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IPE special report May 2018

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Austria: Something completely different?

April 2018 (magazine)By

A new approach to reform may boost Pensionskassen, which lack broad appeal despite good returns

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Austria’s APK best long-term performer among Pensionskassen

Fri, 30 Mar 2018By

Mercer analysis of pension fund performances over three, five and 10 years

All Austria

Ahold Delhaize's headquarters in Zaandam, the Netherlands

Dutch retailer’s scheme boosts funding despite hedging loss

Tue, 10 Apr 2018By

Allocations to alternatives and emerging market debt brought in returns of more than 18% each

Offshore wind farm

ABP purchases €360m of Belgian green bonds

Fri, 2 Mar 2018By

Plus: Metal scheme PME takes €100m stake in Danish fund for sustainable energy

All Belgium

Polish flag

Poland relaxes management rules for auto-enrolment pensions

Wed, 2 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Also: Regulator approves fund management company takeover

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish second-pillar fund returns plunge as stock market falls

Tue, 1 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

9% drop in Poland’s main stock index wipes out part of 2018’s stellar investment returns

All Central & Eastern Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish government moves to simplify financial regulation

Mon, 30 Apr 2018By

Insurance and pensions trade body praises amendments to ‘extensive and costly’ post-crisis regulations

ATP's office in Hillerød, Denmark

ATP plots more direct investments as returns stall

Wed, 25 Apr 2018By

Danish pensions giant recorded 1% loss in Q1 after stellar gains in 2017

All Denmark

Flag of Finland

Varma warns of trade war tensions; Ilmarinen hails merger success

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Finland’s top pension insurers both posted losses in Q1 but alternative investments dampened effect of weak equities

Finland View

Keva CEO warns against spiralling premature retirement costs

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Finland’s biggest pension fund calls 0.4% Q1 investment loss “reasonable”

All Finland

French flags

Pensions at UK subsidiaries ‘an extra burden for French firms’

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Report finds British DB schemes account for third of French parent company liabilities 

Paris, France

France’s FRR addresses Brexit concerns in manager search

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Pension reserve fund proposes workaround for UK managers bidding for small-cap equity mandates

All France

Germany

German Pensionskassen expect regulation-driven consolidation

Thu, 17 May 2018By

Future challenges regarding administration of more concern than investments

Frankfurt at sunset

German managers reassert dominance over US players in KVG market

Wed, 16 May 2018By

Austrian Kepler Fonds best KVG in German market, beating Metzler and Investec

All Germany

Ireland

Legal & General sets up Irish base for post-Brexit business

Tue, 15 May 2018By

Central Bank of Ireland has authorised LGIM’s Dublin-based subsidiary; MFS plans Luxembourg expansion

Irish flag

Irish pension liabilities hit 167% of GDP

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Data from Central Statistics Office says figure compares favourably to the UK

All Ireland

Shanghai at night

Joseph Mariathasan: Fading glories and rising stars

Mon, 30 Apr 2018By

Lessons for Italy and Europe from one of China’s growing tourist hubs

carlo svaluto moreolo

Don’t turn a blind eye to Italian politics

March 2018 (magazine)By

This month’s Italian general election might seem another non-event from an investment standpoint, but it has long-term significance

All Italy

Dam, Amsterdam

ABP to roll out online pension statement this autumn

Wed, 16 May 2018By

Statement to show how much has been set aside for members individually

Canal houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch domestic investment project to close its doors after four years

Tue, 15 May 2018By

Only €360m has been invested out of €1.2bn of commitments from pension funds and insurers

All The Netherlands

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 re-tenders $4bn worth of emerging market equity mandates

Mon, 14 May 2018By

Swedish state pension fund to pay special attention to ESG in assessments

Stockholm, Sweden

AP7 cuts gearing and adds risk-factor investments

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Swedish national pension fund aims aims for 10% risk-factor allocation

All Nordic Region

Oil rig

Norges Bank offers paths for SWF to stay invested in oil and gas stocks

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Manager of Norway’s giant oil fund also reverses initial proposal to cut alternative energy providers

Yngve Slyngstad, CEO, NBIM

Norway’s SWF lost almost €18bn in Q1 – but still beat its benchmark

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Strategic 70% equities allocation means fluctuations mainly determined by global stock markets, says CEO

All Norway

Portuguese flag

Iberian roundup: Portuguese funds boosted by government bond gains

Thu, 5 Apr 2018By

Plus: Grupo Catalana Occidente creates pension fund manager

Top 1000 Portugal

Risk management high on Portuguese pension funds' radar - WTW

Wed, 20 Dec 2017By

Q3 returns benefit from strong run in equities, euro-denominated bonds 

All Portugal

CaixaBank's headquarters in Barcelona, Spain

Spanish pension fund returns diverge amid troubled domestic markets

Tue, 1 May 2018By

Basque Country’s Geroa Pentsioak gains 10% but Pensions Caixa 30 manages just 1.8% return

Portuguese flag

Iberian roundup: Portuguese funds boosted by government bond gains

Thu, 5 Apr 2018By

Plus: Grupo Catalana Occidente creates pension fund manager

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 re-tenders $4bn worth of emerging market equity mandates

Mon, 14 May 2018By

Swedish state pension fund to pay special attention to ESG in assessments

Stockholm, Sweden

AP7 cuts gearing and adds risk-factor investments

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Swedish national pension fund aims aims for 10% risk-factor allocation

All Sweden

where next in the search for income

Compenswiss tenders $300m high yield mandate via IPE Quest

Wed, 16 May 2018By IPE Staff

Swiss first-pillar fund manager wants manager with long track record for non-investment-grade bond allocation

Switzerland

Switzerland’s CHF7bn intergenerational pension problem

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Pensionskassen need more flexibility to address the annual CHF7bn cross-subsidy problem

All Switzerland

French flags

Pensions at UK subsidiaries ‘an extra burden for French firms’

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Report finds British DB schemes account for third of French parent company liabilities 

Joanne Segars, LGPS Central

Joanne Segars to chair USS valuation expert panel

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Former PLSA CEO pledges regular reporting on panel’s work

All United Kingdom

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