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Polish government gives green light for auto-enrolment pensions [updated]

Fri, 16 Feb 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Restriction of asset management to investment fund companies criticised by pension fund managers

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Equities fuel Lithuanian second-pillar funds' 4.5% gain in 2017

Thu, 25 Jan 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Equity-weighted fund returns exceeded 9%, while bond funds performed poorly

Mavrovo, Macedonia

Slovenia’s NLB agrees sale of Macedonian pensions business

Mon, 18 Dec 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Transfer of shares to Sava Re is contingent on regulatory approval

Moscow, Russia

Russian second-pillar pension contributions freeze extended to 2020

Fri, 15 Dec 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Individual Pension Capital plan faces further delays

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish pension fund sector set for another merger

Wed, 13 Dec 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

State-owned PZU Life to buy pension offerings of Bank Pekao

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Mandate roundup: German fund in €1bn LDI search on IPE Quest

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Plus: ERAFP tenders out €2bn currency hedging mandate

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IPE Conference: Political risk in Europe ‘on the decline for first time’

Wed, 29 Nov 2017By

Investors missing opportunities in CEE and Greece as niche markets, delegates in Prague told

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CEE pension fund tenders infra, direct lending mandates via IPE Quest

Thu, 23 Nov 2017By IPE Staff

Central European pension fund eyeing allocations of up to €100m to each asset class

Bucharest, Romania

PensionsEurope warns of risks from Romanian second-pillar cuts

Thu, 16 Nov 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Trade body urges government to promote higher contributions amid demographic pressures

Bucharest, Romania

CEE roundup: Romania slashes second-pillar contributions

Fri, 10 Nov 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Plus: Bulgaria’s regulator set for financial independence, new Polish pension plans take shape

Old Town, Warsaw

Polish roundup: Second-pillar 12-month returns hit 28%

Tue, 31 Oct 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Growth spurred by Warsaw Stock Exchange bull market

Moscow, Russia

Russian state fund outperforms non-state providers in H1

Tue, 24 Oct 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Falling share prices responsible for weaker returns

Bucharest, Romania

Romania's second-pillar pensions to become voluntary

Mon, 11 Sep 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Fees and contribution rates may also be cut, says prime minister

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Baltics roundup: Nordea and DNB to merge operations

Tue, 29 Aug 2017By

Also: Estonia’s LHV pension fund invests in Lithuanian internet service provider

Facade and environment of St Peter's church in Riga Latvia

Start-up pension provider aims to cut costs in Latvia

Fri, 25 Aug 2017By

Passively managed pension plans will cost half of the industry average, INDEXO chief says

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Swedbank exits from Lithuanian third-pillar provision

Fri, 28 Jul 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Local asset manager INVL buys fund; becomes second biggest investor in Lithuanian SME Fund

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish pension fund overhaul postponed until July 2018

Thu, 27 Jul 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Regulatory and technical complexities cited for the delay

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

World Bank calls for full independence for Bulgarian regulator

Wed, 28 Jun 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Recommendations include powers to raise levies, improve staff salaries, and receive statutory indemnity

Moscow, Russia

Russian roundup: Non-state funds’ Q1 returns average 5%

Fri, 2 Jun 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Central bank encourages funds to diversify into assets backing the ‘real economy’

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish second-pillar funds net average 12-month gain of 17.6%

Fri, 28 Apr 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Law dismantling second pillar to be published by mid-year

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CEE: A system in flux

January 2018 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

As budgetary and demographic pressures start to bite, what is the future for CEE pension systems?

CEEC forum: Unique and varied problems

January 2018 (magazine)By

A recent panel with members of PensionsEurope’s CEEC Forum discussed regional pensions issues

Poland’s €40bn transition

January 2018 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment looks to be key to Poland’s pension future. Dismantling of the OFE system remains on hold

Romania: Analysis of a miscalculation

January 2018 (magazine)By

The Romanian government has decided to reduce contributions to the mandatory pensions system 

the collapse of food company agrokor in 2017 has had little effect on croatian pension funds

Croatia: Funds sidestep Agrokor

January 2018 (magazine)

The collapse of Croatia’s largest food and drink company in 2017 has barely affected pension portfolios

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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

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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

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

Discount rate cuts German corporate pension liabilities in 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

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

Carillion vans

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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