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Letter From Brussels: Pension rights for posted workers

October 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Discussions over the payment of social costs, including pension rights, for a large cohort of employees from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to work in wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update the existing Posting of Workers Directives

Letter from Brussels: Tax threatens PEPP proposal

September 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles

Letter from Brussels: Reboot for Capital Markets Union

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge

Letter from Brussels: EU seeks to avert Brexit arbitrage

June 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging

Letter from Brussels: A warm reception for PEPP

May 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

In contrast to complaints that Brussels’s legislation burdens the financial sector, the European Commission may be gratified by the positive response to its flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme. 

Letter from Brussels: Brexit and equivalence

April 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’

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Diary of an Investor: Who bears the cost?

October 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

Sometimes I look back fondly on the simpler good old days. 

Long Term Matters: An Achilles’ heel for buybacks?

October 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram.

Investors are salivating over possible US corporate tax cuts. But evidence suggests this excitement is misplaced, at least from the perspective of the end beneficiaries

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Guest Viewpoint: Robin Ellison

October 2017 (Magazine)

“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”

Diary of an Investor: The price of everything

September 2017 (Magazine)By Pieter Mullen

We Dutch are well known for keeping an eye on the price of things and for our frugal approach to life. Increasingly, this applies to pension funds

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divesting fossil fuel companies has had a detrimental effect on the returns of some pension funds

Letter From US: Tide turning against divestment

October 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Will the movement in favour of divesting from fossil fuels slow down among US pension funds?

health savings accounts help americans cover the cost of hospital and other medical expenses

Letter from the US: Tax benefits boost rise of HSAs

September 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Will HSAs become the new IRAs? Some operators in the US retirement industry say so

Letter from the US: Firms happy to retain say-on-pay

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

One of President Donald Trump’s promises has been to loosen regulation on all businesses to boost the economy. A casualty could be shareholders’ right to vote on executive compensation 

Letter from the US: High fees but strong returns

June 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Some US pension funds say they may be paying too much for their investments in private equity and are seeking different approaches

verizon undertook a pension buyout totalling usd8bn in 2012

Letter from the US: Risk transfer hots up

May 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

With interest rates rising, the US pension risk transfer market is expected to grow substantially

Letter from the US: Further uncertainty

April 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

The US retirement industry faces uncertain times after the Department of Labor decided in March to delay by 60 days the implementation of the so-called fiduciary rule. But many companies have already executed the new rule, and will not go back

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