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Copenhagen, Denmark

​Danish pension funds ban aggressive tax planning by external managers

Mon, 19 Aug 2019By

ATP, Industriens, PensionDanmark and PFA have taken up a common stance on tax for assets run by third-parties in the wake of an international withholding tax scandal

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ESG roundup: UK ‘economics of biodiversity’ review kicks into gear

Thu, 15 Aug 2019By

Plus: The US Securities and Exchange Commission is to consider whether or not to publish guidance about the use of proxy advice in the shareholder voting process

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

€2.2bn scheme tightens manager constraints after regulatory intervention

Thu, 15 Aug 2019By

De Nederlandsche Bank stepped in to demand changes to Pensioenfonds Atos’ investment strategy and governance processes

there is a spate of financial legislation coming from the european commission

EC tenders studies to advance sustainable finance action plan

Wed, 14 Aug 2019By

The European Commission wants to conduct studies looking into sustainability-related products and services, and the integration of ESG risks by EU banks

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ABN Amro scheme expects ‘limited effects’ from Brexit

Wed, 14 Aug 2019By

The €29bn pension fund sees market volatility, declining sterling and the ability to settle transactions as big risks, and has analysed suppliers’ ability to continue through multiple Brexit scenarios

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Promoting sustainable finance won’t help save the planet: consultant

Mon, 12 Aug 2019By

Portraying sustainable investments as making a significant contribution to sustainable development is ‘a fairytale’, says Frank Wettlauffer

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SEC proposes revised corporate disclosure rules

Fri, 9 Aug 2019By

US regulator’s revamp is intended to make disclosures more readable for investors and simplify compliance to cut out ‘unnecessary costs and burdens’

London

UK MPs criticise government over handling of FRC chair appointment

Thu, 8 Aug 2019By

Simon Dingemans is set to chair the Financial Reporting Council and its successor body – but politicians have expressed ‘frustration and dissatisfaction’ at the process

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Accounting standards board approves changes to DB reporting methods

Wed, 7 Aug 2019By

The IASB sought to address complaints that pensions accounting rules ‘often do not meet the primary objectives’ of accountants and analysts

Dublin, Ireland

Irish regulator to raise scheme levies to meet cost of EU reporting rules

Wed, 7 Aug 2019By

New reporting requirements brought in by EIOPA and ECB are due to come into force from December this year

Sterling

UK roundup: The best and worst industries for employer contributions

Tue, 6 Aug 2019By

Also: The Pensions Regulator authorises DC master trusts run by Aon and Railpen

The Houses of Parliament, London

LGPS advisory board pursues ESG-related guidance updates

Mon, 5 Aug 2019By

Scheme advisory board wants to make sure legal framework for LGPS does not lag that for other pension schemes

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Pension liabilities set to rise as mortality falls in first half

Fri, 16 Aug 2019By

Analysis from longevity experts at Club Vita indicates that longevity improvements could be on the rise again – which means DB scheme costs could increase

London

UK MPs criticise government over handling of FRC chair appointment

Thu, 8 Aug 2019By

Simon Dingemans is set to chair the Financial Reporting Council and its successor body – but politicians have expressed ‘frustration and dissatisfaction’ at the process

calculator accounting

Accounting standards board approves changes to DB reporting methods

Wed, 7 Aug 2019By

The IASB sought to address complaints that pensions accounting rules ‘often do not meet the primary objectives’ of accountants and analysts

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Accounting body could drop hybrid scheme work, IASB warns

Fri, 26 Jul 2019By

The international standard setter is looking for help from the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group to inform its work on accounting for hybrid pension funds

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