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Heribert Karch

Karch to step down as chair of German pension fund association aba

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Actuary Georg Thurnes is to replace Karch as head of the occupational pensions group

Berlin sunset

German regulator urges take-up of new DC model

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By

Also: Union representative hints at “major project close to completion” involving insurer for new non-guaranteed pension

Frankfurt at sunset

Trio of asset managers target Germany with new offices

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By

Hermes, Unigestion and Nikko Asset Management are all targeting Germany’s €224bn pension market

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German pension schemes tripled use of pooled funds since 2005

Mon, 11 Mar 2019By

Increased securitisation and diversification could lead to “disruptions”, warns Kommalpha

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German social ministry to set up ‘forum’ for new pension plans

Mon, 4 Mar 2019By

Aon survey shows little interest among employees for swapping possible higher returns for guarantees

Airbus

Lift-off for new Airbus DC scheme in Germany

Fri, 1 Mar 2019By

Since January, 20,000 employees have signed up to the new ‘defined ambition’ arrangements

Reichstag, Berlin

Willis Towers Watson: Germany needs new approach to longevity data

Thu, 28 Feb 2019By

German conference hears about statistical divergences in European longevity assumptions

Berlin, Germany

Little appetite for auto-enrolment in Germany

Wed, 20 Feb 2019By

Experts have proposed a possible compromise to bring in auto-enrolment for pension funds, reports Barbara Ottawa

PME, PMT hit 100% funding

Germany’s Metallrente lowers interest on members’ assets

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By

BRSG reforms have boosted pension fund membership, says metal industry pension provider’s managing director 

European Parliament building in Brussels

IORP II: How the EU directive has reshaped the pensions industry

Wed, 30 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

IPE explores how the IORP II directive has been implemented across EU member states

hamburg harbour

Aon sets up German pension fund, DAX companies top up funding

Fri, 25 Jan 2019By

UnitedPensions Deutschland AG is the 33rd Pensionsfonds to get a license from German BaFin

Euros

Major German pension providers invest in rating agency Scope

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By

European rating agency gets Swiss license and appoints new head of digital development

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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

Cologne

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

Euros

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

Frankfurt

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

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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

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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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