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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

Asia emerging market cash banknotes

Mandate roundup: FRR, ERAFP, Nutreco, SPT

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

French reserve fund appoints new ESG managers while civil service fund adds climate change researchers

Paris, France

Amundi set to win contest for Pioneer Investments

Mon, 5 Dec 2016By

UniCredit enters ‘exclusive’ talks with French asset manager

Rome, Italy

Italian banks under pressure following referendum result

Mon, 5 Dec 2016By

Prime minister’s resignation could hamper recapitalisation efforts, hurt economic growth, fund managers warn

Milan, Italy

Amundi acquires Pioneer, seeks to grow European distribution

December 2016 (Online)By

Deal includes distribution agreement with UniCredit covering three major European markets

europe

Outlook 2017: Political focus - Europe

December 2016 (Magazine)By ,

Geopolitical tensions look set to be felt across Europe in 2017. Daniel Ben-Ami and Carlo Svaluto Moreolo outline some of the most important

Milan, Italy

UniCredit confirms bids received for Pioneer Investments

Fri, 11 Nov 2016By

Poste Italiane presents bid with CDP, Anima

Paris sunset

Amundi confirms interest in buying Pioneer from UniCredit

Wed, 19 Oct 2016By

French asset manager denies €4bn valuation of acquisition target

Milan

Italy's Cometa awards €8.3bn of mandates to group of managers

Mon, 3 Oct 2016By

Pension fund awards tenders announced earlier this spring

Italy: The Atlante 2 impasse

September 2016 (Magazine)By

A series of forthright announcements from Italy’s professional sector pension funds might have disappointed government hopes for money to prop up ailing banks but have served to reassert the sector’s commitment to fiduciary duty

Italy: Early retirement tops the agenda

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Italy’s government responds to calls to increase flexibility in accessing the state pension, while second-pillar schemes search for solutions of their own

Rome, Italy

Italian pension funds drop support for bank rescue fund Atlante 2

Thu, 4 Aug 2016By

Association says casse di previdenza cannot give grants

Milan Italy

UniCredit considers Pioneer IPO after Santander merger cancelled

Wed, 27 Jul 2016By IPE Staff

UniCredit to evaluate Pioneer Investments as part of previously announced strategic review

Rome, Italy

Italian pension funds agree deal to back country's struggling banks

Tue, 26 Jul 2016By

Association of Liberal Profession Pension Funds to support new fund

Pensions in Italy - Auto enrolment all’italiana

Pensions In Italy: Auto enrolment all’italiana

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

A number of Italian pension funds have implemented automatic enrolment. Is this the answer to Italy’s low coverage problem? Carlo Svaluto Moreolo investigates

Pensions In Italy: New alternatives exist

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Most Italian pension funds are new to alternative investment. However, the wind is changing, with several pension funds making the first significant allocations, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

Pensions In Italy: Saving the banking system

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Italian pension funds are evaluating investment in Fondo Atlante, the banking sector rescue fund. But there are potentially more attractive alternatives, writes Maria Teresa Cometto

All Latest Italy News

Pensions in Italy - Auto enrolment all’italiana

Pensions In Italy: Auto enrolment all’italiana

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

A number of Italian pension funds have implemented automatic enrolment. Is this the answer to Italy’s low coverage problem? Carlo Svaluto Moreolo investigates

Pensions In Italy: New alternatives exist

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Most Italian pension funds are new to alternative investment. However, the wind is changing, with several pension funds making the first significant allocations, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

Pensions In Italy: An alternative approach

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Despite shifting and ambiguous regulation, a growing number of pension funds are increasing diversification by making larger allocations to alternative asset classes, writes Silvio Bencini

Pensions In Italy: Saving the banking system

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Italian pension funds are evaluating investment in Fondo Atlante, the banking sector rescue fund. But there are potentially more attractive alternatives, writes Maria Teresa Cometto

Casse di Previdenza: First pillar left out to dry

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

The proposed new asset allocation framework for Italy’s first-pillar funds contains several controversial measures

All Pensions in Italy

Accountancy

FRC plans overhaul of UK corporate governance code

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Accounting regulator to act after parliamentary committee completes governance inquiry

Stock price on monitor

Accounting roundup: More illegal dividends unearthed

Wed, 15 Feb 2017By

Dunelm and Hargreaves Lansdown made payments without reporting up-to-date cash balances

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian review leads to writedown of asset values

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

System is nevertheless deemed sustainable by Financial Supervision Commission

Accountancy

Accounting roundup: 'illegal' dividends, PIRC, FRC, s172, EFRAG

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By

PIRC’s disputes with FRC continue, and EFRAG hunts for hybrid pension fund experts

Costs really matter

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Lay representation on pension fund trustee boards is one of the hallmarks of occupational pensions in Europe and other parts of the world

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  • 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.

  • Letter from Brussels: Focus on low returns

    Dismally low returns on EU pension fund investments over 15 years? The allegation comes in a study by Better Finance, the European Federation of Investors & Financial Services Users. The report, Pensions Savings: The Real Return, points to excessive fees, points to other charges, and badly framed taxation rules, as the culprits.

  • Cayman Islands Sign

    Letter from Brussels: Pressure builds on tax havens

    Brussels’ financial focus is on aggressive corporate tax planning and the related question of tax havens. This concerns the hedge fund ‘passport’ rights to do business across the EU and compliance of the offshore jurisdictions where they are domiciled to EU norms.

  • Letter from Brussels: A tricky path ahead

    The process of making pensions policy in Brussels between now and end of the year resembles two juggernauts moving towards each other

  • Letter from Brussels: Ready with the axe?

    The lack of demand rather than supply for both credit and capital is a common criticism from investors of the EU’s capital market union (CMU) programme

  • Letter from Brussels: Awaking a sleep-walking economy

    A few more European cross-border lending opportunities have started to emerge. This follows anticipation of the European Investment Plan launched by Jean-Claude Juncker

  • Letter from Brussels: Bond market scrutiny

    There has been a flurry of activity and comment from industry groups on the subject of bond market liquidity

  • Letter from Brussels: Uphill battle for CMU

    There is enthusiasm for the EU’s capital market union (CMU) project. However, it faces prodigious obstacles in achieving its 2019 deadline.

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