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The Netherlands

Telecoms engineer

Tech sector scheme TrueBlue seeks co-operation or merger

Fri, 17 Aug 2018By

Dutch pension fund has struggled to meet its growth targets in the past four years

Amundi teams up with French energy agency

TNO scheme to increase private equity holdings to 7.5%

Thu, 16 Aug 2018By

Target would require annual investments of €80m

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Netherlands should offer additional saving in state pension, say experts

Thu, 16 Aug 2018By Pensioen Pro staff

Hans van Meerten, Charles Verhoef and consultant John Westerbrink call for alternatives to distrusted pension funds

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Aon agrees CDC framework for Belgian pension vehicle

Wed, 15 Aug 2018By

Structure exempts employer from duty of filling in funding gap and introduces concept of rights cuts

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Number of underfunded Dutch schemes drops to 42

Mon, 13 Aug 2018By Sameer van Alfen,

But four of the country’s five biggest schemes are still short of the required coverage of 104.2%

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

New pensions system 'not what we need', says €8.7bn KLM pilot scheme

Fri, 10 Aug 2018By

Vice chair says board would ‘resist’ adjustments that did not fit the scheme

Traditional houses of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Exclusion policy dampens publisher scheme's equity returns

Thu, 9 Aug 2018By Frank van Alphen,

Wolters Kluwer pension fund expanded its ESG exclusions policy in 2017

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Allianz merges its two Dutch pension funds

Wed, 8 Aug 2018By

Merger aimed at cutting complexity and gaining synergies

Peace Palace Den Haag

SNS Reaal scheme faces uncertain future as insurer client mulls exit

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By Frank van Alphen

Insurer Vivat considering switching to alternative arrangement, a move that threatens the sustainability of the €3.4bn scheme

Makro truck

PepsiCo, Makro find new providers as Conduent exits Netherlands [updated]

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By ,

Pension funds PepsiCo and Makro to follow Yara away from the administrator as it plans to exit the Netherlands

Peter Branner

APG appoints SEB’s Peter Branner as investment chief

Tue, 31 Jul 2018By

Branner joins from SEB Investment Management in Sweden


Dutch court approves €1.3bn Fortis settlement

Tue, 31 Jul 2018By

Nearly a decade after the Belgian-Dutch bancassurer collapsed, institutional investors have a result

The Hague

Trio of pension funds call for action at administrator after data failings

Tue, 31 Jul 2018By

AGH’s errors occured after a period of rapid expansion with several new clients added

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dutch firms pay higher contributions to UK subsidiaries, survey finds

Thu, 26 Jul 2018By

Average contributions are more than double level of FTSE350 counterparts

Port of Rotterdam

PGGM to drop client as occupational scheme admin arm fails to grow

Wed, 25 Jul 2018By Frank van Alphen

Provider said it couldn’t offer sufficient benefits of scale for marine pilots’ scheme

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Merchant navy scheme pays €10m to divorced partners

Wed, 25 Jul 2018By Sameer van Alfen,

Dutch fund discovers 4,400 people entitled to pension benefits

calculator accounting

Researchers urge IASB to launch hybrid pension accounting project

Tue, 24 Jul 2018By

Existing pension accounting rules hampering take-up of risk-sharing pension arrangements, consultants argue

addiction tobacco smoking cigarettes

Kempen to go ‘tobacco-free’ by end of 2018

Tue, 24 Jul 2018By

Number of asset managers and asset owners banning tobacco grows


Regulator hits out at Commission’s bid for powers to alter IFRS rules

Mon, 23 Jul 2018By

Carve-ins would negatively affect mutual comparability of companies’ annual accounts, corporate governance body argues

Canal houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands

APG disbands derivatives counterparty arm [updated]

Mon, 23 Jul 2018By Sameer van Alfen,

Pension fund clients including ABP and BpfBouw will take over derivatives management themselves

All Latest Netherlands News

the netherlands

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

Asset allocation: Steadying the ship

March 2018 (magazine)By

Better funding positions offer Dutch pension funds a chance to increase diversification

New system: A spring deadline

March 2018 (magazine)By

Despite appearances to the contrary, a compromise on a future retirement system may be close

Fiduciary management: Foreign fiduciaries struggle

March 2018 (magazine)By Frank van Alphen

Pension funds’ changing requirements are having a profound effect on the market for fiduciary management

All Pensions in The Netherlands

Frankfurt at sunset

DAX scheme funding levels hit by European stock performance

Fri, 10 Aug 2018By

As liabilities increase with lower rates and longer life expectancy, returns at DAX companies fail to boost funding

EU flag

Date with destiny? Schemes mull ‘Brexit day’ valuations

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Some UK funds are considering changing the date of formal valuations – but advisers are split on the benefits

Berlin, Germany

German longevity data adds €10bn to Direktzusage liabilities

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

First update since 2005 expected to increase liabilities by 1% for companies paying pensions direct from balance sheets

calculator accounting

Audit regulator criticises DB accounting standards [updated]

Mon, 30 Jul 2018By

DB liabilities could rise after Financial Reporting Council’s review, consultant warns

Oxford University

USS proposes 41% contribution hike to plug funding shortfall

Thu, 26 Jul 2018By

Report into 2017 valuation expected by September with employers hoping to avoid higher pension costs

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