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ESG roundup: First Austrian pension fund signs Montreal Carbon Pledge

Fri, 7 Apr 2017By ,

Plus: ERAFP awards €4.6bn of European equity mandates 

Pensions In Austria: Funds take real risk

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Real assets such as infrastructure are on the radar for Austrian institutional investors, finds Barbara Ottawa

All Austria

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Dutch supervisor warns against overly high return assumptions

Mon, 22 May 2017By

Expected returns for past two years have failed to materialise

Guild Halls in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds slash liability discount rates

Thu, 18 May 2017By

Supervisor FSMA indicated that some schemes still use ‘too optimistic’ assumptions for returns

All Belgium

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish second-pillar funds net average 12-month gain of 17.6%

Fri, 28 Apr 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Law dismantling second pillar to be published by mid-year

Lake Bled, Slovenia

EBRD exits investment in Slovenia’s Prva Group

Mon, 3 Apr 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Investment furthered Slovenian group’s expansion and market share

All Central & Eastern Europe

Lars Løkke Rasmussen, prime minister, Denmark

Danish government drops plan for pension age increase

Tue, 23 May 2017By

Prime minister fails to gather broad political support for longer working from 2025

Kristoffer Fabricius Birch, head of equities, LD

Denmark’s LD overhauls equities strategy to balance risks

Thu, 18 May 2017By


New equities chief cuts Danish stock market exposure to 8% from 25%

All Denmark

Helsinki, Finland

Finland's VER backs risk premia, eyes real assets additions

Wed, 10 May 2017By Reeta Ilona Paakkinen

Diversification efforts hindered by state-enforced investment limits on alternatives

Old Port in Helsinki, Finland

Finnish roundup: High demand for new partial pension

Fri, 5 May 2017By

Strong equity markets boost Q1 returns

All Finland

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ERAFP plans €50m low carbon equity fund investments

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Fund selection was inspired by performance on a virtual asset management platform 

Reflection ESG tree

ESG integration helps returns, volatility: State Street survey

Thu, 4 May 2017By Frank van Alphen

80% of institutional investors were satisfied or very satisfied with returns from ESG-tilted allocations

All France

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

Eight Pensionskassen fail German regulator’s stress test

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Vast majority of supervised Pensionkassen considered to have sufficient ‘risk-bearing capacity’

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German minister optimistic despite pension reform headwinds

Thu, 11 May 2017By

Draft pension reform law is encountering headwinds on the home straight

All Germany

Leinster House

Irish schemes face new funding requirements in pensions bill

Fri, 12 May 2017By

Department of Social Protection wants to bring in strict timetable for funding agreements

Brexit

How Brexit could affect investment fund 'passports'

Wed, 29 Mar 2017By

Existing passporting rules for fund domiciles should keep disruption to a minimum, experts say

All Ireland

London eye

Mandate roundup: NEST makes 'strategic' high yield bond move

Thu, 18 May 2017By IPE Staff

Also: Italy’s Fondo Pensione PRIAMO hires BNP Paribas for custody services

Reflection ESG tree

ESG integration helps returns, volatility: State Street survey

Thu, 4 May 2017By Frank van Alphen

80% of institutional investors were satisfied or very satisfied with returns from ESG-tilted allocations

All Italy

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Dutch supervisor warns against overly high return assumptions

Mon, 22 May 2017By

Expected returns for past two years have failed to materialise

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Alternative credit can bridge between return and matching assets: NN IP

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Changing preferences for growth and matching investments are driving alternative allocations

All The Netherlands

Lars Løkke Rasmussen, prime minister, Denmark

Danish government drops plan for pension age increase

Tue, 23 May 2017By

Prime minister fails to gather broad political support for longer working from 2025

Kristoffer Fabricius Birch, head of equities, LD

Denmark’s LD overhauls equities strategy to balance risks

Thu, 18 May 2017By


New equities chief cuts Danish stock market exposure to 8% from 25%

All Nordic Region

Norway View

Norway proposes lower tax private pensions in 2017 budget

Mon, 15 May 2017By

Finance minister aims to facilitate more private savings for retirement

Norway View

KLP sees demand heat up for DC pensions

Fri, 12 May 2017By

Norwegian municipal pension fund watches for local government reform impact

All Norway

Porto, Portugal

Portuguese funds see returns fall as debt allocation struggles

Fri, 17 Mar 2017By

Average return for 2016 was less than 2% due to ‘cash drag’ effect, says Willis Towers Watson

Porto, Portugal

Portuguese pension funds move into positive return territory

Fri, 16 Dec 2016By

Third-quarter performance brings returns into positive territory for first time in 2016

All Portugal

Spain

Basque fund ups local investments after strong 2016 return

Wed, 12 Apr 2017By

Geroa Pentsioak’s return was more than double the 2016 average from other Spanish pension funds

Spain

Pensions Caixa 30 gains 4.2% despite hedge fund drag

Fri, 24 Mar 2017By

Spain’s largest corporate pension scheme will increase equities and reduce fixed income this year

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

AP7 return leads Sweden's premium pension providers in 2016

Tue, 16 May 2017By

Good year for premium pensions despite ‘doubtful’ performance from handful of funds

OPF's office in Norway

Nordic roundup: Oslo fund's return driven by infra, equities in Q1

Thu, 11 May 2017By

Norway’s largest municipal pension fund Oslo Pensjonsforsiking (OPF) produced a 2.8% value-adjusted return on customer funds in the first three months of this year.

All Sweden

Zurich

Switzerland: Record backing for international assets, alternatives

Wed, 17 May 2017By

Currency hedging on record-high as is exposure to alternatives, finds Swiss consultancy Complementa

Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland's ASIP backs AV2020 reforms

Fri, 12 May 2017By

Occupational pensions association will focus on ‘fact-checking’

All Switzerland

Westminster, London

UK election: What the manifestos say

Tue, 23 May 2017By

The Conservatives, Labour, and the Liberal Democrats have laid out their pension policies for the 8 June poll

Veolia plant, US

Veolia trustees appoint Schroders to fiduciary management mandate

Tue, 23 May 2017By IPE Staff

Mandate for energy and waste management firm’s largest UK DB schemes

All United Kingdom

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