Knights' Hall at Binnenhof in The Hague

Interest hedge still 'crucial' for increasing chances of indexation – DNB

Mon, 30 Nov 2015By

Dutch regulator conducts survey on effects of new financial assessment framework

Television on air

PNO Media to base pension premium on age of companies' workers

Mon, 30 Nov 2015By Frank van Alphen

Pension fund for Dutch media industry to introduce DC arrangements to attract new members

European Parliament

Actuarial association calls for relaxation of IORP full funding requirements

Fri, 27 Nov 2015By

Actuarial association, environmental groups call for changes to revised IORP Directive ahead of vote by parliamentary committee

Ridderzaal, the Hague

Dutch roundup: ABP, Unilever, Pensioenfonds ING, APF

Fri, 27 Nov 2015By ,

ABP to cut pension contribution from 1 January

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On the Record: What is your outlook for 2016?

December 2015 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds share their views on the outlook for 2016

Osvaldo Marinig

How We Run Our Money: Fondo Pensione Priamo

December 2015 (Magazine)By

Osvaldo Marinig, chairman of Fondo Pensione Priamo, talks to IPE about how it is building a new asset allocation to manage its high rate of maturity

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Equity Earnings: Burning the furniture

December 2015 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

Many companies with strong balance sheets are using that position to bolster weak income statements

African Private Equity: The bright continent

December 2015 (Magazine)By Carolyn Campbell

Carolyn Campbell describes how Africa’s expanding middle class, rising GDP and government policies are fuelling opportunities for private equity

Briefing: Time for TEE?

December 2015 (Magazine)By

The UK government is mulling over a massive shake-up of pensions tax relief in a bid to incentivise retirement savings

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What we loosely term ‘hedge funds’

December 2015 (Magazine)By

In the early years of the past decade, hedge fund managers dazzled pension funds and  their advisers with promises of uncorrelated absolute returns. The narrative was that conservative and stuffy pension funds were too focused on peer group and relative performance and missing out on the action that endowments and other more sophisticated investors were enjoying through hedge funds and other alternative investments. 

Letter from Brussels: Cross-border challenge for IORP II

December 2015 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

IORP II may have cleared the European Parliament’s committee stage but amendments tabled to the second directive covering occupational pensions since 2003 are so radical that it would be unwise to forecast its future.

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liquid hedge funds

Investing In Hedge Funds: Liquid Hedge Funds - Fad or the future?

December 2015 (Magazine)By Niki Natarajan

Niki Natarajan reports on how hedge funds are using onshore vehicles to replicate the returns of the offshore market. Are these a way of making investment in hedge funds easier or simply another risky alternative?

Investing In Hedge Funds: Investor Strategy - In or out

December 2015 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan looks at why investing in the hedge fund market is still contentious for many pension funds, even in the current low-interest-rate environment. Is it the fee structures or the economic uncertainity that drives this caution?

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Guest Viewpoint: Peter de Proft & Alexander Schindler, EFAMA

December 2015 (Magazine)

The Action Plan for a Capital Markets Union, recently published by the European Commission, is both ambitious and sensible

Diary of an Investor: A different world

December 2015 (Magazine)By

Last month I was over in London for a short business trip to visit some credit managers. Before I headed back to the airport I meet up with Thijs, a good friend of mine. Thijs recently moved from his role as CIO of one of the large industry funds in the Netherlands to a big corporate pension fund in the UK.

Guest Viewpoint: Mark Fawcett - National Employment Savings Trust (UK)

November 2015 (Magazine)

It is early days for the UK’s new pension regime under which DC savers no longer have to buy an annuity. However, there are already lessons to be learned from the reforms. 

Diary of an Investor: Independent spirit

November 2015 (Magazine)By

My friends at BIG Asset Management are here for one of their regular client visits. At Wasserdicht we don’t do lunches and the format is the traditional Dutch one, with rolls and buttermilk. 

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