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Commission launches infringement action against 17 states over IORP II

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By ,

Proceedings launched for “non-communication” of transposition measures after January deadline

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

​Norway publishes proposal for new-look public sector pension

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

DNB notes lack of guidelines related to competition in the market

neumann wacker chemie pk

BaFin warning on Pensionskassen was ‘wake-up call’ to sector

Mon, 15 Apr 2019By

Chair of Wacker Chemie Pensionskasse argues that regulatory intervention was ‘beneficial shock’ for some organisations

Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish government rejects audit office’s PPM costs proposal

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Office recommends greater cost transparency on funds marketplace

Amsterdam

Dutch watchdog wants new rules for pension funds’ DC products

Thu, 11 Apr 2019By

AFM warns its current remit is limited and wants to make sure customers are protected

the netherlands

Rules for sector schemes and insurers ‘hamper innovation’, says lawyer

Thu, 11 Apr 2019By Frank van Alphen,

Cutting limitations for Dutch industry-wide schemes and insurers could make consolidation easier and cheaper

calculator accounting

Accounting roundup: Guidance issued on pension equality costs

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

Plus: Hybrid pension plan accounting; Politicians call for break up of ‘big four’; FRC publishes draft plan and budget

binnenhof and hofvijver

Netherlands roundup: Schemes ‘must reclaim mistakenly paid benefits’

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By ,

Also: KLM’s cabin staff scheme opts for two-tier board in governance shake-up

Sydney, Australia

UK and Australia agree post-Brexit regulatory co-operation

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

MoUs follow agreements with US and EU regulators as leaders prepare to discuss Article 50 extension

UK, EU flags

Moody’s: No-deal Brexit ‘manageable’ for EU asset managers

Mon, 8 Apr 2019By

Asset managers’ and regulators’ preparations would minimise impact 

City Hall of Stockholm, Sweden

​Swedish government moves to ease pension transfers

Mon, 8 Apr 2019By

Per Bolund, minister for financial markets, wants to stop companies locking customers in

Green traffic light

European Parliament gives green light to PEPP framework

Thu, 4 Apr 2019By

Portable personal pension products to have cost cap and multiple investment options

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Henkel bottling factory

German chemicals company de-risks with lump sum payments

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Employees respond positively as Henkel offers one-off payment to reduce DB liabilities

calculator accounting

Accounting roundup: Guidance issued on pension equality costs

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

Plus: Hybrid pension plan accounting; Politicians call for break up of ‘big four’; FRC publishes draft plan and budget

Accountancy

IFRS committee rules on DC refunds for plan sponsors

Mon, 1 Apr 2019By

IFRS Interpretations Committee says discounts on overpayments to DC plans shouldn’t mean DB treatment is necessary

daniel ben ami

Resist the scourge of presentism

April 2019 (Magazine)By

It has become fashionable to insist on the importance of taking a long-term view but few achieve it in practice

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