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Impact Investing

IPE special report May 2018

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Pensions at UK subsidiaries ‘an extra burden for French firms’

Fri, 18 May 2018By

Report finds British DB schemes account for third of French parent company liabilities 

Carillion vans

Carillion disclosures used as 'good practice' 12 months before bankruptcy

Fri, 18 May 2018By

FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab reflected views of investors, regulator says

Mothercare storefront

UK pension lifeboat fund to support Mothercare’s voluntary restructuring

Fri, 18 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

High street retailer provided ‘suitable assurances’ about pension schemes’ position, says PPF

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Revamped British Steel scheme reports £2.2bn accounting surplus

Thu, 17 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Steelworkers’ union calls for surplus to be passed on to members

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Broadcaster eradicates £83m pension deficit in first quarter

Fri, 11 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

ITV has reduced its net DB shortfall from £328m at the end of 2016 to zero at the end of March

BT

BT agrees £13bn funding plan to plug pension scheme deficit

Thu, 10 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Telecoms group will pay £4.5bn in the enxt three years to improve the funding of the UK’s biggest single-employer scheme

Slot machine: gambling

Holland Casino paid €4.3m to its scheme during consolidation move

Thu, 10 May 2018By Frank van Alphen, IPE Staff

State-owned casino chain transferred its pension scheme to the Stap APF last year despite union opposition

Switzerland

Switzerland’s CHF7bn intergenerational pension problem

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Pensionskassen need more flexibility to address the annual CHF7bn cross-subsidy problem

The UK's DB lifeboat fund has stepped in

Sharp improvement in UK DB funding during April

Tue, 8 May 2018By

Rising assets, falling liabilities put FTSE 100 company schemes in best position for 10 years

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Dutch pension funds urge government to drop ‘inadequate’ merger bill

Tue, 8 May 2018By Martine Wolzak

Government’s current proposals have ‘zero added value’, argues pensions trade body

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

German regulator scrutinising Pensionskassen ‘run-off’ deals

Tue, 8 May 2018By

More Pensionskassen are interested in such arrangements, according to BaFin

Worcester Cathedral

More UK DB schemes shut their doors to new members

Fri, 4 May 2018By

New survey shows only 4% of schemes still open to new members

Switzerland

Swiss funding levels fell in Q1 2018 after 1.3% average loss

Fri, 4 May 2018By

Public sector Pensionskassen APK and PKBS post 2017 investment returns in line with market average

Toshiba circuitboard

Toshiba offloads UK scheme in £170m buyout deal

Thu, 3 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Rothesay Life backs transaction insuring benefits for 1,350 staff

Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s-Asda deal to come under regulatory scrutiny

Wed, 2 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

The Pensions Regulator steps in after intervention from parliamentary committee

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian pension body disputes projected second-pillar payouts

Tue, 1 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Issues include predicted long-term wage rises and inclusion of non-contributing members

calculator accounting

UBS proposes alternative approach to liability calculations

Mon, 30 Apr 2018By

Actuaries supportive but call for more work on ‘deficit repair’ idea

Asda

Walmart to fund Asda scheme as part of UK supermarket merger deal

Mon, 30 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Sainsbury’s and Asda in talks to merge, potentially creating the UK’s largest supermarket group

Switzerland

Switzerland’s CHF7bn intergenerational pension problem

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Pensionskassen need more flexibility to address the annual CHF7bn cross-subsidy problem

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

German regulator scrutinising Pensionskassen ‘run-off’ deals

Tue, 8 May 2018By

More Pensionskassen are interested in such arrangements, according to BaFin

Switzerland

Swiss funding levels fell in Q1 2018 after 1.3% average loss

Fri, 4 May 2018By

Public sector Pensionskassen APK and PKBS post 2017 investment returns in line with market average

Zurich, Switzerland

40,000 Swiss companies to rethink pension plans as AXA restructures

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By

AXA Switzerland ends full-service guaranteed occupational pension offerings

Frankfurt at sunset

German companies paid €13.1bn into pension plans last year

Tue, 20 Mar 2018By

Aggregate funding level now at highest since 2007, according to analysis from Willis Towers Watson

France Paris street

French private sector pension scheme deficit falls to €1.2bn

Fri, 16 Mar 2018By

Invested reserves generated returns of €1.5bn

The Houses of Parliament, London

Accounting roundup: FRC wrongly told companies to pay voluntary levy

Tue, 6 Mar 2018By

Also: IASB seeks fix for IAS 19 anomaly; rule changes could prove difficult in Germany

Glasgow, Scotland

Strathclyde slashes equities to crystallise 2017 gains

Tue, 6 Mar 2018By

Scottish public sector fund eyes “significant” global infrastructure allocation

Caisse des Depots, CDC, Paris, France

French reserve fund gains 7%, targets more impact investments

Fri, 16 Feb 2018By

Impact investing tender to feature in busy year for mandates for FRR

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss roundup: PK Post quits Ethos following governance concerns

Tue, 30 Jan 2018By

Plus: SBB’s Pensionskasse reports 2017 return above benchmark

A view of Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss BVK beats the market with 9% investment gains

Fri, 26 Jan 2018By

Equities helped Zurich Pensionskasse return almost 200 basis points more than the market average

Switzerland

Emerging markets fuel 6.7% return at Switzerland's Publica

Wed, 17 Jan 2018By

Plus: Corporate pension plans’ funding nearly at 10-year highs

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