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UK High Court

Analysis: UK pension equality costs ‘lower than forecast’

Thu, 21 Mar 2019By

Estimates from 128 listed companies collated by IPE include a £177m bill for HSBC 

'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Extending Dutch scheme recovery periods ‘irresponsible’

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Government’s main legal adviser recommends against proposals from MPs to extend maximum recovery periods

Stock markets

Schemes with high illiquid allocations ‘at risk from market crash’

Mon, 11 Mar 2019By Sameer van Alfen

A firesale of equities to fund withdrawals would exacerbate negative effects on markets and funding levels

cvas and the changing shape of uk retail

​UK schemes set for 2.5% fall in liabilities after CMI model revamp

Fri, 8 Mar 2019By

Life expectancy at age 65 is around five months lower for both males and females, CMI reports

UK Generic

UK pensions watchdog to clamp down on ‘excessive’ dividends

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By

Companies must prioritise pension funding when finances come under pressure, TPR says

Dutch flag

Netherlands roundup: Funding recovers from fourth-quarter falls

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By Frank van Alphen,

Plus: Pensions think tank Netspar widens its scope to cover non-financial subjects

Sighișoara, Romania

Romania faces ‘last call’ to save second pillar

Fri, 1 Mar 2019By

Industry fears nationalisation by the back door through government reforms

Reichstag, Berlin

Willis Towers Watson: Germany needs new approach to longevity data

Thu, 28 Feb 2019By

German conference hears about statistical divergences in European longevity assumptions

Unilever logo

Dutch pension schemes report inflation-linked increases

Wed, 27 Feb 2019By Frank van Alphen,

UHigh funding levels mean rewards for members of Unilever, Shell and SNS Reaal schemes

Bookshelf

UK publishing company agrees £500m buy-in with L&G

Fri, 22 Feb 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Deal brings total liabilities insured to £1.7bn following transactions in 2017 

Stockholm

​Swedish roundup: €3.3m fine for Avanza Pension

Wed, 20 Feb 2019By

Plus: Mercer enters Swedish asset management market with multi-asset launch

AkzoNobel office

AkzoNobel pays off shortfall at UK subsidiary pension funds [updated]

Wed, 20 Feb 2019By

Sponsor pays €639m in final payments to two schemes to bridge funding gaps

Bo Foged

Interview: ATP boss on NOW: Pensions sale and future plans

Tue, 19 Feb 2019By

Sale of UK subsidiary comes as Denmark’s biggest pension fund looks set to get even bigger

Peace Palace Den Haag

Economists advocate age-based approach to pension cuts

Tue, 19 Feb 2019By , Frank van Alphen

Netherlands’ current rules on reducing pension payments are unfair across generations of savers, argue Theo Nijman and Lans Bovenberg

Norges Bank

​Norway oil fund chair slams government plan to take more SWF money

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By

Idea ‘violates’ good budget practice, says central bank governor Øystein Olsen

RBS London office

RBS incurs £102m cost of equalising pension payments

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By

UK’s third-biggest pension scheme reveals GMP equalisation costs and slashes equity exposure

Monetary policy and currency wars index

Chart of the Week: DC overtakes DB in top seven pension markets

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By , ,

€35.6trn invested in 22 markets, Willis Towers Watson reports, with DC making headway in the UK, Canada and Japan

Stockholm

​Alecta beats benchmark in 2018 despite 3.5% loss

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By

Group solvency falls; employer costs reduced at biggest Swedish pension fund

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    Asset region: Global.
    Size: EUR 80m.
    Closing date: 2019-03-29.

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