High-profile pension investors warn their peers about cyber security risk in their portfolios
Investors claim Tesco made misleading statements about its profits
Group was set up by the pensions regulator together with government departments
PIRC suggests FRC ignored s172, IASB completes hedge accounting amendments
Market now comprises 53 fewer schemes, with one new prospective entry being assessed
Six London pension funds commit £399m to London CIV’s infrastructure fund
Plus: Government responds to cross-party MPs on costs and transparency, private members’ bill introduced
Pensions minister threatens regulation if no action from industry
UK review reveals stakeholders would like more information on company prospects and risks
Opperman urges trustees to use their ‘immeasurable capacity to make a difference’
First substantive hearing on pension schemes bill was supposed to be held today
Company to pay an extra £150m in annual fixed contributions until 2023
More 20-somethings now saving for pension thanks to AE, pensions regulator reports
Assets under management up 21%, number of mandates 10%
Bulk annuity is on top of a £5bn longevity swap the scheme completed in 2014
New Stewardship Code sets the bar higher, reflecting changing expectations of investors and industry developments
Consultancy says prospective new measure could be 1% a year less than current RPI
Current CEO Andrew Brown will retire at the end of January
Plus: DWP plans general levy hike, schemes urged to equalise GMPs
Employers may have to do more to close pensions gap in C+ rated UK, says consultancy
UK pension scheme trustees now bear the responsibility to weigh ESG and climate change risks more explicitly
DC funds are increasingly employing focus groups to gain insight into the motivations of their members. But pensions are not as easy to review as hotels or restaurants
The Pensions Regulator is aiming to tackle poorly run UK pension schemes, and has designs on the role that trustees can play
NEST’s Insight unit is looking at how to improve pensions outcomes for the less fortunate
Companies need to find the right balance between making pension deficit contributions and paying dividends to shareholders
Muted and constrained economic growth, continued low yields and quantitative easing, combined with a poor investment return outlook, loom over Europe’s pension sector.
Although the prospect of a trade war is the tail risk that has most worried fund managers since mid-2018, other potential perils look more threatening
The financial system is facing its greatest challenge since the 2018 financial crisis
Last month, Jerry Moriarty, the chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, called on the country’s government to appoint a pensions minister
Should those who invest through 401(k) retirement plans have greater access to private equity?
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Describing himself as “the most senior elected Brit in Brussels” and speaking ahead of 29 March when he and the UK’s 72 other MEPs were set to relinquish their mandate in the European Parliament, Syed Kamall is keen to speak about matters other than Europe.
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