After the success of last year and the increased attention towards PensionTech, Holland FinTech continues the project in 2018. On May 16th & 17th 2018 we will gather all the key stakeholders and interested parties to join the second edition of our PensionTech Summit in The Hague.
Introduction to PensionTech
The pension sector is traditionally lagging behind the banking sector and insurers. This, however, could also offer enormous opportunities for pension funds. A parallel with the telecom industry can be made: just as the African continent leapfrogged directly to mobile calls, skipping landlines almost entirely, pension funds have the opportunity to leapfrog into the new generation of digital financial services. The need for change and innovation is high. The policy memorandum from De Pensioenfederatie 2017 and the Supervision Agenda 2017 from the Dutch National Bank supervisor identifies the following six themes in which PensionTech is relevant for the pension sector:
- regulatory compliance
- sustainable investing
- cost reduction & efficiency
- effective pension administration
- business model sustainability
- pension communication
The PensionTech project aims to connect all the players within the pension sector (startups, corporate, innovators and policymakers), in order to facilitate the innovation process and collaboration among all the stakeholders. Initiated in 2017 by Holland FinTech, the project is now in its second edition. Last year started with the PensionTech Expert Meeting in March, followed by the PensionTech Summit in June and the PensionTech Track at Fintech Vortex in September.
After the success of last year and the increased attention towards the topic, Holland FinTech decided to continue the project, kicking of the new year with PensionTech 2018.
The program will feature a series of expert events, workshops and roundtables as well as research, blog posts and key interviews. In May 2018 we will gather all the key stakeholders and interested parties to join the second edition of our PensionTech Summit aiming at 300+ attendees.