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2011: Royal Decree on the evolution of the supervisory architecture of the financial sector; introduction of Twin Peaks structure: prudential supervision of financial institutions is transferred to the central bank (National Bank of Belgium - NBB), except for the prudential supervision of pension funds which remained at the CBFA, renamed FSMA (Financial Services and Markets Authority). Since Twin Peaks, the FSMA is also competent for a.o. the supervision of financial markets, intermediaries, investment funds, consumer protection and market conduct of financial institutions.
2006: Law on the supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision; provides for prudential regulations applicable to pension funds established in Belgium.
2003: General law on complementary pensions applicable to workers in Belgium, irrespective of the country where the pension fund or insurance company is established; regulates the establishment of complementary occupational pension plans, coverage, waiting period, vesting and the options for plan members upon termination of employment before retirement; replaces the first general law on complementary pensions of 1995.
1975: Law on the supervision of insurance companies established in Belgium; regulates the establishment and operation of insurance companies.
1992: Income Tax Code and Stamp Duty Code; regulates the tax treatment of contributions, investment income and benefits.
Last survey reply: 01 июля 2012
Last ISSA update: 01 июля 2012