Pensions Workshop Choice in Pensions in Switzerland and the Netherlands Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 Location: University of St.Gallen, Room 09-114 The Swiss and the Dutch pension systems are similar. Both have a substantial funded second pillar managed under collective principles targeting defined outcomes for members. But both systems are shifting towards more individual orientation due to changing labour markets and demand from plan members. There is a growing call for more flexibility. Partial lump sums, using pension assets to fund own property, flexibility in DC plans or flexible pension payouts are already introduced or might be introduced in the near future. On the other hand, both pension systems need security; to keep up a solid standard of living for pensioners is still the ultimate goal. How to deal with (more) choice in pensions? During this workshop we will exchange developments and best practices. What can Switzerland and the Netherlands learn from each other? Which mistakes can be prevented and which successes can be copied? These issues will be discussed at the pensions workshop.