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A Philips stand at a trade fair

Philips scheme not keen on degressive pensions accrual

Mon, 10 Dec 2018By Frank van Alphen,

Age-dependent accrual is not necessary, impossible to explain and difficult to process, argues €19.4bn scheme

photo of MN's offices

Shake-up in MN executive board as two to leave

Fri, 7 Dec 2018By ,

Liesbeth Sinke to leave and Henri den Boer to move internally 

Ireland

Asset management roundup: Impax joins the move to Dublin

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti,

Also: Kempen to close Edinburgh office, relocate small cap funds

PME, PMT hit 100% funding

PMT divests from fur and pornography industries after member survey

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By

Metal industry scheme sells half of its holdings in 1,600 companies

Dutch flag

Most self-employed workers don’t expect pensions shortfall, says survey

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By Frank van Alphen

Self-employed in Netherlands also don’t want mandatory pension savings, despite union campaign

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Dutch regulator to scrutinise schemes as cuts loom

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By

De Nederlandsche Bank is to highlight ‘unacceptable valuations and adjustments’ made to balance sheets

climate change

Only largest Dutch schemes implement UN's sustainable goals

Mon, 3 Dec 2018By Frank van Alphen

Most pension funds lack capability and expertise, survey finds

port of rotterdam

Port workers demand compensation for merger impact

Mon, 3 Dec 2018By

Pensions insurer Optas to lose entitlement to reclaim dividend tax

ambachtsheer

Dutch reform: ‘Complexity and stubbornness killing world’s best pensions system’

December 2018 (magazine)By

Despite ranking as the world’s best in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension index, the Netherlands’ pensions system is being hit by too much complexity and ineffective regulation

Collective DC in the Netherlands

December 2018 (magazine)By

How Dutch collective defined contribution schemes came about and how they differ from other schemes

Mark Rutte, Netherlands prime minister

Dutch parliament: Government must slow down retirement age increases

Wed, 28 Nov 2018By , Frank van Alphen

Raising the state pension age in line with longevity from 2022 is not tenable, politicians argue

Euros

Dutch pension fund trustees could be paid more, says research firm

Wed, 28 Nov 2018By

TPRA finds remuneration of €140,000 for full-time trustee at large sector schemes

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​Pension managers say trustees must learn more about costs

Tue, 27 Nov 2018By

Third of scheme trustees fail to factor in costs when assessing asset managers

Eloy Lindeijer PGGM

PGGM’s Lindeijer: Dutch schemes need updated risk models

Tue, 27 Nov 2018By ,

Underfunded pension schemes are stuck with low-yielding or even loss-making fixed income holdings

Euros

ABP to increase contribution rate to 24.9% [updated]

Mon, 26 Nov 2018By ,

Social partners wanted premium rise anticipating more prudent expectations for returns

Amsterdam

Dutch reforms feasible without pensions accord, say experts

Mon, 26 Nov 2018By , Sameer van Alfen

Existing legislation for improved DC plans with variable benefits offers sufficient leeway for crucial reform, experts argue

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Dutch pension funds urge government to restart reform negotiations

Thu, 22 Nov 2018By

ABP chair claims pension funds have been “taken hostage to broader package of measures”

binnenhof and hofvijver

Negotiations over new Dutch pensions agreement collapse

Wed, 21 Nov 2018By

Unions cite ‘lack of structural solutions’ offered by government

PostNL delivery truck

€8.5bn Dutch postal service scheme appoints Kempen as adviser

Tue, 20 Nov 2018By Sameer van Alfen

TKP Investments loses major advisory client as PostNL decides to split advice and implementation

PME, PMT hit 100% funding

Dutch metal industry schemes inch closer to benefit cuts

Mon, 19 Nov 2018By ,

The four biggest pension schemes in the Netherlands took a hit to their funding in October

All Latest Netherlands News

the netherlands

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

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

All Pensions in The Netherlands

liam kennedy

Liabilities remain in focus

December 2018 (magazine)By

Given overall pressure on funding rates and falling asset markets, 2019 looks set to be a year where good governance and adaptability to external events will be crucial

daniel ben ami

The right tool for the job

December 2018 (magazine)By

Applying economics models to understand politics is like trying to use a trowel to saw a piece of wood in half

carlo svaluto moreolo

Interest rates are not a one-sided risk

December 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds should always act as long-term investors whenever possible

nick reeve

Checking back on 2018

December 2018 (magazine)By

In January, in this column, I highlighted areas to watch for 2018. In the spirit of holding myself to account, it’s time to see how they panned out

ambachtsheer

Dutch reform: ‘Complexity and stubbornness killing world’s best pensions system’

December 2018 (magazine)By

Despite ranking as the world’s best in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension index, the Netherlands’ pensions system is being hit by too much complexity and ineffective regulation

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