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ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

Dutch pension funds lay out aims for three-year ALM studies

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Consultants asked to assess risk attitudes, climate change, inflation and ‘premium funding’

Tokyo, Japan

ESG roundup: GPIF, World Bank report on fixed income ‘constraints’

Mon, 23 Apr 2018By

Plus: NN IP partners with ChinaAMC; Cambridge Associates’ client ESG assets shoot up

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Solvency requirements ‘encourage investment in risky equities’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By Frank van Alphen

Quant managers from Robeco argue for a more nuanced approach to assessment of equity risk

A Dutch tulip field

Losses at top Dutch schemes ‘reflect brittle recovery’

Thu, 19 Apr 2018By

Pension funds say fear of inflation and rhetoric over trade barriers caused slowdown in Q1

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Robeco seeks institutional financing for Dutch mortgages

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Vista Hypotheken to focus on first-time buyers

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Pension funds urge companies to set ambitious emission targets

Tue, 17 Apr 2018By ,

Investor engagement on climate change shifting to focus on action to help achieve Paris agreement

Stock markets

Fiduciary managers back performance reporting standard

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

IC Select’s guidelines come amid unprecedented regulatory pressure on fiduciary providers

Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn, Maastricht University

Dutch pensions expert: ‘Never introduce average contribution model’

Fri, 13 Apr 2018By

Experts from the UK and Netherlands gathered in London this week to share ideas in DC and retirement options

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Netherlands roundup: Political youth branches push for reform proposals

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By , Hans Verbraeken,

Also: Women’s group backs legislation for diversity; unions on collision course with AkzoNobel over pension top-up

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The European asset owners aiming to make an ‘impact’

Wed, 11 Apr 2018By

Various investors are prepping or considering impact-oriented investments

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Report outlines the pros and cons of collective DC

Wed, 11 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

The Dutch experience could “usefully inform the thinking on the legal and regulatory framework for a UK CDC scheme”, authors argue.

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Pensions minister confident of agreement on Dutch system reform

Tue, 10 Apr 2018By ,

Union FNV sceptical about progress in negotiations over a new pensions contract

Ahold Delhaize's headquarters in Zaandam, the Netherlands

Dutch retailer’s scheme boosts funding despite hedging loss

Tue, 10 Apr 2018By

Allocations to alternatives and emerging market debt brought in returns of more than 18% each

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Netherlands roundup: Researchers’ scheme divests from tobacco [updated]

Fri, 6 Apr 2018By Pensioen Pro staff

Also: Regulator to probe large schemes’ IT and operational risks; KAS Bank strikes agreement with SimCorp

Washington DC

Looming trade war fears ‘hurt Dutch scheme funding levels’

Thu, 5 Apr 2018By

Funding fell by at least 2% on average in March, according to Mercer and Aon Hewitt estimates

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Netherlands roundup: Insurer to pull out of DB contracts with employers

Tue, 3 Apr 2018By ,

Also: Parliament criticises proposals for merging schemes; no new rules for domestic investments

Innovation: How to rebuild trust in pensions

April 2018 (magazine)By ,

Technology and customer-service are central to rebuilding trust in pension systems

Amsterdam

APG offloads DC administration subsidiary to IT firm RiskCo

Thu, 29 Mar 2018By

RiskCo targets 1m participants within five years after tripling its customer base

Shell

Campaign group urges ABP to vote for carbon-free Shell

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By

Scientists argue that Shell’s promises aren’t sufficient to meet Paris climate targets

A Dutch tulip field

Dutch politicians threaten to legislate for pension board diversity

Tue, 27 Mar 2018By Martine Wolzak

Schemes have failed to deliver on promise made in code for pension funds, argues D66

All Latest Netherlands News

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

Asset allocation: Steadying the ship

March 2018 (magazine)By

Better funding positions offer Dutch pension funds a chance to increase diversification

New system: A spring deadline

March 2018 (magazine)By

Despite appearances to the contrary, a compromise on a future retirement system may be close

Fiduciary management: Foreign fiduciaries struggle

March 2018 (magazine)By Frank van Alphen

Pension funds’ changing requirements are having a profound effect on the market for fiduciary management

All Pensions in The Netherlands

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss accounting body warns on pension fund audit quality

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

Ongoing independent oversight needed, says federal body

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Accounting regulator cuts pension scheme levy, warns of future rises

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

FRC says its voluntary levy on pension funds and insurers could increase over the next three years

Accountancy

‘Toothless’ accounting watchdog to face wide-ranging governance probe

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

Former Legal & General chairman Sir John Kingman will lead review of FRC’s governance, conflicts of interest and accountability

Tesco supermarket

Tesco halves pension deficit through accounting change

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

£3bn wiped off DB scheme shortfall after an update to its discount rate model

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Accounting roundup: IFRS questions EU plans to modify rules

Fri, 6 Apr 2018By

Plus: IASB framework reintroduces prudence; FRC hits back at criticism

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