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The Netherlands


Linking state pension age to life expectancy is ‘unrealistic’

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By Ria Cats

People would have to work until age 90 if life expectancy reached 110, Dutch policy adviser warns

A lighthouse in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Netherlands roundup: Low-cost DC vehicles growing steadily

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Also: APG invests in €1bn infrastructure portfolio; Ahold scheme swaps custodian

Canal houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch industry-wide scheme opts for partial merger

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Wonen to keep on managing legacy assets for the time being, as funding difference is too big

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'No connection' between pension fund costs and returns, survey shows

Fri, 8 Dec 2017By Frank van Alphen

Consultancy LCP argues that Dutch pension funds could push down asset management costs further

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Providers must improve systems and services to survive: Deloitte

Fri, 8 Dec 2017By

Mandatory participation could end, meaning pension schemes and providers must think commercially

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Dutch reforms face more delays as union opposition mounts

Thu, 7 Dec 2017By

Other unions voice support for self-employed pension coverage and a slower increase of retirement age

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Largest Dutch union demands retirement age freeze in new system

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By

FNV has also demanded that self-employed people are brought within pensions provision

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Swedish firm enters Dutch market to enable 'freedom of choice'

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By Frank van Alphen

Financial advice group Söderberg to take stake in Montae and roll out IT systems

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Hard Brexit impact on derivatives could cost schemes 'hundreds of millions'

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By , Maarten van der Pas

The European Commission has indicated it wants contracts to become subject to European legislation in the case of a ‘hard’ Brexit

Douwe Egberts transfers legacy scheme to Stap APF

Netherlands roundup: Douwe Egberts, Ortec transfer schemes to APFs

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By , , Frank van Alphen

Plus: NN to merge DC vehicles following Delta Lloyd takeover

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ABP to roll out visualised pensions pot next year

Mon, 4 Dec 2017By Frank van Alphen

Communication concept to explain how much has been set aside for the individual participant

Onno Steenbeek, APG; Elisabeth Bourqui, ABB; Vincent Mortier, Amundi; Liam Kennedy, IPE

IPE Conference: How ABB's digital strategy underpins its multi-national pensions

Thu, 30 Nov 2017By

ABB’s pensions chief emphasises importance of technology, while Amundi explains outlook for real estate, private equity

SPT settles dispute with trade association

Dutch dentists to gauge interest in mandatory pension plan

Tue, 28 Nov 2017By

Development follows settling of dispute between pension fund and occupational pensions association

Traditional houses of Amsterdam, Netherlands

ABP to raise contribution to 22.9%

Mon, 27 Nov 2017By

No indexation for five years, but threat of benefit cuts is receding

New pensions system is still a long way off for the Netherlands

December 2017 (Magazine)By

2020 deadline looks less realistic amid delays and disagreements as to how new sytem should work

UK economy: Calm before the storm index

UK politicians launch inquiry into ‘defined ambition’ pension schemes

Fri, 24 Nov 2017By

Collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes were once on the government’s agenda

Traditional houses of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch parliament enables small pension pot transfers

Thu, 23 Nov 2017By

More than 200,000 ‘very small’ pensions can now be transferred to new providers

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

DNB to assess pension funds' readiness for new pension system

Wed, 22 Nov 2017By

‘Preparation essential for a smooth process’, says Dutch regulator

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Less frequent rebalancing 'would benefit pension funds', say managers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017By Frank van Alphen

Researchers suggest less rebalancing can produce better long-term results

The Hague

Aegon to merge asset management subsidiaries under a single board [updated]

Mon, 20 Nov 2017By Sameer van Alfen

Kames’s Martin Davis to head new European board; Aegon hints at job losses

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Dutch pensions: Aiming for full transparency on costs

September 2017 (Magazine)By Sameer van Alfen

Dutch funds are now required to provide deeper insight into their expenses in their annual reports

Asset Allocation: In the mix

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Asset allocation review for the largest Dutch pension funds

Outsourcing: Funds over Achmea debacle

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Industry-wide pension schemes have worked quickly to find new administrators to replace Syntrus Achmea

Variable Income: Lowdown on drawdown

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Dutch variable income pension products, introduced following a 2016 law change, differ markedly in their approach

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Pensions In The Netherlands: A Gordian knot of reform

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Rival parties are presenting competing visions for a reformed Dutch pension system, as Leen Preesman finds

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The European Commission

Withholding tax relief in sight as Commission unveils code of conduct

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Complicated withholding tax refund procedures are estimated to cost €8.4bn a year

HBOS office in Halifax, UK

Accounting roundup: Regulator admits failings over HBOS

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Plus: New reporting rules for pension gains and losses; Impact of IAS 19 on German asset allocation

Dublin, Ireland

Employer contributions fail to improve Irish schemes' funding

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Companies paid in €9.6bn from 2010-16, consultancy LCP reports

European Parliament inside plenary view

EU Parliament approves plan to dilute asset valuation rules

Wed, 6 Dec 2017By

Transition period planned for new IFRS 9 rules

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK stewardship watchdog floats ‘section 172’ for asset managers

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By

FRC unveils new corporate governance code and questions about Stewardship Code 

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