Will your Pension be enough to retire comfortably?

  • 03 Nov 2015
  • 18:30 - 21:30
  • TimesMore, 47 Bld St Michel, 1040 Brussels


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Will your Pension be enough to retire comfortably?

Women live longer and still, on average, earn less than men.  Pensions and retirement planning may seem a long way off for many of you but these are critical areas to understand. State pension provision will likely reduce over time and will not be considered adequate to provide for our expected retirement lifestyle.  Planning for your retirement should be a priority and the earlier this is started the more you can gain. 

This session will give a brief explanation of the Belgian fiscal pension rules and how to make the most of them, and what happens if you move from Belgium.  We will also look at “unemotional investing” – how to make prudent decisions for the long term, a vital strategy given the current volatility and uncertainty in the stock markets.

Come along and get some tips to help you have the comfortable retirement you would like!

Our Speaker: Melanie Barker

Melanie is a senior adviser with The Fry Group (Belgium) specialising in Financial and Retirement planning for women. Most of her career Melanie has worked in the Financial sector, starting in London in the stock market and then marine insurance. Following her move to Belgium 19 years ago Melanie took some years off to bring up her two children and then worked part-time for several years running the Open University office in Brussels. After joining the PWI Exec team in 2011 she helped develop the Mentoring program becoming the Mentoring Director at the end of 2011. 

Within the Fry Group (Belgium) Melanie set up a service tailored for women, 4Women, and is active in the British Chamber of Commerce Diversity sub-Committee and the BCT.


Participation & how to reserve

The meeting is open to members and non-members

Drinks and some finger food will be provided. 

DATE: Tuesday, 3 November 2015

TIME: 18:30-21:30

VENUE:  TimesMore, 47 Bld St Michel, 1040 Brussels   


Members: €15
Non-members: €30

Fees covers a part of the logistic costs.

Bank details - KBC: IBAN BE87 7310 3399 1094 EUR -


Pre-registration  compulsory before 30 October 2015:

Cancellations should be sent to events@pwi.be. 

No-shows or cancellations after October 30 2015 will be invoiced.

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