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Italy: Focus on flexibility

September 2017 (Magazine)

Lawmakers in Italy are increasing flexibility of access to pensions to soften the impact of the rising retirement age and boost savings

Milan Italy

Italy roundup: Industry schemes back direct lending fund

Fri, 7 Jul 2017By

Byblos, Alifond, Prevedi, Fondo Pensione Quadri e Capi Fiat, INPGI

italy

Italy: Offering an alternative

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Italian pension fund portfolios tend to be less diversified and domestically focused than other European institutional investors. This looks set to change with a turn towards alternatives

ESG makes headway

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

ESG strategies are becoming more common among Italian pension funds

carlo svaluto moreolo

A pension system renaissance

July / August 2017 (Magazine)

Italy’s pension system is heading in the right direction

Regulation: Focus on access and tax

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Regulatory activity continues, with an emphasis on flexible access to savings and tax advantages

Case Study: Pegaso diversifies

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

As Pegaso reviews its asset allocation, increased diversification and alternative investments are key topics of discussion

italy pensions asset allocation

COVIP: Plenty more work to do

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Italy’s second-pillar pension system is growing and strengthening, but several areas of concerns remain

Governance: a work in progress

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

A recent episode involving major Italian pension funds shows how pension fund governance in Italy is still under the spotlight

Bail-in regulations: Questions on rules

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

First-pillar pension funds for white-collar workers are being treated differently when it comes to protection from bank insolvency

Calculator

IPE 360: Financial literacy can lower political cost of pension reform

Fri, 23 Jun 2017By

Ex-Italian labour minister says financial literacy is key to successful pension reform 

Italy: The EU’s next existential threat?

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Italy’s political system has shifted since the early 1990s from one based on traditional parties to an emphasis on personality-based politics

London eye

Mandate roundup: NEST makes 'strategic' high yield bond move

Thu, 18 May 2017By IPE Staff

Also: Italy’s Fondo Pensione PRIAMO hires BNP Paribas for custody services

Reflection ESG tree

ESG integration helps returns, volatility: State Street survey

Thu, 4 May 2017By Frank van Alphen

80% of institutional investors were satisfied or very satisfied with returns from ESG-tilted allocations

Milan Italy

Trio of Italian pension funds in €1.8bn merger

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

New fund will be country’s fifth largest by membership

Amsterdam at night

Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

Handshake

Mandate roundup: Foncer, Epap, Enpapi, PKH, Nottinghamshire

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By

Italian pension funds have issued searches for balanced and fixed income managers

Milan Italy

Auto-enrolment helps increase Italian pension membership

Wed, 15 Feb 2017By

Regulator Covip reveals double-digit growth in assets for some forms of provision

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Resaver to receive first payments in March [amended]

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By

Cross-border plan for researchers gets supervisory approval and EU funding

Rome, Italy

Italian regulators to scrutinise Intesa interest in Generali

Thu, 26 Jan 2017By

Banking group Intesa and insurer Generali have fund management arms running a total of €700bn

All Latest Italy News

italy

Italy: Offering an alternative

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Italian pension fund portfolios tend to be less diversified and domestically focused than other European institutional investors. This looks set to change with a turn towards alternatives

ESG makes headway

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

ESG strategies are becoming more common among Italian pension funds

Regulation: Focus on access and tax

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Regulatory activity continues, with an emphasis on flexible access to savings and tax advantages

Case Study: Pegaso diversifies

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

As Pegaso reviews its asset allocation, increased diversification and alternative investments are key topics of discussion

italy pensions asset allocation

COVIP: Plenty more work to do

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

Italy’s second-pillar pension system is growing and strengthening, but several areas of concerns remain

All Pensions in Italy

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Brexit threat to international accounting standards convergence

Wed, 18 Oct 2017By

Aviva, Legal & General and Prudential urge government to keep local rules in place after Brexit

EIOPA, ECB consult on information gathering

Accounting roundup: Reporting reforms and post-Brexit rules

Mon, 9 Oct 2017By

IASB proposes new financial performance measure; ICAEW calls for maintainance of accounting standards

Accountancy

IASB orders more research into controversial accounting rule changes

Mon, 2 Oct 2017By

UK DB funds could dodge controversial rules by renegotiating scheme rules, say consultants

No DC sugar rush

October 2017 (Magazine)By

There is a strong risk that Germany’s pensions reform becomes neither a stunning success nor a stunning failure, but just adds to the complexity of German workplace pensions

A time for strong nerves

October 2017 (Magazine)By

It is understandable that investors are nervous. Not only are valuations stretched in many markets but there seems to be a significant threat of military conflict

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  • Letter From Brussels: Pension rights for posted workers

    Discussions over the payment of social costs, including pension rights, for a large cohort of employees from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to work in wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update the existing Posting of Workers Directives

  • Letter from Brussels: Tax threatens PEPP proposal

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: Reboot for Capital Markets Union

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: EU seeks to avert Brexit arbitrage

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: A warm reception for PEPP

    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. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Brexit and equivalence

    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’

  • Letter from Brussels: Resaver’s first stage kicks off

    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.

  • Letter from Brussels: Unclear on clearance

    The prolongation for 18 months of pension funds’ exemption from posting collateral when trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives is leading PensionsEurope to seek clarification. 

  • Letter from Brussels: EU focus on tax tricks

    There is increasing attention in Brussels on company reporting, taxation and offshore financial centres. The G20 and some OECD countries have demanded country-by-country reporting rules for multinational companies with a turnover over €750m

  • Letter from Brussels: Pan-EU private schemes for 2017?

    Legislation proposing pan-EU personal pension products (PEPPs) could be tabled in 2017, according to the European Commission

  • Letter from Brussels: A vision for cross-border workers

    A former director of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has proposed a new option for occupational pensions that could help the large number of workers whose careers take them across EU internal borders.

  • Letter from Brussels: Weighty in-tray for new CMU commissioner

    Valdis Dombrovskis has assumed responsibility as commissioner in charge of the flagship Capital Markets Union project. But he has also assumed the added complication of the withdrawal of the UK

  • Letter from Brussels: Posted worker woes

    It will not be the first time that proposed revisions to EU rules affecting finance and pensions get stuck in a logjam between interests groups

  • Letter from Brussels: Tax targeting continues

    Pressure to clean up the financial sector has led to copious legislation from Brussels. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Ethical pressures mount

    There are plenty of indicators of rising pressure to advance ethical standards across the financial sector. One outcome takes the form of mountains of clean-up legislation, including from Brussels. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Beefing up the CMU

    Inadequacy of European national court systems in the financial sphere is due for overhaul. Upgrade is necessary if the EU’s capital markets union programme (CMU) is going to get anywhere, according to a high-status paper

  • Letter from Brussels: Race to upgrade EFSI

    Legislative moves to support the EU’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are being rushed through Brussels. But, so far, evidence of any torrent of fund movement by the institutional investment sector across EU frontiers has yet to emerge.

  • Letter from Brussels: A simmering conflict

    Conflict continues to simmer over the issue of passport rights for non-EU-domiciled hedge funds across the EU

  • Letter from Brussels: A lawyer’s feast

    It is a case of tackling one challenge after another in the Capital Markets Union (CMU). According to the European Commission, the present morass of different national insolvency rules creates a barrier to the flow of capital across the EU. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Cross-border challenge for IORP II

    IORP II may have cleared the European Parliament’s committee stage but amendments tabled to the second directive covering occupational pensions since 2003 are so radical that it would be unwise to forecast its future.

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