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Vienna, Austria

FX cap hurts Austrian pension funds’ performance

Fri, 24 Aug 2018By

Caps to be scrapped by January in line with IORP II reforms

Voting

Shareholders for Change gives voice to Europe’s small investors

Wed, 4 Jul 2018By

New association of small institutional investors wants to tackle niche ESG topics

All Austria

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Dutch MP: Aon’s cross-border pension transfer is ‘supervisory arbitrage’

Thu, 30 Aug 2018By

Pieter Omtzigt suggests that Netherlands can no longer stop pension funds from moving abroad under IORP II

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Aon agrees CDC framework for Belgian pension vehicle

Wed, 15 Aug 2018By

Structure exempts employer from duty of filling in funding gap and introduces concept of rights cuts

All Belgium

Bratislava, Slovakia

NN to boost Slovakian pensions business via Aegon acquisition

Fri, 31 Aug 2018By

NN also to acquire Aegon’s Slovakian and Czech life insurance businesses

Bucharest, Romania

Media battle and market crash force pension policy rethink in Romania

Wed, 30 May 2018By

PensionsEurope also criticised a plan to suspend contributions that caused a stock market crash

All Central & Eastern Europe

LD pension fund office, Frederiksberg

Denmark’s LD misses out on Facebook, Amazon gains in H1

Tue, 11 Sep 2018By

Pension fund loses DKK311m in H1, blames defensive equity stance

Copenhagen, Denmark

Top Danish pension funds struggle for investment returns in H1

Fri, 31 Aug 2018By

Alternative allocations offset weak equity and bond returns for PFA and PensionDanmark

All Denmark

Forests in Finland

Finnish roundup: Elo boosts market share in first half

Tue, 28 Aug 2018By

Plus: State pension fund VER sees liquid fixed income lose 1.6% between January and June

Finland View

Varma investment chief laments lack of options for investors [updated]

Fri, 17 Aug 2018By

Finnish pensions insurance giant Varma posts 1.7% investment return in first half

All Finland

Stock market returns

Asset management roundup: Tech ETFs launched, TOBAM cuts carbon

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Lyxor and Invesco launch tech-based exchange-traded funds, TOBAM cuts its carbon footprint, and IM Global Partners adds liquid alts

Euros

European dividend payments break records in Q2

Mon, 20 Aug 2018By

Total company payouts hit new highs in France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Ireland

All France

assessing the trump effect

Analysis: Is it time to scrap quarterly reporting for listed companies?

Fri, 31 Aug 2018By

A tweet from the US president has renewed a discussion about the pros and cons of three-month updates

Frankfurt, Germany

Collateralised loan obligations gain traction with German institutions

Wed, 22 Aug 2018By

Swiss consultancy Siglo notes changes in perception of structured credit in the wake of the financial crisis

All Germany

Switzerland

Switzerland overtakes Norway as the best place to retire

Fri, 7 Sep 2018By

Sharp decline in finances forces Norway into 3rd place, according to Natixis analysis

The Dáil, Ireland's Parliament, in Dublin

Ireland outlines plan for auto-enrolment regime

Thu, 23 Aug 2018By

Contributions will reach 12% of salary by 2028 under proposed pension reform

All Ireland

Altare della Patria, Rome

€11bn Italian fund launches alternative investment tenders

Fri, 27 Jul 2018By

Fondo Pensione Previndai is seeking up to nine private equity, infrastructure and direct lending managers

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Italy's social security chair warns on pension impact of border closure

Mon, 9 Jul 2018By

Interior minister Salvini accuses Boeri of being political

All Italy

Cyprus

Cyprus Hotel fund to add risk premia, private market assets

Thu, 31 May 2018By

Pension fund spreads risk further after making debut in emerging markets, European property in 2017

All Mediterranean

binnenhof and hofvijver

Dutch political party proposes cap for pensions sector salaries

Wed, 19 Sep 2018By

Trustees and providers should be paid no more than the prime minister, argues socialist party

the netherlands

Dutch schemes’ funding improves as life expectancy levels off

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By Sameer van Alfen

More schemes are less likely to cut pension rights in coming years after longevity revisions

All The Netherlands

Stockholm, Sweden

Skandia swallows AI Pension as small scheme faces spiralling costs

Wed, 19 Sep 2018By

Architects’ and engineers’ pension fund hit by demands of tightening rules

Power station

European pension fund trio backs climate risk investment project

Mon, 10 Sep 2018By

Also: Sampension becomes 5th Danish pension fund to adopt TCFD guidelines

All Nordic Region

Norges Bank

Norway SWF: Governments could help realise sustainable development goals

Fri, 7 Sep 2018By

Europe’s largest investor calls for governments to aid long-term sustainability drive

Switzerland

Switzerland overtakes Norway as the best place to retire

Fri, 7 Sep 2018By

Sharp decline in finances forces Norway into 3rd place, according to Natixis analysis

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

Portuguese flag

Iberian roundup: Portuguese funds boosted by government bond gains

Thu, 5 Apr 2018By

Plus: Grupo Catalana Occidente creates pension fund manager

All Portugal

Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, Spain

Equities drive Spanish pension fund recovery in Q2

Fri, 14 Sep 2018By

Occupational pension funds returned an average 1.11% for the 12 months to end-June

Voting

Shareholders for Change gives voice to Europe’s small investors

Wed, 4 Jul 2018By

New association of small institutional investors wants to tackle niche ESG topics

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

Skandia swallows AI Pension as small scheme faces spiralling costs

Wed, 19 Sep 2018By

Architects’ and engineers’ pension fund hit by demands of tightening rules

City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden sets tough new conditions for premium pension firms

Wed, 12 Sep 2018By

Fund managers must have at least SEK500m of assets under management outside the PPM 

All Sweden

Stock market returns

Asset management roundup: Tech ETFs launched, TOBAM cuts carbon

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Lyxor and Invesco launch tech-based exchange-traded funds, TOBAM cuts its carbon footprint, and IM Global Partners adds liquid alts

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Swiss collective pensions vehicles get green light for equities boost

Mon, 17 Sep 2018By

Pension funds will have more say in Anlagestiftungen decisions under new law

All Switzerland

Wolverhampton Cathedral

Seven managers set to lose major LGPS mandates as pooling continues

Wed, 19 Sep 2018By

LGPS Central names Harris Associates, Union Investment and Schroders to share global active equity fund

St Paul's Cathedral, London

UK roundup: L&G, Scottish Widows back bulk annuity deals

Wed, 19 Sep 2018By

Plus: Willis Towers Watson selects Hermes’ stewardship arm to lead engagement for £3bn equity fund

All United Kingdom

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