​EFAMA’s Delbecque voted new chair of EIOPA pensions group

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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.

Credit: EIOPA/Martin Joppen

The new-look OPSG

Member Nationality Organisation Representing 
Alf AlviniussenNorway Small treasury consulting and investment companySMEs 
Moses Azzopardi Malta Maltese Association of Pensioners Beneficiaries 
Francesco  BrigantiItaly Cross Border Benefits Alliance Europe Pension funds 
Bernard DelbecqueBelgium EFAMA Professional associations 
Valdemar Duarte Portugal Ocidental Pensões Pension funds 
Senka Fekeža Klemen Croatia Erste LtdPension funds 
Bruno Gabellieri France European Association of Paritarian Institutions Employees 
José Carlos Gómez Fernández Spain Spanish Consumer Association Beneficiaries 
Christian GülichGermany German Consumer Association Beneficiaries 
Olav Jones UK Insurance EuropePension 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 MączyńskaPoland 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’QuigleyIrelandIndependent pension scheme trusteeEmployees
Cătălin OroviceanuRomaniaRomanian Association of Participants in Pension Funds and Investment FundsBeneficiaries
Sibylle ReichertGermanyPensioenFederatiePension funds
Michael ReinerAustriaUniversity of ViennaAcademics
Philippe SeidelFrance/GermanyAGE Platform EuropeBenficiaries
Falco ValkenburgNetherlandsActuarial Association of EuropeProfessional associations
Fieke van der LecqNetherlandsVrije Universteit AmsterdamAcademics
Hans van MeertenNetherlandsUniversity of UtrechtAcademics
Ann-Marie Wancke WidemarSwedenAlectaPension funds

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