Ultra-low interest rates mean the state pension is now the best element of Dutch system, says pensions law professor Yves Stevens
First link expected to be established between Belgian and Dutch data banks
ESMA says agreements will allow UK-based asset managers to continue to run money for EU entities
IPE explores how the IORP II directive has been implemented across EU member states
Industry keenly awaiting guidance from the regulator on risk management elements
Belgium-based IORP to shake up “conservative” Danish pensions market
Willis Towers Watson will transfer staff to its in-house DC fund, LifeSight, from next year
Social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees responds to claims that stricter conditions for cross-border moves are illegal
Hans van Meerten argues that additional conditions to counter supervisory arbitrage are against EU law
Assets under management surged in 2017 amid wave of transfers from foreign pension providers
Proposal is in response to concerns about funds shifting to Belgium for more lenient regulation
Pieter Omtzigt suggests that Netherlands can no longer stop pension funds from moving abroad under IORP II
Structure exempts employer from duty of filling in funding gap and introduces concept of rights cuts
Nearly a decade after the Belgian-Dutch bancassurer collapsed, institutional investors have a result
Allocations to alternatives and emerging market debt brought in returns of more than 18% each
Plus: Metal scheme PME takes €100m stake in Danish fund for sustainable energy
Plus: Butchers’ scheme takes on 4,000 poultry workers; Netherlands and Belgium reach pension tax agreement
Self-employed individuals have not been able to accrue occupational pension benefits
PensioPlus warns on withdrawal of quantitative easing, equity market volatility and higher inflation
Also: FRC reports on current and future use of artificial intelligence in accounting and corporate reporting
Many people start their new year with diets, exercise, or perhaps a dose of self-help. Bookshops are well stocked with guides to better working, living, thinking, sleeping and even breathing.
The clouds darkened last month. Forecasts of the world’s economics prospects became distinctly gloomier.
This year could turn out to be a lucrative one for lawyers in the pension and investment sectors. Deciphering Brexit implications, ensuring compliance with IORP II and localised rulebook changes will keep the legal profession busy
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