Taking the Dutch pension system to the next level. A view from the outside

  • Keith Ambachtsheer Keith Ambachtsheer

This chapter provides ‘a view from the outside’ on redesigning Dutch second pillar pension plans so that they offer plan participants clear choices, clear property rights, as well a clearer understanding of what their post-work financial situation will be.It visits Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, and Canada for examples of how different countries are working on resolving these challenges.The final part of the chapter applies the resulting lessons to the current Netherlands situation. The result is a set of recommendations to transition today’s ‘Collective DC’ plans to a new, better understood, more sustainable pension plan structure.

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.


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