After the success of last year and the increased attention towards PensionTech, we will bring together the world of pensions and the world of tech once again! The PensionTech summit will provide an overview of how different developed countries seek collaboration between young innovative companies and incumbent pension industry stakeholders to explore the future and collaboration. Join and learn how technology will affect your funds’ policy design, execution, control and everyday decision-making!
You will get an overview of how different developed countries seek collaboration between young innovative companies and incumbent pension industry stakeholders to safeguard the current and future pension provision.
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You will get actionable insights on why and how to incorporate new technologies in pension fund policy design, execution and control to enhance decision-making processes on potential technology investments to already get to work in 2018!
Event sponsored and co-hosted by Den Haag, for more information click:
As a roundup five exciting new international PensionTech start-ups from London to Brazil will showcase the latest technological solutions and pension industry co-creation projects addressing sustainable investing, pension communication, cost reduction & efficiency and business model sustainability.
1. Penstable (Denmark) – Niels Fibæk-Jensen
• A robo-advisor for sustainable & responsible pension savings
2. Owlin (The Netherlands) – Bob Koster
• Create actionable intelligence with news analysis algorithms
3. PensionBee (UK) – Jasper Martens
• PensionBee is making Pensions simple
4. Omniplan & Independer (The Netherlands) – Marcel Nijland
• “Decide for yourself when you retire”, a co-creation business case
5. Grandhood (Denmark) – Jens Kam
• “Simplified occupational pensions plans for SME’s”
Technological developments may change the basis on which our current system of collective pensions was built.
PensionTech is about making saving for the future easy. Technology should be an enabler to encourage all generations to save more.
Emerging technologies have the potential to make personal finance advisory services affordable and accessible for everyone.
Gerard Riemen graduated in Social Security Sciences in 1988 and in Economics in 1989 at Tilburg University. He spent 17 years at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in different functions.
In 2008 he joined the Association of Industry-wide Pension Funds (VB). As of 15 November 2010 he is the Managing Director of the Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds, now the representative organization of all associated pension funds in the Netherlands.
Thomas is an expert in fintech and pensions. As the current CEO of Copenhagen FinTech, he steers an organisation that wants to make Copenhagen a global fintech hub and fuels the growth of Danish fintech.
Before taking this position, he was business development and digitisation head at Nordea Liv & Pension, director of Aon Denmark, market director at Aon Hewitt, and held many function at Danica Pension, including regional director and senior consultant of international sales.
Janwillem is a finance expert who has had a wide-ranging career, covering contracting, controlling, IT and finance management, corporate finance, and treasury.
He has spent much of his career working for Shell, where he has acted in a variety of capacities across finance and business, including international assignments in West Africa. Since 2010, he is the managing director of Shell Pension Funds NL.
Jeroen is an actuary who has extensive experience as a managing director, occupying the position at the risk consultancy firm Towers Watson, the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association & Actuarial Institute, and the European Actuarial Academy, which he holds presently. He is an expert in insurance and also specialises in risk management, embedded value, defined benefit, enterprise risk management, and financial risk.
Sijbren is a lawyer specializing in financial remuneration policy, financial employment law, and pension law. He advises both Dutch and foreign companies on pensions and related issues and has authored a book titled “Nederland Pensioenland” (The Netherlands Pension Sector).
Willem Peter is a futurologist, author, speaker, and strategy consultant who holds a doctorate in operational risk management. Presently, he is the founder and director of Futures Studies, which helps organizations explore, formulate, and create strategies for their futures. Previously, he has fulfilled management and director positions at BP and Aegon, and has worked in Poland, Ireland, the U.K., Germany, and South Korea.
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René currently acts as CEO of MN, a leading organisation specialising pension administration and investment management services, and is a financial executive that has broad experience in auditing, financial management, and management accounting. He has previously worked for the Dutch Chamber of Commerce as CFO, a position which he also held at PGGM and Q-Park.
Joris Cramwinckel is a Technologist at Ortec Finance Tech Labs and PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam researching blockchain applications in finance, and pensions in particular. With a background in High Performance Computing, Joris has been working on the edge of computer science and finance for over five years and has dedicated his research to blockchain applications since 2016.
