This silver category is designed to differentiate national or public reserve funds from public pension funds serving a local community. There are different types of reserve fund in Europe and each country has its own reasons for their creation based on their macro-economic and demographic assumptions. Those eligible to enter are funds created to:
act as the main pensions provider for first pillar pensions
build reserves to cushion the burden on national first pillar provision
provide emergency cover for second pillar public and corporate schemes
provide buffer or supplementary pensions income
cover any other area related to state pension provisions
This award will largely resemble a country/regional award. Ideally you should thus present a general overview of your scheme's activity in the past year or so, focusing on any areas you believe you excelled in or changes to your operations, composition and/or investment strategy that ensure your scheme continues to excel and succeed.