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Ex-PPF chief Rubenstein to lead DB consolidator ‘superfund’

Wed, 21 Mar 2018By ,

Edi Truell also backs new vehicle in wake of government support for consolidation


Norit pension fund to join agricultural sector scheme to avoid cuts

Wed, 21 Mar 2018By Frank van Alphen

Earlier effort to join multi-sector scheme PGB failed because of high costs

SPT settles dispute with trade association

Unions pull representatives from Dutch scheme’s oversight board

Wed, 21 Mar 2018By

Board of dental technicians’ sector scheme refuses to work with current accountability body

BT logo outside its office in Sevenoaks, UK

UK roundup: BT to replace £49bn DB scheme with hybrid plan

Tue, 20 Mar 2018By

Plus: GKN-Melrose latest; expert panel to scrutinise USS valuation; Brunel gets FCA green light 

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

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Dutch housing scheme develops financial dashboard proposition

Mon, 19 Mar 2018By Frank van Alphen

Online program developed in partnership with APG and Ortec Finance

uk parliament

UK to consider criminal sanctions against negligent scheme sponsors

Mon, 19 Mar 2018By

DB white paper outlines proposals for new powers for The Pensions Regulator, consultations for consolidation regime

Tata Steel plant in Workington, UK

New British Steel scheme ‘passes size and funding tests’

Wed, 14 Mar 2018By

Restructuring scheduled for 28 March, subject to regulatory approval

Oxford University

Unions reject proposal for UK universities scheme

Tue, 13 Mar 2018By

UK arbitration body had facilitated an agreement but union branches turned out in force to reject it

London eye

UK roundup: £41bn LGPS pool appoints third-party operator

Mon, 12 Mar 2018By

Plus: GKN-Melrose latest; Northern Ireland scheme rejects divestment pressure

Bank of England

Why quantitative tightening won’t happen

Mon, 12 Mar 2018By

Asset owners and economists argue that the UK central bank will struggle to ‘normalise’ its balance sheet any time soon


Joseph Mariathasan: Discount rates and error margins

Mon, 12 Mar 2018By

If too much credence is given to measurements without understanding their limitations, it can create chaos

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London

UK government relaxes debt rules for multi-employer schemes

Fri, 9 Mar 2018By

Employers to get more time to pay off debts under rules due for implementation next month

Bank of England exterior

UK regulator’s stance has let sponsors keep investing: BoE

Fri, 9 Mar 2018By

Bank says macroeconomic fallout from big DB deficits has been “relatively small”

berlin rents will continue to grow but at a slower pace than during the last decade

German workplace pensions ‘must double to cover pension gap’

Wed, 7 Mar 2018By

Employees need to match employer contributions, Willis Towers Watson says

Pound sterling

UK pension liabilities grew by £1trn in five years

Wed, 7 Mar 2018By

Unfunded state pension liabilities accounted for more than half of £7.6trn total, reports ONS

Bern, Switzerland

First pillar pension reform gets priority in Switzerland

Mon, 5 Mar 2018By

Proposal for AHV on the table, second pillar reform approach still to be negotiated

Flag of Ireland

Auto-enrolment comes to Ireland in sweeping pension reforms

Fri, 2 Mar 2018By

‘Roadmap for pensions reform’ will boost state pension, bring in auto-enrolment and improve scheme governance

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


Emerging markets fuel 6.7% return at Switzerland's Publica

Wed, 17 Jan 2018By

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

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

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