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St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vienna, Austria

Austrian pension funds post 5.3% average loss for 2018

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By

Funds hit by equity volatility but long-term average remains over 5%

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Austrian pension hunts emerging markets manager for €30m mandate

Mon, 21 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

Investor stipulates compliance with local laws and ESG exclusion list

All Austria

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Belgium adopts IORP II law with transitional measures

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Industry keenly awaiting guidance from the regulator on risk management elements

Rosenborg Castle, Denmark

​New pan-European pension fund opens for business in Denmark

Wed, 28 Nov 2018By

Belgium-based IORP to shake up “conservative” Danish pensions market

All Belgium

The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia’s auto-enrolment pension law faces constitutional challenge

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment system is mandatory for younger workers, while older ones must opt out

Bucharest, Romania

Industry fears ‘de-facto nationalisation’ of Romanian second pillar

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Government cuts fees for occupational pension providers and increases capital requirements 

All Central & Eastern Europe

Danish lighthouse

​Danish roundup: MP, Industriens, Sampension post weak 2018 returns

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Brexit, trade war and rising interest rates dragged markets down, says academics’ fund

Vestas

Sampension completes office sale to JØP/DIP

Fri, 4 Jan 2019By

JØP/DIP partnership seeks to increase property portfolio by 50% in next few years

All Denmark

Niina Bergring

IPE Conference: Veritas CIO on ‘beautiful’ Finnish pension system

Tue, 11 Dec 2018By

‘Unfortunate’ pro-cyclicality said to be price for long-term functioning

Niklas Ekvall

​IPE Conference: AP4 chief in no rush to add illiquids

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By

NEST CIO Mark Fawcett is on the hunt for DC-ready private credit managers

All Finland

French flags

ERAFP awards ‘unbenchmarked’ EM corporate bond mandate

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By

Portfolio run by Aberdeen to comprise conviction holdings meeting certain ESG criteria

president of af2i

ESG: France’s Article 173: taking stock

January 2019 (magazine)By

France’s ground-breaking reporting duty for institutional investors is being reassessed after a two-year test period

All France

Euros

Major German pension providers invest in rating agency Scope

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By

European rating agency gets Swiss license and appoints new head of digital development

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Accounting roundup: Discount rates on the rise

Fri, 21 Dec 2018By

Also: DB, DC plan definitions under IAS 19; IASB staff still working on DC discount rate anomaly

All Germany

Euros

Beyond pensions: Debating auto-enrolment’s potential

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By

Could auto-enrolment pension savings be used to pay off loans or buy a house?

 Eugene O'Callaghan, director, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

IPE Conference: How Ireland’s sovereign fund will invest from 2019

Wed, 12 Dec 2018By ,

Eugene O’Callaghan, director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, tells delegates of the €9bn fund’s new strategy

All Ireland

Tages Group: Sailing the high seas

January 2019 (magazine)By

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

Italian flag

Italian funds team up to invest in alternatives

Wed, 21 Nov 2018By

Eight industry-wide schemes are pooling resources in an innovative approach to illiquid assets

All Italy

housing construction residential

Supervisory board of €11bn Dutch real estate manager quits unexpectedly

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By Sameer van Alfen

All four members of the board of the €11bn Dutch property investor quit after falling out with parent company over strategy

water

Dutch regulator warns of €97bn ‘water scarcity’ risk

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By

Pension funds, insurers and banks hold hundreds of billions worth of equity exposed to ESG risks, according to DNB research

All The Netherlands

Norway View

​Norway’s new coalition vows to boost private pension saving

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By

Lobby group says pledge must feed into design of savings vehicles

Copenhagen, Denmark

€13bn Danish benefits fund manager issues call for more capital

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By

Lack of clarity on inflow “poses challenges for fund’s strategy”, says LD Pensions

All Nordic Region

Norway View

​Norway’s new coalition vows to boost private pension saving

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By

Lobby group says pledge must feed into design of savings vehicles

Oslo Stock Exchange

​KLP boss champions SME interests in Oslo bourse bid

Thu, 17 Jan 2019By

Second-biggest shareholder of Norwegian exchange yet to decide on Euronext offer

All Norway

Lisbon, Portugal

Danish pension fund must resolve lawsuit in Portugal, UK court rules

Tue, 10 Jul 2018By

Investors including TDC and NZ Super cannot pursue Novo Banco in UK over loan to now-defunct Portuguese bank

All Portugal

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

Tobacco

​AP1 divests from nuclear weapons, tobacco and fossil fuels

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By

Swedish buffer fund is second to announce divestments this month following new investment guidelines

oil sand 25

​AP4 adds nuclear weapons, oil sands to investment blacklist

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

Fund nets SEK3bn from sales of companies including Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin

All Sweden

Euros

Major German pension providers invest in rating agency Scope

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By

European rating agency gets Swiss license and appoints new head of digital development

Zurich

Swiss regulator: More pension funds to be underfunded after 2018 volatility

Mon, 21 Jan 2019By

Authority defends the introduction of further risk assessment tools for collective pension funds

All Switzerland

The Houses of Parliament, London

NEST granted £329m contingency to meet new regulations

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By

UK government pledges a ‘contingent liability’ but other firms call for clarity on NEST’s status as a public body

Port Talbot Tata Steel plant

British Steel: Report urges regulators to learn lessons from restructuring

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By

Scheme trustees should be able to recommend financial advisers for their members, report says

All United Kingdom

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