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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

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Aon agrees CDC framework for Belgian pension vehicle

Wed, 15 Aug 2018By

Structure exempts employer from duty of filling in funding gap and introduces concept of rights cuts

Gavel

Dutch court approves €1.3bn Fortis settlement

Tue, 31 Jul 2018By

Nearly a decade after the Belgian-Dutch bancassurer collapsed, institutional investors have a result

Ahold Delhaize's headquarters in Zaandam, the Netherlands

Dutch retailer’s scheme boosts funding despite hedging loss

Tue, 10 Apr 2018By

Allocations to alternatives and emerging market debt brought in returns of more than 18% each

Offshore wind farm

ABP purchases €360m of Belgian green bonds

Fri, 2 Mar 2018By

Plus: Metal scheme PME takes €100m stake in Danish fund for sustainable energy

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Belgium: Focus on risk and returns

March 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds face lower returns and greater regulatory pressures

Afsluitdijk, Netherlands

Netherlands roundup: PGGM joins €921m dam project

Tue, 27 Feb 2018By , Frank van Alphen, Pensioen Pro staff

Plus: Butchers’ scheme takes on 4,000 poultry workers; Netherlands and Belgium reach pension tax agreement

belgian parliament

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

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Belgium: Focus on risk and returns

March 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds face lower returns and greater regulatory pressures

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Sterling

‘Step-change’ in number of UK schemes in funding surplus

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

37% of schemes in funding surplus in 2018 survey, up from 27% three years earlier

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Accounting roundup: More work needed on ‘too big to fail’ banks

Fri, 12 Oct 2018By

Plus: IASB eyes new pension standard, EU plots financial reporting ‘lab’

uk parliament

UK announces further review of audit market competitiveness

Wed, 10 Oct 2018By ,

Competition and Markets Authority to fast-track probe into continued dominance of ‘Big Four’ auditors

Euros

Amended longevity tables may save providers up to 50bp in buffers

Mon, 8 Oct 2018By

Slower increase in longevity after Heubeck fixes flaw

Cologne

Longevity data was flawed, admits German consultancy

Tue, 2 Oct 2018By

Revision expected later this month expected to lower longevity increase and with it buffer requirements

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