Axel Börsch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MPI Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik)

Axel Börsch-Supan

Axel Börsch-Supan is Director of the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (MPISOC), Munich. He also holds the Chair for the Economics of Aging at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and is Scientific Coordinator, Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) and Managing Director of SHARE-ERIC. Professor Börsch-Supan studied economics and mathematics in Munich and Bonn and received a doctorate in economics from MIT (Cambridge, USA) in 1984. After working as an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University (1984-1987) and as professor of economic theory at the University of Dortmund (1987-1989) he was professor of macroeconomics and economic policy at the University of Mannheim (1989-2011). In his role as director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, he is heading the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) since 2011. Professor Börsch-Supan is a full member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He also coordinates the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).

Professor Börsch-Supan is a member of the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry (chair 2004-08), a member of the German federal governments’ Expert Group on Demography and has served as a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD and several foreign governments.

09.10 - 10.00

Industry (R)evolution

This session will consist of a presentation of the Industry Revolution Report, Part II, done by Citi Business Advisory Services: “How Today’s Innovation Efforts Could Lead to a Re-architecting of the Investment Management Industry”, followed by a panel discussion of hot topics in the industry.


10.30 - 10.55

Keynote speech: The challenge of pensions

Demographics in a global context

  • Axel Börsch-Supan

    Axel Börsch-Supan Director Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MPI Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik)


10.55 - 11.35

The role of asset managers in the provision of pensions

AMs operating in Europe are welcoming the proposed addition to their toolkit in the form of the PEPP. This panel will look at this large-scale, portable and cost-efficient product, designed to encourage long-term investment in a sustainable manner in the real economy while enabling AMs to tailor products to suit their business models.


11.35 - 12.05

The fate of securitisation

Investment funds are feeling the impact of new rules such as ATAD and the EU Securitisation Regulation 2017/2402. You may be asking yourself whether you can still use securitisation as an intermediary company and/or feeder structure for your funds – and if not, if there is an easy way out. Our experts will be looking at these questions as well as into the future – is a revised securitisation law in the making?


13.15 - 13.45

Lunch session: Innovation in Asset Management: 5 fintechs to discover

In the exhibition area


14.10 - 14.55

The fight for talent

The recipe for attracting tomorrow’s leaders is on every employer’s wishlist. The HR experts on this panel will tell you what makes global nomads stay – in a job, in a place (like Luxembourg), and loyal to their employer.


14.55 - 15.20

The impact of technology on the world of work

Are robots really coming for our jobs? What have machines still got to learn, and what can we learn from machines?


15.50 - 16.30

Brexit: impact on people and org charts

In the light of the most recent CSSF substance rules, organisations have to make the right moves – quite literally – as 29 March approaches. Whether it is building your org chart in line with these substance requirements, making sure you have the right people in the right location, or other elements in the Brexit conundrum – this debate promises to be an interesting one.


16.30 - 16.50

Tick tock goes the Brexit clock

Brexit from a political perspective