Benchmark Study Event 2023


Want to find out everything there is to know about supplementary pensions in Belgium?

Get inspired by our speakers as they reveal the findings from the Benchmark Study on Supplementary Pensions. At lunch and at the closing reception, you can also take advantage of our networking opportunities.

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What's in it for you?

Mabelien Coppens (Legal Advisor at the FSMA) and Pierre Devolder (Professor of Finance at UCLouvain) will fill you in on the details in an inspiring environment. And as the market leader in supplementary pensions, AG will share the ins and outs of the 2nd pillar with you.


The event will take place at our AG Campus, Nieuwbrug 17, 1000 Brussels.


12:30 - 2:00 pm


2:00 - 2:10 pm

Opening address by Benoit Halbart, Managing Director of Employee Benefits & Health Care at AG

2:10 - 2:50 pm

Spotlight on the 2nd pillar - Status on 1 January 2022

Speaker: Mabelien Coppens
Every year, the FSMA publishes a sector overview "Spotlight on the 2nd pillar" with key data on supplementary pensions in Belgium, based on the figures in the DB2P database on 1 January 2022. This database collects data on pension plans for employees and self-employed workers. After this presentation, you'll know everything there is to know about the structure of the 2nd pillar.

2:50 - 3:30 pm

How to expand and broaden access to the 2nd pillar in Belgium

Speaker: Pierre Devolder
Following the suggestion to broaden access to the second pillar in Belgium with a minimum contribution of 3%, we cover how this could be implemented based on experience in other countries and how best to assess this 3% compared to the replacement rate it would generate upon retirement.

3:30 - 4:10 pm

Benchmark Study on Supplementary Pensions: are you up to speed with your peers?

Speakers: Aline Piersoel and Michel Moreau
We cover the ins and outs of the 2nd pillar: the different types of plans, premiums, benefits... Intrigued on how they differ by sector? And how do you measure up against your peers? This is where you'll get the full details!

4:10 - 4:20 pm

Closing address by Sven Desmytter, Head of Sales Employee Benefits & Health Care at AG

4:20 - 6:00 pm

Reception with networking opportunities

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Introducing our speakers


Mabelien Coppens

Mabelien has been a Legal Advisor at the FSMA since 2015, where she focuses on the development of structured supervision for the 2nd pillar. In addition to monitoring occupational pension legislation, she is a strong advocate for active, transparent communication. She earned a LL.M degree from the KU Leuven with a specialty in employment and labour law. She spent several years at AG Employee Benefits and did additional coursework in Pension Legislation at the KU Leuven to gain a deeper understanding of pension-related issues.


Pierre Devolder

Pierre is an actuary and holds a D.Sc from the University of Brussels (ULB). He is also a Professor at the Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), where his research and teaching focus on stochastic finance, life insurance and pension theory. He teaches in Strasbourg, Rabat and Brussels on a regular basis. He is one of the founders and the Chairman of REACFIN, an actuarial consulting firm.


Michel Moreau

As the Head of New Business, Michel is responsible for developing the new customer base in the field of Employee Benefits & Healthcare at AG. He graduated from the KU Leuven as a Commercial Engineer in 1990.


Aline Piersoel

As the Head of Customer Relationship Management, Aline is responsible for commercial relationships in the AG Employee Benefits & Health Care customer portfolio. After her initial degree in Commercial Engineering, she obtained a MSc in Actuarial Science.

Note 20 April in your calendar and sign up right away!