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Dominic Chappell gives evidence to MPs, June 2016

UK pensions regulator to prosecute former BHS owner

Tue, 22 Aug 2017By

Dominic Chappell faces court over failure to provide documents to The Pensions Regulator

Gavel

UK broadcaster faces court hearing over pension contributions

Fri, 18 Aug 2017By

ITV claims it has no obligation to fund Box Clever Group Pension Scheme deficit

Frankfurt at sunset

Discount rates boost German pension funding levels

Wed, 16 Aug 2017By

Willis Towers Watson calculates better funding rate but urges reviews of current plans

Sterling

Cardano: British Steel deal underscores need for new rules

Fri, 11 Aug 2017By

‘Pension funds that are very unlikely to meet their promises need another option beyond insolvency’

Tata Steel plant in Workington, UK

UK regulator approves plan to restructure British Steel scheme

Fri, 11 Aug 2017By

Scheme to receive £550m cash injection and equity stake in sponsoring employer

Scottish road

Energy company combines buy-in and longevity swap in £1.2bn deal

Thu, 10 Aug 2017By ,

Buy-in demand could hit £50bn a year in next 15 years, consultancy claims

London eye

UK roundup: Data shines spotlight on pension inequality

Tue, 8 Aug 2017By ,

Also: DB scheme funding improves in July; Railpen adopts optimiser tool for quant allocation

Ireland

Irish DB schemes strengthen funding as reform looms

Tue, 8 Aug 2017By

74% of funds meet regulator’s minimum funding standard, with aggregate industry surplus at €2.7bn

Amsterdam at night

Bakers’, confectioners’ schemes hunt for collaboration sweet spot

Fri, 4 Aug 2017By

Bakkers looking at options for increased co-operation with Zoetwaren

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

KLM schemes boost funding through 2017 returns, rate rises

Thu, 3 Aug 2017By

Transport scheme Vervoer and multi-sector PGB also improved their coverage ratios

EIOPA, ECB consult on information gathering

LCP: Defined benefit funds are 'fighting for survival'

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

FTSE 100 companies have pumped £150bn into DB funds in 10 years but large deficits remain

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

PWRI still open to merger despite failure of PFZW talks

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

Merger with PFZW would have offered participants insufficient benefits, disabled workers’ fund says

Coats thread pic

UK roundup: FRC expands Coats pension investigation

Wed, 2 Aug 2017By

Latest monthly private sector DB deficit estimates give contrasting picture 

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

DNB scheme refocuses investment policy on liabilities

Tue, 1 Aug 2017By

Supervisor’s pension fund introduces matching and return portfolios

Sigarenindustrie scheme to merge with BPL

Pensions at cigar-maker scheme boosted by 17% following merger

Tue, 1 Aug 2017By

Joining agriculture fund is set to boost member payouts in a three-stage process

Pounds sterling

USS returns, cost saving overshadowed by deficit increase

Tue, 1 Aug 2017By

UK’s biggest pension scheme adds 20% and shaves 7bps off investment costs

A Dutch tulip field

Syntrus Achmea saga ends as furnishing sector scheme opts for TKP

Mon, 31 Jul 2017By

Wonen is the last of the 22 sector schemes that had to find a new administration provider

Metalworkers' pension scheme

Metal industry scheme slows down expansion of bond portfolio

Fri, 28 Jul 2017By

PME makes new €700m commitment to residential mortgages

 Bridge over canal in Amsterdam

Delta Lloyd scheme cuts gov bonds, shifts to credit in search of yield

Thu, 10 Aug 2017By

Allocation to each asset class raised from 15% to 25% of matching portfolio

ING's headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ING scheme loses 0.6% in second quarter

Wed, 9 Aug 2017By

Three of the Netherlands’ largest corporate schemes report six-month returns

KLM airline scheme nets 10% gain in 2016

KLM schemes boost funding through 2017 returns, rate rises

Thu, 3 Aug 2017By

Transport scheme Vervoer and multi-sector PGB also improved their coverage ratios

Pounds sterling

USS returns, cost saving overshadowed by deficit increase

Tue, 1 Aug 2017By

UK’s biggest pension scheme adds 20% and shaves 7bps off investment costs

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Largest Dutch schemes fail to generate quarterly returns

Thu, 20 Jul 2017By

Biggest five funds relied on rising interest rates to improve funding as investment returns stall

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ABN Amro scheme credits leverage for 12% return

Fri, 7 Jul 2017By

Dutch bank’s pension fund increased return-seeking portfolio during 2016

City of London

UK lifeboat fund boosts reserves as claims fall

Fri, 7 Jul 2017By

BHS settlement helped reduce claims on the Pension Protection Fund

Traditional houses of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch chemicals firm records 66.6% gain from ground lease investment

Wed, 5 Jul 2017By

Well-timed property investment boosts annual return to 7.5%

A Dutch tulip field

Netherlands roundup: SC Johnson pension fund to liquidate

Tue, 4 Jul 2017By , Frank van Alphen

Also: Dental technicians’ scheme to join PFZW; SNS Reaal posts 12.5% return in 2016

Basel pension fund reveals details of alternatives strategy

Wed, 28 Jun 2017By

PKBS hired Goldman Sachs, BioMed Partners, and IFR, and has invested directly in gold

Westhafentower EIOPA

Euro area IORP assets up 8% in 2016: EIOPA

Wed, 21 Jun 2017By

Sterling depreciation hits asset values for European Economic Area, trade body finds

PostNL delivery truck

PostNL pension fund boosts its strategic equity allocation

Thu, 15 Jun 2017By

Postal service scheme cuts back fixed income as part of allocation overhaul

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