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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

Letter from the US: Boomer balancing act

March 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

In the US, the oldest baby boomers recently turned 70. That is also a turning point for the US pensions industry. In fact, Americans at that age have to start withdrawing from tax-deferred savings plans, or face a penalty

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Letter from the US: Irresistible incentives?

February 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Global pension funds are looking with interest at the $1trn (€960bn) Trump Private Sector Financing Plan for infrastructure construction. It could offer an opportunity for investors seeking stable, cash-generating investments.

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Guest viewpoint: Stefan Lundbergh & Kerrin Rosenberg, Cardano

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By ,

“At present, UK trustees do not have the right governance framework in place to be effective or accountable” 

Climate change: Incentives are the way forward

June 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Carolyn Hayman

Generally missing from the discussion on climate change is an identification of the incentives that can drive change

Guest Viewpoint: Avida International

June 2017 (Magazine)

“Fiduciary management has turned into a sophisticated exercise of managing increasingly complex investment value chains” 

Guest viewpoint: Francesco Briganti, EBWI Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute

May 2017 (Magazine)

It is widely known that EIOPA is studying the possibility of a new EU legal framework for a pan-European occupational defined contribution pension regime

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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’

Letter from Brussels: Resaver’s first stage kicks off

March 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

The European Commission’s project to set up a pension scheme for research and development professionals whose careers take them across EU borders has finally reached its first stages of operation.

Letter from Brussels: Unclear on clearance

February 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

The prolongation for 18 months of pension funds’ exemption from posting collateral when trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives is leading PensionsEurope to seek clarification. 

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