In-depth reports, interviews, briefings, news and market data on pensions and institutional investment in the Netherlands
Pension funds in the Netherlands paid more than €10bn in administration and asset management costs for the first time in 2020
Dutch asset manager sees pension assets decrease by €2bn in first half of 2021 after six years of abundant growth
Dutch pension funds are hesitant to exclude companies or entire sectors from their investments universe and instead prefer to take the route of engagement, as we find out in our latest in-depth report on Dutch pensions. The report also covers how experiences from other countries can help illuminate the current Dutch pension reform, and analyses why the traditionally sleepy market for pension administration is undergoing unprecedented upheaval.
After decades of intense debate surrounding pension reform, a ‘historic’ deal was reached last year between the social partners and the government about the direction of the new Dutch pension system. The move from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) under the new pension contract is having an impact on the sector as a whole. In this report, we explore some of the key issues facing the industry including funding pressures, assessing members’ risk appetite, the future of fiduciary management, and the surge in alternative strategies