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Funded pensions must prop up first pillar as wages stagnate: Rürup

Wed, 20 Sep 2017By

German pensions expert warns against either/or approach to pay-as-you-go and funded systems

Austria: Politics distracts from pensions

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension reforms take second place to political squabbling

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Austria eyes second-pillar pension reform after election

Wed, 23 Aug 2017By

Support builds for auto-enrolment and collective bargaining agreements similar to recent German reforms

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

Blue skies on a sunny day

ESG roundup: First Austrian pension fund signs Montreal Carbon Pledge

Fri, 7 Apr 2017By ,

Plus: ERAFP awards €4.6bn of European equity mandates 

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vienna, Austria

Allianz' Austrian pension funds dominate 3 and 5-year returns

Fri, 17 Mar 2017By

Mercer data also shows strong results for VBV in higher risk category

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

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Austrian pension fund association calls for mandatory system

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

Austrian schemes return nearly 4.2% on average over 2016

Museum of Art History, Vienna

IPE Conference: Lower pension payouts in German-speaking Europe

Thu, 1 Dec 2016By

Germany, Austria and Switzerland with system debates – but rather different ones

Milan, Italy

Amundi acquires Pioneer, seeks to grow European distribution

December 2016 (Online)By

Deal includes distribution agreement with UniCredit covering three major European markets

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Brexit could derail cross-border pensions, resurrect HBS, experts warn

Fri, 21 Oct 2016By

German industry experts lament loss of British ‘allies’ in EU pensions debate

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vienna, Austria

Rebounding stock markets help Austrian pension funds turn corner

Wed, 12 Oct 2016By

Schemes return 3.3% on average over first nine months of year

Austria: Are times changing too swiftly?

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Austria’s second pillar remains stuck amid inertia, market mistrust, political half-heartedness and global uncertainty

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vienna, Austria

Austrian pension association proposes new long-term savings vehicle

Thu, 25 Aug 2016By

Head of pension fund association also attacks ECB interest rates as ’borderline irresponsible’, expresses hope of greater ’pension coverage

Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

Vontobel buys Swiss Raiffeisen asset management unit Vescore

Fri, 1 Jul 2016By

Swiss banks say deal part of move to strengthen collaboration

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Pension funds seen as 'collateral damage' of ECB policy

Mon, 20 Jun 2016By

Investment conference attendees lament state of corporate debt, infrastructure investment

Museum of Art History, Vienna

​'Best times' over for alternatives, warns chair of Nokia-Siemens fund

Tue, 14 Jun 2016By

Industry must anticipate lower returns from alternatives, but should still consider allocations, says Thomas Friese

Pensions in Austria: Broadening the horizons

April 2016 (Magazine)By

Like their international counterparts, Austrian Pensionskassen must find new sources of return. Barbara Ottawa reports on the potential opportunities

All Latest Austria News

Austria: Politics distracts from pensions

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension reforms take second place to political squabbling

Milan, Italy

Amundi acquires Pioneer, seeks to grow European distribution

December 2016 (Online)By

Deal includes distribution agreement with UniCredit covering three major European markets

All Pensions in Austria

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Brexit threat to international accounting standards convergence

Wed, 18 Oct 2017By

Aviva, Legal & General and Prudential urge government to keep local rules in place after Brexit

EIOPA, ECB consult on information gathering

Accounting roundup: Reporting reforms and post-Brexit rules

Mon, 9 Oct 2017By

IASB proposes new financial performance measure; ICAEW calls for maintainance of accounting standards

Accountancy

IASB orders more research into controversial accounting rule changes

Mon, 2 Oct 2017By

UK DB funds could dodge controversial rules by renegotiating scheme rules, say consultants

No DC sugar rush

October 2017 (Magazine)By

There is a strong risk that Germany’s pensions reform becomes neither a stunning success nor a stunning failure, but just adds to the complexity of German workplace pensions

A time for strong nerves

October 2017 (Magazine)By

It is understandable that investors are nervous. Not only are valuations stretched in many markets but there seems to be a significant threat of military conflict

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  • Letter From Brussels: Pension rights for posted workers

    Discussions over the payment of social costs, including pension rights, for a large cohort of employees from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to work in wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update the existing Posting of Workers Directives

  • Letter from Brussels: Tax threatens PEPP proposal

    At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles

  • Letter from Brussels: Reboot for Capital Markets Union

    The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge

  • Letter from Brussels: EU seeks to avert Brexit arbitrage

    Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging

  • Letter from Brussels: A warm reception for PEPP

    In contrast to complaints that Brussels’s legislation burdens the financial sector, the European Commission may be gratified by the positive response to its flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Brexit and equivalence

    Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’

  • Letter from Brussels: Resaver’s first stage kicks off

    The European Commission’s project to set up a pension scheme for research and development professionals whose careers take them across EU borders has finally reached its first stages of operation.

  • Letter from Brussels: Unclear on clearance

    The prolongation for 18 months of pension funds’ exemption from posting collateral when trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives is leading PensionsEurope to seek clarification. 

  • Letter from Brussels: EU focus on tax tricks

    There is increasing attention in Brussels on company reporting, taxation and offshore financial centres. The G20 and some OECD countries have demanded country-by-country reporting rules for multinational companies with a turnover over €750m

  • Letter from Brussels: Pan-EU private schemes for 2017?

    Legislation proposing pan-EU personal pension products (PEPPs) could be tabled in 2017, according to the European Commission

  • Letter from Brussels: A vision for cross-border workers

    A former director of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has proposed a new option for occupational pensions that could help the large number of workers whose careers take them across EU internal borders.

  • Letter from Brussels: Weighty in-tray for new CMU commissioner

    Valdis Dombrovskis has assumed responsibility as commissioner in charge of the flagship Capital Markets Union project. But he has also assumed the added complication of the withdrawal of the UK

  • Letter from Brussels: Posted worker woes

    It will not be the first time that proposed revisions to EU rules affecting finance and pensions get stuck in a logjam between interests groups

  • Letter from Brussels: Tax targeting continues

    Pressure to clean up the financial sector has led to copious legislation from Brussels. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Ethical pressures mount

    There are plenty of indicators of rising pressure to advance ethical standards across the financial sector. One outcome takes the form of mountains of clean-up legislation, including from Brussels. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Beefing up the CMU

    Inadequacy of European national court systems in the financial sphere is due for overhaul. Upgrade is necessary if the EU’s capital markets union programme (CMU) is going to get anywhere, according to a high-status paper

  • Letter from Brussels: Race to upgrade EFSI

    Legislative moves to support the EU’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are being rushed through Brussels. But, so far, evidence of any torrent of fund movement by the institutional investment sector across EU frontiers has yet to emerge.

  • Letter from Brussels: A simmering conflict

    Conflict continues to simmer over the issue of passport rights for non-EU-domiciled hedge funds across the EU

  • Letter from Brussels: A lawyer’s feast

    It is a case of tackling one challenge after another in the Capital Markets Union (CMU). According to the European Commission, the present morass of different national insolvency rules creates a barrier to the flow of capital across the EU. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Cross-border challenge for IORP II

    IORP II may have cleared the European Parliament’s committee stage but amendments tabled to the second directive covering occupational pensions since 2003 are so radical that it would be unwise to forecast its future.

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