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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

Royal Mail to close DB scheme in 2018

Union threatens strike action as Royal Mail confirms DB closure

Thu, 13 Apr 2017By

£7.6bn scheme to shut in 2018 to avoid spike in annual contributions

Small companies risk fines with auto-enrolment delays

UK roundup: Small companies risking fines with AE delays

Wed, 12 Apr 2017By

Plus: DB funding improves during Q1, and Barnett Waddingham enters JV with Milliman

The IMF's headquarters in Washington DC

IMF paints bleak picture for DB funds

Fri, 7 Apr 2017By

DB funds across the world will require more capital and benefit cuts in the long term

Gavel

UK roundup: Regulator hits trustee and solicitor with fines

Thu, 6 Apr 2017By

Also: Master trusts on the rise, and Northern Ireland public fund closes funding gap

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Switzerland’s Publica to reduce future pension benefits

Wed, 5 Apr 2017By

The CHF38bn pension fund will be cutting the conversion and technical rate in 2019

Equity investors should consider the duration of their portfolios index

UK roundup: FTSE 250 firms face heavy DB burden

Mon, 3 Apr 2017By

JLT assesses mid-cap index liabilities; former BHS owner under fire (again); BMW’s workers in pension-related strike

UK prime minister Theresa May signs the letter triggering Article 50

UK could face €10bn bill for 'underfunded' EU staff pension scheme

Thu, 30 Mar 2017By

‘Unjustified’ discount rate discrepancies could pose problems as UK and EU debate the Brexit bill for staff pensions

landscape Berlin

The future of Germany's on-book pension reserves

Wed, 29 Mar 2017

Companies call on government to ease fiscal burden on pension funds held directly on company balance sheets

Berlin, Germany

PensionsEurope calls for ‘legislative calm’ until IORP II review

Tue, 28 Mar 2017By

Single-scenario stress test to be launched mid-May, EIOPA confirms

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

London landscape, UK

UK roundup: Union proposes risk-sharing scheme for Royal Mail

Wed, 15 Mar 2017By IPE Staff

Also: Aggregate liabilities spike in February, PIC confirms two de-risking deals

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

Dutch funding shortfall rises despite asset growth

Mon, 13 Mar 2017By

Financial supervisor says 71% of workers are in an underfunded scheme

St Martin's cathedral, Mainz, Germany

German province pressured to tackle 'pension lie'

Thu, 9 Mar 2017By

Court and opposition parties criticised hidden government debt increase through reserves for civil servants

Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands

Dutch political group tables legislation for higher discount rate

Thu, 9 Mar 2017By

Maximum rate of 2% to be cancelled when ECB ceases quantitative easing, party for the elderly says

Vauxhall production line, Ellesmere Port, UK

UK roundup: Regulator steps in over Vauxhall sale

Wed, 8 Mar 2017By

Regulator and politicians seek assurances over UK schemes, while British Steel sets date for closure

Cape Coast Castle, Ghana

Dutch Caribbean scheme to sue state over funding shortfall

Tue, 7 Mar 2017By

Chairman says ‘wrong assumptions’ used when pension fund was established in 2010

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

ING's headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

EMD allocations lead returns at ING, SCA, Unisys

Fri, 10 Feb 2017By

Dutch schemes report annual profits of up to 10.5%

Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland’s Compenswiss returns 5.26% in 2016

Thu, 9 Feb 2017By

The performance with hedging taken into account was 3.92%

The Netherlands: On the way to a new system index

Dutch transport scheme posts 12.7% profit [updated]

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By

Vervoer’s gain is the best of the large schemes to have reported so far

Zagreb, Croatia

Croatia’s mandatory pension fund returns strengthened in 2016

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Pension fund association president says increased real assets exposure will help maintain returns in the future

Danish lighthouse

Danica grows client base by 9% in 2016

Thu, 2 Feb 2017By

Denmark’s second largest commercial pension provider said it achieved a “satisfactory and attractive return”

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

Philips and KLM schemes achieve 10% gains in 2016

Thu, 2 Feb 2017By

Philips scheme and KLM’s cabin staff pension fund record double-figure returns despite difficult Q4

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