Could auto-enrolment pension savings be used to pay off loans or buy a house?
Eugene O’Callaghan, director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, tells delegates of the €9bn fund’s new strategy
Asset owners from Ireland, Sweden, France and the UK argue that numbers aren’t the only way of measuring impacts
Irish finance minister tells IPE Conference 2018 that the government now wants to promote green finance
Also: Kempen to close Edinburgh office, relocate small cap funds
Researcher Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald gives an update on her Livings Standards Replacement Rate method in Dublin
High-level expert group to address coverage, levels of contributions, and gender inequality matters
IAPF says government has just six weeks to bring in new European pension fund directive
Europe’s pension funds head for Dublin for IPE’s annual Conference & Awards next week
Irish Strategic Investment Fund invests alongside Singapore’s Temasek sovereign fund in DNA research group
Agreement follows launch of €150m tech fund in partnership with Chinese investor
Small schemes could be exempt but government has yet to write EU rules into statute
Sharp decline in finances forces Norway into 3rd place, according to Natixis analysis
Contributions will reach 12% of salary by 2028 under proposed pension reform
Strong economy prompts strategy rejig for Ireland’s sovereign fund
Office to take the form of EU subsidiary company
IPE Quest tender for global manager to run ESG absolute return portfolio
State Street reports that more than half of 250 asset managers polled are reshaping their distribution strategies
Pensions Authority expects more master trusts in wake of IORP II
Hidden trade mark-ups helped generate $20m in “improper revenue” for the bank, according to US regulators
Auto-enrolment is one of the main goals of the Irish government’s pension reform plans
A year of change is ahead to prepare for implementation of the revised IORP II Directive and reform of the DC system
Legislation to improve DB member protections is under consideration and a bill to implement IORP II is expected by the autumn
Irish pension funds have been struggling with low average funding levels since the financial crisis
Defined benefit pension funds are adopting various strategies to reduce risk and boost returns
Plus: EFRAG and IASB to report later this year on hybrid discount rate rule; FRC audited Patisserie Valerie accounts
Pension scheme seeks employer views on 31 March 2018 valuation, including raising retirement age
Equalising guaranteed minimum pensions estimated to cost between 0.2% and 1.7% of liabilities, according to early company estimates
No wonder the discussion of trade is in such a tangle. The terminology around the subject is almost designed to cause confusion.
The rampant bull market of the past decade could already be a thing of the past and institutional investors are understandably nervous about the future
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Lieve Wierinck’s main political passion is ensuring the EU takes full practical advantage of Europe’s excellent scientific base
While he derives some satisfaction from advances in green energy and the like, Sven Giegold is unhappy that most global investment can still be classed as environmentally unsustainable.
Are non-peforming loans an investor’s dream come true? Or do they represent immeasurable risks?
Tensions are rising in Brussels as the EU institutional mandate approaches its end ahead of the Parliamentary elections in May 2019, and the Commission has already ceased issuing new proposals in the absence of legislative time.
The race is on to complete the EU’s flagship Capital Markets Union project before the mandates of the Commission and Parliament elapse next year
Another step by Brussels to ease financing to business across the EU comes with measures to facilitate the cross-border distribution of investment funds
PensionsEurope is concerned about a Brexit ‘no deal’ and is calling for negotiators to pay heed to the €3.54trn sector’s interests
Radical upgrades to the EU’s corporate tax base norms have never been so close to fruition
Europe’s asset management industry is lobbying against any mandatory guaranteed default option in the third-pillar PEPP proposal
As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions
The EU’s securitisation package has finally passed through the European Parliament and Council. However, the new rules will not be applied until January 2019
The EU’s controversial mandate for a radical shake up of financial supervision has received a cool reception from the pensions sector as well as smaller EU members
International investors in the EU have for decades been suffering from woeful dispute settlement proceedings when involved in cases against public authorities
Discussions over the payment of social costs for workers from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update existing directives
At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles
The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge
Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging
In contrast to complaints that Brussels’s legislation burdens the financial sector, the European Commission may be gratified by the positive response to its flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme.
Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’
The European Commission’s project to set up a pension scheme for research and development professionals whose careers take them across EU borders has finally reached its first stages of operation.