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OECD conference centre Paris

OECD: Funded and private pension assets hit record high of $38trn

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By

Pension asset growth outstripping economic growth in many countries

Stock market returns

Quarterly results boost funding for largest Dutch schemes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Pension funds report quarterly returns of up to 1.9% and year-to-date results of up to 3.9%

Department for Work and Pensions

‘Last chance’ to change UK DB sector, says DWP

Thu, 19 Oct 2017By

Government department’s private pensions chief promises to take time over forthcoming policy paper

London eye

UK roundup: Pearson insures £1.2bn of liabilities in 'umbrella' deal

Tue, 17 Oct 2017By

Also: One in five FTSE 100 schemes will struggle in a recession; LPP appoints Albourne as ‘devil’s advocate’

PostNord

Trade unions demand SEK1.9bn from PostNord for pension fund

Mon, 16 Oct 2017By

Sponsor ‘broke collective agreement’ by taking out funds before insuring scheme, union claims

Parliament of Canada

Moody’s: More leverage, illiquids ups risks for large public funds

Mon, 9 Oct 2017By

Canadian plans taking on more investment risk given low interest rates, demographics

London phonebox

UK roundup: BlackRock backs LGPS cost transparency code

Thu, 5 Oct 2017By

Also: Tesco halves deficit with discount rate switch; Mencap pension scheme selects fiduciary

pensions netherlands

Rising liabilities hamper funding levels across Netherlands: survey

Wed, 4 Oct 2017By Martine Wolzak, Gaby de Groot

Liabilities increased 9% in 2016, wiping out much of the effect of a 10% average investment return

Ashok Gupta PLSA annual conference Liverpool 2016

PLSA sets out vision of UK 'superfund' consolidation regime

Wed, 27 Sep 2017By

Trade body calls for amendments to existing rules to allow simplified benefits and wide-ranging consolidation

Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish mail operator withdraws SEK900m from pension fund

Tue, 26 Sep 2017By

Regulator warns of long-term problems after employer also quadruples discount rate

BT logo outside its office in Sevenoaks, UK

BT plans indexation cut to reduce £9bn deficit

Tue, 26 Sep 2017By

UK telecoms giant seeking clarity from courts as it attempts to address funding shortfall

Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

CMI longevity model could cut Swiss liabilities by up to 3.5%

Tue, 26 Sep 2017By

Swiss consultancy Libera doubts 1.25% long-term rate used in UK

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss reform package rejected by people and cantons

Mon, 25 Sep 2017By

Social minister Berset wants to start new talks following Sunday’s public poll

calculator accounting

IASB urged to look again at DB surplus accounting rules

Thu, 21 Sep 2017By

Controversial IFRIC 14 rules need further research, say accounting regulator’s staff

Dairy Crest agrees CPI switch

Dairy Crest cuts indexation through CPI switch

Mon, 11 Sep 2017By

Move from RPI to CPI is expected to save sponsor £24m in two years

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss government rejects ideas for more pension fund comparability

Fri, 8 Sep 2017By

Government seen ‘deciding against transparency’

bBritish Airways airplane

British Airways to consult on defined benefit scheme closure

Fri, 8 Sep 2017By

Company contributions have failed to stem growth in deficit 

Oxford University

UK university scheme consultation flags possible contribution hike

Tue, 5 Sep 2017By

Expectations for future returns ’significantly’ lower

Stock market returns

Quarterly results boost funding for largest Dutch schemes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Pension funds report quarterly returns of up to 1.9% and year-to-date results of up to 3.9%

pensions netherlands

Rising liabilities hamper funding levels across Netherlands: survey

Wed, 4 Oct 2017By Martine Wolzak, Gaby de Groot

Liabilities increased 9% in 2016, wiping out much of the effect of a 10% average investment return

Oxford University

UK university scheme consultation flags possible contribution hike

Tue, 5 Sep 2017By

Expectations for future returns ’significantly’ lower

ING's headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ING scheme's matching portfolio drives outperformance in 2016

Tue, 29 Aug 2017By

ING Pensioenfonds returns 10.2%, outperforming benchmark by 2 percentage points

 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%

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