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Porto, Portugal

Euro appreciation depresses Portuguese pension returns in Q2

Mon, 25 Sep 2017By

Schemes returned an average 0.2% between April and June, according to Willis Towers Watson

Portugal: Gradual improvements

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pensions gain from the country’s steady economic recovery

A seaside village in Portugal

Portuguese pension returns boosted by EM equity in Q1

Fri, 30 Jun 2017By

Gains boosted five-year annualised returns to 5.1%

Porto, Portugal

Portuguese funds see returns fall as debt allocation struggles

Fri, 17 Mar 2017By

Average return for 2016 was less than 2% due to ‘cash drag’ effect, says Willis Towers Watson

Porto, Portugal

Portuguese pension funds move into positive return territory

Fri, 16 Dec 2016By

Third-quarter performance brings returns into positive territory for first time in 2016

Gavel

Danish pension fund forced to resolve Espirito Santo lawsuit in Portugal

Wed, 9 Nov 2016By

British Court of Appeal tells investors legal action should be resolved in Portugal

Portugal: An eye on European clouds

October 2016 (Magazine)

Against a backdrop of a steadily recovering domestic economy, private pension funds in Portugal have maintained stable asset allocations over the past year

Porto, Portugal

European equities pushing down returns at Portuguese pension funds

Fri, 16 Sep 2016By

Pension funds make -0.16% over first half of year

Top 1000 Portugal

Portugal: Back on the right track

September 2016 (Magazine)By

After lawmakers stabilised the public pension system, Portuguese private pension funds are poised to grow their participation in the country’s economic system

Offshore wind farm

Lancashire County Pension Fund buys first direct wind farm stake

Tue, 20 Oct 2015By

Assets consist of interests in eight onshore wind farms in Northern Portugal

Portugal: Choppy waters

October 2015 (Magazine)By

Portugal’s pensions sector is negotiating uncertain waters

Portugal: Focus on sustainability

September 2015 (Magazine)By

Reforming the country’s public pension system is an integral part of the government’s efforts to impose fiscal stability, as agreed in its bailout programme.

Gavel

Danish fund sees UK court back €700m case against failed Portuguese bank

Thu, 13 Aug 2015By

TDC Pension among institutional claimants including New Zealand’s pension reserve fund

Porto, Portugal

Euro-zone equities drive down returns for Portuguese pension funds

Mon, 16 Mar 2015By

Low average returns reflect poor performance of biggest pension funds in market, says Towers Watson

A seaside village in Portugal

Danish pension fund among investors suing failed Portuguese bank

Tue, 3 Mar 2015By

TDC Pensionfund joins New Zealand Superannuation fund, Avenue Capital Group, Silver Point Capital and FFI Fund in filing debt recovery proceedings

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spain and portugal

Spain: A new age of discovery

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Spanish pension funds are breaking with traditionally conservative investment practices as they strive to achieve positive returns in the low-interest-rate environment

Portugal: The Italian play

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Portuguese pension funds are continuing to invest in Italian debt despite the fears for Italy’s banking sector

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  • Letter From Brussels: Pension rights for posted workers

    Discussions over the payment of social costs, including pension rights, for a large cohort of employees from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to work in wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update the existing Posting of Workers Directives

  • Letter from Brussels: Tax threatens PEPP proposal

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: Reboot for Capital Markets Union

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: EU seeks to avert Brexit arbitrage

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: A warm reception for PEPP

    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. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Brexit and equivalence

    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’

  • Letter from Brussels: Resaver’s first stage kicks off

    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.

  • Letter from Brussels: Unclear on clearance

    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. 

  • Letter from Brussels: EU focus on tax tricks

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: Pan-EU private schemes for 2017?

    Legislation proposing pan-EU personal pension products (PEPPs) could be tabled in 2017, according to the European Commission

  • Letter from Brussels: A vision for cross-border workers

    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.

  • Letter from Brussels: Weighty in-tray for new CMU commissioner

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: Posted worker woes

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: Tax targeting continues

    Pressure to clean up the financial sector has led to copious legislation from Brussels. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Ethical pressures mount

    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. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Beefing up the CMU

    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

  • Letter from Brussels: Race to upgrade EFSI

    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.

  • Letter from Brussels: A simmering conflict

    Conflict continues to simmer over the issue of passport rights for non-EU-domiciled hedge funds across the EU

  • Letter from Brussels: A lawyer’s feast

    It is a case of tackling one challenge after another in the Capital Markets Union (CMU). According to the European Commission, the present morass of different national insolvency rules creates a barrier to the flow of capital across the EU. 

  • Letter from Brussels: Cross-border challenge for IORP II

    IORP II may have cleared the European Parliament’s committee stage but amendments tabled to the second directive covering occupational pensions since 2003 are so radical that it would be unwise to forecast its future.

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