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The Netherlands

Monetary policy and currency wars index

Chart of the Week: DC overtakes DB in top seven pension markets

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By , ,

€35.6trn invested in 22 markets, Willis Towers Watson reports, with DC making headway in the UK, Canada and Japan

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How the financial crisis took the shine off the Dutch pensions system

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

Ultra-low interest rates mean the state pension is now the best element of Dutch system, says pensions law professor Yves Stevens


Netherlands roundup: Publishing scheme eyes buyout

Wed, 13 Feb 2019By ,

Also: Private credit specialist targets Benelux expansion


LCP: Dutch schemes urged to improve performance reporting

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Schemes need to make a clearer distinction between performance gross and net of fees and costs, consultancy argues

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Dutch government to oppose EU cross-border pension product

Mon, 11 Feb 2019By

EU member states expected to publish details of a proposed framework for pan-European pension products

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Netherlands offers UK providers temporary reprieve from no deal Brexit

Mon, 11 Feb 2019By

Exemption from third-country limits likely to be extended until 1 January 2021

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Unions slam Dutch government’s pension reform plans

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By ,

Employers have urged unions to return to negotiating table but strike action is planned

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European pension tracking service ‘to start within two years’

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By

First link expected to be established between Belgian and Dutch data banks

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Dutch government to press ahead with plans for pensions reform

Mon, 4 Feb 2019By

Social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees to re-assess increasing the retirement age for state pension


Investors call for action after Brazilian mining disaster

Fri, 1 Feb 2019By

The collapse of a dam at a mine in Brumadinho has killed at least 99 people with 200 still missing

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Brexit: Derivatives trade exodus ‘to start with currency contracts’

Thu, 31 Jan 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Asset manager expects derivatives trade through London only to remain unchanged if Brexit is cancelled 

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IORP II: How the EU directive has reshaped the pensions industry

Wed, 30 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

IPE explores how the IORP II directive has been implemented across EU member states

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Dutch scheme assets fall by €46bn in fourth quarter

Wed, 30 Jan 2019By

Majority of members now in underfunded schemes, regulator reports

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Dijsselbloem to lead Dutch committee on discount rate

Tue, 29 Jan 2019By

Committee is expected to conclude that pension funds must lower their assumptions for returns

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Dutch roundup: ABP launches energy transition fund

Tue, 29 Jan 2019By , Sameer van Alfen, Frank van Alphen

Also: Smurfit Netherlands to liquidate; Adviser trade bodies to merge

Wouter Koolmees

Dutch minister rules out immediate measure to prevent benefit cuts

Mon, 28 Jan 2019By

Pension funds won’t get funding relief until unions, employers and the government agree on full reform package

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Dutch insurer seeks global commodities ideas via IPE Quest [updated]

Mon, 28 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

Investment of at least €100m under consideration

Stock price on monitor

Biggest Dutch scheme cuts return assumptions after 2018 losses

Thu, 24 Jan 2019By

Five largest Dutch pension funds report annual results ranging from 0.3% gain to 2.3% loss as equities plummet in December

The Netherlands: On the way to a new system index

PGGM to start central clearing for repos [updated]

Thu, 24 Jan 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Asset manager for PFZW picks Eurex Clearing as central counterparty as it seeks to comply with EMIR derivatives rules

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Supervisory board of €11bn Dutch real estate manager quits unexpectedly

Wed, 23 Jan 2019By Sameer van Alfen

All four members of the board of the €11bn Dutch property investor quit after falling out with parent company over strategy

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The Netherlands: Pensions reform poses IT puzzle

September 2018 (magazine)By

Dutch pension managers will need to significantly adjust their IT systems if a pensions contract with individual accrual becomes the key element in a new Dutch pensions system

Asset Allocation: State of play

September 2018 (magazine)By

A look at the top five Dutch pension funds

Multi-sector magnet

September 2018 (magazine)

Since 2011, PGB has almost doubled its number of participants to 235,700 from pension funds from a diverse range of sectors

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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

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Accounting roundup: Kingman on the FRC; Carillion audit report

Fri, 1 Feb 2019By

Also: FRC reports on current and future use of artificial intelligence in accounting and corporate reporting

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Investment self help

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Many people start their new year with diets, exercise, or perhaps a dose of self-help. Bookshops are well stocked with guides to better working, living, thinking, sleeping and even breathing.

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Wrong on the recession

February 2019 (Magazine)By

The clouds darkened last month. Forecasts of the world’s economics prospects became distinctly gloomier.

Is transition risk dead in the water?

Beyond green bonds

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Green finance is booming. Interest in green finance is booming even more.

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Regulatory capacity crunch?

February 2019 (Magazine)By

This year could turn out to be a lucrative one for lawyers in the pension and investment sectors. Deciphering Brexit implications, ensuring compliance with IORP II and localised rulebook changes will keep the legal profession busy 

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