In-depth reports, interviews, briefings, news and market data on pensions and institutional investment in Germany 

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Country report - Germany

Country report: Germany

April 2021 (Magazine)

Social partner pensions are just one of the new defined contribution (DC) pension arrangements which have emerged in Germany in the past three year and more more could follow, as we analyse in this report. Will this bring a boost to the country’s neglected second pillar? We also look at pension risk management and find how investors are evolving to adapt to new realities in terms of assets and liabilities, and assess why German politicians are looking abroad for ways to boost exposure to equities in long-term savings.