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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

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Dutch supervisor warns against overly high return assumptions

Mon, 22 May 2017By

Expected returns for past two years have failed to materialise

Guild Halls in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds slash liability discount rates

Thu, 18 May 2017By

Supervisor FSMA indicated that some schemes still use ‘too optimistic’ assumptions for returns

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Website of Belgian pension fund Ogeo hacked

Wed, 10 May 2017By

Website suspected to have been hacked because it contained the word ‘fund’ 

FSMA building, Brussels, Belgium

Belgian regulator targets more transparency for DC members

Fri, 7 Apr 2017By

FSMA is consulting on recommendations on transparency of costs and returns

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Vitol Anker shifts pension scheme from Netherlands to Luxembourg

Thu, 30 Mar 2017By

Commodities company has launched replacement DC scheme for existing employees

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

KBC pension fund's Meysmans to step down after 20 years

Thu, 30 Mar 2017By

Influential voice in Belgian pensions will also quit industry body PensioPlus

Liege Belgium

Consolidation roundup: Bank pensions join industry schemes

Fri, 3 Mar 2017By ,

Artesia Bank moves pension from Netherlands to Belgium; Barclays shifts German pension to BVV

Brussels, Belgium

EU finance ministers consider FTT exemption for pension funds

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Ministers will carry out further technical analysis of FTT effect before making decision

Amsterdam at night

Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Aon Hewitt to add DC to cross-border IORP

Fri, 3 Feb 2017By

Consultant talking to ‘dozens’ of companies about taking over defined contribution arrangements

Liege Belgium

Belgian pension funds generate 5.7% in 2016

Tue, 24 Jan 2017By

Lobbying organisation calls on government to reject the financial transaction tax for pension funds

Luxembourg

Amundi already wins business for Luxembourg-based pan-European IORP

Thu, 5 Jan 2017By , Frank van Alphen

Vehicle to offer DC plans in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Netherlands

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Belgium down on FTT, forging ahead on IORP II, cross-border bid

Tue, 20 Dec 2016By

Trade association event showcases Belgium-based cross-border pension funds

OECD conference centre Paris

Unify civil servant, private sector pension scheme rules, says OECD

Wed, 7 Dec 2016By

In many OECD countries, civil servant replacement rates 20 percentage points higher than in private sector

Liege Belgium

Belgian metal industry launches €100m job-creation fund

Tue, 29 Nov 2016By

Industry scheme invests €40m in fund targeting job-creating company financing

Brussels, Belgium

Tobin tax would hurt Belgian cross-border IORP appeal – PensioPlus

Tue, 29 Nov 2016By

Belgian pension fund association warns government of ‘devastating’ impact of financial transactions tax

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Chemical giant DuPont to relocate Dutch workers' pensions to Belgium

Thu, 17 Nov 2016By

New arrangements ‘future-proof’, cheaper for sponsor, union says

Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension fund association decries government's workplace plan

Fri, 11 Nov 2016By

Pension fund association, advisory academic council raise concerns

All Latest Belgium News

Pensions in Belgium: Look to the future

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss finds that despite healthy returns last year, 2017 will be more challenging for Belgian pension funds

All Pensions in Belgium

EIOPA, ECB consult on information gathering

LCP: Defined benefit funds are 'fighting for survival'

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

FTSE 100 companies have pumped £150bn into DB funds in 10 years but large deficits remain

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UK roundup: FRC expands Coats pension investigation

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

Latest monthly private sector DB deficit estimates give contrasting picture 

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Sponsors 'must review DB terms' after accounting rule change

Wed, 26 Jul 2017By

IAS19 proposal could affect future sponsor contribution levels and viability of buyout plans, consultants warn

Accountancy

Pensions accounting in IASB’s sights as disclosure project takes shape

Wed, 12 Jul 2017By

Accounting body proposes removing choice for sponsors to report interest 

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Accounting roundup: FRC, GAAP, IFRS, IASB, S&P

Tue, 11 Jul 2017By

UK’s FRC says more work needed before updating GAAP in line with IFRS changes 

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