The Commission has conducted an analysis of the FSMA’s research into the funding of defined benefit pension plans as well as of its feedback statement. The Commission agrees with the recommendations of the FSMA, and in particular with the recommendation to use sufficiently prudent methods of financing. In addition, it emphasises the importance of transparency about the funding of pension commitments. A strengthening of the legal framework is not (yet) appropriate, in the Commission’s opinion. Instead, it considers it better to wait and see the impact of the obligations and recommendations now set out by the FSMA.
Opinion of the Commission on Supplementary Pensions regarding the FSMA’s research into the funding of defined benefit pension plans