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Impact Investing

IPE special report May 2018




German Pensionskassen expect regulation-driven consolidation

Thu, 17 May 2018By

Future challenges regarding administration of more concern than investments

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German managers reassert dominance over US players in KVG market

Wed, 16 May 2018By

Austrian Kepler Fonds best KVG in German market, beating Metzler and Investec

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Metzler lining up dedicated vehicle for German ‘defined ambition’ funds

Mon, 14 May 2018By

aba’s Heribert Karch urges employers and unions to grasp the ‘unprecedented opportunity’ of BRSG reforms

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

German regulator scrutinising Pensionskassen ‘run-off’ deals

Tue, 8 May 2018By

More Pensionskassen are interested in such arrangements, according to BaFin

Frankfurt, Germany

German investor seeks global fixed income manager via IPE Quest

Mon, 30 Apr 2018By IPE Staff

Core sovereign and corporate mandate will start with €30m but could grow to as much as €1bn

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Joseph Mariathasan: Why a Danish inn suggests a post-Brexit trade problem

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

The restoration of Danish links with India suggest post-Brexit trade deals for the UK will not be straightforward

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German regional ministers relaunch push for auto-enrolment

Tue, 17 Apr 2018By

Regional ministers cite UK’s NEST and Sweden’s AP7 as inspiration for proposed “Deutschland-Rente”

Frankfurt, Germany

German institutional investors have faith in emerging markets

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

Pension funds have higher exposure to real estate and equities compared to other investor types

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German insurer buys €1.8bn Pensionskasse in ‘run-off’ deal

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By

Second transaction this year involving Frankfurt Leben

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Analysis: Pensionsfonds model to get new lease of life in Germany

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By

IPE’s Barbara Ottawa looks at the pension model tipped to benefit from BRSG reforms

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Asset management roundup: FCA to scrutinise Aviva over preference shares

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

Also: Metzler sets up dedicated pensions arm; La Française acquires Inflection Point; Schroders opens fintech incubator


DWS lists on Frankfurt Stock Exchange for €6.5bn

Fri, 23 Mar 2018By IPE Staff

First traded share price was €32.55

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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