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Museum of Art History, Vienna

DB 'can still play a role for years to come' despite rise of DC

Fri, 9 Jun 2017By

Debate covers future of DB, DC, and hybrid plans in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands at conference in Vienna

Blue skies on a sunny day

ESG roundup: First Austrian pension fund signs Montreal Carbon Pledge

Fri, 7 Apr 2017By ,

Plus: ERAFP awards €4.6bn of European equity mandates 

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

Moscow, Russia

Russian roundup: Non-state funds’ Q1 returns average 5%

Fri, 2 Jun 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Central bank encourages funds to diversify into assets backing the ‘real economy’

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

All Central & Eastern Europe

Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen

ATP leverages domestic equities success with pan-Nordic strategy

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Danish pensions giant has also increased focus on small caps

Hemmingsen

AP Pension hires PenSam’s Hemmingsen for insourcing push

Tue, 20 Jun 2017By

Danish pension fund seeks equities chief after creating separate equities, bonds departments

All Denmark

Finland asset allocation: Views from Helsinki

June 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Ilona Paakkinen

Three major Finnish pension investors in focus

Finland regulation: Seeking pension diversity

June 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Ilona Paakkinen

Finland is making it easier to set up a pension fund, with the aim of increasing competition

All Finland

Emmanuel Macron, presidential candidate for En Marche!

Joseph Mariathasan: The Macron phenomenon

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

France’s new president is a stark contrast to counterparts in the US and UK, but his work has only started

eiffel tower paris france

ERAFP plans €50m low carbon equity fund investments

Fri, 19 May 2017By

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

All France

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Time to start thinking about interest rate rises: Aegon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Expected increase will cause ‘considerable damage’ to portfolios of euro-denominated government bonds

Bullets, weapons, munition

ESG roundup: Publica, North Rhine-Westphalia, AP2

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Swiss and German funds take action to divest from companies; AP2 backs Dutch housing bond

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

Calculator

IPE 360: Financial literacy can lower political cost of pension reform

Fri, 23 Jun 2017By

Ex-Italian labour minister says financial literacy is key to successful pension reform 

Italy: The EU’s next existential threat?

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Italy’s political system has shifted since the early 1990s from one based on traditional parties to an emphasis on personality-based politics

All Italy

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Time to start thinking about interest rate rises: Aegon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Expected increase will cause ‘considerable damage’ to portfolios of euro-denominated government bonds

Unilever logo

Pensioen Pro Awards: Unilever's APF voted best pension fund in the Netherlands

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By Pensioen Pro staff

“Merging closed DB scheme and new CDC scheme into APF significant step toward future-proof pension plan”

All The Netherlands

Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen

ATP leverages domestic equities success with pan-Nordic strategy

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Danish pensions giant has also increased focus on small caps

Hemmingsen

AP Pension hires PenSam’s Hemmingsen for insourcing push

Tue, 20 Jun 2017By

Danish pension fund seeks equities chief after creating separate equities, bonds departments

All Nordic Region

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

ESG roundup: AP2 backs impact investment fund with $50m

Tue, 6 Jun 2017By ,

Also: UK public pension funds team up with 50/50 Climate Project; KLP excludes 10 companies

the dakota access pipeline

Norway: Ahead of its time

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Norway’s local government fund makes extensive use of ESG strategies

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

Banco Popular

Banco Popular bailout costs Dutch healthcare scheme €1m [updated]

Tue, 13 Jun 2017By

PFZW and PME both lost out, while ABP sold before the Spanish bank was rescued

Spain

Equities boost Spanish pension fund returns in Q1

Wed, 7 Jun 2017By

Investor interest in alternatives growing but without major asset allocation shift

All Spain

Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen

ATP leverages domestic equities success with pan-Nordic strategy

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Danish pensions giant has also increased focus on small caps

Bullets, weapons, munition

ESG roundup: Publica, North Rhine-Westphalia, AP2

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Swiss and German funds take action to divest from companies; AP2 backs Dutch housing bond

All Sweden

Switzerland

Consultancy floats Swiss 'time-limited' pension pay-out model

Wed, 21 Jun 2017By

Falling conversion rates prompt proposal for flexible decumulation from Willis Towers Watson

Bullets, weapons, munition

ESG roundup: Publica, North Rhine-Westphalia, AP2

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Swiss and German funds take action to divest from companies; AP2 backs Dutch housing bond

All Switzerland

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

LGPS transparency code to show investment costs 'over £1bn' [updated]

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Improved disclosure to reveal the true level of fees as asset managers brace for regulator’s report

FCA office

IPE 360: Asset managers should 'fight back' against regulator

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Carillion Pension Trustees chair Robin Ellison argues that UK watchdog is going too far with asset management review

All United Kingdom

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