Highlights from the PeRCent Annual Conference 2023
The PeRCent Annual Conference 2023, held on November 7, had 175 attendees – an all-time record.
The event featured research presentations exploring critical areas such as the impact of mandatory pension savings on voluntary saving, reasons behind the low demand for reverse mortgages, the relationship between pension funds and capital market dynamics, and strategies for optimizing liquidity in early pension withdrawals.
Keynote speaker Professor Francisco Gomes, from the London Business School, delivered an insightful address on life-cycle asset allocation.
The policy forum commemorated the 30th anniversary of the initiation of mandatory labor-market pensions in Denmark, fostering discussions on its influence on the Danish economy and addressing challenges within the current system. Additionally, it delved into the intriguing questions regarding the existence of an 'optimal' pension fund size.
A huge thank you to all the speakers, discussants, penallists, moderators and the organizers for making the conference such an interesting and insightful event.
For those interested, you can download the slides and view photos from the PeRCent Annual Conference here
Torben M. Andersen, Aarhus University, Alina Kristin Bartscher, Frankfurt School and PeRCent, Hazel Bateman, UNSW Business School and CEPAR, Sigurdur Olafsson, CBS and PeRCent, Oliver-Alexander Press, CBS and PeRCent and Allan Timmermann, University of California San Diego.
Henrik Yde Andersen, Danmarks Nationalbank and PeRCent, Marcel Fischer, University of Konstanz and PeRCent, Ofer Setty, Tel Aviv University, Gylfi Zoega, Birkbeck Business School, University of Iceland and PeRCent.
Torben M. Andersen, Aarhus University
Hazel Bateman, UNSW Business School and CEPAR
Chresten Dengsoe, Lægernes Pension
Robin Matthias, McKinsey & Company (Switzerland)
Peter Stensgaard Mørch, PensionDanmark
Ole Krogh Petersen, PFA
Sune Schackenfeldt, Pædagogernes Pension
Bjarne Corydon, Dagbladet Børsen and Jesper Rangvid, CBS and PeRCent.
Chairs and organizers:
Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, CBS and PeRCent and Jesper Rangvid, CBS and PeRCent.