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Dublin, Ireland

Irish roundup: AIB, Fianna Fáil, Pensions Authority, Bord na Móna

Fri, 20 Jan 2017By

State-owned AIB agrees pay and pensions deal with union; Fianna Fáil tables pensions law amendment

Munich, Germany

Germany roundup: BVK, RP Crest, Willis Towers Watson

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

BVK to invest in RP Crest volatility risk premium fund

Theresa May, UK prime minister

PLSA calls for Brexit deal that supports UK pension funds

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

‘On no account’ could pension funds support future with no EU access, industry group says

Zurich, Switzerland

Trump win delivers end-2016 boost for Swiss pension plan funding

Tue, 17 Jan 2017By

Willis Towers Watson funded ratio index up to 96.8%, while Credit Suisse returns index reaches all-time high

Stocks

FSB adds ‘reach for yield’ to pension fund vulnerability list

Fri, 13 Jan 2017By

Internal analysis, feedback from asset managers and others behind addition

Jet airplane taking off

UK roundup: CovPress, PPF, de-risking, LGPS Framework Agreement

Thu, 12 Jan 2017By

First ‘full rescue’ of UK pension scheme in PPF assessment period

Homburg ruin in Switzerland Basel Landschaft canton

More Swiss pension funds making cuts affecting future benefits

Thu, 12 Jan 2017By ,

Pension funds for cantons of Basel, Geneva lower pension promises for future retirees 

Market data

‘Like a marathon on a treadmill’: UK schemes stand still in 2016

Wed, 11 Jan 2017By

PPF data confirms no progress made on pension deficits over past 12 months

London phonebox

UK roundup: TPR, People's Pension, PwC, Aon Hewitt

Mon, 9 Jan 2017By

Regulator enforces new powers for first time, while small businesses are said to support auto-enrolment

Stock price on monitor

High-deficit pension sponsors ‘could outperform’ in 2017

Fri, 6 Jan 2017By

Strategist backs basket of stocks with significantly underfunded pension schemes to outperform

Pounds sterling

Consultants predict bumper year for UK pension de-risking

Thu, 5 Jan 2017By

Buy-ins, buyouts and longevity swaps could total £30bn in 2017, advisers claim

Engineering image

GKN seals £190m buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation

Thu, 5 Jan 2017By

Engineering firm continues de-risking exercise for UK pension scheme

Stocks

Fewer Dutch schemes facing pension rights cuts, consultancies say

Wed, 4 Jan 2017By

Mercer, Aon Hewitt cite improving equity markets, rising interest rates 

Pounds sterling

Deficit payments ‘eat into wage growth’, think tank claims

Fri, 23 Dec 2016By

Employees missed out on nearly £100 a year as companies have battled rising shortfalls

Westminster, London

Politicians call for sweeping new powers for UK regulator

Wed, 21 Dec 2016By

Committee report backs ‘nuclear deterrent’ fines, powers to intervene in corporate actions

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK roundup: Pensions Regulator, Coats Group, FCA, DWP, MNOPF

Fri, 16 Dec 2016By

TPR secures £255m payment for two pension schemes

Alan Rubenstein, PPF CEO, gives evidence to Work & Pensions Committee

PPF plans levy update for schemes without sponsors

Fri, 16 Dec 2016By

Lifeboat fund to poll industry over risk-based levy update as British Steel seeks to go it alone

Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK roundup: LAPFF, Aberdeen, PPF, BlackRock, LPP

Tue, 13 Dec 2016By

LAPF warns Sky not to undervalue company as it considers bid from 21st Century Fox

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

All Lithuania’s pension funds generate positive returns in 2016

Thu, 19 Jan 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Bond-weighted funds underwhelm, while equity funds exceed 9%

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Switzerland's Publica posts 5.06% return for 2016

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

Pension fund for federal employees highlights EM, domestic real estate returns

Zurich, Switzerland

Trump win delivers end-2016 boost for Swiss pension plan funding

Tue, 17 Jan 2017By

Willis Towers Watson funded ratio index up to 96.8%, while Credit Suisse returns index reaches all-time high

House fronts, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish roundup: PFA Pension, Sampension

Mon, 16 Jan 2017By

Denmark’s biggest commercial pension provider reports higher-than-forecast returns

Homburg ruin in Switzerland Basel Landschaft canton

More Swiss pension funds making cuts affecting future benefits

Thu, 12 Jan 2017By ,

Pension funds for cantons of Basel, Geneva lower pension promises for future retirees 

Danica says results of new strategy show through in 2016 returns

Mon, 9 Jan 2017By

Danske-Bank subsidiary returns 7.5% for medium-risk customers

Copenhagen skyline

Return at Denmark's LD boosted by 11% climate fund performance

Mon, 9 Jan 2017By

Danish pension fund’s main product makes 5.3% return in 2016

Rosenborg Castle, Denmark

Lærernes sees performance weakening in 2017 after 11% 2016 return

Wed, 4 Jan 2017By

Labour-market pension fund says emerging markets lifted investments in 2016

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Bulk of Polish second-pillar assets looks set to stay in private sector

Mon, 19 Dec 2016By Krystyna Krzyzak

Alternative plan for total nationalisation resurfaces

Offshore wind farm

PKA grabs chance for DKK1bn profit on German windfarm, exits early

Thu, 15 Dec 2016By

Danish pension fund sells stake in Butendiek facility to Japanese-led group

London skyline

Wellcome Trust returns 18.8% after taking Brexit bet on sterling

Wed, 14 Dec 2016By

Tactical bet on outcome of UK’s EU referendum helped push investment returns

Moscow, Russia

Russian pension funds return more than 10.5% year to date

Mon, 12 Dec 2016By Krystyna Krzyzak

Investment in corporate bonds, equities rises while deposits share declines

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