Evaluation of the Finnish Pension System
7 January 2013, 1-4:30 p.m. at Pörssitalo, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki

An international and independent evaluation of the Finnish pension system has been
completed. The evaluation was commissioned by the Finnish Centre for Pensions and conducted by top international experts Professor Keith Ambachtsheer and Professor Nicholas Barr, who will present the results of their work at a seminar hosted by the Finnish Centre for Pensions. The focus of the evaluation is on the structure of pension security, the sufficiency and sustainability of pensions, and the management and cost-efficiency of the Finnish earnings-related pension system.

The seminar will take place in English.

Noon-1 p.m.   Sign-up and buffet lunch
1 p.m.        Opening
                   Jukka Rantala, Managing Director, Finnish Centre for Pensions
1:15 p.m.  The pension system in Finland: 
                   Adequacy, sustainability and system design                
                   Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics, LSE

2 p.m.        Comments:
                   Seija Ilmakunnas, Director, the Labour Institute for Economic Research
                   Jukka Lassila, Research Director, ETLA


2:30 p.m.   Coffee
3 p.m.        The Pension System in Finland: 
                   Institutional Structure and Governance
                   Keith Ambachtsheer, Professor and Director of Rotman International 
                   Centre for Pension Management, Rotman School of Management, 
                   University of Toronto

3:45 p.m.  Comments:
                  Suvi-Anne Siimes, CEO, the Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
                  Jaakko Tuomikoski, former deputy CEO of Ilmarinen
4:15 p.m.  Closing, Jukka Rantala

Please register for the seminar by 2 January 2013 by e-mail to
or phone +358 29 411 2385. As you register, please mention whether you will also
participate in the buffet lunch (and any possible food allergies you may have).


Evaluation of the Finnish Pension System