Deal that has been nine years in the making finally comes together
Swedish national pension fund reports beats peers with 9.7% annual return
Swedish premium pension default fund’s asset base swells by a quarter in 2017
Manager should integrate ESG in investment process
Ulrikke Ekelund and Marianne Fussing Ørsted promoted internally at Danish pension fund
Also: Keva prepares for ‘less rosy’ market conditions as cashflow turns negative
Government Pension Fund Global made nearly 30% from its emerging market equity allocation
Sweden’s fourth national pensions buffer fund matches sister fund AP2’s 9.1% return in 2017
Swedish premium pension default fund tenders for advice on “active alpha” procurement
Also: KLP returns NOK5.2bn to customers after strong 2017 for equities, real estate
Richest Finnish pensions insurer toppled from top ranking by post-merger Ilmarinen
Danish pension fund’s private equity unit to focus on fewer but larger allocations
Finnish pensions insurer posts record annual return of 7.4%, up from 5.6%
Potential divestment covers more than €30bn of assets invested in FTSE Russell energy sector indices
CFO Charlotte Mark explains how her team is preparing to take on billions of kroner in new assets
ATP, PFA and PKA turn management board rejection around after ramping up offer price
CEO says last year’s deals “establish PFA as attractive partner on international stage”
Swedish national pensions buffer fund achieves 9.1% return for 2017
Three of Denmark’s biggest funds teamed up with Macquarie to bid for TDC Group
Equities gains make up half of investment profit at Danish pensions giant
Is managing its huge sovereign wealth fund distracting the Norwegian Central Bank from its monetary stability role?
Key findings on asset management trends from the latest Nordic Investor Survey
Ilmarinen is to become the largest property investor and second-largest pension provider in Finland when it merges with Etera
Switching all pension assets of active members to market-rate returns has allowed Industriens Pension to reap the benefits of wider diversification
LAPFF demands that the Financial Reporting Council be wound up and replaced to improve accountability
If too much credence is given to measurements without understanding their limitations, it can create chaos
Also: IASB seeks fix for IAS 19 anomaly; rule changes could prove difficult in Germany
For some in the UK, collective defined contribution (CDC) pensions are a desirable Dutch import that should be applied more widely. Many are sceptical
Risk, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. The first half of February surprised markets with a sudden collapse in the value of risky assets followed by a rebound
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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
Legislation proposing pan-EU personal pension products (PEPPs) could be tabled in 2017, according to the European Commission
A former director of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has proposed a new option for occupational pensions that could help the large number of workers whose careers take them across EU internal borders.
Valdis Dombrovskis has assumed responsibility as commissioner in charge of the flagship Capital Markets Union project. But he has also assumed the added complication of the withdrawal of the UK
It will not be the first time that proposed revisions to EU rules affecting finance and pensions get stuck in a logjam between interests groups
Pressure to clean up the financial sector has led to copious legislation from Brussels.
There are plenty of indicators of rising pressure to advance ethical standards across the financial sector. One outcome takes the form of mountains of clean-up legislation, including from Brussels.
Inadequacy of European national court systems in the financial sphere is due for overhaul. Upgrade is necessary if the EU’s capital markets union programme (CMU) is going to get anywhere, according to a high-status paper