Finnish pension fund link up wins watchdog’s approval
CFO says Q3 took a “positive turn”, but year-to-date return was still half that of same period in 2017
Yngve Slyngstad cites trade jitters as a weight on markets
ATP, PKA and PFA conditionally reject future cooperation with range of international banks
Central bank to gain new committee to deal with interest rates, allow board to focus on GPFG and other tasks
Pension provider reports first results since rebranding from Nordea Liv & Pension Denmark
Carlos Joly argues that overexposure to oil and gas would put future generations at risk
Providers swap traditional fixed income for higher-yielding corporate notes
Property company Vasakronan issues SEK610m of green commercial paper bonds
Danish academics’ pension fund won’t exit DKK600m stock holding despite damning money-laundering report
Architects’ and engineers’ pension fund hit by demands of tightening rules
Also: Sampension becomes 5th Danish pension fund to adopt TCFD guidelines
Multifactor global equity fund should be domiciled in the US
Alternative allocations offset weak equity and bond returns for PFA and PensionDanmark
CEO Christian Hyldahl says the fund can keep pace with rising life expectancy
Sector seen only contributing “marginally” to Norway’s energy risk
Plus: State pension fund VER sees liquid fixed income lose 1.6% between January and June
AP3 achieved an annual return of 10.1% in the last five years, and 7.3% in the past 10 years
Investments at Swedish national pension fund generate 2.9% first-half return
Sovereign wealth fund misses benchmark in second quarter with 1.8% gain
Is the Nordic dream of a unified Danish-Swedish pensions market over?
Nordic institutions maintain an innovative diversification path
Gustav Karner cleans out old medicine at the pharmacy pension fund, as attention turns to cost cutting
Reform of the Premium Pension System aims to root out poor management practices and make the system sustainable
New two-year project responds to market demand
German equity investors have enjoyed the 13 years since the chancellor first took power
Stephen Haddrill has led the Financial Reporting Council since 2009
Plus: Manchester university staff to vote on strike action over pension changes; smaller companies open to master trust switching
Also: UK questioned over EFRAG conflict; PIRC’s concerns over troubled bakery; FRC urges annual reports shake-up
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Tensions are rising in Brussels as the EU institutional mandate approaches its end ahead of the Parliamentary elections in May 2019, and the Commission has already ceased issuing new proposals in the absence of legislative time.
The race is on to complete the EU’s flagship Capital Markets Union project before the mandates of the Commission and Parliament elapse next year
Another step by Brussels to ease financing to business across the EU comes with measures to facilitate the cross-border distribution of investment funds
PensionsEurope is concerned about a Brexit ‘no deal’ and is calling for negotiators to pay heed to the €3.54trn sector’s interests
Radical upgrades to the EU’s corporate tax base norms have never been so close to fruition
Europe’s asset management industry is lobbying against any mandatory guaranteed default option in the third-pillar PEPP proposal
As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions
The EU’s securitisation package has finally passed through the European Parliament and Council. However, the new rules will not be applied until January 2019
The EU’s controversial mandate for a radical shake up of financial supervision has received a cool reception from the pensions sector as well as smaller EU members
International investors in the EU have for decades been suffering from woeful dispute settlement proceedings when involved in cases against public authorities
Discussions over the payment of social costs for workers from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update existing directives
At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles
The European Commission’s “further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU)” outline nine new priority legislative actions to solve the EU’s long-term cross-border investment challenge
Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging
In contrast to complaints that Brussels’s legislation burdens the financial sector, the European Commission may be gratified by the positive response to its flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme.
Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’
The European Commission’s project to set up a pension scheme for research and development professionals whose careers take them across EU borders has finally reached its first stages of operation.
The prolongation for 18 months of pension funds’ exemption from posting collateral when trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives is leading PensionsEurope to seek clarification.
There is increasing attention in Brussels on company reporting, taxation and offshore financial centres. The G20 and some OECD countries have demanded country-by-country reporting rules for multinational companies with a turnover over €750m