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White cliffs of Dover, England, UK

Testing the Brexit downside: MSCI's best and worst-case scenarios

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By

MSCI examines impact on globally diversified portfolios from three hypothetical Brexit scenarios

Stock market index graphs

Bats Europe launches Brexit indices

Wed, 22 Mar 2017By

Bats Brexit 50/50 indices designed to reflect impact of Brexit on UK companies


Focus on the long term amid political noise: Vanguard

Wed, 15 Mar 2017By

Brexit, Trump, and European elections can distract from long-term goals

Donald Trump

Joseph Mariathasan: May you live in interesting times

Mon, 30 Jan 2017By

Rhetoric from the US and China has seen leaders swap places on their traditional trade stances

Westminster at sunset

Global asset owners bracing for Brexit impact

Fri, 20 Jan 2017By

State Street study reveals institutional investors preparing for investment, operational changes


European, Asian companies lower outlook post-Brexit – Fidelity

Thu, 19 Jan 2017By

Fidelity analysts say companies becoming less willing to invest in UK, but outlook for US improving

Theresa May, UK prime minister

PLSA calls for Brexit deal that supports UK pension funds

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

‘On no account’ could pension funds support future with no EU access, industry group says

European Parliament

UK ‘could ignore’ European share-ownership rules

Fri, 13 Jan 2017By

Timing of Shareholder Rights Directive clashes with Brexit timetable

The European Commission, Brussels

Asset managers 'could push back on reform' due to Brexit

Wed, 11 Jan 2017By

Think-tank says firms could lobby for deregulation to ease transition to life outside EU

Berlin sunset

IPE Conference: EU ‘one election away from collapse’

Thu, 1 Dec 2016By

Former Polish foreign minister says ‘three vulnerabilities’ need to be fixed to tackle populism

European Parliament

EFAMA: Brexit already raising questions for EU regulation

Thu, 1 Dec 2016By

Brexit theme filtering into daily discussions of variety of topics in European Parliament

Westminster, London

IPE Conference: Markets mispricing risk from future effects of Brexit

Thu, 1 Dec 2016By

Rise of nationalism another headwind facing investors, says Amin Rajan

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Weaker sterling feeds through to Swiss pension funding boost

Wed, 12 Oct 2016By

Equity markets main driver of 1.8-percentage-point rise in Willis Towers Watson pension index 

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

Post-Brexit access to global talent of 'utmost importance', says IA

Fri, 30 Sep 2016By

UK Investment Association survey shows increased interest in solutions-based strategies

Float glass unloading

PIC completes £230m buy-in with UK glass manufacturer's scheme

Mon, 22 Aug 2016By

Deal agreed in early August, takes advantage of higher Gilt prices 

Bank of England

Experts call for other solutions to UK’s woes as QE harms pensions

Fri, 5 Aug 2016By

Ros Altmann says Bank of England statement ignores pensions impact


UK institutional investors increase inflation hedging by 16%

Wed, 3 Aug 2016By

Second-quarter hedging activity sees pension schemes switch from swaps to bonds

Michel Barnier

Juncker playing 'hardball' in naming Barnier chief Brexit negotiator

Wed, 27 Jul 2016By

Former internal markets commissioner to lead EC negotiations with UK 

London skyline

UK DB schemes see big bulk-annuity opportunities in wake of Brexit

Fri, 22 Jul 2016By

Mercer, Aon Hewitt predict cheap deals emerging at short notice

US capitol, Washington DC

IMF, European Commission cut growth forecasts on Brexit uncertainty

Wed, 20 Jul 2016By

IMF lowers global forecast by 0.1 percentage point, but UK expected to be harder hit 


bfinance: Equity managers see Brexit as opportunity

Tue, 19 Jul 2016By Joey Alcock

Joey Alcock explores the future ramifications for investors’ portfolios of the UK’s decision to leave the EU 

London skyline

UK pensions regulator seeks to calm trustees over Brexit volatility

Fri, 15 Jul 2016By

TPR pledges support, clear direction through uncertainty

Houses of Parliament, London

UK should fight temptation to 'fiddle numbers' as Brexit swells deficits

Thu, 14 Jul 2016By

Former UK minister dismisses idea of liability smoothing


UK pension funds vigilant of Brexit outcomes after initial ups, downs

Tue, 12 Jul 2016By ,

Santander pension fund gains more than $1bn in June alone

London skyline

Looming Brexit magnifies lower-for-longer outlook, fund managers say

Thu, 7 Jul 2016By

Interest rates, bond yields likely to remain low for longer period of time

EU flag

Loss of London makes deeper EU capital markets 'more urgent'

Wed, 6 Jul 2016By

Jonathan Hill’s successor says commission will see what more can be done

Ros Altmann law commission event 2

Altmann: UK likely to adopt IORP Directive given Brexit timeline

Wed, 6 Jul 2016By

Timeline for continued EU membership to overlap IORP II implementation, minister says

Westminster at sunset

LGPS seek to meet pooling deadline despite Brexit uncertainty

Mon, 4 Jul 2016By

LGPS, DCLG ploughing ahead with 15 July pooling deadline amid broader uncertainty 


Improving equity markets softening impact of Brexit, consultants say

Mon, 4 Jul 2016By

Mercer attributes Dutch funding drop to falling interest rates

Westminster, London

Brexit horror scenarios failed to materialise, says Germany's BVV

Mon, 4 Jul 2016By

Chairman says markets recovered more quickly than most expected

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

PLSA stands by PensionsEurope membership in wake of Brexit

Fri, 1 Jul 2016By

UK association likely largest single contributor to industry group’s €1m annual budget

