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Belgium

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

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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

Luxembourg

Amundi already wins business for Luxembourg-based pan-European IORP

Thu, 5 Jan 2017By , Frank van Alphen

Vehicle to offer DC plans in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Netherlands

The main square in Brussels

Belgium down on FTT, forging ahead on IORP II, cross-border bid

Tue, 20 Dec 2016By

Trade association event showcases Belgium-based cross-border pension funds

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Unify civil servant, private sector pension scheme rules, says OECD

Wed, 7 Dec 2016By

In many OECD countries, civil servant replacement rates 20 percentage points higher than in private sector

Liege Belgium

Belgian metal industry launches €100m job-creation fund

Tue, 29 Nov 2016By

Industry scheme invests €40m in fund targeting job-creating company financing

Brussels, Belgium

Tobin tax would hurt Belgian cross-border IORP appeal – PensioPlus

Tue, 29 Nov 2016By

Belgian pension fund association warns government of ‘devastating’ impact of financial transactions tax

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Chemical giant DuPont to relocate Dutch workers' pensions to Belgium

Thu, 17 Nov 2016By

New arrangements ‘future-proof’, cheaper for sponsor, union says

Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension fund association decries government's workplace plan

Fri, 11 Nov 2016By

Pension fund association, advisory academic council raise concerns

The main square in Brussels

Aon Netherlands works council loses appeal over additional funding

Wed, 2 Nov 2016By Frank van Alphen,

Consultancy weighs APF as potential alternative to decamping to Belgium

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds return 1.45% over first half as Brexit hits hard

Tue, 18 Oct 2016By , Jeremy Woolfe

National occupational pension association points to recovery after ‘very negative’ Brexit impact

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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

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IFoA pushes environmental issues higher up actuarial agenda

Tue, 16 May 2017By

UK actuarial association issues ‘Risk Alert’ on climate change

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UK scheme surplus rules causing concern for sponsors: KPMG

Fri, 5 May 2017By

Poll of pension scheme sponsors finds average discount rate has hit negative level after inflation

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Companies bow to pressure group over climate-change disclosures

Wed, 3 May 2017By

Regulator criticised for lack of transparency over negotiations with two oil and gas companies

Transition problems

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The travails of defined benefit pension schemes and insurers are well known as they seek to meet liabilities made in previous decades in today’s ultra-low-rate environment

Creative destruction is needed

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The current vogue for optimism about the prospects for the developed economies is overdone. There may be a slight cyclical upturn but its significance is limited

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