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Which Pension System is the Best in the World? Lessons Learned from the Dutch Model

April 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join academic researcher Antoon Pelsser as he discusses the results of a research study co-funded by Netspar and GRI on pension regulation.

The Netherlands holds the crown as the world’s best pension system, according to the 2020 Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index. Canada sits in 9th spot for a second consecutive year with a ‘B-grade’ ranking. Notwithstanding the pandemic, the Netherlands continues to make significant changes to its pension system.

Professor Pelsser will share lessons learned from the Dutch model and will discuss which regulations for occupational pension funds are best at maintaining a healthy financial situation for the fund and provide the best results for participants in terms of pension benefits.

This session will also address the following:

  • a comparison of two supervisory frameworks: the Dutch and Canadian framework
  • which short-term and long-term regulations for occupational pension funds are best
  • pension results of an unregulated framework
  • the impact of the possibility of employer discontinuity

We hope you can join us to hear firsthand about this comparison.




Antoon Pelsse


Antoon Pelsser,
Professor of Finance and Actuarial Science, Maastricht University

BIO: Since 2009, Pelsser has been professor of Finance and Actuarial Science at Maastricht University. In addition, since 2017, he has been working as an independent consultant in the field of market-consistent valuation of insurance and pension contracts. From 2012-2017, Pelsser was head of R&D at Kleynen Consultants. From 2007-2009 he was professor of Actuarial Sciences at the UvA. Pelsser has also previously worked at ING and Nationale-Nederlanden, among others. In his research, Pelsser focuses on risk management for banks, insurance companies and pension funds. A special area of attention is the impact of model uncertainty on the valuation and hedging of risks in insurance and pension contracts.






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April 21, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:




Global Risk Institute