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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

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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

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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

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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

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Belgium adopts IORP II law with transitional measures

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Industry keenly awaiting guidance from the regulator on risk management elements

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

Wed, 28 Nov 2018By

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

All Latest Belgium News

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Pension liabilities set to rise as mortality falls in first half

Fri, 16 Aug 2019By

Analysis from longevity experts at Club Vita indicates that longevity improvements could be on the rise again – which means DB scheme costs could increase

London

UK MPs criticise government over handling of FRC chair appointment

Thu, 8 Aug 2019By

Simon Dingemans is set to chair the Financial Reporting Council and its successor body – but politicians have expressed ‘frustration and dissatisfaction’ at the process

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Accounting standards board approves changes to DB reporting methods

Wed, 7 Aug 2019By

The IASB sought to address complaints that pensions accounting rules ‘often do not meet the primary objectives’ of accountants and analysts

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Accounting body could drop hybrid scheme work, IASB warns

Fri, 26 Jul 2019By

The international standard setter is looking for help from the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group to inform its work on accounting for hybrid pension funds

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FTSE 350 discount rates more bunched around average – report

Fri, 12 Jul 2019By

Hymans Robertson suggests greater bunching an effect of tougher oversight, higher yields 

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