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Impact investing


The Netherlands


Disabled workers’ scheme switches to ‘cheaper’ passive strategy

Thu, 22 Aug 2019By

The €8.5bn PWRI is also aiming to expand its responsible investing strategy and has added to allocations to green bonds and its ‘inclusion portfolio’


Intergenerational fairness under pressure in Dutch system, survey finds

Wed, 21 Aug 2019By Frank van Alphen,

The principle of solidarity between pension fund participants – one of the key elements of the Dutch pensions system – is under pressure, according to Netspar

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€19bn agriculture sector scheme eyes property investments

Tue, 20 Aug 2019By

BPL’s real estate holdings generated 17.8% last year, according to its annual report – and it wants to put more money into the asset class

Canal houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands roundup: Longevity gap increases

Tue, 20 Aug 2019By , Sameer van Alfen

Plus: Achmea Pensioenservices posts €14m loss in the first half of 2019 as it continues to phase out old IT systems


Dutch pensions reform ‘threatens healthy schemes’: SPH chair

Mon, 19 Aug 2019By Frank van Alphen,

Chairman of GPs’ pension scheme warns that sharing out funding surpluses among participants would be “unworkable and undesirable” 

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Dutch shipping sector scheme to lose mandatory status

Fri, 16 Aug 2019By ,

The €970m Pensioenfonds Rijn- en Binnenvaart lacks support for compulsory participation and could be restructured to allow more employers to join

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

€2.2bn scheme tightens manager constraints after regulatory intervention

Thu, 15 Aug 2019By

De Nederlandsche Bank stepped in to demand changes to Pensioenfonds Atos’ investment strategy and governance processes

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Dutch union demands state pension increase as second-pillar cuts loom

Thu, 15 Aug 2019By

FNV’s Tuur Elzinga says the Netherlands’ government should raise state pension benefits to compensate for imminent cuts to second-pillar pension payments

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ABN Amro scheme expects ‘limited effects’ from Brexit

Wed, 14 Aug 2019By

The €29bn pension fund sees market volatility, declining sterling and the ability to settle transactions as big risks, and has analysed suppliers’ ability to continue through multiple Brexit scenarios

Dutch pharmacy pensions abandon merger

€3bn Dutch pharmacy staff scheme reduces risk profile

Tue, 13 Aug 2019By Sameer van Alfen,

PMA reduces equities allocation from 50% to 40% in favour of fixed income, lifts interest rate hedging to 40% 

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Dutch schemes headed for rights cuts after dramatic funding drop

Mon, 12 Aug 2019By ,

Pension funds’ coverage ratio declined by four percentage points in the first week of August

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Dutch pension fund Equens to join consolidation vehicle

Mon, 12 Aug 2019By Sameer van Alfen

APFs – general pension funds – are rapidly gaining in popularity in the Netherlands

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Dutch regulator’s pension fund aims for 30% outperformance on ESG

Fri, 9 Aug 2019By

Pensioenfonds De Nederlandsche Bank also plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 10% relative to benchmark, and cut controversial weapons and tobacco from its investment universe

KPN introduces flexible benefits

KPN scheme ups fixed income holdings after difficult 2018

Thu, 8 Aug 2019By , Sameer van Alfen

The €10.2bn KPN Pensioenfonds cuts strategic allocation to securities in favour of fixed income, and has allocated to green bonds

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Netherlands roundup: Energy firm’s scheme seeks consolidation vehicle

Wed, 7 Aug 2019By ,

Also: The average age at which Dutch workers retire has risen to 65, according to Statistics Netherlands

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‘Link investment policies to scheme demographics’, says trustee

Tue, 6 Aug 2019By

Schemes’ investment policies should be geared to the age of a scheme’s population, says Dutch pension trustee Paul de Geus 

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Dutch military staff to switch from final to average salary accrual

Mon, 5 Aug 2019By

Personnel will be compensated for the negative effects of a change that will bring an end to one of the Netherlands’ last open final salary pension funds

Amundi teams up with French energy agency

Dutch IT sector scheme TrueBlue seeks consolidation options

Mon, 5 Aug 2019By

The €362m industry-wide pension fund says it is ‘too small’ and has abandoned a plan to become the sector scheme for the digital sector

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Chart of the Week: How Europe’s pension funds performed in H1

Fri, 2 Aug 2019By

Double-digit investment performance has not lightened the mood as Dutch pension funds face benefit cuts and others warn of turbulent times ahead

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New players waiting in the wings for Dutch administration market

Thu, 1 Aug 2019By

International companies including Capgemini and Tata could drive innovation as part of pensions reform, says consultancy firm Quint

All Latest Netherlands News

Fiduciary responsibility: A question of legality

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Managers remain puzzled on meaning of legal amendment

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Investment: The limits of expectations

May 2019 (Magazine)By

How are Dutch funds doing against their long-term targets?

State pension age: Another hurdle for pensions reform

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Unions mistrust politicians following ‘many broken promises’

Nicole Beuken, director of ABP

Almost solved...

May 2019 (Magazine)By André de Vos

Nicole Beuken, executive director of ABP, the largest pension fund in the Netherlands

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Key Dynamics: A market overview

May 2019 (Magazine)By ,

Alternatives, ESG adoption and further fund consolidation are the key trends highlighted by INDEFI

All Pensions in The Netherlands

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Insurer seeks ‘evergreen’ private equity, infra funds via IPE Quest [updated]

Wed, 14 Aug 2019By IPE Staff

A total of $80m is up for grabs in two separate tenders being conducted by a Swiss consultant

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Multi-asset manager sought for German foundation via IPE Quest [updated]

Tue, 13 Aug 2019By IPE Staff

€15m multi-asset mandate up for grabs for asset manager based in a German-speaking country 

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Swiss investor hunts for private equity manager via IPE Quest

Tue, 6 Aug 2019By IPE Staff

The unnamed pension fund is seeking bottom-up managers for a $5m-$10m mandate, while two more mandate searches are closing this week


Compenswiss tenders real estate mandate worth €50-100m via IPE Quest

Mon, 15 Jul 2019By

Quartet of tenders sees Swiss and Nordic investors allocate to China A-shares, currency hedging and core real estate as investors continue diversification push


​Italy roundup: Industry scheme seeks managers for €1.6bn worth of mandates

Mon, 15 Jul 2019By

Fondo Telemaco seeks private equity and private debt managers to run €105m; Solidarietà Veneto picks Groupama, Eurizon for new mandates

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