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
Swedish pension fund intends to increase initial investment over time
Insurance and pensions trade body praises amendments to ‘extensive and costly’ post-crisis regulations
Strategic 70% equities allocation means fluctuations mainly determined by global stock markets, says CEO
Finland’s top pension insurers both posted losses in Q1 but alternative investments dampened effect of weak equities
Finland’s biggest pension fund calls 0.4% Q1 investment loss “reasonable”
Danish pensions giant recorded 1% loss in Q1 after stellar gains in 2017
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Danish pensions firm hires export credit agency CEO Anette Eberhard to lead new private equity unit
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Finance ministry warns of reputational risks, high cost and lack of transparency in rejection of private equity allocation
ATP, PFA and PKA take almost 88% of telecoms operator’s shares
Japan’s post-Fukushima shift to solar power contributed to returns for Danish pension fund
Finnish pensions giant extends action to dampen equities correlation
Swedish Pensions Agency says 2017 was another ‘dramatic’ year for the premium pension system
Denmark’s MP Pension excludes 1,000 companies from investment under new strategy
Managers must steer clear of firm’s shares as personal data scandal emerges
Deal that has been nine years in the making finally comes together
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?
FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab reflected views of investors, regulator says
Steelworkers’ union calls for surplus to be passed on to members
The Pensions Regulator steps in after intervention from parliamentary committee
If left to their own devices at retirement, significant numbers are likely to run out of assets years before they die
Sometimes patterns are not clear until they are examined closely. In the hubbub of daily life it is easy to miss unfolding trends
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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
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.