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Some investors are reducing their exposure to industries that produce carbon as a byproduct

Austria’s VBV cuts carbon footprint by 55% in core fund move

Wed, 15 Feb 2017By

Next step is to roll out environmental management system fund-wide

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Austria's VBV: wrong on Brexit but right on credit strategy

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By

Major Austrian pension fund returns 3.4% for 2016

All Austria

Brussels, Belgium

EU finance ministers consider FTT exemption for pension funds

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Ministers will carry out further technical analysis of FTT effect before making decision

Amsterdam at night

Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

All Belgium

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian review leads to writedown of asset values

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

System is nevertheless deemed sustainable by Financial Supervision Commission

Zagreb, Croatia

Croatia’s mandatory pension fund returns strengthened in 2016

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Pension fund association president says increased real assets exposure will help maintain returns in the future

All Central & Eastern Europe

farming agriculture

PensionDanmark posts 7% gain as member numbers return to pre-crisis levels

Tue, 28 Feb 2017By

CEO sees benefits of investments being less coupled to developments in the world economy and equity markets

Construction cranes

PFA and Industriens target Danish 'growth cities' in real estate deal

Mon, 20 Feb 2017By

Danish pensions heavyweights back Thylander residential fund

All Denmark

Old Port in Helsinki, Finland

Late surge in investment returns rescues Ilmarinen’s 2016 result

Mon, 20 Feb 2017By

Finnish pensions insurer ups diversification and real assets

Helsinki snow

Property writedowns wipe tenth off Varma’s 2016 returns

Thu, 16 Feb 2017By

Finnish pensions insurer increases returns to 4.7% in “good year”

All Finland

Paris at sunset

FRR invites bids for ‘new generation’ cash flow matching mandates

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

New mandates to replace those put in place for LDI strategy after 2010 pensions reform 

Paris

France's Ircantec slashes govvie target in strategy overhaul

Mon, 20 Feb 2017By

New strategic asset allocation from December places more weight on equities, credit, real assets 

All France

Amsterdam at night

Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

Frankfurt

Master KVG providers 'underestimating cost awareness', says Telos

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

76% of German investors see costs as important selection criteria – but they are not the top concern

All Germany

Leinster House

Ireland opposition party seeks protection for DB schemes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017By

Government wants to close loophole allowing sponsors to abandon underfunded schemes

Forest

Irish sovereign wealth fund backs forestry portfolio launch

Fri, 3 Feb 2017By

€55m to go towards fund targeting more timber supply, with European Investment Bank also involved

All Ireland

Milan Italy

Trio of Italian pension funds in €1.8bn merger

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

New fund will be country’s fifth largest by membership

Amsterdam at night

Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

All Italy

Unilever logo

Pension funds urge Unilever to stick to long-term policy

Tue, 28 Feb 2017By

Company ‘must keep its focus on sustainability’ following rejection of Kraft Heinz takeover bid

Heineken rejects complaints over index-linked pensions at Scottish & Newcastle

Dutch brewery scheme joins Centraal Beheer APF

Tue, 28 Feb 2017By

Pension fund cites ‘rising costs and increase expertise requirements’

All The Netherlands

farming agriculture

PensionDanmark posts 7% gain as member numbers return to pre-crisis levels

Tue, 28 Feb 2017By

CEO sees benefits of investments being less coupled to developments in the world economy and equity markets

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 return doubles in 2016 to 9.3% as property, forex lift result

Fri, 24 Feb 2017By

CEO says shelving of AP Funds reform meant AP1 could ‘seriously and credibly’ focus on strategy

All Nordic Region

Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic roundup: Sustainable Value Creation, Folksam, KLP, Oslo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Major investors shown to have boosted governance and sustainability practices at Swedish firms

Handshake

Mandate roundup: Foncer, Epap, Enpapi, PKH, Nottinghamshire

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By

Italian pension funds have issued searches for balanced and fixed income managers

All Norway

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

Gavel

Danish pension fund forced to resolve Espirito Santo lawsuit in Portugal

Wed, 9 Nov 2016By

British Court of Appeal tells investors legal action should be resolved in Portugal

All Portugal

Spain fountain

Spanish pension funds return 2.7% over 2016

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Pension funds join search for alternative assets as average returns decline

Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, Spain

Spanish third-quarter pension fund returns continue upswing

Mon, 28 Nov 2016By

‘Outstanding’ performance came from plans with more exposure to long-term fixed income

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

AP3 doubles green bond investments, posts 9.4% annual gain

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Swedish pensions buffer fund profits from equities, inflation, and currency in 2016

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 return doubles in 2016 to 9.3% as property, forex lift result

Fri, 24 Feb 2017By

CEO says shelving of AP Funds reform meant AP1 could ‘seriously and credibly’ focus on strategy

All Sweden

Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland: Official stats confirm defined benefit disappearance

Mon, 20 Feb 2017By

Only 58 pension funds with DB schemes in 2015, down from nearly 300 in 2005 

Top 1000 Switzerland

Switzerland: SBA calls for investment guidelines rejig to boost alternatives

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

Asset class categorisation must be changed to help facilitate bigger allocations to alternatives

All Switzerland

Sterling

DC growing despite perceived drag of DB funding

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Willis Towers Watson report paints positive outlook for defined contribution

assessing the trump effect

Joseph Mariathasan: Can UK benefit from US immigration woes?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Trump’s clampdown on immigrants may create hostility that will backfire on long term economic prospects

All United Kingdom

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