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2017 or reliance upon, this report or the information contained therein.

2017
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MELBOURNE
MERCER
GLOBAL
PENSION
INDEX
2017

MELBOURNE MERCER GLOBAL PENSION INDEX


NETHERLANDS
Overall Index Score 78.8
Overall Index Grade B+
The Netherlands retirement income system comprises a flat-rate public
INDEX Comparison to other countries
pension and a quasi-mandatory earnings-related occupational pension
PENSION Overall Index Netherlands
linked to industrial agreements. Most employees belong to these
GLOBAL 100
90
occupational schemes which are industry-wide defined benefit plans
MERCER 80
70
with the earnings measure based on lifetime average earnings.
MELBOURNE 60
50
40
30
The overall index value for the Dutch system could be increased by: 20
10
0
introducing a minimum access age so that it is clear that benefits are 78.8
preserved for retirement purposes Adequacy Sub-Index
100
raising the level of household saving 90
80
70

increasing the labour force participation rate at older ages as life 60


50
40

expectancies rise 30
20
10
0
providing greater protection of members accrued benefits in the 78.0

case of fraud, mismanagement or employer insolvency Sustainability Sub-Index


100
90
80
70
The Dutch index value fell from 80.1 in 2016 to 78.8 in 2017 primarily 60
50
40
due to the inclusion of the new economic growth question in the 30
20
10
sustainability sub-index. 0
73.5
Integrity Sub-Index
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
87.5

OVERALL INDEX HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE


2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
76.1 78.3 77.9 78.9 78.3 79.2 80.5 80.1 78.8
(since country has been included in the MMGPI)

Download the full 2017 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) Report at
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The MMGPI looks objectively at both the publicly funded and private components of a system as well as personal assets and savings outside the pension
system. It is published by the Australian Centre for Financial Studies in conjunction with Mercer and is funded by the State Government of Victoria.