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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

EU flag

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

The main square in Brussels

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

A map of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

The main square in Brussels

Aon Netherlands works council loses appeal over additional funding

Wed, 2 Nov 2016By Frank van Alphen,

Consultancy weighs APF as potential alternative to decamping to Belgium

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds return 1.45% over first half as Brexit hits hard

Tue, 18 Oct 2016By , Jeremy Woolfe

National occupational pension association points to recovery after ‘very negative’ Brexit impact

Map of Europe

Belgian government confirms tax exemption for cross-border schemes

Mon, 10 Oct 2016By ,

Legal proposals to underline country’s position as location for pan-European pension funds

Euros

European pension funds back BNPP private debt fund

Tue, 4 Oct 2016By IPE Staff

ERAFP, Pensio B join leading European insurers in SME debt fund

FSMA building, Brussels, Belgium

Belgium's financial regulator authorises GE cross-border IORP

Wed, 28 Sep 2016By

Multinational had been considering pan-European fund for some time

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

German pensions: A new not-quite revolution

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The current reforms risk repeating some of the mistakes of the Riester plan. Devolving responsibility to social partners for creating new sector schemes risks passing the buck

Europe: The genie is out of the lamp

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Times have changed since the Society for the German Language chose Alternativlos (without alternative) as its Unwort (literally ‘unword’ or ugliest word) of the year for 2010

Fiduciary managers need more competition

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The review of the UK’s asset management market by the FCA may or may not result in tighter regulation of investment advice. But the regulator would do well to continue focusing on investment consulting firms that offer fiduciary management services

From Our Perspective: Two decades of shifting perspectives

April 2017 (Magazine)

This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.

Norges Bank Investment Management: Strategy shift at Europe’s biggest investor

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), arguably the world’s most watched institutional investor, is considering adopting a risk-factor approach.

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