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Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol

Mandate roundup: Brunel activates search for ‘flagship’ equities fund

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By IPE Staff

Plus: Austrian banking institute and Asian institutional investor searches live on IPE Quest 

Porsche 911

Porsche drives VBV’s growth with transfer of Austrian pension fund

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Only two independent company Pensionskassen are left after a wave of consolidation

All Austria

Dutch flag

How the financial crisis took the shine off the Dutch pensions system

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

Ultra-low interest rates mean the state pension is now the best element of Dutch system, says pensions law professor Yves Stevens

Magnifying glass, search

European pension tracking service ‘to start within two years’

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By

First link expected to be established between Belgian and Dutch data banks

All Belgium

Sighișoara, Romania

Romania faces ‘last call’ to save second pillar

Fri, 1 Mar 2019By

Industry fears nationalisation by the back door through government reforms

Archaeological Museum, Skopje, Macedonia

CEE roundup: Third provider targets North Macedonia [updated]

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

Slovenian insurer Triglav to bring more competition to Macedonian pension fund market

All Central & Eastern Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark

​DIP to boost real estate investments as holdings return 12.8%

Wed, 20 Mar 2019By

Danish Pension Fund for Engineers reports overall investment loss of 1.7% in 2018

Cologne

​Sampension puts DKK90m into German green bonds

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

Deputy CIO of pension fund predicts more sustainability-linked deals of this type

All Denmark

Tobacco

€44bn Finnish pension fund signs up to Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Addition of Finnish pension insurer Varma and retail bank S-bank means €8.3trn assets now pledged

Finland View

​Keva’s assets shrink €1.8bn after 3% investment loss in 2018

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Finnish pensions giant fund says investment environment was marked by “restlessness”

All Finland

Amsterdam at night

Custodian KAS Bank embraces €188m takeover bid

Tue, 26 Feb 2019By

Dutch custodian to become ”worldwide centre of excellence” for pension funds with additional alternatives capabilities

Caisse des Depots, FRR headquarters, Paris

‘Brutal’ stock markets hurt FRR’s return in 2018

Fri, 22 Feb 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

French reserve fund posts 5.2% investment loss after return-seeking assets fall 8%

All France

Heribert Karch

Karch to step down as chair of German pension fund association aba

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Actuary Georg Thurnes is to replace Karch as head of the occupational pensions group

Berlin sunset

German regulator urges take-up of new DC model

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By

Also: Union representative hints at “major project close to completion” involving insurer for new non-guaranteed pension

All Germany

Theresa May

Asset managers urged to implement ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Prime minister Theresa May loses vote on withdrawal agreement; ‘No deal’ to be debated today

Leinster House

Ireland misses 80% of target dates in pension reform plans

Wed, 6 Mar 2019By

Confidence in the government’s ability to deliver reforms is low, warns pension fund trade body

All Ireland

ivonne forno

How we run our money: Laborfonds

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Ivonne Forno (pictured), the CEO of Laborfonds, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol regional pension fund, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo shortly after the fund’s 20th birthday

Strategically Speaking: Tages Group

January 2019 (magazine)By

Saying that Tages is an investor in alternative asset management businesses does not really do justice to its eclectic nature

All Italy

Amsterdam

Dutch pension consolidators double market share to €9.8bn

Wed, 20 Mar 2019By Sameer van Alfen

APFs are upbeat about prospects despite uncertainty about the future shape of the Netherlands’ pension system

'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Extending Dutch scheme recovery periods ‘irresponsible’

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Government’s main legal adviser recommends against proposals from MPs to extend maximum recovery periods

All The Netherlands

Copenhagen, Denmark

​DIP to boost real estate investments as holdings return 12.8%

Wed, 20 Mar 2019By

Danish Pension Fund for Engineers reports overall investment loss of 1.7% in 2018

Tobacco

€44bn Finnish pension fund signs up to Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Addition of Finnish pension insurer Varma and retail bank S-bank means €8.3trn assets now pledged

All Nordic Region

Oslo, Norway

Norwegian SWF ‘slow to act’ on climate-related exclusions

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

‘Moving targets’ on climate change measurements has made blacklistings hard to put in place, says ethics council

cargo container cargo ship 1095814

​KLP banishes NAT in bid to end ship scrapping on Asian beaches

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

Norwegian pension fund divests Norwegian-led firm Nordic American Tankers

All Norway

Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, Spain

Spanish pension funds eke out return despite volatility

Fri, 21 Dec 2018By

Occupational pension funds returned an average 0.7% for the 12 months to end-September

Dutch flag

Melbourne Mercer: Netherlands beats Denmark as world’s top system

Mon, 22 Oct 2018By

Finland takes third spot; Spain debuts with a C grade for its system

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

​Swedish minister defends salaries at AP Funds, urges cost efficiency

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

Financial markets minister responds to MP’s complaint about “unreasonable” pay

Swedish flag

​AMF demands overhaul of Swedish pension rulebook

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

State pension’s income-protection component must be retained and early withdrawals should be banned, says pension fund

All Sweden

Noël Amenc

Scientific Beta criticises MSCI weapon exclusion comments

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By

Arguments against default exclusion in mainstream indices ‘do not stand up’, argues Noël Amenc

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Interview: Independent adviser warns ESG is ‘overwhelming’ Swiss funds

Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Independent ethics adviser granted mandate by major occupational Swiss pension fund 

All Switzerland

Power station

Charities seek legal ruling on responsible investment policies

Wed, 20 Mar 2019By

‘Outdated and insufficient’ investment guidelines need updating, says coalition of UK charities and foundations

Ventilator fan

US tech company scheme edges closer to buyout after £230m deal

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Plus: FTSE 100-listed Segro and energy firm Hunting offload pension schemes in seperate buyout deals

All United Kingdom

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