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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

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

belgium

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

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

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belgium

Belgium: Focus on risk and returns

March 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds face lower returns and greater regulatory pressures

All Pensions in Belgium

liam kennedy

Liabilities remain in focus

December 2018 (magazine)By

Given overall pressure on funding rates and falling asset markets, 2019 looks set to be a year where good governance and adaptability to external events will be crucial

daniel ben ami

The right tool for the job

December 2018 (magazine)By

Applying economics models to understand politics is like trying to use a trowel to saw a piece of wood in half

carlo svaluto moreolo

Interest rates are not a one-sided risk

December 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds should always act as long-term investors whenever possible

nick reeve

Checking back on 2018

December 2018 (magazine)By

In January, in this column, I highlighted areas to watch for 2018. In the spirit of holding myself to account, it’s time to see how they panned out

ambachtsheer

Dutch reform: ‘Complexity and stubbornness killing world’s best pensions system’

December 2018 (magazine)By

Despite ranking as the world’s best in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension index, the Netherlands’ pensions system is being hit by too much complexity and ineffective regulation

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