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Vienna, Austria

DACH roundup: Austrian energy company sells pension fund

Fri, 14 Jul 2017By ,

Even fewer company-operated Pensionskassen remain in Austria

Museum of Art History, Vienna

DB 'can still play a role for years to come' despite rise of DC

Fri, 9 Jun 2017By

Debate covers future of DB, DC, and hybrid plans in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands at conference in Vienna

All Austria

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

Brussels at night

Aon adds own Irish legacy DB schemes to cross-border IORP

Fri, 30 Jun 2017By

Transfer creates the third country DB section in UnitedPensions vehicle

All Belgium

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Swedbank exits from Lithuanian third-pillar provision

Fri, 28 Jul 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Local asset manager INVL buys fund; becomes second biggest investor in Lithuanian SME Fund

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish pension fund overhaul postponed until July 2018

Thu, 27 Jul 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Regulatory and technical complexities cited for the delay

All Central & Eastern Europe

Nyhavn pier, Copenhagen, Denmark

PenSam poaches Claus Jørgensen from PKA as new CIO

Fri, 11 Aug 2017By

New CIO to focus on highest possible return within risk limits

Stock market traders

PFA expects equities to stay supported through 2017

Mon, 7 Aug 2017By

Danish pension fund strategist says this year is turning point for businesses internationally

All Denmark

Finland View

Finland's Ilmarinen to merge with Etera

Thu, 29 Jun 2017By

Two of Finland’s biggest pensions insurers to become one from next January, challenging Varma’s dominance

Finland asset allocation: Views from Helsinki

June 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Ilona Paakkinen

Three major Finnish pension investors in focus

All Finland

eiffel tower paris france

France roundup: FRR private equity mandates; FRPS rules published

Mon, 31 Jul 2017By

Regulatory framework for new pension fund vehicles is emerging; Natixis to appeal €35m fine

Emmanuel Macron, presidential candidate for En Marche!

Joseph Mariathasan: The Macron phenomenon

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

France’s new president is a stark contrast to counterparts in the US and UK, but his work has only started

All France

New Zealand

ESG roundup: NZ Super, Erste, Trucost

Thu, 17 Aug 2017By Florence Chong,

Also: Austrian manager excludes carmakers; Trucost launches carbon priving tool

Frankfurt at sunset

Discount rates boost German pension funding levels

Wed, 16 Aug 2017By

Willis Towers Watson calculates better funding rate but urges reviews of current plans

All Germany

Ireland

Irish regulator criticises DB schemes' investment strategies

Wed, 16 Aug 2017By

Pensions regulator Brendan Kennedy voices concerns over DB governance and advice

Ireland

Irish DB schemes strengthen funding as reform looms

Tue, 8 Aug 2017By

74% of funds meet regulator’s minimum funding standard, with aggregate industry surplus at €2.7bn

All Ireland

Milan Italy

Italy roundup: Industry schemes back direct lending fund

Fri, 7 Jul 2017By

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

italy

Italy: Offering an alternative

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Italian pension fund portfolios tend to be less diversified and domestically focused than other European institutional investors. This looks set to change with a turn towards alternatives

All Italy

Leny van der Heiden

Leny van der Heiden, architect of Dutch Pensions Federation, dies

Tue, 22 Aug 2017By

She has played an important role in advocating the interests of pension funds

Netherlands View

Achmea CEO: Syntrus Achmea on its way to profit in 2018

Mon, 21 Aug 2017By

Netherlands’ largest provider expected to make first profit in nearly a decade after ditching industry-wide schemes

All The Netherlands

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Equities lift performance of Norwegian domestic SWF

Wed, 16 Aug 2017By

Economic growth worldwide lifted fund’s investment performance, says CEO

Norway View

Norway launches reviews of oil fund on management, private equity

Tue, 15 Aug 2017By ,

Academics from Norway and Sweden tasked with assessing NOK7.7trn SWF

All Nordic Region

Norges Bank

Record first-half return for Norway's sovereign fund

Tue, 22 Aug 2017By

Norway’s GPFG banks almost half a trillion kroner in returns from January to June

Hong Kong

Norway SWF criticises HK stock exchange over investor protections

Fri, 18 Aug 2017By

NBIM warns plan for tech startup listings risks eroding protection for long-term investors

All Norway

A seaside village in Portugal

Portuguese pension returns boosted by EM equity in Q1

Fri, 30 Jun 2017By

Gains boosted five-year annualised returns to 5.1%

Porto, Portugal

Portuguese funds see returns fall as debt allocation struggles

Fri, 17 Mar 2017By

Average return for 2016 was less than 2% due to ‘cash drag’ effect, says Willis Towers Watson

All Portugal

Spain fountain

Equities underpin Spanish pension fund returns in Q2

Fri, 18 Aug 2017By

Average allocations to cash rose in second quarter of 2017, INVERCO data shows

Banco Popular

Banco Popular bailout costs Dutch healthcare scheme €1m [updated]

Tue, 13 Jun 2017By

PFZW and PME both lost out, while ABP sold before the Spanish bank was rescued

All Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 lifts first half return to 5.2% after busy property phase

Mon, 7 Aug 2017By

Swedish pensions buffer fund CEO says achieving high real return is ‘more demanding’

Stockholm, Sweden

AP funds set for 40% illiquids cap as government relaxes mandates

Fri, 14 Jul 2017By

Government proposal abolishes 10% external management requirement 

All Sweden

SIX swiss stock exchange building

Investors up dissent over Swiss corporate governance, pay

Tue, 22 Aug 2017By

More shareholders withheld support from resolutions at general meetings 

Geneva, Switzerland

Aon wins cross-border fiduciary mandate for Swiss company

Wed, 9 Aug 2017By

Geneva-headquartered company says approach cuts risk for $1.5bn pensions

All Switzerland

Dominic Chappell gives evidence to MPs, June 2016

UK pensions regulator to prosecute former BHS owner

Tue, 22 Aug 2017By

Dominic Chappell faces court over failure to provide documents to The Pensions Regulator

Gavel

UK broadcaster faces court hearing over pension contributions

Fri, 18 Aug 2017By

ITV claims it has no obligation to fund Box Clever Group Pension Scheme deficit

All United Kingdom

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