EFAMA’s Bernard Delbecque was voted the chair of the new EIOPA Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG) at its inaugural meeting last week.
Delbecque is senior director for economics and research at the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).
Aleksandra Mączyńska, executive director at retail investor lobby group Better Finance, and Falco Valkenburg, vice-chair of the Actuarial Association of Europe, were elected as the OPSG’s vice-chairs.
With 19 new members on board, the OPSG began its new two-and-a-half year term last month.
Delbecque and Valkenburg were members of the previous OPSG, which was chaired by Matti Leppälä, general secretary of PensionsEurope, while Mączyńska is a new member.
Like its counterpart for the insurance industry, the OPSG advises EIOPA on regulation and the development of technical standards, guidelines and recommendations. It can also submit opinions and advice on any issue related to EIOPA’s tasks.
The stakeholder groups are also supposed to notify EIOPA of inconsistent application of EU laws and any inconsistent supervisory practices in different member states.
|Alf Alviniussen||Norway||Small treasury consulting and investment company||SMEs|
|Moses Azzopardi||Malta||Maltese Association of Pensioners||Beneficiaries|
|Francesco Briganti||Italy||Cross Border Benefits Alliance Europe||Pension funds|
|Bernard Delbecque||Belgium||EFAMA||Professional associations|
|Valdemar Duarte||Portugal||Ocidental Pensões||Pension funds|
|Senka Fekeža Klemen||Croatia||Erste Ltd||Pension funds|
|Bruno Gabellieri||France||European Association of Paritarian Institutions||Employees|
|José Carlos Gómez Fernández||Spain||Spanish Consumer Association||Beneficiaries|
|Christian Gülich||Germany||German Consumer Association||Beneficiaries|
|Olav Jones||UK||Insurance Europe||Pension funds|
|Kęstutis Kupšys||Lithuania||Alliance of Lithuanian Consumer Organisations||Beneficiaries|
|Christian Lemaire||France||Amundi Pension Fund||Pension funds|
|Sue Lewis||UK||The People’s Pension||Beneficiaries|
|Elisa Luciano||Italy||University of Torino||Academics|
|Aleksandra Mączyńska||Poland||Better Finance||Beneficiaries|
|Sonia Maffei||Italy||Assogestioni||Professional associations|
|John Maher||Ireland||Waterford Institute of Technology||Academics|
|Flavia Micilotta||Italy||Eurosif||Professional associations|
|Jerry Moriarty||Ireland||PensionsEurope||Pension funds|
|Stefan Nellschen||Germany||Bayer Pensionskasse||Pension funds|
|Philip Neyt||Belgium||PensioPlus||Pension funds|
|John O’Quigley||Ireland||Independent pension scheme trustee||Employees|
|Cătălin Oroviceanu||Romania||Romanian Association of Participants in Pension Funds and Investment Funds||Beneficiaries|
|Sibylle Reichert||Germany||PensioenFederatie||Pension funds|
|Michael Reiner||Austria||University of Vienna||Academics|
|Philippe Seidel||France/Germany||AGE Platform Europe||Benficiaries|
|Falco Valkenburg||Netherlands||Actuarial Association of Europe||Professional associations|
|Fieke van der Lecq||Netherlands||Vrije Universteit Amsterdam||Academics|
|Hans van Meerten||Netherlands||University of Utrecht||Academics|
|Ann-Marie Wancke Widemar||Sweden||Alecta||Pension funds|