Jasper started his career working for various startups in Amsterdam through his own online marketing agency. In 2009, he moved to London to join online insurance provider Simply Business as Head of Marketing and Communications.
In the dusty old pension world, Jasper currently brings pensions back in people’s mind with PensionBee, UK’s first online pension manager. Leading up product and marketing, he brings 14 years of experience to the fintech startup.
Niels Fibaek-Jensen is CEO & Co-Founder of Penstable, a Danish fintech-startup specialized in sustainability in the pension space.
Prior to founding Penstable, he worked for the Danish UN Mission in New York, and with the UN in Denmark. He holds a Ms.c. in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School.
Sasja is an experienced consultant and certifying actuary, working at Mercer B.V. for nearly 18 years, where he currently acts as an Account Executive Pension Funds. Sasja has 6 years of previous experience as an actuarial consultant at Hewitt Associates and holds Master degrees from the University of Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Wim is a consultant specialized in pensions, pension funds, and insurance companies. He currently acts as a partner within PwC, where he spent much of his career, and is responsible for the Pension Advice practice and provides support in the areas of strategy, governance, execution, pension-related issues, organization, investments and outsourcing.
As innovation manager at PGGM, Marjolijn works with corporates and start-ups on innovation, dealing with critical topics such as artificial intelligence, data, and blockchain. She’s been working at PGGM since 2011, where she began as a trainee. In 2016, she received a MSc in Management from Nyenrode University.
Rhett founded Kahuna Managing Security in 1998, which helps companies combat cybercrime. He has always had a talent for locating new technologies and future market developments, and his expertise has been frequently sought by media. He is also a co-founder of EOS Amsterdam, an organisation that develops the EOSIO Blockchain. Rhett has received the prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 Sustainable Growth award.
Karsten has been a member of The Hague Municipal Council for the CDA since March 2006. In September 2008 he was named CDA party leader in the council. During his council period, he served in the accounting committee as well as the Security, Administration and Finance committee. He also had several portfolios in the area of Urban Development. In 2009 he was named Young Council Member of the Year by the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG).
He is also a member of the general committee of the City Region of Haaglanden (Stadsgewest Haaglanden).
In this position at the Growth Factory (the innovation department of APG) Rick coaches and guides experiment teams through their innovation process. He facilitates teams and challenge them to get the most out of their experiment.
Finbotx was founded with the aim to offer superior, flexible and cost-efficient financial modeling services via high-performance API’s. It currently offers the most advanced economic scenario generator for Personal Asset Liability Management available; the latest state of the art academic insights are incorporated due to close collaboration with the VU University in Amsterdam. Due to the flexible and well-documented API, advanced Personal Asset Liability Management can be easily integrated into your client portal and financial planning applications.
WealthObjects helps banks and asset management firms launch a fully automated robo-advisor (or) hybrid digital advisory wealth platform for Advisors and Customers, at a faster time to market and a fraction of the cost using ‘Modular APIs’ or a ‘Ready to go platform’.
· Digital Wealth API provider – First of its kind and B2B only – MIFID 2 and GDPR ready
· Core Modules – Automated Investing, Financial Planning, Client On boarding, and Digital Engagement
· Firms can use their own Investment Strategies and Products
· Retirement Accumulation and Decumulation Strategies – Many Use Cases to pick from
· Successful Implementations both On-Premise or On-Cloud with continuous support
· Consistently named amongst the Top EMEA and APAC FinTechs
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years.
GDPS Group is the process outsourcing partner for Pension Funds and Insurance Companies dealing with Life Certificates and Digital Identification.
With “Life Certificate 2.0” we totally redesigned the way insurance companies and their customers interact in case of a life certificate.
What used to take days, weeks or even months can now be done in the blink of an eye. Without having to leave their home. Fast, safe and secure with their brand new portal and Life Certificate App.
Turn news into actionable intelligence — Their advanced news analysis algorithms provide you with insights on all events relevant to your business or portfolio in near real-time.
