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Belgium

A lighthouse in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Netherlands roundup: Low-cost DC vehicles growing steadily

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Also: APG invests in €1bn infrastructure portfolio; Ahold scheme swaps custodian

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium adds functionality to online pension portal

Mon, 27 Nov 2017By

mypension.be will allow users to calculate their estimated state pension

FSMA building, Brussels, Belgium

Belgian regulator expecting better DC fees, performance disclosure

Fri, 3 Nov 2017By

One third of DC plans did not disclose fees or performance in scheme documentation

power electricity line pylon infrastructure

Pension fund, insurer seeking infrastructure managers via IPE Quest

Wed, 1 Nov 2017By IPE Staff

Belgium-based pension fund and insurance company in Scandinavia are looking for managers

Belgium: Cross-pillar reform target

September 2017 (Magazine)By

The government has been acting on reform recommendations from the Pension Reform Commission

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

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

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

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

The European Commission

Withholding tax relief in sight as Commission unveils code of conduct

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Complicated withholding tax refund procedures are estimated to cost €8.4bn a year

HBOS office in Halifax, UK

Accounting roundup: Regulator admits failings over HBOS

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Plus: New reporting rules for pension gains and losses; Impact of IAS 19 on German asset allocation

Dublin, Ireland

Employer contributions fail to improve Irish schemes' funding

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Companies paid in €9.6bn from 2010-16, consultancy LCP reports

European Parliament inside plenary view

EU Parliament approves plan to dilute asset valuation rules

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By

Transition period planned for new IFRS 9 rules

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK stewardship watchdog floats ‘section 172’ for asset managers

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By

FRC unveils new corporate governance code and questions about Stewardship Code 

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