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The Netherlands

Leny van der Heiden

Leny van der Heiden, architect of Dutch Pensions Federation, dies

Tue, 22 Aug 2017By

She has played an important role in advocating the interests of pension funds

Netherlands View

Achmea CEO: Syntrus Achmea on its way to profit in 2018

Mon, 21 Aug 2017By

Netherlands’ largest provider expected to make first profit in nearly a decade after ditching industry-wide schemes

Solar panels

Large Dutch schemes not keen on investing in energy firm Eneco

Mon, 21 Aug 2017By

Little enthusiasm for renewable energy firm despite pension funds’ drive for sustainable assets

Pensioenfonds Jan Huysman

Dutch cocoa company scheme opts for transfer to Volo APF

Thu, 17 Aug 2017By

Pensioenfonds Jan Huysman to move legacy scheme to Volo, becoming its first client

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

Delta Lloyd scheme cuts gov bonds, shifts to credit in search of yield

Thu, 10 Aug 2017By

Allocation to each asset class raised from 15% to 25% of matching portfolio

ING's headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ING scheme loses 0.6% in second quarter

Wed, 9 Aug 2017By

Three of the Netherlands’ largest corporate schemes report six-month returns

Amsterdam at night

Bakers’, confectioners’ schemes hunt for collaboration sweet spot

Fri, 4 Aug 2017By

Bakkers looking at options for increased co-operation with Zoetwaren

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

KLM schemes boost funding through 2017 returns, rate rises

Thu, 3 Aug 2017By

Transport scheme Vervoer and multi-sector PGB also improved their coverage ratios

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

PWRI still open to merger despite failure of PFZW talks

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

Merger with PFZW would have offered participants insufficient benefits, disabled workers’ fund says

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

DNB scheme refocuses investment policy on liabilities

Tue, 1 Aug 2017By

Supervisor’s pension fund introduces matching and return portfolios

Sigarenindustrie scheme to merge with BPL

Pensions at cigar-maker scheme boosted by 17% following merger

Tue, 1 Aug 2017By

Joining agriculture fund is set to boost member payouts in a three-stage process

A Dutch tulip field

Syntrus Achmea saga ends as furnishing sector scheme opts for TKP

Mon, 31 Jul 2017By

Wonen is the last of the 22 sector schemes that had to find a new administration provider

Metalworkers' pension scheme

Metal industry scheme slows down expansion of bond portfolio

Fri, 28 Jul 2017By

PME makes new €700m commitment to residential mortgages

Construction cranes

Dutch construction sector scheme boosted by commodities, EM

Thu, 27 Jul 2017By

BpfBouw kept its interest rate hedge unchanged in anticipation of stagnation following Brexit decision

Hoogovens plant in IJmuiden, Netherlands

Dutch maritime scheme says merger would mean benefit cuts

Tue, 25 Jul 2017By Frank van Alphen

Board of Bpf Waterbouw recommends maintaining independence, but unions and employers yet to decide

coins currency investment insurance

Arcadis scheme to join ASR's general pension fund

Mon, 24 Jul 2017By

Dutch pension fund expects to benefit from ‘professionalism, lower costs and solidity’ of APF

Maersk ship

Nedlloyd scheme puts underperformance down to benchmark

Fri, 21 Jul 2017By

Scheme’s equity allocation lagged behind market rally caused by US election result

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Largest Dutch schemes fail to generate quarterly returns

Thu, 20 Jul 2017By

Biggest five funds relied on rising interest rates to improve funding as investment returns stall


Dutch medical consultants scheme opens infra allocation

Thu, 20 Jul 2017By

SPMS wants to increase infrastructure holdings to 5% of its total portfolio


Dutch doctors' scheme cuts defensive equities, hedge funds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017By

SPH plans to exit hedge funds, citing high management costs, complexity, and limited manageability

All Latest Netherlands News

gordian knot

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

EIOPA, ECB consult on information gathering

LCP: Defined benefit funds are 'fighting for survival'

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

FTSE 100 companies have pumped £150bn into DB funds in 10 years but large deficits remain

Coats thread pic

UK roundup: FRC expands Coats pension investigation

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

Latest monthly private sector DB deficit estimates give contrasting picture 

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Sponsors 'must review DB terms' after accounting rule change

Wed, 26 Jul 2017By

IAS19 proposal could affect future sponsor contribution levels and viability of buyout plans, consultants warn


Pensions accounting in IASB’s sights as disclosure project takes shape

Wed, 12 Jul 2017By

Accounting body proposes removing choice for sponsors to report interest 

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Accounting roundup: FRC, GAAP, IFRS, IASB, S&P

Tue, 11 Jul 2017By

UK’s FRC says more work needed before updating GAAP in line with IFRS changes 

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