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  • Giovanni Gazzoli Itinerari Previdenziali
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    ESG gains ground

    July/August 2021 (Magazine)

    Italian pension funds are increasingly making their investment choices with ESG factors in mind

  • Rome, Italy
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    Country report: Italy

    July/August 2021 (Magazine)

    Italian pension funds are growing their allocation to illiquid asset classes at an increasing pace, spearheaded by a number of innovative institutional collaborations. In addition, the sector is more and more making investment choices with ESG factors in mind, as we analyse in our latest in-depth on Italy’s pensions. The report examines the impact of COVID-19 on the health of the country’s second-pillar pensions system, and finds why its future growth is dependent on more decisive policymaking.

  • Antonio_Iaquinta_head of institutional business Italy at State Street Global Advisors
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    Second-pillar pensions: The virtuous circle that will not start

    July/August 2021 (Magazine)

    Italy’s second-pillar pension system is developing but the industry awaits more decisive policymaking

  • Andrea Nanni
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    Private markets: Seeking post-COVID alternatives

    July/August 2021 (Magazine)

    Italian pension funds continue to invest in private markets ahead of a potentially promising post-Covid recovery phase 

  • Nikolai Astrup
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    Norway: Off to a slow start

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    There are encouraging signs that Norway’s municipal pensions market is beginning to open up to competition

  • Oslo, Norway
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    Regional report: Nordics

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Two years have passed since AP Pension became the first of Denmark’s main commercial pension providers to launch a pension product labelled as sustainable. Since then, other players have followed suit, launching new ‘sustainable’ pension products in response to demand from customers. In this report, we also look at other developments  across the Nordic region, including the strong investment returns of Sweden’s AP6 and how Norway’s municipal pension market is opening up to competition.

  • Dorte Eckhoff DANICA
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    Denmark: Sustainability products gaining popularity

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    Pension providers report growing customer take-up of sustainability offerings   

  • Katarina Staaf1
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    Sweden: Record returns defy pandemic

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    AP6 reaps highest-ever results in 2020 through its ‘whole-portfolio’ approach

  • anders_damgaard_20_farve
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    Denmark cuts maximum basic interest rate

    June 2021 (Magazine)

    FSA acts to mitigate effects of the low-rate environment

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    Risk Management: LDI strategy at a time of pandemic

    May 2021 (Magazine)

    Wild swings in UK bond yields caused by COVID have triggered a surge in hedging activity

  • Clive Pugh
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    M&A: Regulator set to scrutinise more deals

    May 2021 (Magazine)

     New tools granted to the Pensions Regulator could see it play a more prominent role in corporate activity such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

  • Funding level of UK private sector DB schemes
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    DB funding – a mixed recovery story

    May 2021 (Magazine)

    Last year brought both operational and financial challenges for defined benefit schemes but some have come out looking better for it 

  • City of London
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    The UK’s Pension Schemes Act was finally signed in February 2021, after nearly two years of negotiations in parliament that were severely disrupted by elections, Brexit-related negotiations and the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules have given the Pensions Regulator (TPR) new powers that could see it intervene in corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions, as we analyse in this report. The report also looks at other key topics impacting the UK pensions sector, including DB funding, climate change, risk management and pension dashboards.

  • Kerrin Rosenberg
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    Commentary: A complex journey to net zero

    May 2021 (Magazine)

    Tackling climate change successfully is not just a matter of following rules. It is a continuum that trustees must embrace

  • European equities - accelerating the digital revolution
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    Funding code: Deciphering the new code

    May 2021 (Magazine)

    With the Pensions Regulator consulting on a new code of practice for defined benefit (DB) scheme funding, trustees are advised to take a long-term view of investment, covenant and liabilities

  • Jon Parker
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    Pension dashboards – a need for clarity

    May 2021 (Magazine)

    Dashboards hold out the promise of allowing individuals to see all their retirement savings on one digital platform

  • Luba Nikulina
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    Climate risk: Climate of change

    May 2021 (Magazine)

    Pension schemes will have to adjust their systems to cope with new regulations to tackle climate change

  • ErlingUnionIvestmentpic
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    Social partner pensions: An overlooked model

    April 2021 (Magazine)

    Just one new DC-type arrangement has emerged in Germany in the past three years. More could follow, bringing a boost to Germany’s neglected second pillar

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    Politics and investment: Germany looks to Sweden

    April 2021 (Magazine)

    Politicians are looking abroad for ways to boost equity investment in long-term savings

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    Country report: Germany

    Social partner pensions are just one of the new defined contribution (DC) pension arrangements which have emerged in Germany in the past three year and more more could follow, as we analyse in this report. Will this bring a boost to the country’s neglected second pillar? We also look at pension risk management and find how investors are evolving to adapt to new realities in terms of assets and liabilities, and assess why German politicians are looking abroad for ways to boost exposure to equities in long-term savings.