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Canal houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Funding drop of at least 3 percentage points ahead, Dutch schemes warned

Tue, 21 Oct 2014By

Decline comes as interest rates contine to slide, in wake of worsening funding at largest Dutch funds

House boats in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cleaning scheme Orsima in merger talks with industry-wide fund

Tue, 21 Oct 2014By

Scheme cites comparatively high cost per paticipant as driving force behind the negotiations to join €2.9bn BPF Schoonmaak

Panorama of the North Sea

Prudential backs Welsh hydro-power plant despite annuity market changes

Tue, 21 Oct 2014By

Prudential, one of six insurers to commit £25bn to government infrastructure plan, provides capital for £1bn tidal-energy plant in Wales

Map of Ireland

​Irish deficits increase by third over 2014

Tue, 21 Oct 2014By IPE Staff

Mercer estimates positive asset returns offset by falling bond yields, leading to increased deficits

City of London Blackstone

Unilever, Panasonic schemes turn to insurers amid favourable market conditions

Tue, 21 Oct 2014By

Legal & General, Rothesay Life announce transactions for bulk annuities as market growth continues

City Hall of Stockholm, Sweden

AP2 targets tar sands, farmland for greater scrutiny

Tue, 21 Oct 2014By

Swedish buffer fund sells stakes in 20 energy companies over concerns extraction projects to prove unprofitable

Moscow, Russia

KLM scheme to divest from Russia

Mon, 20 Oct 2014By

€7bn pension scheme cites both market and country risk as reasons for divestment as it announces quarterly returns

Market data

Near-half of German institutions to miss investment targets

Mon, 20 Oct 2014By

Survey from Union Investment showed preference for safety to decline as dissatisfaction with returns continues


Affordability of DB schemes on the up at FTSE 350 companies

Mon, 20 Oct 2014By

Hymans Robertson research on FTSE 350 firms shows improved funding and secruity despite yield fall

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Wednesday people roundup

Wed, 15 Oct 2014By IPE Staff

EFAMA, AXA IM, Investec, AEW Europe, Mobius Life, bfinance, Nikko AM, Sackers, Silverfleet Capital

Copenhagen square

Nykredit splits leadership of asset management, administration divisions

Fri, 10 Oct 2014By

Danish firm puts two teams in place after departure of Lars Bo Bertram 


Friday people roundup

Fri, 10 Oct 2014By IPE Staff

European Commission, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Newton Investment Management, Nykredit Asset Management, BankInvest, AP1, Westchester Group, La Française

The European Commission

Jonathan Hill approved as Financial Services commissioner

Thu, 9 Oct 2014By

Second vote sees 42 members of ECON approve commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, with 16 opposing

Henrik Heideby

Denmark's PFA begins search for successor to Henrik Heideby

Wed, 8 Oct 2014By

After more than 13 years at the helm, chief executive to take on more directorships, act as strategic adviser


Wednesday people roundup [updated]

Wed, 8 Oct 2014By IPE Staff

PFA, Pensioenfonds UWV, TPR, AAE, KAS Bank, SGSS, BNPPIP, Capital Group, Pioneer, J O Hambro, Lincoln Pensions, Finisterre Capital

All People Moves

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, Merseyside Pension Fund

Thu, 19 Sep 2013

Investor tenders $350m US high-yield mandate using IPE-Quest

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, Northern Ireland Water

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, Northern Ireland Water

Mon, 5 Aug 2013By Cécile Sourbès

EUROPE – European investor tenders $25m global high-yield debt mandate using IPE-Quest.

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, Avon Pension Fund

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, Avon Pension Fund

Thu, 1 Aug 2013By Devan Cotterell

GLOBAL – Asian investor tenders $200m Singapore government debt mandate.

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, SEI, Cooper-Avon Tyres

Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, SEI, Cooper-Avon Tyres

Tue, 30 Jul 2013By IPE staff

EUROPE – Continental pension fund tenders £50m, passive, UK Gilt mandate using IPE-Quest.

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