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Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

German treasurers increase focus on pension asset management

Tue, 27 Aug 2019By

VDT says its focus will include in-house versus external fiduciary management, pension finance, and accounting issues

Bavaria alpine alps

Multi-asset manager sought for German foundation via IPE Quest [updated]

Tue, 13 Aug 2019By IPE Staff

€15m multi-asset mandate up for grabs for asset manager based in a German-speaking country 

Frankfurt

German quartet takes stake in ESG data provider Arabesque S-Ray

Thu, 18 Jul 2019By

Allianz X, DWS, Commerz Real and Land Hessen back quant asset manager’s proprietary technology for monitoring corporates’ ESG performance

Berlin, Germany

Germany’s €30bn BVV targets digitisation, enhanced risk management

Tue, 9 Jul 2019By

Expanded management board to allow the pension provider to harness digitation and respond to increased requirements on corporate governance and risk management

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Three quarters of German investors ‘consider sustainability criteria’

Thu, 27 Jun 2019By IPE Staff

More than half of those surveyed by Union Investment stated being satisfied or extremely satisfied with doing so

Frankfurt

German state signs PRI as Frankfurt eyes green finance sector

Mon, 17 Jun 2019By

Hessen, which includes the city of Frankfurt, has become the first of Germany’s 16 federal states to sign the UN’s Principles on Responsible Investment

London Stock Exchange Group

Asset management roundup: UK, China regulators agree stock connect programme

Mon, 17 Jun 2019By

Plus: DWS to sell €2bn hedge fund business to Alma Capital; MFS signs Italian distribution agreement with Deutsche Bank

Europe map

Few cross-border funds meet new German performance fee criteria

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

Fitz Partners finds that only 13% of UCITS funds would meet tighter performance fee structure conditions effective from December 

Bosch's Forschungscampus in Renningen, Germany

Bosch’s cross-border plan thwarted by regulatory hurdles

Tue, 11 Jun 2019By

Engineering company transfers Austrian pension plan to local provider after regulations prevent consolidation within German Pensionsfonds vehicle

Vienna at night

German, Swiss and Austrian investors report spike in ESG investments

Tue, 4 Jun 2019By

Sustainable investments volume increased by 50% across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, says FNG

Euros

German Pensionskassen announce major cuts to reserves

Tue, 28 May 2019By

Ailing Caritas and Kölner PK have agreed recovery terms with member representatives and the national financial regulator BaFin

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Analysis: Experts warn of bank stress test impact on covered bonds

Thu, 16 May 2019By

ECB’s banking sector stress tests have caused concern among covered bond analysts over the potential impact on the attractiveness of the asset class

French flags

Mandate roundup: Ircantec awards five mandates worth €2.8bn [updated]

Mon, 13 May 2019By

Plus: German church fund awards currency overlay mandate to Metzler; Italian education workers’ scheme shakes up manager line-up; Hampshire hires JP Morgan

Bonn, Germany

German minister demands mandatory workplace pensions

Thu, 9 May 2019By

At pension association aba’s annual conference in Bonn, politicians appear impatient for improved workplace pensions coverage

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

German supervisor disagrees with EIOPA over IORP inspection cycle

Wed, 24 Apr 2019By

EIOPA issued recommended actions to IORP supervisors in 16 countries after a peer review 

Munich Re's head office in Munich, Germany

Munich Re overhauls German pension provision with 90% guarantee

Wed, 17 Apr 2019By

German reinsurer closes old plans, sets up new pension provision with guarantees below 100%

EU flag

Commission launches infringement action against 17 states over IORP II

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By ,

Proceedings launched for “non-communication” of transposition measures after January deadline

neumann wacker chemie pk

BaFin warning on Pensionskassen was ‘wake-up call’ to sector

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

Chair of Wacker Chemie Pensionskasse argues that regulatory intervention was ‘beneficial shock’ for some organisations

Generali HQ, Trieste, Italy

Asset manager roundup: Generali backs ex-Pioneer staff’s multi-asset firm

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Also: Deutsche Börse buys Axioma in $850m deal; AQR opens Frankfurt office

Henkel bottling factory

German chemicals company de-risks with lump sum payments

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Employees respond positively as Henkel offers one-off payment to reduce DB liabilities

All Latest Germany News

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Germany: BRSG beyond the new DC plans

April 2019 (Magazine)By

A year into the implementation of Germany’s BRSG law to strengthen occupational pension schemes many legal uncertainties remain

Pensionskassen facing challenges

April 2019 (Magazine)By

The number of insurance-based pension funds on the supervisor’s watchlist is falling. But some providers are in serious trouble

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Pensionsfonds flourish

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Several trends have converged to bolster the popularity of Pensionsfonds

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Pension risk management

April 2019 (Magazine)By ,

Portfolios are facing up to the challenges of the economic environment. But there is still room to improve expected returns

Günther Schiendl

VBV: Exciting possibilities

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Günther Schiendl, CIO of VBV, Austria’s largest pension fund, talks to Barbara Ottawa about the importance of illiquidity and the EU’s sustainable finance initiative

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