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Pension funds urge Unilever to stick to long-term policy

Tue, 28 Feb 2017By

Company ‘must keep its focus on sustainability’ following rejection of Kraft Heinz takeover bid

Heineken rejects complaints over index-linked pensions at Scottish & Newcastle

Dutch brewery scheme joins Centraal Beheer APF

Tue, 28 Feb 2017By

Pension fund cites ‘rising costs and increase expertise requirements’

Mercer to set PACE on Co-op’s alternatives

Dutch Co-op scheme benefits boosted by merger

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Participants to be compensated for funding difference between pension funds

Traditional houses of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch furniture scheme replaces Syntrus Achmea with Centric

Fri, 24 Feb 2017By

Meubel is first Dutch scheme to join new IT provider

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Dutch sector fears 'unworkable political compromises' for new system

Thu, 23 Feb 2017By

Pensions Federation urges sector to produce proposals ahead of negotiations for new coalition government

Netherlands View

Metalworkers' scheme rejects carbon reduction target

Thu, 23 Feb 2017By Frank van Alphen

Dutch PMT prefers to achieve reduction through engagement which takes effects on firms’ staff into account

Amsterdam at night

Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

Dutch pharmacy pensions abandon merger

Single sector scheme for Dutch pharmacies off the table

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Pharmacists’ pension fund SPOA to continue independently after merger talks fall through

Hoogovens plant in IJmuiden, Netherlands

PME targets carbon reduction of 25%

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By Frank van Alphen

Goal to be achieved through engagement with 10 largest emitters

Maersk ship

Nedlloyd scheme seeks collaborations with other pension funds

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By

Collaborations sought in order to drive down costs and improve services

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

New Dutch pension system 'to be delayed until after elections'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017By , Nelleke Trappenburg

Unions and employers aim to launch plans ahead of formation talks for new coalition cabinet

Dutch Netherlands

Large Dutch schemes welcome government venture capital fund

Tue, 14 Feb 2017By , Nelleke Trappenburg

Cabinet expects its €2.5bn fund for risk-bearing projects will trigger increased participation institutional investors

Netherlands View

Smurfit Kappa merges two Dutch pension funds

Mon, 13 Feb 2017By

Decision avoids potential 50% hike in contribution rate

ING's headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

EMD allocations lead returns at ING, SCA, Unisys

Fri, 10 Feb 2017By

Dutch schemes report annual profits of up to 10.5%

Netherlands View

Dutch cabinet seeks greater supervision for large company schemes

Thu, 9 Feb 2017By

Government wants permanent boards rather than annual visits

A Dutch tulip field

Federation calls for legal changes to improve net pension plan

Wed, 8 Feb 2017By Frank van Alphen

‘Currently, participants could lose out up to 30% of their paid-in premiums’

Handshake

Wednesday people roundup

Wed, 8 Feb 2017By IPE Staff

Kempen, Altis, RPMI Railpen, Allianz, Hermes, Lazard, Columbia Threadneedle, Quaero Capital, Insight Investment, Morgan Stanley, MSCI

Netherlands View

Kempen poaches quartet from Altis's leadership team

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By

Appointments follow Kempen’s increased focus on fiduciary managent

Amsterdam at night

Dutch regulator fines asset manager €5m for illegal pension investments

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By , Nelleke Trappenburg

Regulator said that asset manager carried out dividend arbitrage activities benefiting the sponsor

The Netherlands: On the way to a new system index

Dutch transport scheme posts 12.7% profit [updated]

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By

Vervoer’s gain is the best of the large schemes to have reported so far

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The end of the road

Pensions In The Netherlands: The end of the road

September 2016 (Magazine)By

The sector has run out of options to avoid looming rights cuts, says Leen Preesman

Asset Allocation: Diversification rules

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Infrastructure, real estate and alternative credit are finding favour among Dutch pensions funds, finds Gail Moss

Cabinet steadies reforms

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Leen Preesman looks at the measures the government is taking to stabilise the pension system

One-Tier Boards: One job, two hats

September 2016 (Magazine)By André de Vos

André de Voss speaks to Geraldine Leegwater and Paulien Siegman about how the one-tier board structures are working in practice 

A Dutch view on IORP II

September 2016 (Magazine)By Hans Van Meerten

IORP II sometimes fails to reflect European case law, according to Hans Van Meerten

All Pensions in The Netherlands

Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

LAPFF hits out at UK's Financial Reporting Council

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

FRC warrants ‘intensive investigation’ from government, argues public pension fund group

Accountancy

FRC plans overhaul of UK corporate governance code

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Accounting regulator to act after parliamentary committee completes governance inquiry

Stock price on monitor

Accounting roundup: More illegal dividends unearthed

Wed, 15 Feb 2017By

Dunelm and Hargreaves Lansdown made payments without reporting up-to-date cash balances

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian review leads to writedown of asset values

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

System is nevertheless deemed sustainable by Financial Supervision Commission

Accountancy

Accounting roundup: 'illegal' dividends, PIRC, FRC, s172, EFRAG

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By

PIRC’s disputes with FRC continue, and EFRAG hunts for hybrid pension fund experts

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