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Bucharest, Romania

Media battle and market crash force pension policy rethink in Romania

Wed, 30 May 2018By

PensionsEurope also criticised a plan to suspend contributions that caused a stock market crash

Kaunas, Lithuania

IMF sees ‘step in the right direction’ in Lithuanian pension reform

Wed, 23 May 2018By

Baltic country’s government has agreed on pension reform and put it to parliament

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Poland relaxes management rules for auto-enrolment pensions

Wed, 2 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Also: Regulator approves fund management company takeover

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish second-pillar fund returns plunge as stock market falls

Tue, 1 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

9% drop in Poland’s main stock index wipes out part of 2018’s stellar investment returns

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Bulgarian pension body disputes projected second-pillar payouts

Tue, 1 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Issues include predicted long-term wage rises and inclusion of non-contributing members

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Lithuania plans major overhaul of second-pillar pensions

Tue, 17 Apr 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment proposed for younger workers as well as change to contribution structure

Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia's LHV invests in ICT start-ups fund

Wed, 7 Mar 2018By

Pension fund manager invests alongside European Investment Fund and venture capital investor

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

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

IPE Conference Prague 2017

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

All Latest CEE News

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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)By

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

All Pensions in CEE

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DAX scheme funding levels hit by European stock performance

Fri, 10 Aug 2018By

As liabilities increase with lower rates and longer life expectancy, returns at DAX companies fail to boost funding

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Date with destiny? Schemes mull ‘Brexit day’ valuations

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Some UK funds are considering changing the date of formal valuations – but advisers are split on the benefits

Berlin, Germany

German longevity data adds €10bn to Direktzusage liabilities

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

First update since 2005 expected to increase liabilities by 1% for companies paying pensions direct from balance sheets

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Audit regulator criticises DB accounting standards [updated]

Mon, 30 Jul 2018By

DB liabilities could rise after Financial Reporting Council’s review, consultant warns

Oxford University

USS proposes 41% contribution hike to plug funding shortfall

Thu, 26 Jul 2018By

Report into 2017 valuation expected by September with employers hoping to avoid higher pension costs

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