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The Netherlands

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Large Dutch funds criticise proposed pensions system overhaul

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By ,

Building sector scheme: “Abolishing average pensions accrual unnecessary”

Stock market returns

Quarterly results boost funding for largest Dutch schemes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Pension funds report quarterly returns of up to 1.9% and year-to-date results of up to 3.9%

A Dutch tulip field

Dutch recreation scheme seeks growth through voluntary additions

Thu, 19 Oct 2017By Frank van Alphen

Recreatie could be ‘of interest’ to roughly 1,300 businesses, chairman says

Telecommunications tower

ABP takes majority stake in Dutch telecom towers operator

Thu, 19 Oct 2017By

ABP chair says sector offers ‘strong growth potential and adds to diversification’

'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Dutch Cabinet seeks to rein in mandatory sector scheme growth

Wed, 18 Oct 2017By ,

Measures needed to prevent new general pension funds being pushed out of business, Jetta Klijnsma says


APG and PGGM building prototype of blockchain administration

Mon, 16 Oct 2017By ,

Next step is to run entire administration of APG’s company scheme through blockchain

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Consider 20-25% property allocation, Ortec urges pension schemes

Mon, 16 Oct 2017By

Mini-poll suggests that liquidity and limited availability are obstacles for larger allocations

Offshore wind farm

Dutch minister: 'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017By

Henk Kamp urges investment in stable and successful economy with annual growth rate of 3.3%

Australia map

Call for further consolidation in Australia's super funds sector [updated]

Fri, 13 Oct 2017By Florence Chong

Former treasurer calls for creation of national agency to run super funds’ assets

Netherlands View

Defence union puts pressure on ABP about pension plan change

Thu, 12 Oct 2017By

Civil service scheme wants to change ’too complicated’ final salary plan into average salary arrangements

Amsterdam at night

New Dutch coalition aims for pensions reform in early 2018

Wed, 11 Oct 2017By ,

Government also to provide clarity about transition for average to degressive pensions accrual

PFZW takes stake in green bonds

Netherlands roundup: Fresh guidelines for SDG investments [updated]

Wed, 11 Oct 2017By , , Frank van Alphen

APG and PGGM have already plotted investment routes

Data centre

Pension funds should appoint data protection officers: regulator

Tue, 10 Oct 2017By Sameer van Alfen

Recommendation made ahead of introduction of GDPR rules across Europe next year

Netherlands View

IORP II will increase regulatory pressure on pension funds: consultant

Mon, 9 Oct 2017By Sameer van Alfen

Sprenkels & Verschuren said Solvency II-like rules would be introduced

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Dutch regulator to increase scrutiny of sustainable strategies

Fri, 6 Oct 2017By

DNB warns of climate change risks to real estate exposures, while refusing to relax standards for green finance

Amsterdam netherlands

Edwin Velzel appointed new PGGM chief executive

Thu, 5 Oct 2017By

Velzel will replace Else Bos next month

pensions netherlands

Rising liabilities hamper funding levels across Netherlands: survey

Wed, 4 Oct 2017By Martine Wolzak, Gaby de Groot

Liabilities increased 9% in 2016, wiping out much of the effect of a 10% average investment return

Offshore wind farm

More than half of Dutch schemes lack sustainability targets

Wed, 4 Oct 2017By

PFZW was the top ESG performer for the 11th consecutive year

Amsterdam at night

Dutch coalition partners 'postpone pensions reform discussions'

Mon, 2 Oct 2017By Ria Cats, Martine Wolzak

FD reports that four-way coalition want to allow employers and unions to come up with ideas for new system

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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

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

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uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Brexit threat to international accounting standards convergence

Wed, 18 Oct 2017By

Aviva, Legal & General and Prudential urge government to keep local rules in place after Brexit

EIOPA, ECB consult on information gathering

Accounting roundup: Reporting reforms and post-Brexit rules

Mon, 9 Oct 2017By

IASB proposes new financial performance measure; ICAEW calls for maintainance of accounting standards


IASB orders more research into controversial accounting rule changes

Mon, 2 Oct 2017By

UK DB funds could dodge controversial rules by renegotiating scheme rules, say consultants

No DC sugar rush

October 2017 (Magazine)By

There is a strong risk that Germany’s pensions reform becomes neither a stunning success nor a stunning failure, but just adds to the complexity of German workplace pensions

A time for strong nerves

October 2017 (Magazine)By

It is understandable that investors are nervous. Not only are valuations stretched in many markets but there seems to be a significant threat of military conflict

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