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July 2010

19.07.2010 – ZEW (pwe/kbo)

New Concept For a More Transparent Pension Plan

Consumers often consider private pension plans not to be transparent. The existing regulation to reveal all costs of pension plan contracts mostly miss the point of comparing different products. Main reasons for this are the complex products and cost structures on the one hand, and too much and insufficient standardised detailed information on the other hand. A higher transparency can be made by the standardisation of information. These are the main findings of a study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with Institute for Financial Services e.V. (iff) and infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. read more

November 1999

08.11.1999 – ZEW (hbu/msc/kvs)

Compact Knowledge on Old-Age Insurance on CD-ROM

The increasingly heated debate on pensions during the last months has revealed that, in the future, individuals will need to make additional pension provisions going beyond the statutory pension insurance in order to safeguard the accustomed standard of living in old age. At the same time, many businesses find themselves forced to revise and modify their previous workplace pension scheme due to the growing international competitive pressure. Other firms are concerned with the question whether the introduction of a workplace pension scheme as part of an attractive compensation package holds any advantages for them. read more


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