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IOPS International Conference on Pension Supervision and Regulation 2020

 

27 February 2020  Mauritius

"Financial and governance issues in private pension schemes"

The International  Conference on "Financial and governance issues in private pension schemes" is jointly organised by the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Mauritius. Discussions focused on:

  • International experiences in increasing coverage of private pensions
  • Market trends and supervisory challenges in the pension funds investment landscape
  • Dealing with underfunded defined benefit (DB) pension schemes
  • How to improve governance of private pension funds

The event brought together high-level officials from regulatory and supervisory authorities, IOPS Observers, leading experts from the pension fund industry and research institutes from Mauritius and OECD and IOPS Member jurisdictions and rpresentatives from international organisations.

 

This event was held back-to-back with an IOPS Supervisory Training Workshop on transition from DB schemes to DC schemes on 26 February and with the IOPS Committee Meetings on 28 February 2020.

 

Participation in the International Conferences and Seminars on Pension Supervision and Regulation is by invitation only.

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Opening remarks by:
  • Mr Rajesh Ramloll, Vice Chairperson, Financial Services Commission (FSC), Mauritius
  • Ms Helen Rowell, Deputy Chair, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and IOPS President
  • Mr André Laboul, IOPS Secretary General, OECD Senior Counsellor, Special Financial Advisor to the G20 Sherpa

Inaugural Speech by the Honorable Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance


SESSION 1: Increasing coverage of private pensions: international experience

Moderator:
  • Mr Rajesh Ramloll, Vice Chairperson, Financial Services Commission (FSC), Mauritius

Speakers:

  • Mr Phineas Sesinyi, Acting Director, Retirement Funds, Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA), Botswana
  • Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Deputy Governor, the National Bank of Rwanda

SESSION 2: Pension funds investment landscape: market trends and supervisory challenges

Moderator:
  • Mr André Laboul, IOPS Secretary General, OECD Senior Counsellor, Special Financial Advisor to the G20 Sherpa

Speakers:

  • Ms Helen Rowell, Deputy Chair, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and IOPS President
  • Mr Nzomo Mutuku, Chief Executive Officer, Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA), Kenya and Chair of Interim Executive Committee of Africa Pension Supervisors Forum

  • Mr Hayford Attah Krufi, Chief Executive Officer, National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Ghana (tbc)

 

SESSION 3: Dealing with underfunded defined benefit (DB) pension schemes

Moderator:
  • Mr Prakash Seewosunkur, IOPS Treasurer, Director of Operations, Financial Services Commission (FSC), Mauritius

Speakers:

  • Dr Dariusz Stańko, Head of Secretariat, International Organisation of Pension Supervisors, Senior Private Pensions Expert, OECD
  • Ms. Jessica Mosher, Policy Analyst, Insurance, Private Pensions and Financial Markets Division, OECD

  • Mr Brendan Kennedy, Chair of the IOPS Technical Committee, and CEO, Pensions Authority, Ireland

SESSION 4: How to improve governance of private pension funds?

Moderator:
  • Mr Ambrogio Rinaldi, Director, Pensions Fund Supervision Commission (COVIP), Italy

Speakers:

  • Mr Olano Makhubela, Deputy Registrar of Pension Funds, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, South Africa
  • Mr Tresford Chiyavula, Deputy Registrar – Pensions, Pension and Insurance Authority, Zambia
  • Mr Richard Li, Senior Manager – Actuarial, SWAN, Mauritius
Closing remarks by:
  • Mr Brendan Kennedy, Chair of the IOPS Technical Committee, and CEO, Pensions Authority, Ireland
  • Mr Prakash Seewoosunkur, IOPS Treasurer, Director of Operations, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius

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VENUE

The Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa
Wolmar, Coastal Road, Flic en Flac, Mauritius
Website: www.mauritius.hilton.com

 

MEETING DOCUMENTS

Agenda of the International Conference

Presentations (Zip File)

Speakers' Biographies (pdf)

Inaugural Speech by Hon.Mahen Kumar Seeruttun (pdf)

 

VENUE OF THE IOPS SUPERVISORY TRAINING WORKSHOP

The FSC Regional Centre of Excellence
7th Floor, NEX Tower, Ebene, Mauritius

 

MEETING DOCUMENTS

 

Agenda of the IOPS Supervisory Training Workshop

Speakers' Biographies

 

 

CONTACT
For more information please contact the IOPS Secretariat: caroline.lam@oecd.org

 

 

 

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