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tom mergaerts

How we run our money: Amonis

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Tom Mergaerts , CEO of Amonis, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the Belgian €2.1bn pension fund’s uncompromising investment philosophy

kbc landscape

Belgium's KBC to launch multi-employer pension fund

Wed, 30 Oct 2019By

Insurer says IORP II will increase legal obligations, governance for pension funds

On the Record: Lower yields

October 2019 (Magazine)By

After the ECB’s announcement of more QE, we asked two pension funds how they plan to manage the prospect of lower yields

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

How Europe’s pension sectors are preparing for Brexit

Fri, 27 Sep 2019By IPE Staff

IPE asked regulators and industry bodies in EU member states how they have been preparing for the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 31 October

Parc du Cinquantenaire

PensioPlus sets out to improve Belgium’s cross-border pull

Tue, 24 Sep 2019By

The industry organisation is to focus on simplifying procedures to enhance Belgium’s standing as prime location for pan-European pension funds

Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland

Chart of the Week: The best place in the world to retire is...

Fri, 20 Sep 2019By

… Iceland, which narrowly beat Switzerland, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual Global Retirement Index

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium targets €100bn in pension assets by 2025

Tue, 2 Apr 2019By

PensioPlus wants to increase size of Belgian-based pension fund market by more than double in six years

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Aon relaunches bid to transfer Dutch scheme to Belgium

Fri, 29 Mar 2019By

Move subject to approval by two thirds of participants and pensioners

Dutch flag

How the financial crisis took the shine off the Dutch pensions system

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

Ultra-low interest rates mean the state pension is now the best element of Dutch system, says pensions law professor Yves Stevens

Magnifying glass, search

European pension tracking service ‘to start within two years’

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By

First link expected to be established between Belgian and Dutch data banks

ESMA Paris building

UK and EU regulators agree on contingencies for ‘no deal’ Brexit

Fri, 1 Feb 2019By

ESMA says agreements will allow UK-based asset managers to continue to run money for EU entities

European Parliament building in Brussels

IORP II: How the EU directive has reshaped the pensions industry

Wed, 30 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

IPE explores how the IORP II directive has been implemented across EU member states

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Belgium adopts IORP II law with transitional measures

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Industry keenly awaiting guidance from the regulator on risk management elements

Rosenborg Castle, Denmark

​New pan-European pension fund opens for business in Denmark

Wed, 28 Nov 2018By

Belgium-based IORP to shake up “conservative” Danish pensions market

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

Willis Towers Watson, Mercer eye DC switches for Dutch staff

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By

Willis Towers Watson will transfer staff to its in-house DC fund, LifeSight, from next year

binnenhof and hofvijver

Netherlands doubles down on new rules for pension scheme transfers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By ,

Social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees responds to claims that stricter conditions for cross-border moves are illegal

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Lawyer contests stricter Dutch rules for cross-border pension transfers

Fri, 12 Oct 2018By

Hans van Meerten argues that additional conditions to counter supervisory arbitrage are against EU law

FSMA building, Brussels, Belgium

Cross-border activity fuels 18% rise in Belgian pension assets

Thu, 4 Oct 2018By

Assets under management surged in 2017 amid wave of transfers from foreign pension providers

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Netherlands to raise bar for cross-border pension transfers

Thu, 27 Sep 2018By

Proposal is in response to concerns about funds shifting to Belgium for more lenient regulation

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Dutch MP: Aon’s cross-border pension transfer is ‘supervisory arbitrage’

Thu, 30 Aug 2018By

Pieter Omtzigt suggests that Netherlands can no longer stop pension funds from moving abroad under IORP II

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liam kennedy

Bold thinking needed

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Muted and constrained economic growth, continued low yields and quantitative easing, combined with a poor investment return outlook, loom over Europe’s pension sector.

daniel ben ami

Bond bubble threatens emerging markets

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Although the prospect of a trade war is the tail risk that has most worried fund managers since mid-2018, other potential perils look more threatening

carlo svaluto moreolo

Systemic risk debate intensifies

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial system is facing its greatest challenge since the 2018 financial crisis

susanna sue rust

What's in a pensions minister?

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Last month, Jerry Moriarty, the chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, called on the country’s government to appoint a pensions minister 

alicia munnell

Letter from the US: Industry debates private equity role in 401(k) plans

November 2019 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Should those who invest through 401(k) retirement plans have greater access to private equity? 

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