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The Netherlands

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

Chart of the Week: Dutch schemes bounce back with Q1 gains of up to 8.5%

Thu, 18 Apr 2019By

Strong equity markets and rising government bonds help recovery from weak end to 2018

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Commission launches infringement action against 17 states over IORP II

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By ,

Proceedings launched for “non-communication” of transposition measures after January deadline

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Netherlands roundup: PNO picks Kempen as fiduciary for DC plan

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By , Pensioen Pro staff

Plus: Construction company scheme to liquidate; Metal industry schemes increase lobbying against rights cuts

Oil rig

Dutch investors set out expectations for oil and gas sector

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

Investor expectation statement comes after Follow This withdraws Shell resolution


Dutch watchdog wants new rules for pension funds’ DC products

Thu, 11 Apr 2019By

AFM warns its current remit is limited and wants to make sure customers are protected

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Rules for sector schemes and insurers ‘hamper innovation’, says lawyer

Thu, 11 Apr 2019By Frank van Alphen,

Cutting limitations for Dutch industry-wide schemes and insurers could make consolidation easier and cheaper

'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Number of Dutch pension funds will soon fall to 200, regulator says

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

DNB says 29 schemes out of 230 are in liquidation, while several others are considering their options

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Netherlands roundup: Schemes ‘must reclaim mistakenly paid benefits’

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By ,

Also: KLM’s cabin staff scheme opts for two-tier board in governance shake-up

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Vervoer replaces Robeco with Achmea for fiduciary management

Mon, 8 Apr 2019By Sameer van Alfen,

Dutch sector scheme expects continuity to be better guaranteed at Achmea

Ahold Delhaize's headquarters in Zaandam, the Netherlands

Supermarket scheme to up risk exposure with indexation in mind

Mon, 8 Apr 2019By

Pension fund lost 0.8% last year and funding did not improve

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Dutch group seeks solution for early retirement stalemate

Fri, 5 Apr 2019By

Government should offer tax-friendly savings options to workers in demanding jobs, expert group says


Members are ‘willing to sacrifice some returns’ for ESG investment

Thu, 4 Apr 2019By

66% willing to forgo on part of their pension benefits if their pension fund has already adopted ESG approach 


Pension funds falling short on cybersecurity, regulator warns

Wed, 3 Apr 2019By

De Nederlandsche Bank says schemes’ monitoring of internal and external IT security is insufficient


Dutch pension rules undermine funding and confidence, says DNB

Tue, 2 Apr 2019By

FTK allows for insufficient contributions and benefit payments that are too high, regulator warns

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Dutch regulator criticises unions for delaying pensions reform

Tue, 2 Apr 2019By

DNB president Klaas Knot says worker groups are asking too much of the Dutch government

Wouter Koolmees

Dutch minister rejects flexible retirement age for state pension

Mon, 1 Apr 2019By

Measures would be bad for government finances and too complicated to implement, Koolmees says

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Aon relaunches bid to transfer Dutch scheme to Belgium

Fri, 29 Mar 2019By

Move subject to approval by two thirds of participants and pensioners

divesting fossil fuel companies has had a detrimental effect on the returns of some pension funds

Dutch retail sector scheme divests 500 firms for ESG reasons

Tue, 26 Mar 2019By Frank van Alphen

Detailhandel partners with FTSE Russell for new index, halving carbon footprint and fossil fuel stocks exposure

The Meuse in Maastricht

Economists warn investment ‘groupthink’ could hurt pension outcomes

Mon, 25 Mar 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Schemes hiring the same actuaries often made the same strategic investment choice 

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Dutch regulator ‘world’s first’ to sign up to PRI [updated]

Thu, 21 Mar 2019By

Central bank says it will investigate options regarding target allocations to green bonds and impact investing projects

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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

All Pensions in The Netherlands

Henkel bottling factory

German chemicals company de-risks with lump sum payments

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Employees respond positively as Henkel offers one-off payment to reduce DB liabilities

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Accounting roundup: Guidance issued on pension equality costs

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

Plus: Hybrid pension plan accounting; Politicians call for break up of ‘big four’; FRC publishes draft plan and budget


IFRS committee rules on DC refunds for plan sponsors

Mon, 1 Apr 2019By

IFRS Interpretations Committee says discounts on overpayments to DC plans shouldn’t mean DB treatment is necessary

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Resist the scourge of presentism

April 2019 (Magazine)By

It has become fashionable to insist on the importance of taking a long-term view but few achieve it in practice

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Deviate at your own risk

April 2019 (Magazine)By

The recent controversy about factor investing has probably not caused any distress to the investment industry, let alone the wider public, but it is a fundamental one

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