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Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia cuts fee cap, relaxes investment rules for pension funds

Mon, 30 Sep 2019By

The new rulebook is designed to cut management fees and promote more investment in local companies that are often unlisted

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn

Estonia set to overhaul €4.4bn second-pillar system

Tue, 20 Aug 2019By Krystyna Krzyzak

Coalition government’s decision follows similar moves in Poland and Romania to scale back second-pillar coverage

Sighișoara, Romania

Romanian government eases grip on second-pillar system

Fri, 7 Jun 2019By

Crippling capital requirements on providers have been defused significantly, and the industry sees a “chance for survival”  

Warsaw, Poland

Poland finalises abolition of €38bn second-pillar system

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By Krystyna Krzyzak

Transfer to state or private provision set for January 2020, subject to consultation and parliamentary approval

Sighișoara, Romania

Romania faces ‘last call’ to save second pillar

Fri, 1 Mar 2019By

Industry fears nationalisation by the back door through government reforms

Archaeological Museum, Skopje, Macedonia

CEE roundup: Third provider targets North Macedonia [updated]

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

Slovenian insurer Triglav to bring more competition to Macedonian pension fund market

Dutch flag

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

Town hall in Brasov, Romania

PensionsEurope joins criticism of Romanian reforms

Thu, 31 Jan 2019By

European pension fund lobby group calls new capital requirements “disproportionate”

The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia’s auto-enrolment pension law faces constitutional challenge

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment system is mandatory for younger workers, while older ones must opt out

Bucharest, Romania

Industry fears ‘de-facto nationalisation’ of Romanian second pillar

Mon, 14 Jan 2019By

Government cuts fees for occupational pension providers and increases capital requirements 

The European Commission

EU aims to boost investment in small cap, CEE with new indices

Thu, 10 Jan 2019By

SMEs in central and eastern Europe not on investors’ radar screens, European Commission says

the motlawa river gdansk

Poland: A policy gear change

January 2019 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment to be rolled out in Poland as the second pillar is wound up

Romania: Weighing the second pillar

January 2019 (magazine)By

Romania must weigh short-term budgetary constraints against long-term capital market development as it considers its second-pillar pension system

Bulgaria: Can investors rely on pensions?

January 2019 (magazine)By

Bulgarian pension savers receive paltry returns after inflation and costs

gary baker

Capital markets: Power to the centre

January 2019 (magazine)By

There is a trend among regional capital market participants for the increased centralisation of regulation, but it needs to be counterbalanced by increased trust

second pillar pension assets

Second-pillar pensions in Central & Eastern Europe

January 2019 (magazine)

Analysis of assets, membership and asset allocation

Polish flag

Poland’s second-pillar funds suffer losses as equity market falls

Thu, 1 Nov 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Falling Warsaw Stock Exchange prices drag down returns amid macro concerns

Polish flag

Polish parliament gives auto-enrolment law the go-ahead

Tue, 9 Oct 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

First enrolments to start in July 2019, subject to approval from the upper house and president Andrzej Duda

Bratislava, Slovakia

NN to boost Slovakian pensions business via Aegon acquisition

Fri, 31 Aug 2018By

NN also to acquire Aegon’s Slovakian and Czech life insurance businesses

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

All Latest CEE News

the motlawa river gdansk

Poland: A policy gear change

January 2019 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment to be rolled out in Poland as the second pillar is wound up

Romania: Weighing the second pillar

January 2019 (magazine)By

Romania must weigh short-term budgetary constraints against long-term capital market development as it considers its second-pillar pension system

Bulgaria: Can investors rely on pensions?

January 2019 (magazine)By

Bulgarian pension savers receive paltry returns after inflation and costs

gary baker

Capital markets: Power to the centre

January 2019 (magazine)By

There is a trend among regional capital market participants for the increased centralisation of regulation, but it needs to be counterbalanced by increased trust

second pillar pension assets

Second-pillar pensions in Central & Eastern Europe

January 2019 (magazine)

Analysis of assets, membership and asset allocation

All Pensions in CEE

Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Accounting roundup: FRC raises going concern sign-off standards

Wed, 16 Oct 2019By

Watchdog says auditors face ‘significantly stronger requirements’ 

Photo of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Swiss corporate pensions slide into red for first time in two years

Mon, 14 Oct 2019By

Coverage ratio down by four percentage points in third quarter, consultancy reports [updated]

liam kennedy

Pensions in a hostile climate

October 2019 (Magazine)By

 Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds. 

daniel ben ami

Storing up future pain

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged. 

carlo svaluto moreolo

Do not let costs become an obsession

October 2019 (Magazine)By

Our report this month on management and outsourcing discusses how pension funds must increasingly rely on external organisations to analyse their portfolios, particularly from a cost perspective. 

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