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St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vienna, Austria

Austrian pension funds return 6% on average in 2017

Mon, 15 Jan 2018By

High equity quota helps boost performance and long-term average returns

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vienna, Austria

Austrian pension group gets academic backing for tax proposal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017By

Study details economic benefits of people making additional contributions to pension funds

All Austria

A lighthouse in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Netherlands roundup: Low-cost DC vehicles growing steadily

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Also: APG invests in €1bn infrastructure portfolio; Ahold scheme swaps custodian

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium adds functionality to online pension portal

Mon, 27 Nov 2017By

mypension.be will allow users to calculate their estimated state pension

All Belgium

country report central eastern europe

CEE: A system in flux

January 2018 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

As budgetary and demographic pressures start to bite, what is the future for CEE pension systems?

CEEC forum: Unique and varied problems

January 2018 (magazine)By

A recent panel with members of PensionsEurope’s CEEC Forum discussed regional pensions issues

All Central & Eastern Europe

Copenhagen square

PBU investment chief exits as responsibilities shift

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Danish pension fund describes Morten Schou’s departure as “amicable and undramatic”

Rosenborg Castle, Denmark

LD hires Nykredit, JP Morgan for investment admin services

Tue, 9 Jan 2018By

Danish pension fund cuts investment administration costs by 30% following tender

All Denmark

power electricity line pylon infrastructure

Finnish state pension fund to up infrastructure exposure, buy Elenia

Fri, 22 Dec 2017By

Fellow pension investor Ilmarinen is a current owner of power distributor

M&A in Finland: Ilmarinen merges with Etera

December 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Paakkinen

Ilmarinen is to become the largest property investor and second-largest pension provider in Finland when it merges with Etera

All Finland

Caisse des Depots, FRR headquarters, Paris

FRR awards €5bn in liability-matching mandates

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

AXA IM and Amundi appointed to run assets to help meet payments to social security system

Earth at night

One Planet Summit: Investors, regulators ‘raise their game’

Fri, 15 Dec 2017By

European Commission on investor duties; AXA IM climate policy; Climate Action 100+ challenged

All France

Frankfurt at sunset

Growth of Master KVG market boosts German custodians

Fri, 12 Jan 2018By

Competition between global custodians and local full-service providers on the rise in Germany

Berlin sunset

Young Germans ‘mistrust first pillar system’, survey finds

Mon, 8 Jan 2018By

Even more than the general German population, young employees are putting their hopes on occupational pensions

All Germany

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Irish pension provider to shut staff pension schemes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Workers’ union threatens industrial action over closure of schemes it claims are in surplus

Dublin, Ireland

Employer contributions fail to improve Irish schemes' funding

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Companies paid in €9.6bn from 2010-16, consultancy LCP reports

All Ireland

Spain

Spanish, Italian companies weighed down by UK pension deficits

Tue, 9 Jan 2018By

Barnett Waddingham warns of “pronounced” pensions impact for companies with UK subsidiaries

Hurricane from space

ESG roundup: UK pension fund body warns members on climate risk

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By

Plus: Southern Europeans lauch investor network, UK government backs social impact, green finance

All Italy

Allianz

Allianz GI ceases fiduciary activities in the Netherlands

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Market exit follows loss of only major client; company to continue asset management services

Tobacco

Europe's biggest pension fund to cut €3.3bn of tobacco, nuclear assets

Thu, 11 Jan 2018By

ABP’s decision follows new assessment framework for sustainable and responsible investment

All The Netherlands

Copenhagen square

PBU investment chief exits as responsibilities shift

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Danish pension fund describes Morten Schou’s departure as “amicable and undramatic”

Gothenburg, Sweden

AP2 invests in gender-equality social bond from World Bank

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Bond is in line with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, says Swedish fund

All Nordic Region

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Norway’s SWF manager backs move into private equity

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

Suggested 4% cap could see as much as €35bn allocated to the asset class

social media

Investors warned of more scrutiny of responsible investment claims

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

Social media, regulation combine to fuel ‘cost-free’ commentary, says La Française subsidiary

All Norway

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 

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

All Portugal

Spain

Spanish, Italian companies weighed down by UK pension deficits

Tue, 9 Jan 2018By

Barnett Waddingham warns of “pronounced” pensions impact for companies with UK subsidiaries

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 Spain

Gothenburg, Sweden

AP2 invests in gender-equality social bond from World Bank

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Bond is in line with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, says Swedish fund

Stockholm, Sweden

AP7 faces risk probe as Sweden lifts pension age

Fri, 15 Dec 2017By

Cross-party pensions group publishes wide-ranging pensions reform

All Sweden

Geneva, Switzerland

Swiss postal pension fund to review membership of proxy voting group

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

PKPost managing director resigned from Ethos board in protest at governance problems

Switzerland

Swiss pension fund seeking private equity manager via IPE Quest

Wed, 20 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Pension fund has $200m (€169m) developed market buyout mandate to award 

All Switzerland

Construction cranes

Carillion: UK pension trade body calls for ‘urgent’ regulatory action [updated]

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

PLSA warns of scammers targeting Carillion pension scheme members 

Road sky clouds horizon long-term distance

Joseph Mariathasan: Politics, markets and long-term challenges

Mon, 15 Jan 2018By

A failure to acknowledge long-term challenges means populism will not go away

All United Kingdom

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