dublin or Cork event please complete the booking form, which can be found under related documents on the top right of this page, and e-mail the form to mbroderick@pensionsboard.ie.

For multiple bookings please provide these details in respect of each individual for whom a place is being booked.

You should also indicate on the form your order of preference for the breakout discussion sessions. If it is not possible to accommodate your first or second preference due to booking numbers, we will allocate you to another session. Bookings should be made as soon as possible.

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