In this world where the overall size of information is continuously increasing, it becomes more and more important to distinguish relevant- from irrelevant news, and more difficult not to miss out on any opportunities, risks or trends.
Owlin offers proprietary AI and advanced news analysis algorithms that provide financial professionals with real-time monitoring of full company portfolios, indices, commodities, industry sectors, or specific themes.
SamenLeven is a cooperative concept for self employed workers. A concept that answers to their specific needs. Through a participation in the cooperation, they build an income (retirement) benefit for later. The savings in their individual, virtual account will be invested in regional economy. Members choose their own investment goals. Investments will both yield and prosper the region.
The SamenLeven cooperation is initiated and managed by members of the same target group of self employed. SamenLeven Nederland UA delivers the main ingredients for establishment, partnering relevant parties, a proper web-based administration system, selection of investment objects and legislative compliancy.
The GroeiFabriek is the innovation department of APG (the largest pension provider of the Netherlands). Within the GroeiFabriek we innovate to accomplish a future-proof APG. We provide an inspiring environment with room for radical change and brilliant (mis)adventures. Limitless experimenting for a sustainable future.
GroupLife sustains pension funds, life insurance companies, premium pension institutions and pension providers.
They develop and implement the answers to matters on market developments, organizational structures and IT applications. Thereby helping pension institutions with their positioning and propositions. And with designing and establishing their organization, their projects and their technologies. Knowledge and renewal are at the very basis of everything they do. And with this, the connection to people and technology within the heart of this era. This being a condition for joint continuous solutions. For this they combine personal approach with a practical attitude on a modeled basis. From insights and designs to configuration.
They are building a better pension plan for small and medium sized businesses. Their mission is to simplify and capture the European market for occupational pension plans.
Today small businesses are often left with expensive, complicated and time consuming pension products. As a consequence, many employees have chosen not to realize their savings potential. Small businesses are not profitable for the incumbents – they don’t fit into their business model and are left with an unattractive product offering. Grandhood will change this. Grandhood is a 100% digital pension solution which allows to have low onboarding, administration and advisory costs and a more simple and direct customer acquisition strategy.
MatchingLink provides a software platform that gives transparent access to the process and results of sophisticated Liability Driven Investment (LDI) calculations in the pension world. Its platform incorporates a powerful calculation engine that allows for accurate results, a workflow process that enables parties to play their role in the calculations and a system to report and present the analysis and calculations.
OSIS is founded 7 years ago by two seasoned bankers, is based in the Netherlands and is specialised in credit risk. Their motto is to empower their clients to trust their risk decisions. Without trust, then no one would take risks. No risks would mean no exploration, no experimentation and no advancement of the society as a whole.
Their clients are lenders and investors in loans primarily in the US, EU and Australia. Their services range from data curation, data visualisation, credit modelling (Basel, IFRS9/CECL, Stress testing/CCAR and solvency II) credit portfolio management support to valuations (IFRS 13) and interactive investor reporting. They offer services on premise or from the cloud and they are ISAE 3402 certified.
Research shows the importance of financial wellbeing for employees. Raising retirement age and more flexible work require employees to take more control over their career then before and for employers to think about how to adjust to these changes. Furthermore, increasingly regulation urges employers to provide employees with a clear understanding of their employee benefits.
FinBase is specialized in providing financial insight to employees with their scalable and effective solution MijnGeldzaken.nl. Their solution has won several awards and is used by companies like Randstad and IBM, but also by employees of the Provinces and the Waterschappen.
Cachette Capital Management is a global fund of funds specializing in early stage venture capital investing. Using a scalable approach, they diversify and empower access to early stage venture capital.
ValueQuest is the company that set PensioenPod in the financial market. PensioenPod is a financial planner, which gives insight, in a simple and quick way, in the financial situation when someone retires or in a situation of decease before retirement. Empower individuals and families, provided by Employers and/or Pension Funds, to take full control over their financial well-being after retirement or at a decease before retirement.
By opening up the puzzle of retirement insight for all Dutch people and their
personal situation. In doing so, they will be able to take control of their financial situation. is to give insight, in a simple way, into one’s standard of living after retirement or at a decease before retirement.