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The Netherlands

The Hague

Netherlands roundup: PWRI, Levensmiddelen, AOW, Mercer, APG

Fri, 16 Feb 2018By Frank van Alphen,

Industry-wide schemes reduce state pension offset; Mercer Netherlands, APG, Robeco sign outsourcing agreements

Dutch Parliament building

Dutch industry associations lobby for access to PEPP market

Fri, 16 Feb 2018By

Insurers and premium pension institutions are campaigning to be able to offer pan-European product in the Netherlands

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PGGM, APG call for reform to withholding tax rules

Thu, 15 Feb 2018By Frank van Alphen

Dutch schemes could claim €300m back but costs are prohibitive for smaller funds

SPT settles dispute with trade association

Court rejects mismanagement investigation of Dutch sector scheme

Thu, 15 Feb 2018By ,

Accountability body’s interpretation of its own role was ‘too liberal’

PostNL delivery truck

Netherlands roundup: Company pension funds announce indexation

Mon, 12 Feb 2018By Pensioen Pro staff

Plus: Merger breakthrough hopes, Rare multi-company fund splits 


Dutch pension scheme backs BlackRock ESG launch with €50m

Thu, 8 Feb 2018By Frank van Alphen

SCA pension fund supports strategy with exclusion policy based on UN Global Compact Principles

Steven van Weyenberg, D66

‘Give members more say on investment strategy’, argues Dutch politician

Mon, 5 Feb 2018By

D66’s Steven Weyenberg plans to table a law change to allow accountability boards to have greater influence

Dam, Amsterdam

APG acquires Deloitte data analytics team for sustainable investing

Fri, 2 Feb 2018By

Team will identify public companies contributing to solving environmental and social problems

Netherlands View

Dutch pension fund liabilities fall in 2017

Fri, 2 Feb 2018By

Equity prices boosted Dutch schemes to a healthier funding position, according to regulator DNB

The Netherlands: Reformed system to boost DC

February 2018 (magazine)By

Several factors are driving the shift to defined contribution pensions

housing construction residential

Dutch pension funds to increase mortgage investments

Wed, 31 Jan 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Asset managers and regulator DNB predict significant interest in housing loan market from domestic and overseas investors

The European Commission

Pension fund bodies warn against EU approach to ESG

Tue, 30 Jan 2018By

aba, PensionsEurope, Dutch Pensions Federation respond to EC consultation on ESG and investor duties

Stock market index graphs

Top five Dutch schemes ride equity rally to boost funding levels

Fri, 26 Jan 2018By Frank van Alphen

But only construction sector scheme BpfBouw can grant any form of inflation-linked uplift

Nuclear power station

ABP under political pressure to sell shares in nuclear station operator

Fri, 26 Jan 2018By

Cabinet claims exclusion of tobacco and nuclear weapons by the pension scheme is acknowledgement of concerns

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Netherlands seeks to implement IORP II Directive

Wed, 24 Jan 2018By

Letter to parliament lays out pensions discussion points for 2018 – but does not mention pension system reform

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Netherlands roundup: Oil scheme finalises transfer to PGB

Fri, 19 Jan 2018By

Plus: Nedlloyd announces 1.35% indexation; communications watchdog overspends on pension switch


Allianz GI ceases fiduciary activities in the Netherlands

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Market exit follows loss of only major client; company to continue asset management services


Europe's biggest pension fund to cut €3.3bn of tobacco, nuclear assets

Thu, 11 Jan 2018By

ABP’s decision follows new assessment framework for sustainable and responsible investment

Oil wells

Dutch Chevron scheme takes insurer to court over pension rights

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

Dispute focuses on way purchase price is to be established

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Dutch sector schemes return to indexation as funding improves

Mon, 8 Jan 2018By ,

Several company pension funds granted full inflation compensation of 1.34% to members

All Latest Netherlands News

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Dutch pensions: Aiming for full transparency on costs

September 2017 (Magazine)By Sameer van Alfen

Dutch funds are now required to provide deeper insight into their expenses in their annual reports

Asset Allocation: In the mix

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Asset allocation review for the largest Dutch pension funds

Outsourcing: Funds over Achmea debacle

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Industry-wide pension schemes have worked quickly to find new administrators to replace Syntrus Achmea

Variable Income: Lowdown on drawdown

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Dutch variable income pension products, introduced following a 2016 law change, differ markedly in their approach

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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

All Pensions in The Netherlands

calculator accounting

PGGM, APG call for reform to withholding tax rules

Thu, 15 Feb 2018By Frank van Alphen

Dutch schemes could claim €300m back but costs are prohibitive for smaller funds

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

Discount rate cuts German corporate pension liabilities in 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

Change to ‘unconstitutional’ accounting rules getting closer, says Willis Towers Watson

Carillion vans

Carillion: Politicians press accounting watchdog over 'going concern' rules

Mon, 5 Feb 2018By

Politicians flag LAPFF’s long-running dispute with Financial Reporting Council as part of Carillion inquiry

Analysis: ATP’s tax policy highlights risk to reputation in offshore investments

February 2018 (magazine)By

The EU’s first-ever blacklist of tax havens has given politicians and pension funds another chance to consider the ethics of investing via opaque or tax-light locations

Long Term Matters: Investment can be a true profession

February 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Carillion, the UK construction company that collapsed recently, reminds us, once again, that investment is yet far from being a credible profession

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