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Construction cranes

Carillion: UK pension trade body calls for ‘urgent’ regulatory action [updated]

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

PLSA warns of scammers targeting Carillion pension scheme members 

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Irish pension provider to shut staff pension schemes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Workers’ union threatens industrial action over closure of schemes it claims are in surplus

construction site

Carillion schemes poised to enter PPF as company liquidated

Mon, 15 Jan 2018By

Talks aimed at rescuing ailing UK construction group failed over the weekend

Carillion vans

UK roundup: Regulator, PPF monitoring Carillion scheme

Fri, 12 Jan 2018By

Plus: BHS owner charged over failure to supply information; UK state pension funding ‘to run out by 2035’

Tap

Lawmakers call for rule change to aid plumbing industry scheme

Fri, 12 Jan 2018By

Pensions minister hints at DB reform delay as MPs discuss pension threat to plumbers

Oil wells

Dutch Chevron scheme takes insurer to court over pension rights

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

Dispute focuses on way purchase price is to be established

London eye

UK scheme funding boosted by stock markets, longevity changes

Tue, 9 Jan 2018By

Funding improvements could release £400m for company investments, Mercer argues

Spain

Spanish, Italian companies weighed down by UK pension deficits

Tue, 9 Jan 2018By

Barnett Waddingham warns of “pronounced” pensions impact for companies with UK subsidiaries

Amsterdam netherlands

Dutch schemes' funding up by at least eight percentage points in 2017

Wed, 3 Jan 2018By

Few schemes close out 2017 with funding shortfalls

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

PensionsEurope hits back at EIOPA over stress test conclusions

Thu, 14 Dec 2017By

The model EIOPA used is ‘not fit for purpose’, PensionsEurope claims

Amsterdam netherlands

Dutch funds' buffers could be wiped out under EIOPA stress scenario

Thu, 14 Dec 2017By

Supervisor says pension funds should communicate vulnerability to members 

Westhafentower EIOPA

EIOPA stress tests find Europe-wide deficit of up to €700bn

Thu, 14 Dec 2017By

Supervisor warns pension funds to focus on intergenerational fairness and not to burden younger generations with shortfalls

Dublin, Ireland

Employer contributions fail to improve Irish schemes' funding

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Companies paid in €9.6bn from 2010-16, consultancy LCP reports

Canal houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch industry-wide scheme opts for partial merger

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Wonen to keep on managing legacy assets for the time being, as funding difference is too big

bBritish Airways airplane

British Airways to shut £16bn fund, roll out new DC scheme

Fri, 8 Dec 2017By

New DC fund to replace existing DC offering with company contributing up to 11%

Royal Mail to close DB scheme in 2018

UK roundup: Royal Mail and union to discuss CDC option

Thu, 7 Dec 2017By

Plus: Xafinity to buy Punter Southall businesses; Strathclyde Pension Fund tops 100% funding ratio

St Paul's Cathedral, London

UK schemes' equity allocations at all-time low

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By

Data from PPF shows decline in domestic allocations but high points for private equity, property allocations

Douwe Egberts transfers legacy scheme to Stap APF

Netherlands roundup: Douwe Egberts, Ortec transfer schemes to APFs

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By , , Frank van Alphen

Plus: NN to merge DC vehicles following Delta Lloyd takeover

Top 1000 Portugal

Risk management high on Portuguese pension funds' radar - WTW

Wed, 20 Dec 2017By

Q3 returns benefit from strong run in equities, euro-denominated bonds 

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

PensionsEurope hits back at EIOPA over stress test conclusions

Thu, 14 Dec 2017By

The model EIOPA used is ‘not fit for purpose’, PensionsEurope claims

Amsterdam netherlands

Dutch funds' buffers could be wiped out under EIOPA stress scenario

Thu, 14 Dec 2017By

Supervisor says pension funds should communicate vulnerability to members 

Nyhavn pier, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nordic roundup: PFA takes DKK2.2bn hit from longevity rise in Q3

Thu, 2 Nov 2017By

Also: Danica Pension gains 6.3% in first nine months of 2017; Folksam criticises tax rises on savings

'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Larger Dutch schemes return up to 1.9% in third quarter

Wed, 1 Nov 2017By

Funding improves significantly following combination of rising interest rates and returns on investments

Helsinki snow

Varma retains top spot in Finland as Ilmarinen-Etera merger nears

Mon, 30 Oct 2017By

Asset totals at Finland’s two biggest Finnish pension insurers remain broadly even

ExxonMobil oil rig

NBIM chief warns of volatile stocks as oil fund boosts equities

Fri, 27 Oct 2017By

Norway’s giant SWF posts 3.2% return in third quarter

Stock market returns

Quarterly results boost funding for largest Dutch schemes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Pension funds report quarterly returns of up to 1.9% and year-to-date results of up to 3.9%

pensions netherlands

Rising liabilities hamper funding levels across Netherlands: survey

Wed, 4 Oct 2017By Martine Wolzak, Gaby de Groot

Liabilities increased 9% in 2016, wiping out much of the effect of a 10% average investment return

Oxford University

UK university scheme consultation flags possible contribution hike

Tue, 5 Sep 2017By

Expectations for future returns ’significantly’ lower

ING's headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ING scheme's matching portfolio drives outperformance in 2016

Tue, 29 Aug 2017By

ING Pensioenfonds returns 10.2%, outperforming benchmark by 2 percentage points

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

Delta Lloyd scheme cuts gov bonds, shifts to credit in search of yield

Thu, 10 Aug 2017By

Allocation to each asset class raised from 15% to 25% of matching portfolio

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