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Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index

Melbourne Mercer: Pension systems fail to make the A-grade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By IPE Staff

Denmark once again is the world’s best but several systems have seen ratings drop in the past 12 months

Westhafentower EIOPA

Supervisor EIOPA overstepping mark with PEPP, conference hears

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By

Pension stakeholders agree new product proposal no old-age retirement strategy

All Austria

Belgium: Cross-pillar reform target

September 2017 (Magazine)By

The government has been acting on reform recommendations from the Pension Reform Commission

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

KBC Pensioenfonds splits managing director, CIO roles

Mon, 10 Jul 2017By

Kurt Termote in charge of governance, Luc Vanbriel in CIO role

All Belgium

Bucharest, Romania

Romania's second-pillar pensions to become voluntary

Mon, 11 Sep 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Fees and contribution rates may also be cut, says prime minister

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Baltics roundup: Nordea and DNB to merge operations

Tue, 29 Aug 2017By

Also: Estonia’s LHV pension fund invests in Lithuanian internet service provider

All Central & Eastern Europe

Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index

Melbourne Mercer: Pension systems fail to make the A-grade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By IPE Staff

Denmark once again is the world’s best but several systems have seen ratings drop in the past 12 months

Latin America Real Estate Region

PKA invests DKK250m in Latin America, Africa micro-loans

Wed, 11 Oct 2017By

CEO Damgaard Jensen says investment combines several of PKA’s key goals 

All Denmark

plastic ocean waste

ESG roundup: Beware a ‘diesel moment’ for chemical sector

Fri, 6 Oct 2017By

Also: MEP fossil fuel divestment call, fund ‘greenwashers’, Elo joins IIGCC and more

Finland: Reforms postponed

September 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Ilona Paakkinen

Plans to reform the provision of social and health services will have a knock-on effect on occupational pensions

All Finland

paris france map

France's ERAFP eyes housing deals for civil servant members

Tue, 19 Sep 2017By

€28bn pension scheme wants its hospital and regional authority sector members to benefit from innovative arrangement

All France

Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index

Melbourne Mercer: Pension systems fail to make the A-grade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By IPE Staff

Denmark once again is the world’s best but several systems have seen ratings drop in the past 12 months

Westhafentower EIOPA

Supervisor EIOPA overstepping mark with PEPP, conference hears

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By

Pension stakeholders agree new product proposal no old-age retirement strategy

All Germany

water

Irish SWF backs clean tech data firm with $5m investment

Tue, 10 Oct 2017By

ISIF invests in floating data centres making use of new water-cooling technology

Ireland: Long path to DB protection

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Politicians seek protection for defined benefit pension schemes that have been wound up

All Ireland

Italy: Focus on flexibility

September 2017 (Magazine)

Lawmakers in Italy are increasing flexibility of access to pensions to soften the impact of the rising retirement age and boost savings

Milan Italy

Italy roundup: Industry schemes back direct lending fund

Fri, 7 Jul 2017By

Byblos, Alifond, Prevedi, Fondo Pensione Quadri e Capi Fiat, INPGI

All Italy

Tobacco

PGB to ditch tobacco from its investment universe

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By

Multi-sector scheme also extends list of banned companies to include producers of controversial weapons

Amsterdam at night

Aon outsources Dutch pensions administration to IT firm RiskCo

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By ,

Move follows similar decision from UK business and reflects a focus on fiduciary management

All The Netherlands

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 awards $400m global high-yield mandate to Hermes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Swedish pension fund cites Hermes’ approach to ESG risk pricing

PostNord

Trade unions demand SEK1.9bn from PostNord for pension fund

Mon, 16 Oct 2017By

Sponsor ‘broke collective agreement’ by taking out funds before insuring scheme, union claims

All Nordic Region

Norway: Tax incentives for pension saving

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Government plans taxation measures to encourage the population to save for retirement

Gothenburg, Sweden

Results roundup: AP2’s emerging markets strategy pays off in H1

Thu, 24 Aug 2017By

Six Nordic funds publish investment returns for the first half of 2017

All Norway

Porto, Portugal

Euro appreciation depresses Portuguese pension returns in Q2

Mon, 25 Sep 2017By

Schemes returned an average 0.2% between April and June, according to Willis Towers Watson

Portugal: Gradual improvements

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pensions gain from the country’s steady economic recovery

All Portugal

spain and portugal

Spain: A new age of discovery

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Spanish pension funds are breaking with traditionally conservative investment practices as they strive to achieve positive returns in the low-interest-rate environment

Portugal: The Italian play

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Portuguese pension funds are continuing to invest in Italian debt despite the fears for Italy’s banking sector

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 awards $400m global high-yield mandate to Hermes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Swedish pension fund cites Hermes’ approach to ESG risk pricing

PostNord

Trade unions demand SEK1.9bn from PostNord for pension fund

Mon, 16 Oct 2017By

Sponsor ‘broke collective agreement’ by taking out funds before insuring scheme, union claims

All Sweden

Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index

Melbourne Mercer: Pension systems fail to make the A-grade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By IPE Staff

Denmark once again is the world’s best but several systems have seen ratings drop in the past 12 months

Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss economist warns pension funds of overdiversification

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Peter Meier says smaller pension funds need to focus on one strategy

All Switzerland

Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index

Melbourne Mercer: Pension systems fail to make the A-grade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By IPE Staff

Denmark once again is the world’s best but several systems have seen ratings drop in the past 12 months

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Church of England Pension Board chief executive dies

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Bernadette Kenny had led the board of the Church of England’s pension arrangements since 2011

All United Kingdom

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