Mr. Hans Gidhagen
Senior Advisor in Pensions
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
The Business at OECD Private Pension Expert Group covers economic and regulatory issues related to private pension schemes, including funding, governance, protection of benefits, and financial education. The Expert Group advocates that regulation of pension plans must balance the interest of all stakeholders, including sponsor organizations. Business at OECD works to ensure this balance on the range of policy guidance developed by OECD on occupational pension defined benefit (DB) plans as well as defined contribution plans (DC). Key areas of interest also include the sustainability of private pension schemes, pension fund governance, benefit protection and financial education.
Business Engagement At OECD
Regulation on private pensions has an impact on the way in which pension funds may be invested and is an important aspect of regulation of long–term finance, and can have a profound effect on long–term growth projections and availability of long–term finance. Coordination of regulation of private pensions is a challenge to policy makers in the insurance and pensions industry.
The Private Pension Task Force contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies: