Dutch pension reforms face political uncertainty

Elections cast doubt on pension funds’ ongoing transition to defined contribution structure


Recent elections in the Netherlands have sparked concerns over the fate of ongoing pension fund reforms in the country, as political parties campaigning against the overhaul gain ground.

The potential reversal or amendment of the reforms, which will move Dutch pension funds from a defined benefit to a defined contribution structure, hangs in the balance.

“It’s very difficult to have a protectional or coverage strategy when we don’t know whether the date is really set or is still moving. It’s also

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