Prime minister Theresa May loses vote on withdrawal agreement; ‘No deal’ to be debated today
Confidence in the government’s ability to deliver reforms is low, warns pension fund trade body
More than 100 organisations have responded to government consultation on new system’s structure
ISIF’s €4.1bn in Irish investments have attracted a further €7.5bn from external investors
IPE explores how the IORP II directive has been implemented across EU member states
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
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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
NBIM, Brunel Pension Partnership and Canadian pension funds among 15 new members of advisory group
Longevity swap contracts could be ‘out of the money’ given major shifts in data on life expectancy, warns accountancy group
The transition to a low-carbon economy should lead to significant economic opportunity
One of the big challenges we face, both in the financial world and in everyday life, is how to overcome our biases
Sweden’s largest pension funds have been thrust into leading roles in a money-laundering scandal over the past few weeks, as Swedbank was raided by fraud investigators and forced to fire its CEO.
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Describing himself as “the most senior elected Brit in Brussels” and speaking ahead of 29 March when he and the UK’s 72 other MEPs were set to relinquish their mandate in the European Parliament, Syed Kamall is keen to speak about matters other than Europe.
One of the knottier issues in Brussels at the moment is the future of the European supervisory authorities
At 49, Brian Hayes is young man by political standards. Having started in Irish politics early with his appointment to the Irish Senate in the mid 1990s, Hayes was elected to the Dáil, the lower house, before he was 30, taking a seat for the Fine Gail party.
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