Global Retirement Savings Conference

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2014 Global Retirement Savings Conference 
Common Principles for a Diverse World


Video Testimonials

The 2014 Global Retirement Savings Conference was held 17–18 June 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland. Featuring senior pension executives and experts as well as regulators and policymakers from around the world, the event focused on how different countries are responding to global retirement savings challenges and how investment funds—as part of defined contribution plans—can help meet those challenges.

More than 80 people from 12 countries and five continents attended the conference. Attendees participated in discussions about:

  • the role of regulators and governments in building retirement resources;
  • global differences in investors’ attitudes toward saving and investing;
  • the use of default funds in different countries; and
  • routes to delivering sustainable outcomes.

Below are video testimonials from some of the key note speakers and panellists who attended the event.

Assessing pension adequacy and developing sustainable systems

Solange Berstein
Former Head of Chile’s Pension Supervisory Authority

Learning from the experiences of countries around the world

Pablo Antolin-Nicolas
Principal Economist
Head of the Private Pension Unit
Financial Affairs Division
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Balancing risk and the need for better retirement outcomes

Nick Callil 
Head of Retirement Income Solutions
Towers Watson

Convening global leaders to create better retirement solutions

Robert Higginbotham
Head of Global Investment Services
T. Rowe Price

Building customer-focused retirement products

Tim Jones
National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) Corporation

Sharing savings risk: insights from the European experience

Matti Leppälä
Secretary General and CEO

Using incentives to boost retirement savings rates

Darren McShane
Chief Regulation and Policy Officer
Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

Informing national savings discussions by exploring common global challenges

S. Katherine Roy
Chief Retirement Strategist
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Sharing insights on Japanese adoption of defined contribution plans

Yuta Seki
Managing Director
Head of Research
Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research


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