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Analysis: Austrian election brings hope for pension reform

Mon, 23 Sep 2019By

Consultant calls on Austria’s new government to talk about pensions “without ideology” as election looms on 29 September

Austria: Government’s fall is another blow to reform

September 2019 (Magazine)By

Promised tax reforms were put on hold following the toppling of the government. But this is just the latest in a line of unfulfilled pension promises

All Austria

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How we run our money: Amonis

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Tom Mergaerts , CEO of Amonis, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the Belgian €2.1bn pension fund’s uncompromising investment philosophy

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Belgium's KBC to launch multi-employer pension fund

Wed, 30 Oct 2019By

Insurer says IORP II will increase legal obligations, governance for pension funds

All Belgium

Kaunas, Lithuania

Estonia's LHV, SEB invest in new regional private equity fund

Wed, 23 Oct 2019By

LHV invested on behalf of its pension funds alongside the SEB pension funds and other institutional investors 

Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia cuts fee cap, relaxes investment rules for pension funds

Mon, 30 Sep 2019By

The new rulebook is designed to cut management fees and promote more investment in local companies that are often unlisted

All Central & Eastern Europe

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​ATP swipes investment chief from JØP/DIP to fill CIO gap

Wed, 6 Nov 2019By

Mikkel Svenstrup has ‘impressive theoretical foundation’, says ATP CEO

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​Lærernes Pension poaches Industriens’ CIO Kjeldsen for CEO role

Wed, 6 Nov 2019By

Industriens announces head of listed investments Peter Lindegaard will replace former CIO

All Denmark

Finland View

​Ilmarinen chief sounds pensions warning as working population shrinks

Fri, 1 Nov 2019By

Top two Finnish pension insurers report rising number of disability pension applications

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How Europe’s pension sectors are preparing for Brexit

Fri, 27 Sep 2019By IPE Staff

IPE asked regulators and industry bodies in EU member states how they have been preparing for the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 31 October

All Finland

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Further French IORP vehicle on the cards as Austerlitz seeks switch

Fri, 1 Nov 2019By

Provident institution Austerlitz takes up opportunity to transform status

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Mandate roundup: $400m for US equities on offer via IPE Quest

Tue, 29 Oct 2019By IPE Staff

Plus: ERAFP retenders convertible bonds, federal state of Saxony-Anhalt seeks small and mid-cap manager

All France

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German metal employers slam coalition’s basic pension deal

Tue, 12 Nov 2019By

CDU/CSU/SPD pact includes step to bolster trust in occupational pensions

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Germany's pension insurance fund confirms higher levy

Fri, 8 Nov 2019By

Final rate higher than forecast due to insolvency activity in early months of the second half of the year

All Germany

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Irish government approves key auto-enrolment provisions

Thu, 31 Oct 2019By

Employees are to choose their providers, which will have to be approved by a new body

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Irish industry body calls for dedicated pensions minister role in government

Fri, 4 Oct 2019By

Pension fund association increasingly concerned at lack of progress on reforms outlined in 2018, with IORP II also yet to be transposed

All Ireland

City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

​Mandate roundup: AP1 tenders for new global custodian

Tue, 5 Nov 2019By , IPE Staff

Plus: Italy’s Fon.Te picks government bonds manager

Strategically Speaking: Generali Investments

November 2019 (Magazine)By

A year into Generali’s ambitious growth plan, it looks set to meet its promises

All Italy

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PGGM calls for pension funds to be given liquidity access via ECB loans

Tue, 12 Nov 2019By Sameer van Alfen,

ECB said to have agreed to discussions about the matter

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FD: Dutch schemes not euphoric despite excellent results

Mon, 11 Nov 2019By

Rising liabilities outpace investment returns

All The Netherlands

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Mandate roundup: $400m for US equities on offer via IPE Quest

Tue, 29 Oct 2019By IPE Staff

Plus: ERAFP retenders convertible bonds, federal state of Saxony-Anhalt seeks small and mid-cap manager

Danish houses

​PKA’s private equity arm opens doors for third-party investment

Thu, 26 Sep 2019By

Newly-named IIP Denmark eyes DKK100bn investment total in two years’ time through opening up to outside investors

All Nordic Region

Iran, Saudi Arabia

​KLP holds fire on Aramco as RI team completes Saudi Arabia probe

Mon, 11 Nov 2019By

Norwegian scheme would be “an investor with expectations” in Gulf state

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​KLP wins Norway’s first municipal pensions tender in seven years

Tue, 5 Nov 2019By

Rival Storebrand bullish despite missing out in Nye Øygarden bid

All Norway

Portugal: In search of higher yield

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Asset allocation strategies remain largely unchanged and the search for yield broadens out

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Market bounce boosts second-quarter gains for Portuguese funds

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Strong relative investment performance was not enough to compensate for rising liabilities, according to Willis Towers Watson

All Portugal

Spain: The tide turns

November 2019 (Magazine)By Paula Garrido

Investors hope that this month’s general election brings much needed stability to a faltering economy 

Portugal: In search of higher yield

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Asset allocation strategies remain largely unchanged and the search for yield broadens out

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

​Kåpan steps up sustainability work

Tue, 12 Nov 2019By

Swedish pension fund for government staff raises voice by switching out of index funds

Stockholm, Sweden

​Swedish funds lobby group attacks premium pension reform plan

Thu, 7 Nov 2019By

Procurement branded a ‘blunt instrument’ which fails to bolster consumer protection

All Sweden

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Swiss central bank: sticking with negative rates ‘in pension funds’ interest’

Fri, 1 Nov 2019By

Chair of governing board also rules out giving pension funds some of its profits

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Switzerland: Online lending

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The popularity of crowdlending is rising, but will it challenge the mainstream?

All Switzerland

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UK roundup: LGPS pools announce EM sub-fund launch, PE milestone

Tue, 12 Nov 2019By

Plus: High Court approves settlement ending six-year dispute between BA and pension fund

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NEST, Railpen plug cyber security advice gap for pension fund trustees

Mon, 11 Nov 2019By

High-profile pension investors warn their peers about cyber security risk in their portfolios

All United Kingdom

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