Pan-Nordic team of 30 staff aims for improved access to investment deals and stronger performance
State buffer fund steps up sustainable investment efforts by backing Amundi green bond fund
Mikael Westberg, head of legal at Pensions Authority, to oversee reform implementation
Infrastructure investments to be made easier for pension funds
Government to draft legislation after Akademikerne approve plan to improve public sector pension provision
Swedish pension fund targeted in environmental group’s campaign
Municipal pension fund enters venture capital space for the first time
Kjetil Houg to rejoin Folketrygdfondet from pension insurer Oslo Pensjonsforsikring
Female management presence rises in 2018 at Swedish listed firms, pension fund report shows
Finnish banking heavyweight picks Ilmarinen after bidding process
New rules to cap number of funds on offer per provider and enforce minimum AUM
Also: Asian institution looking to allocate $10m to global trade finance
ATP, PFA and four other funds plough DKK400m apiece into state-sponsored SDG fund
Swedish national pensions buffer fund awards mandate after 2017 global tender process
Peter Hansson stepping down after 25 years at the helm of banking sector scheme
Swedish fund awards active alpha advice contract to MJ Hudson Allenbridge
Danish fund to take 30% stake in consortium with turbine manufacturer Vestas and energy company Vattenfall
Swedish state pension fund to pay special attention to ESG in assessments
Swedish national pension fund aims aims for 10% risk-factor allocation
Manager of Norway’s giant oil fund also reverses initial proposal to cut alternative energy providers
The lifting of capital controls will allow Icelandic pension funds to invest more overseas
The newly consolidated Finnish mutual pension insurance sector sees new problems in the investment conundrum
Finland has woken up to the difficulties created by the flexible world of employment and the inability of pension regulation to ensure suitable provision for the self-employed
Sweden’s four main buffers funds have increased co-ordination since the failed system change in 2017
Kommunale Landespensjonskasse is asset rich with a mandate to invest in more real estate, but where can it find suitable opportunities?
Support for signatories to report on how they considered wide range of stakeholders
Plus: Updated good practice guide for pension accounting; SIG faces investigation; FRC names firms under review
Liabilities fell by CHF3.6bn while investment returns added CHF900m.
International Accounting Standards Board wants its work on the controversial rule aligned with research into DC schemes
The rise of blockchain architecture coincides with a period of falling trust in institutions
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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
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