Spain & Portugal: Pensions and Investment News and Analysis

Latest news and analysis of pensions, asset management, regulation and trends in Spain and Portugal from our award-winning journalists.

Portugal key pension data

Portugal: Social security surplus funds pension boost

Top 1000 Pension Funds 2023

The Socialist government aims to reduce pensioner poverty but faces considerable demographic hurdles

Spain key pension data

Spain: New regulation introduces lifestyling

Top 1000 Pension Funds 2023

Government pushes through legislation package before elections last July

Portugal tram

Portuguese pension funds return -11.4% for calendar year 2022


Average gains of 1.5% in the final quarter of 2022 took Portuguese pension funds to an average -11.4% return for the 12 months to 31 December 2022.


Country Report – Pensions in Spain & Portugal (November 2022)

November 2022 (Magazine)

In Spain, the pension sector is giving a cautious thumbs up to workplace pension reform plans, even if they fall short of the industry’s wish list. Top of that list was mandatory auto-enrolment, which won’t now happen. But the planned national so-called Macro-fondo ‘super fund’ has met with general approval. It will be managed by the private sector but supervised by a control committee comprising government, employer and union representatives.