Employees are to choose their providers, which will have to be approved by a new body
Pension fund association increasingly concerned at lack of progress on reforms outlined in 2018, with IORP II also yet to be transposed
What if the Irish government pumped €64bn into its banking system to repay loans to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Irish Central bank illegally?
IPE asked regulators and industry bodies in EU member states how they have been preparing for the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 31 October
… Iceland, which narrowly beat Switzerland, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual Global Retirement Index
The government’s plan to overhaul the entire pension system is running behind schedule
New reporting requirements brought in by EIOPA and ECB are due to come into force from December this year
Fitz Partners finds that only 13% of UCITS funds would meet tighter performance fee structure conditions effective from December
DC master trusts must hold at least €100,000 in reserve regardless of size, according to new requirements published today by the Pensions Authority
The £269bn public pension group has been challenging accounting standards for years and took the issue up again at a hearing into Ireland’s banking collapse
Government ‘cannot take its foot off the gas’ over the summer if it is to succeed with ambitious reforms, IAPF says
Minister says drafting of regulations is ‘at an advanced stage’ – but a judicial review filed by trustees means the timeline is still unclear
ETFs, Brexit transfers and market performance pushed Irish AUM to an all-time high of €2.64trn in the first quarter of 2019, according to new data
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
Muted and constrained economic growth, continued low yields and quantitative easing, combined with a poor investment return outlook, loom over Europe’s pension sector.
Although the prospect of a trade war is the tail risk that has most worried fund managers since mid-2018, other potential perils look more threatening
The financial system is facing its greatest challenge since the 2018 financial crisis
Last month, Jerry Moriarty, the chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, called on the country’s government to appoint a pensions minister
Should those who invest through 401(k) retirement plans have greater access to private equity?
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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