The insurance company has intiated a search for a UK equity fund to be added to its ‘guided’ fund range
The Nordic insurance company has bought a 20% stake in Swedish alternatives specialist Crescit Asset Management
Pablo Bernengo will join the SEK341bn state pension buffer fund from his current CEO role at Öhman Fonder in November
Finnish pension insurer co-developed the ETF as part of a shift towards responsible investments in its €47bn portfolio
Also: AP7 hails climate change actions by German firms RWE and BASF to address lobbying concerns
KPA Pension’s Britta Burreau presses social affairs minister to address issue as data shows women’s pensions only 67% of men’s
SEB comes close second to Danica as Willis Towers Watson compares market-rate returns
The Swedish Investment Fund Association claims changes to the third-pillar Premium Pensions System will reduce competition and limit choice for savers
The Norwegian pension fund has reduced its coal tolerance limit to just 5% of a company’s revenue, cutting RWE, Sasol and BHP from its portfolio
Norwegian municipal pension provider’s premium reduction comes as reforms threaten its near-monopoly on local authority sector
CEO Yngve Slyngstad hails best quarterly performance ever in local currency terms as Norwegian krone rises against major currencies
Consortium including Sampension and Unigestion completes purchase as Danica reports strong first-quarter performance
The leading Finnish pension provider gained 5.1% in the first quarter of 2019, bouncing back from a 2% loss in 2018
Denmark’s largest pension fund is one of the first schemes to sign up to new code run by BIS, after “irregularities” in currency markets
The €919bn Government Pension Fund Global says it is hard to measure an investor’s direct impact on goals set by UN bodies
AP funds 1-4 to be given more flexibility to lend to real estate and holding companies they invest in
Sweden’s largest pension funds have been thrust into leading roles in a money-laundering scandal over the past few weeks, as Swedbank was raided by fraud investigators and forced to fire its CEO.
Danish pensions giant wins parliamentary approval to take on new fund
DIP savers back JØP merger at fund’s AGM – both funds’ members have now voted in favour
Government-supporting Vänsterpartiet also moves for the Premium Pension System to become optional
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
LCP found that FTSE 100 companies paid £90bn to shareholders and just £13bn to pension funds in 2018
NBIM, Brunel Pension Partnership and Canadian pension funds among 15 new members of advisory group
Longevity swap contracts could be ‘out of the money’ given major shifts in data on life expectancy, warns accountancy group
The transition to a low-carbon economy should lead to significant economic opportunity
One of the big challenges we face, both in the financial world and in everyday life, is how to overcome our biases
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Describing himself as “the most senior elected Brit in Brussels” and speaking ahead of 29 March when he and the UK’s 72 other MEPs were set to relinquish their mandate in the European Parliament, Syed Kamall is keen to speak about matters other than Europe.
One of the knottier issues in Brussels at the moment is the future of the European supervisory authorities
At 49, Brian Hayes is young man by political standards. Having started in Irish politics early with his appointment to the Irish Senate in the mid 1990s, Hayes was elected to the Dáil, the lower house, before he was 30, taking a seat for the Fine Gail party.
Lieve Wierinck’s main political passion is ensuring the EU takes full practical advantage of Europe’s excellent scientific base
While he derives some satisfaction from advances in green energy and the like, Sven Giegold is unhappy that most global investment can still be classed as environmentally unsustainable.
Are non-peforming loans an investor’s dream come true? Or do they represent immeasurable risks?
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