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The Netherlands

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Pensioen Pro Awards: Unilever's APF voted best pension fund in the Netherlands

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By Pensioen Pro staff

“Merging closed DB scheme and new CDC scheme into APF significant step toward future-proof pension plan”


Lawyers: Pension funds must increase efforts to reclaim damages

Fri, 23 Jun 2017By

Increased effort would also be good for the implementation of ESG principles

ING's headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ING pension fund abandons plans to divide into two schemes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017By

€27bn pension fund will not follow the split of its sponsoring company

Governance at UK pension schemes 'not fit for purpose'

Dentists' scheme sets out plan for future independence

Thu, 22 Jun 2017By

SPT will not liquidate, but conflict between board and trade association worries supervisory board

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

Experts propose Dutch discount rate linked to GDP growth

Wed, 21 Jun 2017By

The so-called ‘ETK’ would be directly linked to salaries and general economic health

Netherlands View

Metal scheme PME invests in local start-ups in its own sector

Tue, 20 Jun 2017By

€25m allocation to boost sector and innovation as well as local economy

SPT settles dispute with trade association

Dutch dentists scheme settles with trade body after legal verdict

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Parties agreed to keep on talking about the association’s exact role

PostNL delivery truck

PostNL pension fund boosts its strategic equity allocation

Thu, 15 Jun 2017By

Postal service scheme cuts back fixed income as part of allocation overhaul

Hoogovens plant in IJmuiden, Netherlands

Dutch steelworks scheme implements new strategic investment plan

Wed, 14 Jun 2017By

Pension fund considering branching out into international property

Banco Popular

Banco Popular bailout costs Dutch healthcare scheme €1m [updated]

Tue, 13 Jun 2017By

PFZW and PME both lost out, while ABP sold before the Spanish bank was rescued

Amsterdam netherlands

Dutch government fears losing UK as partner on EU pensions

Mon, 12 Jun 2017By

State secretary Jetta Klijnsma stresses that the Netherlands need to stay focused

Museum of Art History, Vienna

DB 'can still play a role for years to come' despite rise of DC

Fri, 9 Jun 2017By

Debate covers future of DB, DC, and hybrid plans in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands at conference in Vienna

PNO Media ramps up allocation to mortgages

PNO Media ramps up mortgage allocation to 12%

Thu, 8 Jun 2017By

Pension fund repositions property portfolio in favour of residential and retail


ABP under pressure over €1.5bn tobacco investments

Fri, 2 Jun 2017By

University hospitals campaign for civil service scheme to exit tobacco-related assets

Perpetuum mobile

June 2017 (Magazine)By

The Dutch people are used to drawn out pension reform

painting a pension picture

Painting a pension picture: ABP to offer visual insight into benefits

June 2017 (Magazine)By

The €389bn Dutch civil service scheme  ABP is to offer participants a visual insight into the pension rights they have accrued under its defined benefit arrangements. 

PME's ESG Strategy: Members help PME raise the bar

June 2017 (Magazine)By Frank van Alphen

Pension fund for Dutch metal and electronic engineering sector seeks impact; Divesting from tobacco, embracing responsible investing model

Netherlands View

PGGM chief executive Else Bos resigns

Wed, 31 May 2017By

Bos is the second high-profile Dutch pension manager CEO to quit this month

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Scandinavian investor seeks systematic 'trend following' fund via IPE Quest

Tue, 30 May 2017By IPE Staff

Also: Dutch pension fund using IPE Quest Discovery service for debt manager searches

A Dutch tulip field

PGB ramps up allocation to real estate loans

Tue, 30 May 2017By

Infrastructure, government bonds, and alternative credit allocations all brought in double-digit gains in 2016

All Latest Netherlands News

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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

Pensioen Federatie: From models to reality

March 2017 (Magazine)

Richard Pauw assesses the debate on pension reform in the Netherlands

Sweder van Wijnbergen: The system is not broken

March 2017 (Magazine)

The two options for the pension system are not the solution, according to Sweder van Wijnbergen. The Netherlands should look instead to the model adopted by the TIAA in the United States

Fiduciary Management: Modular solutions rise

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Fiduciary management continues to be popular. Clients are exercising tighter control than ever and the emphasis lies on the strengthening of expertise, risk management and liability-driven investing, writes Mariska van der Westen

Fiduciary Management: A good form of complexity

March 2017 (Magazine)By André de Vos, Anton van Nunen

Anton van Nunen, godfather of fiduciary management, responds to questions on his philosophy from André de Vos

All Pensions in The Netherlands

Glencore coal mine

Accounting roundup: BP, Glencore under pressure on climate change

Fri, 2 Jun 2017By

Also: IASB puts pension accounting project on hold but presses on with new reporting standards for insurers

Perpetuum mobile

June 2017 (Magazine)By

The Dutch people are used to drawn out pension reform

Politics needs a longer lens

June 2017 (Magazine)By

It is necessary to come to terms with the end of left and right

Lending risks are exaggerated

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Patient investors will benefit from an exposure to alternative credit

The tribulations of a democratic SWF

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Government indicates that unlisted infrastructure brings on board new risks that the Norwegian public will not like ‘Discretionary bets’ and ‘operational mistakes’ seen as big risks that the oil fund should avoid

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