Date: 25th September 2019

For the seventh year in a row, BETTER FINANCE embarked on the herculean task of gathering all the data on private pensions in 17 EU Member States and published its annual report on the real net returns of long-term and retirement savings in Europe. Despite the fact that the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have a legal duty to collect, analyse and report data on “consumer trends” in their respective fields, the “Pension Savings – The Real Return” Report remains the sole[1] and unique study looking at the performance and costs of long-term and savings products in the European Union.

[1] Bar the exception of excellent but incomplete research by the OECD.