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Lars Løkke Rasmussen, prime minister, Denmark

Danish government drops plan for pension age increase

Tue, 23 May 2017By

Prime minister fails to gather broad political support for longer working from 2025

Westminster, London

UK election: What the manifestos say

Tue, 23 May 2017By

The Conservatives, Labour, and the Liberal Democrats have laid out their pension policies for the 8 June poll

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

Eight Pensionskassen fail German regulator’s stress test

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Vast majority of supervised Pensionkassen considered to have sufficient ‘risk-bearing capacity’

EIOPA flag tower (crop)

EIOPA IORP stress test to consider financial stability 'repercussions'

Thu, 18 May 2017By

German pensions trade body aba has already strongly criticised EIOPA’s plans for the 2017 stress test 

Guild Halls in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds slash liability discount rates

Thu, 18 May 2017By

Supervisor FSMA indicated that some schemes still use ‘too optimistic’ assumptions for returns

EU flag

Local government pension funds ‘confident’ over MiFID II outcome

Wed, 17 May 2017By

UK public pension funds expected to avoid issues over investor status

Westhafentower EIOPA

PensionsEurope calls for clarity on post-Brexit supervisory structure

Wed, 17 May 2017By

European Commission floated idea of EIOPA and EBA merger in consultation on the ESAs 

Tata Steel plant in Workington, UK

British Steel agrees restructuring deal 'in principle' with TPR, PPF

Tue, 16 May 2017By

Deal will include £550m settlement and involve scheme taking 33% equity stake in Tata Steel UK

Sterling

Dividends vs deficits: UK regulator wants DB shortfalls addressed

Tue, 16 May 2017By

Willis Towers Watson highlights TPR’s focus on where cash is being spent

The Houses of Parliament, London

PLSA challenges government over DB affordability

Mon, 15 May 2017By

Trade body highlights 3m members of high-risk schemes with just 50% chance of solvency

Norway View

Norway proposes lower tax private pensions in 2017 budget

Mon, 15 May 2017By

Finance minister aims to facilitate more private savings for retirement

Gavel

Nortel UK scheme to receive £1bn after 'groundbreaking' legal win

Tue, 9 May 2017By

Pension scheme weeks away from first tranche after eight-year battle

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ice floes climate change

IFoA pushes environmental issues higher up actuarial agenda

Tue, 16 May 2017By

UK actuarial association issues ‘Risk Alert’ on climate change

Pounds sterling

UK scheme surplus rules causing concern for sponsors: KPMG

Fri, 5 May 2017By

Poll of pension scheme sponsors finds average discount rate has hit negative level after inflation

ice floes climate change

Companies bow to pressure group over climate-change disclosures

Wed, 3 May 2017By

Regulator criticised for lack of transparency over negotiations with two oil and gas companies

Transition problems

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The travails of defined benefit pension schemes and insurers are well known as they seek to meet liabilities made in previous decades in today’s ultra-low-rate environment

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