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BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

Eight Pensionskassen fail German regulator’s stress test

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Vast majority of supervised Pensionkassen considered to have sufficient ‘risk-bearing capacity’

EIOPA flag tower (crop)

EIOPA IORP stress test to consider financial stability 'repercussions'

Thu, 18 May 2017By

German pensions trade body aba has already strongly criticised EIOPA’s plans for the 2017 stress test 

Tata Steel plant in Workington, UK

British Steel agrees restructuring deal 'in principle' with TPR, PPF

Tue, 16 May 2017By

Deal will include £550m settlement and involve scheme taking 33% equity stake in Tata Steel UK

ice floes climate change

IFoA pushes environmental issues higher up actuarial agenda

Tue, 16 May 2017By

UK actuarial association issues ‘Risk Alert’ on climate change

Sterling

Dividends vs deficits: UK regulator wants DB shortfalls addressed

Tue, 16 May 2017By

Willis Towers Watson highlights TPR’s focus on where cash is being spent

The Houses of Parliament, London

PLSA challenges government over DB affordability

Mon, 15 May 2017By

Trade body highlights 3m members of high-risk schemes with just 50% chance of solvency

OPF's office in Norway

Nordic roundup: Oslo fund's return driven by infra, equities in Q1

Thu, 11 May 2017By

Norway’s largest municipal pension fund Oslo Pensjonsforsiking (OPF) produced a 2.8% value-adjusted return on customer funds in the first three months of this year.

Royal Mail to close DB scheme in 2018

UK roundup: Royal Mail pension costs, Standard Life-Aberdeen merger latest

Wed, 10 May 2017By IPE Staff

Defined benefit aggregate shortfall increased by 8.4% during April

Gavel

Nortel UK scheme to receive £1bn after 'groundbreaking' legal win

Tue, 9 May 2017By

Pension scheme weeks away from first tranche after eight-year battle

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva pension fund adopts plan to restore 'financial equilibrium'

Tue, 9 May 2017By

The cantonal government is separately planning a draft law to shore up the fund

A Dutch tulip field

Dutch schemes seek to raise risk profile to boost funding

Mon, 8 May 2017By

Pension funds want to reduce interest rate hedges as as they seek to improve solvency

Old Port in Helsinki, Finland

Finnish roundup: High demand for new partial pension

Fri, 5 May 2017By

Strong equity markets boost Q1 returns

Facade and environment of St Peter's church in Riga Latvia

Latvian pension performance returns to positive territory

Fri, 5 May 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Equity investments generated the highest profits after system saw losses across the board in 2015-16

challenging outlook for uk real estate

UK roundup: Longevity changes 'could cut £310bn from liabilities'

Wed, 3 May 2017By

Tough summer ahead for FTSE 100 schemes, Brunel launches custody/admin search, Monsanto’s £100m buy-in

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

Equity markets boost large Dutch schemes in first quarter

Wed, 3 May 2017By

PNO Media cites 7.6% profit on equity, while KLM and PGB also record strong results

Theresa May, UK prime minister

UK leader promises M&A veto for Pensions Regulator

Tue, 2 May 2017By

Theresa May vows action against ‘irresponsible’ business owners in wake of BHS collapse

Dutch pension scheme funding rebounds to almost 100%

Wed, 26 Apr 2017By

Combined assets increased by €17bn to €1.29trn

Dutch Netherlands

Largest Dutch schemes improve funding but remain wary of cuts

Thu, 20 Apr 2017By

ABP, PFZW, PMT, BpfBouw and PME report quarterly results of up to 2% but warn that pension cuts are still possible

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Dutch supervisor warns against overly high return assumptions

Mon, 22 May 2017By

Expected returns for past two years have failed to materialise

Guild Halls in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds slash liability discount rates

Thu, 18 May 2017By

Supervisor FSMA indicated that some schemes still use ‘too optimistic’ assumptions for returns

Shell

Shell pension fund overhauls portfolio construction

Tue, 16 May 2017By

€27bn Dutch fund splits portfolio into matching, return-seeking, and liquidity buckets 

Old Port in Helsinki, Finland

Finnish roundup: High demand for new partial pension

Fri, 5 May 2017By

Strong equity markets boost Q1 returns

Facade and environment of St Peter's church in Riga Latvia

Latvian pension performance returns to positive territory

Fri, 5 May 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Equity investments generated the highest profits after system saw losses across the board in 2015-16

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

Equity markets boost large Dutch schemes in first quarter

Wed, 3 May 2017By

PNO Media cites 7.6% profit on equity, while KLM and PGB also record strong results

Dutch Netherlands

Largest Dutch schemes improve funding but remain wary of cuts

Thu, 20 Apr 2017By

ABP, PFZW, PMT, BpfBouw and PME report quarterly results of up to 2% but warn that pension cuts are still possible

Amsterdam netherlands

Dutch retailer scheme doubles mortgages allocation, cuts private equity

Tue, 11 Apr 2017By

Asset allocation overhaul at €4.3bn Ahold Pensioenfonds also sees unlisted real estate dropped

Frankfurt at sunset

Investment gains for DAX pensions beat expectations

Wed, 22 Mar 2017By

German funds’ returns and top-up payments helped keep funding level as interest rates fell

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

DAX companies’ liabilities reach record high

Thu, 16 Mar 2017By

German companies’ pension liabilities approach €400bn, but asset increases leave funding position unchanged

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

France's FRR nets 5% gain through EM, high yield, equity

Fri, 3 Mar 2017By

Pension reserve fund’s return-seeking portfolio returns 8.2%, hedging portfolio 3.1%

Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic roundup: Sustainable Value Creation, Folksam, KLP, Oslo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Major investors shown to have boosted governance and sustainability practices at Swedish firms

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