Report finds British DB schemes account for third of French parent company liabilities
Former PLSA CEO pledges regular reporting on panel’s work
Regulator says judgement sends ’clear message to companies with DB schemes’
High street retailer provided ‘suitable assurances’ about pension schemes’ position, says PPF
Simultaneous buy-ins include Aviva’s biggest de-risking transaction and Phoenix’s first external deal
Transfers are in addition to €7bn from four funds that moved last year, asset manager says
Committee says UK government must ‘urgently plug policy gap’ on pricing of carbon emissions
MPs set out stance on TPR and other regulators in report on collapse of Carillion
Deal is Zurich’s first large-scale longevity swap
Central Bank of Ireland has authorised LGIM’s Dublin-based subsidiary; MFS plans Luxembourg expansion
Church of England’s investment portfolio gains 7.1% as managers warn of subdued earnings in near term
Launch from British Business Bank forms part of government’s aim to get more pension funds investing in VC
Pension coverage at record high but level of payments into DC funds still ‘inadequate’
ITV has reduced its net DB shortfall from £328m at the end of 2016 to zero at the end of March
Department for Work and Pensions is expected to publish the results of a consultation next month
Telecoms group will pay £4.5bn in the enxt three years to improve the funding of the UK’s biggest single-employer scheme
TPR will hire more staff to implement new powers granted by UK government
Latest transaction covers 7,500 pensioners across two UK pension schemes insured by PIC
Industry commentators do not expect radical changes to retirement legislation
The collapse of Carillion highlights just how difficult it is for pension fund trustees to influence the sponsoring company
The experience of collective defined schemes in the Netherlands illustrates shortcomings
Only 36 entities made a submission to the select committee, and some influential UK names are absent
Three years after its introduction, the liberation of pensions savings has been marred by accounts of poor advice and scams
The Pensions Regulator steps in after intervention from parliamentary committee
If left to their own devices at retirement, significant numbers are likely to run out of assets years before they die
Sometimes patterns are not clear until they are examined closely. In the hubbub of daily life it is easy to miss unfolding trends
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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
Pressure to clean up the financial sector has led to copious legislation from Brussels.