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Frankfurt at sunset

Growth of Master KVG market boosts German custodians

Fri, 12 Jan 2018By

Competition between global custodians and local full-service providers on the rise in Germany

Berlin sunset

Young Germans ‘mistrust first pillar system’, survey finds

Mon, 8 Jan 2018By

Even more than the general German population, young employees are putting their hopes on occupational pensions

hamburg harbour

Berlin pension fund backs ex-Berenberg bankers’ startup

Mon, 8 Jan 2018By

€1.5bn scheme takes equity stake in currency overlay specialist 7orca as well as granting €300m mandate

HBOS office in Halifax, UK

Accounting roundup: Regulator admits failings over HBOS

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Plus: New reporting rules for pension gains and losses; Impact of IAS 19 on German asset allocation

Hurricane from space

ESG roundup: UK pension fund body warns members on climate risk

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By

Plus: Southern Europeans lauch investor network, UK government backs social impact, green finance

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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

Frankfurt at sunset

Institutional investors have become ‘too illiquid’, warns NSN Pension

Mon, 20 Nov 2017By

German pension funds give differing outlooks for alternative asset classes as markets heat up

Frankfurt, Germany

German unions, employers taking time over new pension plans

Fri, 17 Nov 2017By

Still no ideas from social partners on new pension plans under the Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz, conference hears

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Mercer creates German pension fund outsourcing vehicle

Thu, 16 Nov 2017By

Consultancy’s external vehicle targets companies thinking about offloading pension liabilities

Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index

Melbourne Mercer: Pension systems fail to make the A-grade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By IPE Staff

Denmark once again is the world’s best but several systems have seen ratings drop in the past 12 months

Westhafentower EIOPA

Supervisor EIOPA overstepping mark with PEPP, conference hears

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By

Pension stakeholders agree new product proposal no old-age retirement strategy

Peter Hadasch

Former Nestlé pension chief Hadasch dies at 64

Wed, 18 Oct 2017By

Peter Hadasch, co-founder and board member at VFPK, planned to retire in November

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2023 'too early' for verdict on German pension reform

Tue, 17 Oct 2017By

Willis Towers Watson to launch index to track development of occupational pensions post-BRSG

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German election: Merkel's coalition partners could shape EU relations

Fri, 22 Sep 2017By

Polls point to fourth term for chancellor Angela Merkel, with talk of new coalition partners

Museum of Art History, Vienna

Funded pensions must prop up first pillar as wages stagnate: Rürup

Wed, 20 Sep 2017By

German pensions expert warns against either/or approach to pay-as-you-go and funded systems

Berlin sunset

BRSG: DC plans to strengthen German system, says WTW

Wed, 13 Sep 2017By

Analysis of future developments of German funded pensions under new legal framework

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

German regulator giving ‘high priority’ to new DC plans

Mon, 4 Sep 2017By

Encourages collective bargaining parties, providers, to get in touch 

Germany: Germany goes DC

September 2017 (Magazine)By

The German parliament has passed one of the most comprehensive pension reform bills in the country’s history – rendering a complex system even more intricate

New Zealand

ESG roundup: NZ Super, Erste, Trucost

Thu, 17 Aug 2017By Florence Chong,

Also: Austrian manager excludes carmakers; Trucost launches carbon pricing tool

Frankfurt at sunset

Discount rates boost German pension funding levels

Wed, 16 Aug 2017By

Willis Towers Watson calculates better funding rate but urges reviews of current plans

All Latest Germany News

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Pensions In Germany: Draft law under discussion

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Germany’s discussion on new pension vehicles without guarantees has revealed a much deeper challenge with promises, disappointments and misunderstandings, finds Barbara Ottawa 

Aba: DC and auto-enrolment, German style

April 2017 (Magazine)

Verena Menne and Klaus Stiefermann outline concerns about planned reforms to introduce defined contribution pensions to Germany

A long-awaited reform: Allianz Global Investors

April 2017 (Magazine)

The reform to introduce pure defined contribution plans is a huge opportunity. But if it does not succeed it may mark the beginning of mandatory corporate pensions

Asset Allocation: Uncertainty focuses minds

April 2017 (Magazine)By

German pension investors continue to diversify their assets against a backdrop of political uncertainty, writes Rachel Fixsen

Asset Allocation: Investors embrace change

April 2017 (Magazine)

The latest Willis Towers Watson risk-management study reveals the ongoing challenge that German pension funds face in meeting their liabilities

Regulation: Costs not caps

April 2017 (Magazine)By

New rules for BaFin-regulated institutional investors in Germany might appear cap-free, but costs could restrict movement, according to Barbara Ottawa 

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