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Frankfurt at sunset

German companies paid €13.1bn into pension plans last year

Tue, 20 Mar 2018By

Aggregate funding level now at highest since 2007, according to analysis from Willis Towers Watson

Berlin sunset

Providers urged to take a step back in offering new pension products

Wed, 14 Mar 2018By

Stakeholders in German industry-wide pension plans confirm negotiations but say they will not be rushed

Reichstag, Berlin

Germany eyes pension dashboard after coalition deal

Tue, 13 Mar 2018By

Aon researching best-practice models and legal framework for data pooling


Asset management roundup: Nippon Life to back DWS’s listing

Mon, 12 Mar 2018By

Plus: Commission worries, disappoints with proposals on cross-border distribution of funds

berlin rents will continue to grow but at a slower pace than during the last decade

German workplace pensions ‘must double to cover pension gap’

Wed, 7 Mar 2018By

Employees need to match employer contributions, Willis Towers Watson says

ruv zielrente pressegespraech

First products for new German industry DC plans out on the market

Tue, 6 Mar 2018By

Two consortia present new models for industry-wide DC plans 

The Houses of Parliament, London

Accounting roundup: FRC wrongly told companies to pay voluntary levy

Tue, 6 Mar 2018By

Also: IASB seeks fix for IAS 19 anomaly; rule changes could prove difficult in Germany


‘Only big players will survive’, says Universal Investment CEO

Thu, 1 Mar 2018By

Universal Investment CEO anticipates consolidation in domestic fund service provider market

the law to strengthen occupational pensions

Europe's pensions regulation, country by country

March 2018 (magazine)By

Key regulatory issues affecting pensions across the region 

Strategically Speaking: Deutsche Asset Management/DWS Group

March 2018 (magazine)By

Deutsche Asset Management set about trying to conquer the world in the 1990s and 2000s. CEOs have come and gone, as have brands. Another rebrand will follow this month’s planned IPO

Reichstag, Berlin

German coalition government plans ‘class action’ law

Wed, 28 Feb 2018By

New framework is not seen as likely to benefit investors much 


Deutsche Bank confirms asset management IPO plan

Mon, 26 Feb 2018By

Partial listing expected for mid-March

HDI Talanx

German insurers team up to cater for new industry pension plans

Wed, 21 Feb 2018By

Talanx and Zurich consortium in the pipeline as providers anticipate new pension market

Berlin sunset

New German pension model ‘needs information rethink’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018By

The first negotiations on the BRSG in Germany are underway but results might have to wait until 2019

Reichstag, Berlin

Analysis: Pension policy promises in draft German coalition deal

Tue, 13 Feb 2018By

Pensions portal, state pension sustainability, standardised Riester all mentioned in coalition agreement, reports Susanna Rust

Euro banknotes

European asset management hits new records in 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

€8.9trn of assets were managed in European-domiciled open-ended funds at the end of last year

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

Techniker Krankenkasse

Major German statutory health insurer to set up Pensionsfonds

Tue, 6 Feb 2018By

Investment diversification the main motivation for funding pensions from the external vehicle

Frankfurt at sunset

AXA Germany sells Pensionskasse to rival insurer

Thu, 1 Feb 2018By

Insurer wants to streamline occupational pension offering


GKN warns on pension scheme covenant if takeover proceeds

Tue, 30 Jan 2018By

Higher debt levels at Melrose could affect pension arrangements in UK and Germany, GKN claims

All Latest Germany News

timetable for germanys pension reform law

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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