Figures remain undisclosed by the beleaguered Swedish bank for legal reasons
Pension Fund of Commerce generates 4.3% after overseas investments grow; Gildi adds 5.8% through domestic bonds performance
Swedish state pension buffer fund releases 14-strong list after May 2018 tender
Swedish pension fund is sole investor in IBRD’s sustainable development bond
Danish Pension Fund for Engineers reports overall investment loss of 1.7% in 2018
Addition of Finnish pension insurer Varma and retail bank S-bank means €8.3trn assets now pledged
‘Moving targets’ on climate change measurements has made blacklistings hard to put in place, says ethics council
Deputy CIO of pension fund predicts more sustainability-linked deals of this type
State pension’s income-protection component must be retained and early withdrawals should be banned, says pension fund
Finnish pensions giant fund says investment environment was marked by “restlessness”
Kim Nielsen to lead DKK235.9bn (€31.6bn) provider’s alternative investment operations
Finance ministry presents plan to divest some energy activities – but not integrated energy firms
Sweden’s €56bn pension fund hails approval and hopes for safer system
Pension firms starting to have systematic client retention strategies, says watchdog
Danish pension fund posts 0.3% pre-tax return and cuts costs by 4.8%
Mortgage giant Nykredit to pay DKK2.2bn for investment firm, creating major Danish asset manager
Swedish national pension fund ploughs SEK300m into Stockholm-based fund
Manager Folketrygdfondet reports 0.4% investment loss in ‘negative market’
State pension buffer fund VER says 2018 provided scant opportunities for hedging
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
Association stands ready to help determine ‘the appropriate methodology to assess the future’
Government proposes powers to adopt EU-led standards beyond the UK’s exit from the bloc
Investors voice support as Kingman review to be enacted by government
The euro’s existential crisis subsided several years ago but it would be wrong to assume it has disappeared. The forces that could undermine its integrity have not vanished.
Continental investors hold nuanced views on Brexit. It is fair to say, however, that they generally see its impact as a negative factor for the UK economy, at least in the short term.
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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
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.