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The Netherlands

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DNB warns pension funds against becoming obsolete

Fri, 21 Apr 2017By

Pension fund policy supervisor says funds ‘must be willing to-invent themselves’ 

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ABP to offer ‘personal pension pot’ visual

Fri, 21 Apr 2017By

Scheme to provide graph showing contributions and asset growth through investment

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Largest Dutch schemes improve funding but remain wary of cuts

Thu, 20 Apr 2017By

ABP, PFZW, PMT, BpfBouw and PME report quarterly results of up to 2% but warn that pension cuts are still possible

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Dutch insurer appoints Kempen to €7.3bn fiduciary mandate

Wed, 19 Apr 2017By

Allianz Global Investors will lose existing mandate in October

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Dutch Randstad scheme rejects voluntary DC transfer option

Tue, 18 Apr 2017By

Board said gender-neutral requirements in Dutch law could cause disadvantage for remaining participants

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Centric ready to take on six sector schemes from Achmea

Tue, 18 Apr 2017By , Frank van Alphen

Wood-processing and yacht-building sector scheme has already rejected transfer in favour of Delta Lloyd

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Dutch unions, works council clash with casino over pension transfer

Wed, 12 Apr 2017By

Employer wants to outsource pension arrangements but employees claim they were not consulted

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Dutch retailer scheme doubles mortgages allocation, cuts private equity

Tue, 11 Apr 2017By

Asset allocation overhaul at €4.3bn Ahold Pensioenfonds also sees unlisted real estate dropped

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Dutch roundup: Dentists' scheme eyes tie-up with PFZW

Thu, 6 Apr 2017By ,

Also: Consultant seeks to bring robo-advice to Netherlands; L&G completes sale of Dutch arm to Chesnara

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for Dutch regulator

Wed, 5 Apr 2017By

‘Prudent person principle should be elaborated through legislation,’ IMF says

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Dutch pensions sector to draw up ESG covenant

Tue, 4 Apr 2017By , Frank van Alphen

Agreement seeks greater collaboration as separate study suggests only top pension funds make full use of ESG tools


Mercer names CEO for Netherlands as Meerkerk retires

Mon, 3 Apr 2017By

New chief executive to focus on further expansion in Dutch market

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Dutch roundup: Insurer Zwitserleven backs €400m buyout

Fri, 31 Mar 2017By

Two Syntrus Achmea clients have found new administration providers; ASR enters property investment market

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Vitol Anker shifts pension scheme from Netherlands to Luxembourg

Thu, 30 Mar 2017By

Commodities company has launched replacement DC scheme for existing employees


People moves: Fiduciary manager poaches Unilever, Blue Sky execs

Thu, 30 Mar 2017By IPE Staff

Altis IM, Univest, Blue Sky Group, Hymans Robertson, Cindu, NN IP, bfinance, De Nationale APF, GAM, AXA IM, Axioma, FundRock

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Sector schemes incur 40% less admin costs: DNB survey

Thu, 23 Mar 2017By Frank van Alphen

Difference attributed to more complex arrangements and higher service level at company schemes

A Dutch tulip field

Dutch roundup: Kempen wants to make UK 'second home market'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017By

Dutch asset manager said that it had successfully completed transition of MN’s clients

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PME to link 10% of assets to UN sustainability targets

Wed, 22 Mar 2017By Frank van Alphen

Scheme’s return target will remain guiding principle for investments

A Dutch tulip field

Dutch roundup: Brewer's pension fined for risk failings

Mon, 20 Mar 2017By Frank van Alphen

Bavaria fined €10,000; insurance industry scheme brings in new members

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Philips scheme dumps euro bonds for 'flexible' cash

Mon, 20 Mar 2017By

Dutch scheme reduces fixed income exposure from 35% to 25% of portfolio

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

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German pensions: A new not-quite revolution

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The current reforms risk repeating some of the mistakes of the Riester plan. Devolving responsibility to social partners for creating new sector schemes risks passing the buck

Europe: The genie is out of the lamp

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Times have changed since the Society for the German Language chose Alternativlos (without alternative) as its Unwort (literally ‘unword’ or ugliest word) of the year for 2010

Fiduciary managers need more competition

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The review of the UK’s asset management market by the FCA may or may not result in tighter regulation of investment advice. But the regulator would do well to continue focusing on investment consulting firms that offer fiduciary management services

From Our Perspective: Two decades of shifting perspectives

April 2017 (Magazine)

This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.

Norges Bank Investment Management: Strategy shift at Europe’s biggest investor

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), arguably the world’s most watched institutional investor, is considering adopting a risk-factor approach.

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