Danish pension fund describes Morten Schou’s departure as “amicable and undramatic”
Bond is in line with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, says Swedish fund
Suggested 4% cap could see as much as €35bn allocated to the asset class
Danish pension fund cuts investment administration costs by 30% following tender
Academic and consultanty say the oil fund has lost some NOK10bn as a result of its stock-picking
Cross-party pensions group publishes wide-ranging pensions reform
Nordic commercial pensions merger will aid product development, says Danica CEO
Danish pension fund cites “shared DNA” as factor behind partner choice
Pension funds will reveal equity portfolio allocations by geography, size and sector under new proposals
Coal, tobacco companies added to banned stock list for Norwegian municipal pension provider
Swedish biotech firm Cantargia has a strong early-stage product, says AP1
Financial advice group Söderberg to take stake in Montae and roll out IT systems
Danish pension fund moves to shield assets from market correction
Other oil-rich sovereign fnds could rethink their exposure to oil and gas stocks, analysts say
Nordic investors still think hedge funds have a place in their portfolios despite concerns about underperformance and high fees
Swedish pension fund and SPP say country’s water situation ‘more serious than for decades’
Pensions giant says top regulator will aid fund’s strategic development
Central bank recommends move to protect fund from permanent oil price fall
Swedish pensions buffer funds cite SEK300m potential annual savings through investor ‘clubs’
Also: Sampension warns on future returns; Swedish insurers voice opposition to EIOPA data plans
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
IFoA wants to explore how actuaries can help achieve sustainable development goals
Plus: EU bodies want to commission pension fund studies, UK LGPS seeks custodian
Crypto-currencies divide opinions sharply. Some rave about them while others are scathing
Despite the amount of academic research, the theoretical concepts underpinning portfolio management remain the same
Asset managers have all issued their outlooks for the forthcoming arbitrary 12-month period
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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
Legislative moves to support the EU’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are being rushed through Brussels. But, so far, evidence of any torrent of fund movement by the institutional investment sector across EU frontiers has yet to emerge.