An APS representative during a recent meet-and-greet.
PHILIPSBURG–Participants in the Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) pension fund residing in Aruba and Curaçao were recently invited to a local meet-and-greet event hosted by APS. Managing Director Nadya Croes-van Putten travelled to the respective islands to meet the fund participants who are now retired and living on the islands.
The events were hosted with the intent to ensure that most of the pensioners who do not live in St. Maarten also had an opportunity to meet APS representatives in person. This approach is part of APS’ intensified communication strategy initiated in 2017. Fund participants indicated in a survey the need to get more direct and frequent information regarding the Fund and its projects.
During the events APS briefed its participants on the fund’s financial position, investment policy and strategy, the project development portfolio, the communication strategy to its participants and new digital tools that would complement this, such as online pension portal, digital newsletter and the new website.
APS’ Facebook page is currently the most active external communication tool used by participants. APS is currently also working on re-designing its corporate brand.
Participants were also reminded to send in their life certificates (Attestatie de Vitae) to APS in the months of June and December.
“The pensioners indicated they were very happy with the meet-and-greet and hoped this could become a yearly event. I agreed that it would indeed be good to keep in touch with the group and have a yearly visit,” said Croes-van Putten.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81231-aps-reaches-out-to-residents-regionally