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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 5199259747-21
Registration date: 09/12/08 11:11:30

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/11/14 14:24:56
The date of the last annual update was 12/11/14 14:24:56

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: PensionsEurope
Legal status: IVZW/AISBL (Belgium)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Joanne SEGARS
Position: chair

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Matti LEPPÄLÄ
Position: secretary-general

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 97 Koningsstraat 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 22891414
Fax number: (+32) 22891415
Other contact information: Contact:

Mr Matti LEPPALA - Secretary General, CEO

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: PensionsEurope represents the national associations of pension funds and similar institutions for pension provision.

PensionsEurope’s aim is to provide Europe with a financing vehicle (pension fund or similar) – not precluding any others catered for by commercial undertakings – that is affordable for large sections of the population and that provides a degree of intra- and inter-generational solidarity.
The association has 23 national member associations having app. 3.5 bn. € (2009)assets under management as funding to the supplementary retirement income of appr. 80 mio European citizens.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Thomas Montcourrier 21/10/14 17/10/15
Matti Leppälä 24/07/14 22/07/15
Corianne van de Ligt 21/10/14 17/10/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

PensionsEurope represents the various national associations of pension funds and similar institutions for pension provision. PensionsEurope has members in most EU Member States. Most PensionsEurope members in EU-15 are non-profit making associations. Members and beneficiaries are usually represented in their governance structures; many of them are managed on a paritarian basis between unions/employees and employers.
PensionsEurope membership at large consists of institutions for occupational (2nd pillar) retirement some of them also operating purely individual pension schemes (3rd pillar).
To address the concerns of Central and Eastern European Countries – CEEC -it has established in October 2006 the CEEC Forum. Membership of this Forum is open to representatives of private pension institutions from EU-12 Member States that over the recent years have made multi-pillar pension reform.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Financial Services Parliamentary Forum - member

OECD - observer status
IOPS (International Occupational Pensions Supervisors) - observer status

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

PensionsEurope resources come from :
- member subscriptions (80 %)
- suppporting membership subscriptions (15 %)
- other income (conference)

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.