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Aon International Retirement Newsletter – February 2020

Welcome to our new format! We hope you like it, and do feel free to let us know any feedback. In this edition, see how you can get access to Aon's leading regional expertise, get the latest dates on upcoming events in Europe and find out how to tune into Aon's retirement podcasts.

From Colin Haines, Partner, International Retirement & Investment


Global Pension Risk Survey 2019: APAC findings now live

Results and insights from the Asia Pacific region join outputs for the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland – plus multinational findings. All can be found via the global page. Please feel free to contact your regular Aon consultant to discuss survey findings.

Aon Philippines Market Study - Employer Retirement Provision

Employers are increasingly interest in reviewing/setting-up supplementary retirement plans for Philippines employees. To measure this trend, Aon has commenced a market study and we would appreciate your participation. Please click here to request a copy of the questionnaire, which will take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Deadline for completion is 24 February and all participants receive a complimentary copy of the report.


IEBA Annual Conference, Brussels

The International Employee Benefits Association's 20th Annual Conference will be held in Brussels on 11 and 12 March 2020. We are proud to be one of the event's sponsors and our colleague Yves McGale will be presenting alongside Kimberley Wood from LafargeHolcim on Global DB and DC retirement plan management. Click here to view details on IEBA's website.

UK International Contacts– International Hot Topics Seminars

Here in the UK we are holding a range of events over the coming months, featuring many retirement leaders from across our Aon network:

Wellbeing Briefing for Multinationals: Manchester, 23 April 4-6pm
Latest trends and developments in Wellbeing, including emotional, physical and financial wellbeing considerations with Janet Heaton and Oliver Walker

Hot Topics Seminar - Netherlands and Switzerland: London, 6 May 3-5.45pm (plus drinks)
Discussion on the latest developments for DB funding, governance, risk transfer/buy-outs, DC plan design and changes to legislation, presented by Aon Netherlands and Switzerland Retirement Leaders

Hot Topics Seminar - France, Italy, Spain and Portugal: London, 7 July 9-12.30pm (plus buffet lunch)
Pre-summer holiday discussion on hot topics, new legislation, social security reforms, executive pensions and other DB/DC retirement design & financing trends in France, Italy and Iberia, presented by local Retirement Leaders

Click here if you'd like any more info on these seminars or to register.

APAC – Financial Wellbeing & Retirement Risk - Webinar

Aon's APAC regional retirement team will run a webinar in mid-March (date to be confirmed) to summarise the findings from our APAC Global Pension Risk Survey, and discuss market trends on benefit design, legislation developments, retirement liability de-risking and financial wellbeing.

Please click here to contact our APAC Regional Retirement team or to register for the webinar.

Netherlands – Dutch Pension Reforms – Webinar

Join Heleen Vaandrager (CCO, Retirement & Investment Aon Netherlands) for a webinar discussing the upcoming changes to the Dutch pension reforms – including slowing the rate of increase in retirement age, providing early retirement solutions, lump sum options and simplified spouse/partner retirement arrangements.

Two live webinars will run at 1pm (UK time) on 31 March and 9am (UK time) on 1 April. Click here to send an email registering interest.

Switzerland – Drinks Receptions in Zurich and Bellinzona (Ticino) – and launch of new app!

Registration remains open to join our Aon Switzerland colleagues at local evening events covering a number of pensions topics in Zurich (10 March) and Bellinzona (12 March); Neuchatel, Lausanne, Geneva; and in Bellinzona (Ticino). Registration in each case begins at 4pm local time for a 4.30 presentation, followed by drinks. Note events are in local language.

Meanwhile, our new app aimed at Swiss employers gives direct access to useful information on occupational retirement benefits, news and insights from the media and industry, and the world of politics. It is available in German and French. Find out more here.

UK – 2020 Aon Pension Conferences: Clarity of Vision

Registration remains open for our 2020 events in February and Marchsecure your place now for London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Birmingham or Leeds. A full day's attendance entitles you to 4.5 CPD hours.


Did you know Aon has its own retirement-themed podcast channel? Here are a few recent highlights from there, plus links to recent webinars:
  • Aon Germany's Angelika Brandl talks about the emerging trend to hold assets within DB plans and new opportunities to de-risk – plus the arrival of the first new pure DC plans
  • Aon's Head of Asset Allocation Tapan Datta gives his predictions on investment trends for 2020
  • Aon US presents on opportunities for retirement plan sponsors through new legislation including the SECURE Act
Let us know if you'd like any more info on these webinars or to contact the speakers.


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