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DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Dutch supervisor warns against overly high return assumptions

Mon, 22 May 2017By

Expected returns for past two years have failed to materialise

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Alternative credit can bridge between return and matching assets: NN IP

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Changing preferences for growth and matching investments are driving alternative allocations

Eduard van Gelderen, APG

APG CEO van Gelderen to exit in August

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Eduard van Gelderen will oversee the University of California’s $56bn pension fund

Guild Halls in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds slash liability discount rates

Thu, 18 May 2017By

Supervisor FSMA indicated that some schemes still use ‘too optimistic’ assumptions for returns

Binnenhof, The Hague

New Dutch pension system could take up to 10 years: Pensions Federation

Wed, 17 May 2017By

‘ICT capacity insufficient for simultanuous transfer at all pension funds,’ says trade body

Shell

Shell pension fund overhauls portfolio construction

Tue, 16 May 2017By

€27bn Dutch fund splits portfolio into matching, return-seeking, and liquidity buckets 

New York City

APG pays most of its bonuses to its overseas staff

Mon, 15 May 2017By Frank van Alphen

Asset managers pays €31.5m of bonuses in total to 525 workers

IPE

Blockchain technology 'could transform pensions administration': KPMG

Fri, 12 May 2017By

Technology behind digital currency Bitcoin could also help with concept of ‘financial passport’

Mario Draghi, ECB president

ECB: Pension funds will ultimately benefit from low interest rates

Thu, 11 May 2017By ,

‘Low interest rates necessary for economic recovery and employment,’ argues ECB chief

Some investors are reducing their exposure to industries that produce carbon as a byproduct

ABP's fossil fuel stake said to grow by €2bn despite carbon pledge

Thu, 11 May 2017By

Civil service scheme stresses that it is still on course to reduce carbon emissions

Netherlands View

ABP boosts US holdings to improve liquidity and diversification

Wed, 10 May 2017By

Adjustment comes in the wake of government bond benchmark change

ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

ESG roundup: UK schemes challenged on climate risk action

Tue, 9 May 2017By

Global institutional investors call for action from G7; UK local government schemes challenged on climate risk stance

A Dutch tulip field

Dutch schemes seek to raise risk profile to boost funding

Mon, 8 May 2017By

Pension funds want to reduce interest rate hedges as as they seek to improve solvency

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ESG integration helps returns, volatility: State Street survey

Thu, 4 May 2017By Frank van Alphen

80% of institutional investors were satisfied or very satisfied with returns from ESG-tilted allocations

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

PFZW takes stake in green bonds as part of sustainability drive

Thu, 4 May 2017By

Investment in mortgages for energy-efficient buildings and thermal grids

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

Equity markets boost large Dutch schemes in first quarter

Wed, 3 May 2017By

PNO Media cites 7.6% profit on equity, while KLM and PGB also record strong results

AkzoNobel office

USS wades into debate on €27bn AkzoNobel takeover bid

Fri, 28 Apr 2017By

Dutch chemicals company criticised for rejecting shareholder call for EGM

merger joint venture

BlackRock wins fiduciary mandate from Bpf Meubel

Thu, 27 Apr 2017By Frank van Alphen

Dutch furniture industry scheme latest to split fiduciary and asset management duties

Dutch pension scheme funding rebounds to almost 100%

Wed, 26 Apr 2017By

Combined assets increased by €17bn to €1.29trn

Ecb headquarters

PGGM: ECB’s policy could cause Dutch pension system 'implosion'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017By Agnes Joseph,

Two senior staff from the Dutch pension manager examine how to tackle ultra-low interest rates

All Latest Netherlands News

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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

Pensioen Federatie: From models to reality

March 2017 (Magazine)

Richard Pauw assesses the debate on pension reform in the Netherlands

Sweder van Wijnbergen: The system is not broken

March 2017 (Magazine)

The two options for the pension system are not the solution, according to Sweder van Wijnbergen. The Netherlands should look instead to the model adopted by the TIAA in the United States

Fiduciary Management: Modular solutions rise

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Fiduciary management continues to be popular. Clients are exercising tighter control than ever and the emphasis lies on the strengthening of expertise, risk management and liability-driven investing, writes Mariska van der Westen

Fiduciary Management: A good form of complexity

March 2017 (Magazine)By André de Vos, Anton van Nunen

Anton van Nunen, godfather of fiduciary management, responds to questions on his philosophy from André de Vos

All Pensions in The Netherlands

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IFoA pushes environmental issues higher up actuarial agenda

Tue, 16 May 2017By

UK actuarial association issues ‘Risk Alert’ on climate change

Pounds sterling

UK scheme surplus rules causing concern for sponsors: KPMG

Fri, 5 May 2017By

Poll of pension scheme sponsors finds average discount rate has hit negative level after inflation

ice floes climate change

Companies bow to pressure group over climate-change disclosures

Wed, 3 May 2017By

Regulator criticised for lack of transparency over negotiations with two oil and gas companies

Transition problems

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The travails of defined benefit pension schemes and insurers are well known as they seek to meet liabilities made in previous decades in today’s ultra-low-rate environment

Creative destruction is needed

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The current vogue for optimism about the prospects for the developed economies is overdone. There may be a slight cyclical upturn but its significance is limited

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