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Belgium overhauls second pillar pensions for self-employed

Tue, 6 Feb 2018By

Self-employed individuals have not been able to accrue occupational pension benefits

Liege Belgium

Euro and equity rallies boost Belgian pension funds to 6% in 2017

Mon, 5 Feb 2018By

PensioPlus warns on withdrawal of quantitative easing, equity market volatility and higher inflation

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

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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

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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

Accountancy

Experts warn of P&L hit from DB accounting changes

Mon, 19 Feb 2018By

Companies should revisit pension assumptions during the financial year, IASB says

calculator accounting

PGGM, APG call for reform to withholding tax rules

Thu, 15 Feb 2018By Frank van Alphen

Dutch schemes could claim €300m back but costs are prohibitive for smaller funds

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Discount rate cuts German corporate pension liabilities in 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

Change to ‘unconstitutional’ accounting rules getting closer, says Willis Towers Watson

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Carillion: Politicians press accounting watchdog over 'going concern' rules

Mon, 5 Feb 2018By

Politicians flag LAPFF’s long-running dispute with Financial Reporting Council as part of Carillion inquiry

Analysis: ATP’s tax policy highlights risk to reputation in offshore investments

February 2018 (magazine)By

The EU’s first-ever blacklist of tax havens has given politicians and pension funds another chance to consider the ethics of investing via opaque or tax-light locations

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