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Accounting roundup: Discount rates on the rise

Fri, 21 Dec 2018By

Also: DB, DC plan definitions under IAS 19; IASB staff still working on DC discount rate anomaly


German Pensionskassen, BaFin in ‘uncharted territory’ over solvency

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

Three Pensionskassen in talks with German regulator over 2017 losses, more might follow 

City hall of Kassel

Evangelische Bank expands business with ESG launch

Tue, 11 Dec 2018By

Provider launches asset management subsidiary to grow customer base outside of German churches

Frankfurt, Germany

Germany unlikely to see new DC plans before 2020

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By

Talks between employees and employers in Germany’s metal industry are ongoing but without commitment


Mandate roundup: UK pension pool confirms £1bn smart beta allocation

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Plus: Family office hunts securitised credit investor; Danish foundation wants EM manager; German state appoints Hermes EOS


State pension liabilities pose biggest threat to Germany’s credit rating

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

German economist proposes €1trn sovereign wealth fund to cope with future first-pillar funding


Chart of the Week: Angela Merkel begins a long ‘auf wiedersehen’

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

German equity investors have enjoyed the 13 years since the chancellor first took power

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

German investors under pressure to achieve returns, survey shows

Tue, 30 Oct 2018By

Fewer investors now rank security as top concern, according to poll by Union Investment

Germany in the EU

aba fears ‘disastrous’ impact of German IORP II bill

Mon, 29 Oct 2018By

Government’s proposal does not capture the minimum harmonisation ‘spirit’ of IORP II, says pension fund trade body

Berlin, Germany

BVV doubles Pensionsfonds assets with SEB addition

Thu, 25 Oct 2018By

Swedish bank outsources German defined benefit scheme in organisational overhaul

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German churches back development bank’s $200m SME lending fund

Wed, 24 Oct 2018By

Evangelische Bank co-invests alongside DEG in emerging market banks offering SME funding

Copenhagen, Denmark

​PenSam to step up scrutiny of partners as €55bn tax scandal unfolds

Tue, 23 Oct 2018By

Media probe reveals DKK13bn dividend tax hole in Denmark

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Melbourne Mercer: Netherlands beats Denmark as world’s top system

Mon, 22 Oct 2018By

Finland takes third spot; Spain debuts with a C grade for its system

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Pension funds fear ‘Trojan horse’ in EU sustainability measures

Fri, 19 Oct 2018By

Conference panellists wary of Commission’s sustainability agenda bringing additional regulation and costs  

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Asset management roundup: DWS partners with Tikehau for alts ‘alliance’

Wed, 17 Oct 2018By

Plus: eVestment secures undisclosed consultant and fee data for new service; UBP enters impact investing space


Amended longevity tables may save providers up to 50bp in buffers

Mon, 8 Oct 2018By

Slower increase in longevity after Heubeck fixes flaw

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German first pillar reform ‘could prove difficult for ESG investors’

Wed, 3 Oct 2018By

Rating agency Scope warns of increased intergenerational burden


Longevity data was flawed, admits German consultancy

Tue, 2 Oct 2018By

Revision expected later this month expected to lower longevity increase and with it buffer requirements

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ESG roundup: Japan’s giant pension selects S&P for ESG indices

Wed, 26 Sep 2018By

Also: BlackRock and Thomson Reuters launch inclusion and diversity index; German association publishes ESG glossary

Berlin, Germany

Germany proposes relief for providers over €60bn enforced reserves

Fri, 21 Sep 2018By

Amendments to Zinszusatzreserve calculations for insurers, Pensionskassen and Pensionsfonds

All Latest Germany News

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Germany: A pensions transition

April 2018 (magazine)By

Insurance companies have to re-define their role in a world in which guarantees are too expensive. But in German pensions they have to keep promises given in the past

BRSG: Scramble for German DC

April 2018 (magazine)By

A new occupational pension framework without guarantees has stirred up an already complex industry and most of its stakeholders are still playing their cards close to their chest

Headwinds and tailwinds

April 2018 (magazine)By , ,

Germany’s latest pension reform comes at a time when Brussels and EIOPA are presenting unwelcome challenges

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ESG moves unsettle

April 2018 (magazine)By

The European Commission’s plan to increase sustainable investment is a mixed bag

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