Bern, Switzerland

Publica re-running ALM study after neutral pre-Brexit position

Fri, 1 Jul 2016By

Switzerland’s €34bn pension fund stuck to strategic risk budget ahead of UK EU vote


Dutch metal schemes assessing Brexit impact on UK counterparties

Thu, 30 Jun 2016By

Pension for physiotherapists cuts equity holdings in favour of ‘safe’ government bonds

European Council Justus Lipsius

EU Council unveils final IORP proposal; quick parliamentary OK expected

Thu, 30 Jun 2016By

Body representing EU member states provides first official word on agreement with European Parliament

landscape Berlin

Brexit decision 'nothing good' for German occupational pensions

Thu, 30 Jun 2016By

Pension fund association laments outcome of UK vote to leave EU

Next store Oxford Street London corporate

UK DB schemes told to focus on sponsor, not Brexit deficit 'gyrations'

Wed, 29 Jun 2016By

Post-Brexit rush to buy Gilts causes fresh record high in deficits

House fronts, Copenhagen, Denmark

F&P: Denmark must secure free-trading relationship with UK

Mon, 27 Jun 2016By

What UK wants ‘is unclear right now’, Danish pensions association concedes

Brussels at night

Jeremy Woolfe: The Brexit 'Schock' in Brussels

Mon, 27 Jun 2016By Jeremy Woolfe

IPE’s man in Brussels considers some of the many scenarios facing the UK and the EU post-Brexit

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK defined benefit pension deficits hit £900bn on 'flight to safety'

Mon, 27 Jun 2016By

Schemes should avoid ‘knee-jerk’ reactions, but funding deficits likely to remain under pressure 


ATP: Brexit makes things 'considerably worse' for European economy

Mon, 27 Jun 2016By

Danish pension funds react to UK’s referendum result

Jonathan Hill

Hill resigns from Commission, heralding 'new phase' in wake of Brexit

Mon, 27 Jun 2016By

UK commissioner resigns, saying he cannot continue ‘as though nothing has happened’

Dutch Parliament building

Dutch pension funds fear 'long uncertainty' in wake of Brexit

Fri, 24 Jun 2016By

Netherlands to ‘lose ally’ on pension matters in EU, Federation says

More power to limited partnerships

Asset managers see protracted uncertainty plaguing markets

Fri, 24 Jun 2016By

UK exit process far from clear, and EU may disintegrate further, firms warn

A cold day in London

Low bond yields, risk of rising inflation to exacerbate post-Brexit deficits

Fri, 24 Jun 2016By IPE Staff

Consultants call on trustees to consider impact of changes on sponsor covenants

Houses of Parliament, London

UK unlikely to see 'large-scale' changes to pensions law post-Brexit

Fri, 24 Jun 2016By

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association warns of time needed to ‘disentangle’ law

Jet airplane taking off

Liam Kennedy on Brexit: Scheduled for departure

Fri, 24 Jun 2016By

IPE’s editor highlights five consequences of today’s Brexit vote for European pensions

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

Dutch scheme PMT refrains from taking 'expensive' Brexit measures

Thu, 23 Jun 2016By

Measures would cost too much if UK votes to remain

The European Commission

UK pensioners worse off in Brexit, says Treasury

Tue, 31 May 2016By

Former work and pensions secretary, however, warns of impact of EU pension directives

EU flags

Brexit would cause no major disruption to asset managers – Moody's

Thu, 19 May 2016By

Ratings agency cites loss of passporting rights but says overall impact ‘limited’ 


UK pension fund hedging activity 'significant' in Q4 – LDI survey

Wed, 2 Mar 2016By

BMO Global AM survey shows interest rate hedging at second highest since 2009 

Brexit analysis from IPE Magazine

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld - International Pensions Adviser

October 2016 (Magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Pension funds are not about politics, but their investment portfolios include political risk

Brexit Papers: OK, what shall we do?

September 2016 (Magazine)

Robin Ellison, head of strategic development for pensions at Pinsent Masons and former chairman of the UK Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association, discusses how Brexit uncertainty is impacting the pension fund industry

Brexit Papers: Brexit, bonds and deficits

September 2016 (Magazine)

For Tapan Datta, global head of asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, Brexit is only the latest chapter in the saga of ever-lower Gilt yields and their associated funding challenges

Brexit Papers: Challenges for asset allocation

September 2016 (Magazine)

Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments, explores what Brexit means for investors and pension funds across Europe

Brexit Papers: Real Assets - One small sliver of sunlight

September 2016 (Magazine)

Private debt markets are expected to be relatively resilient post-Brexit, according to Bfinance

Asset manager playbook

September 2016 (Magazine)

As the dust settles following the UK referendum vote on 23 June, Theresa May, the new UK prime minister has been clear: “Brexit means Brexit”. 

Special Report: Outlook for Europe - Focusing on the long term

June 2016 (Magazine)By

It is astonishing how much economic and financial discussion focuses on the short-term and essentially trivial.

Brexit: Industry Views

June 2016 (Magazine)

How might a British exit from the European Union affect European institutional investors both inside and outside the UK?  IPE asked experts across Europe for their views in the run-up to the 23 June British referendum. Here is a selection of their responses 

Brexit – are Gilts a haven?

June 2016 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan asks how the potential UK exit from the European Union would affect the sovereign debt markets

Focus Group: Anxieties over Brexit effects

June 2016 (Magazine)By

More than 70% of respondents to this month’s Focus Group on the possible British exit (Brexit) from the EU say that the European economy would be worse off if the UK votes to leave in this month’s referendum.

Macro Matters: Beware the exit genie

June 2016 (Magazine)By Bob Swarup

Most Brexit speculation seems to be focused on consequences for the UK should it leave the EU, says Bob Swarup. But the result could well be the beginning of the end for the European project


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