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The Netherlands

Scrutinising fees

Asset management costs at Dutch schemes on the rise

Tue, 19 Jun 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Costs at the Netherlands’ 10 large schemes increased by 2 basis points to 0.52%

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Dutch government withdraws controversial merger bill

Tue, 19 Jun 2018By

Pension industry and politicians had raised a series of concerns about limitations and requirements

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Netherlands roundup: Pension funds, social partners to tackle diversity

Tue, 19 Jun 2018By

Also: Social affairs minister gives accountability boards approval powers over cross-border transfers

diversify sweets jelly beans

Dutch confectioners and bakers schemes sweeten collaboration

Mon, 18 Jun 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Plus: Construction company considering offloading legacy pension book to PGB

Stock market returns

Dutch schemes’ recovery paths exceeded expectations in 2017

Fri, 15 Jun 2018By

Funding improves to 107% on average but largest schemes remain underfunded

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

PWRI defers merger after talks with healthcare scheme fail

Wed, 13 Jun 2018By

Scheme for disabled workers went through two fruitless rounds of negotiations with PFZW

Some investors are reducing their exposure to industries that produce carbon as a byproduct

PFZW passes halfway point for carbon reduction target

Wed, 13 Jun 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Asset manager PGGM’s own carbon footprint increased 9% last year

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Experts: Innovation important for the future of pensions

Tue, 12 Jun 2018By Pensioen Pro staff

Robo advice, artificial intelligence and blockchain will all be vital to the sector’s future success, Pensioen Pro conference hears

Toll road infrastructure

Transport scheme divests infrastructure in favour of unlisted property

Tue, 12 Jun 2018By

€25bn Dutch scheme says infrastructure allocation was too small to be effective

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Dutch regulator replaces LDI manager on €1.9bn pension scheme

Mon, 11 Jun 2018By Frank van Alphen,

BlackRock replaced by Cardano but will stay on as fiduciary manager

Stefan Lundbergh, Cardano

Dutch pensions reform ‘requires flexible approach’: Lundbergh

Fri, 8 Jun 2018By

‘Netherlands must no longer delay a decision, or history will hold us to account’


Pension funds to soak up £120m fine for Thames Water [updated]

Fri, 8 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

ABP, PFZW, USS and the BT Pension Scheme will all take a hit to their investments in the UK water company

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PGGM among investors backing G7 diversity, development project

Thu, 7 Jun 2018By

12 large institutional investors link with Canadian-led project to advance key G7 aims

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Dutch retirement age increase ‘could be delayed by five years’

Thu, 7 Jun 2018By Martine Wolzak

Current rate of state pension age rises is outpacing life expectancy improvements, actuaries say

Gerard van Olphen APG

APG chief: ‘Pension funds will become dinosaurs without change’

Thu, 7 Jun 2018By

Industry must adopt service level of airline KLM or online retailer Zalando, argues Gerard van Olphen

Train line crossing

Dutch transport sector pension schemes resume co-operation talks

Wed, 6 Jun 2018By

Railways scheme and public transport fund revisiting collaboration options, including potential merger

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Dutch regulator considers outsourcing regulatory tasks

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

Actuaries, accountants and asset managers could be asked to report to DNB to ease burden on pension schemes

The Hague

Aegon to merge low-cost DC vehicles in Netherlands

Mon, 4 Jun 2018By Frank van Alphen

The new PPI – Aegon Cappital – will be the second-largest on the Dutch market

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

PGB ditches ‘disappointing’ inflation-linked bonds

Fri, 1 Jun 2018By

Multi-sector scheme reports investment return of 6.7% for 2017

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Dutch employers and unions deny agreement over new system

Thu, 31 May 2018By

Leaked draft of new Dutch pension system is not the final agreement, say unions and ministers

All Latest Netherlands News

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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

Sharon Bowles

Former MEP says ‘fatally flawed’ FRC should be shut down

Fri, 15 Jun 2018By

Sharon Bowles argues for new accounting body as independent review begins

The European Commission, Brussels

Accounting roundup: EU advisers approve controversial DB changes

Mon, 11 Jun 2018By

Plus: European Parliament flags concerns over IFRS 17; FRC plots new governance code for this year


Pressure building on UK audit regulator’s leadership as inquiry begins

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

Sir John Kingman has begun gathering evidence for his review of the Financial Reporting Council

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The price of skill

June 2018 (magazine)By

It remains to be seen whether pension funds regain their appetite for higher-fee alternative strategies that have fallen out of favour in recent years

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Technological diffusion is fraught

June 2018 (magazine)By

It is easy to forget just how long it can take for an invention to become a pervasive technology. Even the most brilliant idea can take time before it is widely adopted

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