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Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision

The Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision Directive (IORP II) establishes an EU regulatory framework for the pensions sector. Contrary to Solvency II for insurers and CRD/CRR for banks, the current Directive follows a non-risk based approach to the regulatory requirements for pension funds. However, it clarifies that investments in all alternative asset classes may not exceed 30% of the total assets of the IORP.

How does it affect private equity?

With pension funds providing more than a quarter of the investment into European private equity, any reform to their capital requirements would have an impact on Invest Europe members and may deter investments into private equity. The work by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) in this area is of great significance for Invest Europe members and we remain closely involved in it. 

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Positions & consultation responses

Response to Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Consultation

17 Mar 2017
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to European Commission Call for Evidence on EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services

31 Jan 2016
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Positions & consultation responses

EVCA-PAE Response to Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

13 May 2015
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EC Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

18 Feb 2015
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Response to EIOPA Consultation of IORPs

13 Jan 2015
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Joint statement IORP

19 Jul 2012
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Response to EIOPA Consultation on IORPD review

02 Jan 2012
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Position paper on IORP Directive review

07 Nov 2011
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