But conference panelists wary of overregulation and hidden agendas
First pillar buffer fund tenders storage and custody for physical gold allocation
Also: A Swiss pension fund is on the lookout for an active domestic equity manager
Swiss Sustainable Finance reports significant increase in sustainable investment activity year-on-year
Swiss pension fund for postal sector still to decide on support for proxy voting service
Longevity drop could boost pension funds’ coverage by 0.5%, according to Sprenkels & Verschuren
Swiss first-pillar fund manager wants manager with long track record for non-investment-grade bond allocation
Pensionskassen need more flexibility to address the annual CHF7bn cross-subsidy problem
Public sector Pensionskassen APK and PKBS post 2017 investment returns in line with market average
Significant losses experienced in 2017 from concentrated hurricane risk
Ongoing independent oversight needed, says federal body
Elisabeth Bourqui to become chief operating investment officer at $351bn fund from next month
Federal government liable for payment in the event of underfunding at pension fund for federal employees
AXA Switzerland ends full-service guaranteed occupational pension offerings
Investor wants to improve risk-return ratio on Swiss equity allocation through quantitative approach
Minimum criteria to be based on Swiss law and international conventions
Unnamed asset manager has to pay the Pensionskassen CHF20m
Talks on the reform of the Swiss first and second pillar have been prolonged by the 2017 rejection of the Altersvorsorge 2020 pac
The reserve fund for Swiss social security is well-equipped to deal with growing deficits
1e pension plans are facing reform. Will this hinder their continued popularity?
Pensionskassen were slow to embrace ESG but many are now committed to integrating sustainable thinking into their strategies
The Swiss public has rejected a complex reform package for the first and second pillar. What comes next?
Industry experts and groups offer analysis of the referendum and its consequences for the future of Swiss pension reform
Switzerland’s most vulnerable pension fund has been offered a CHF4.7bn bailout from its sponsor, the canton of Geneva
The Swiss government has decided against further reporting standardisation for Pensionskassen
Coverage ratios have improved but riskier investments mean some pension funds are vulnerable to market shocks
Pension funds seek the right risk-return balance in a low-interest-rate environment. Opportunities seem few and far between
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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.
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