Consultation on trustee qualifications – September 2015

The DC consultation process commenced by the Authority in 2013 set out the Authority’s views on the future of DC provision and sought responses to specific questions including minimum standards for trustee knowledge, understanding and behaviour.

In response to these submissions and as part of the Authority’s overall proposals for DC reform, the Authority is now considering the issue of trustee qualifications. These considerations include the nature of any requirement for trustee qualifications, the interaction with any forthcoming developments in this area emanating from the IORPS II Directive and how such a qualification would be introduced in Ireland.

In addition, the Authority is considering topics which might be included in a potential curriculum leading to a trustee qualification.

Consultation process

Submissions are now being sought in relation to the issue of trustee qualifications. We would like to hear from trustees, providers, managers, and other interested stakeholders on this matter. Whilst all comments are welcome, we would particularly welcome inputs and views on the specific questions contained in the consultation document and submission form, both of which can be found under ‘Related Documents’.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 1 October 2015.