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Forests in Finland

​Finland's Veritas boosts solvency as Alandia merger completes

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By

Finnish pension fund link up wins watchdog’s approval


State pension liabilities pose biggest threat to Germany’s credit rating

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

German economist proposes €1trn sovereign wealth fund to cope with future first-pillar funding

TV camera

UK roundup: ITV in discussions over contingent asset deal

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

Plus: DB consolidator appoints service providers ahead of launch; RPMI Railpen reappoints BNY Mellon as custodian

ice floes climate change

Ortec: Climate change could reduce funding ratios by up to 80%

Wed, 7 Nov 2018By Frank van Alphen,

New ALM model forecasts funding level decline of 20% even if global temperatures only rise by 1.5°C


Equality ruling, equity markets push UK schemes into the red

Mon, 5 Nov 2018By

GMP equalisation estimated to add £15bn to liabilities in October

Oxford University

Long-term equity holdings ‘won’t solve’ USS funding gap, experts warn

Mon, 29 Oct 2018By

‘Keeping more equity for longer won’t magically reduce costs and liabilities,’ consultants argue in open letter to UK’s biggest scheme

middle bridge basel switzerland

Compensate younger members for subsidising retirees: Swiss consultancy

Mon, 29 Oct 2018By

Solidarity in Swiss second pillar system is a necessity but also a burden, conference hears

Berlin, Germany

BVV doubles Pensionsfonds assets with SEB addition

Thu, 25 Oct 2018By

Swedish bank outsources German defined benefit scheme in organisational overhaul

Ikea store

Ikea Netherlands builds solution for funding gap at pension fund

Wed, 24 Oct 2018By

New arrangement follows agreement between social partners about new way of financing

the netherlands

Under-pressure Dutch schemes plead for pensions reform progress

Fri, 19 Oct 2018By

Pension funds ‘can’t explain’ lack of indexation to members during strong economy

Gothenburg, Sweden

​Swedish pension firms plead for more time for IORP II implementation

Thu, 18 Oct 2018By

Insurance-based providers split on draft regulations as deadline looms

tyre tire tread

Dutch tyre manufacturer offers annual switch between DB and DC

Wed, 17 Oct 2018By

Scheme offers innovative compromise as it moves to consolidation vehicle

European Court of Justice in Luxembourg

PPF to implement EU ruling on compensation increase

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

UK lifeboat scheme’s annual cap had resulted in some members receiving less than half their promised benefits


‘Step-change’ in number of UK schemes in funding surplus

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

37% of schemes in funding surplus in 2018 survey, up from 27% three years earlier

binnenhof and hofvijver

Netherlands doubles down on new rules for pension scheme transfers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By ,

Social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees responds to claims that stricter conditions for cross-border moves are illegal

Photovoltaic solar panels

Dutch regulator: Shocks around energy transition could improve funding

Tue, 9 Oct 2018By

Stress test examined sudden changes in policy, technology and confidence


Amended longevity tables may save providers up to 50bp in buffers

Mon, 8 Oct 2018By

Slower increase in longevity after Heubeck fixes flaw

Telecommunications infrastructure

Nortel UK pension scheme avoids PPF with £2.4bn L&G buyout

Mon, 8 Oct 2018By

Bulk annuity deal follows near decade of international litigation


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