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The Netherlands

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Under-pressure Dutch schemes plead for pensions reform progress

Fri, 19 Oct 2018By

Pension funds ‘can’t explain’ lack of indexation to members during strong economy

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Equities and commodities boost Q3 returns at top Dutch schemes

Fri, 19 Oct 2018By

Gains ranged from 0.9% to 1.3% at the five largest pension funds during July to September

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Dutch parliament wants to limit scope of fiduciary managers

Thu, 18 Oct 2018By

MP says amendment would prohibit supervision of scheme investment policies by fiduciary managers

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Dutch tyre manufacturer offers annual switch between DB and DC

Wed, 17 Oct 2018By

Scheme offers innovative compromise as it moves to consolidation vehicle

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Netherlands doubles down on new rules for pension scheme transfers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By ,

Social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees responds to claims that stricter conditions for cross-border moves are illegal

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ABP overtakes PFZW as top Dutch sustainable investor

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By ,

But most schemes have not set goals for ESG-related investments, says VBDO

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Dutch watchdog urges pension funds to prepare for hard Brexit

Mon, 15 Oct 2018By

AFM warns that asset managers and service providers seeking EU permissions may not get them on time

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Delta Lloyd, PGGM exit market for APF consolidators

Mon, 15 Oct 2018By ,

Clients face uncertain future as the Netherlands’ ‘general pension fund’ market shrinks

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Robeco’s multi-manager subsidiary completes management buyout

Mon, 15 Oct 2018By

Corestone aims to broaden its target market outside that of former parent

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Lawyer contests stricter Dutch rules for cross-border pension transfers

Fri, 12 Oct 2018By

Hans van Meerten argues that additional conditions to counter supervisory arbitrage are against EU law

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Dutch investors prepared to forgo on returns to support ESG causes

Thu, 11 Oct 2018By

Three quarters of investors are prepared to miss out on some upside if their investments benefit the environment and society, survey says

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Netherlands scores lowest on ‘retirement happiness’ – study

Thu, 11 Oct 2018By

SSGA surveyed defined contribution participants in eight retirement systems 


Dutch regulator warns against ‘overheating’ property market

Wed, 10 Oct 2018By Martine Wolzak, Jean Dohmen

High property taxes could be masking loan-to-value ratio risk, according to De Nederlandsche Bank 

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Dutch regulator: Shocks around energy transition could improve funding

Tue, 9 Oct 2018By

Stress test examined sudden changes in policy, technology and confidence

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Kempen to close ‘passive’ funds worth €400m in strategic shift

Tue, 9 Oct 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Asset manager to cease its fundamental index strategy, affecting a number of undisclosed institutional investors

Dam, Amsterdam

Dutch financial education body calls for mandatory pensions saving

Mon, 8 Oct 2018By

Automatic pensions accrual would have to be subject to conditions, Nibud suggests

Ridderzaal, the Hague

Dutch pension funds should ‘under-promise and over-deliver’

Fri, 5 Oct 2018By

Pensions Federation conference hears sector should take advice from the care industry to build trust

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Unilever abandons restructure under pressure from shareholders

Fri, 5 Oct 2018By

RLAM and other major shareholders had opposed “forced divestment of Unilever under a single listing”


Ballast Nedam to transfer pensions to general pension fund Stap

Thu, 4 Oct 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Scheme plans to liquidate next year after previously selecting BpfBouw for future accrual

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Dutch schemes left ‘disappointed’ by discount rate decision

Wed, 3 Oct 2018By

Pension funds expected ‘flexibility’ in the proposed new pension system to avoid benefit cuts

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The Netherlands: Pensions reform poses IT puzzle

September 2018 (magazine)By

Dutch pension managers will need to significantly adjust their IT systems if a pensions contract with individual accrual becomes the key element in a new Dutch pensions system

Asset Allocation: State of play

September 2018 (magazine)By

A look at the top five Dutch pension funds

Multi-sector magnet

September 2018 (magazine)

Since 2011, PGB has almost doubled its number of participants to 235,700 from pension funds from a diverse range of sectors

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Dutch pensions: IT is a bottleneck

March 2018 (magazine)By

Antiquated IT systems stand in the way of an overhaul of Dutch pensions

Scheme funding: Benefits gain

March 2018 (magazine)By

Improved funding leads indexation wave

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‘Step-change’ in number of UK schemes in funding surplus

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

37% of schemes in funding surplus in 2018 survey, up from 27% three years earlier

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Accounting roundup: More work needed on ‘too big to fail’ banks

Fri, 12 Oct 2018By

Plus: IASB eyes new pension standard, EU plots financial reporting ‘lab’

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UK announces further review of audit market competitiveness

Wed, 10 Oct 2018By ,

Competition and Markets Authority to fast-track probe into continued dominance of ‘Big Four’ auditors


Amended longevity tables may save providers up to 50bp in buffers

Mon, 8 Oct 2018By

Slower increase in longevity after Heubeck fixes flaw


Longevity data was flawed, admits German consultancy

Tue, 2 Oct 2018By

Revision expected later this month expected to lower longevity increase and with it buffer requirements

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