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Tata Steel plant in Workington, UK

Tata Steel 'offers £520m' to pension scheme

Fri, 21 Apr 2017By

Final agreement seen as still some way off as trustees reiterate desire for RAA solution

Netherlands View

Dutch Randstad scheme rejects voluntary DC transfer option

Tue, 18 Apr 2017By

Board said gender-neutral requirements in Dutch law could cause disadvantage for remaining participants

paris france map

French investor association sets out pre-election wish-list

Tue, 18 Apr 2017By

Open letter to presidential candidates sets out proposals on Brexit, regulation, real economy financing and more

FCA office

UK regulator flags stability risk of 'very large' asset managers

Tue, 18 Apr 2017By

FCA will review options for asset managers to deal with liquidity issues

EU flags

Germany’s aba criticises EIOPA pan-European DC survey

Thu, 13 Apr 2017By

EIOPA says it welcomes all comments submitted – ‘many positive but also negative’

EU flags

CMU proponents call for increased efforts as Brexit looms

Thu, 13 Apr 2017By Jeremy Woolfe

Brussels correspondent Jeremy Woolfe reflects on a tense discussion about the capital markets union

Amundi teams up with French energy agency

The robot regulator: UK watchdog reveals use of machine learning

Tue, 11 Apr 2017By

The Pensions Regulator teams up with government data scientists to improve communication and enforcement priorities

Sterling

Pension fund payments to active managers up 70% in six years

Tue, 11 Apr 2017By

LCP claims active managers have been rewarded for simply retaining assets

Sion Castle, Geneva

Switzerland seeks to ban cantons from regional supervisory boards

Mon, 10 Apr 2017By

Policymakers at odds over canton officials holding positions with regional regulators

Paris sunset

France publishes FRPS rules for insurer pension funds

Mon, 10 Apr 2017By

New law sets out rules governing ‘fonds de retraite professionelle supplémentaire’ to free up insurers’ assets

Gavel

UK roundup: Regulator hits trustee and solicitor with fines

Thu, 6 Apr 2017By

Also: Master trusts on the rise, and Northern Ireland public fund closes funding gap

Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

New code for UK private companies to include pension payments

Wed, 5 Apr 2017By

UK MPs call for corporate governance code for privately-held companies in wake of BHS collapse

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German pensions: A new not-quite revolution

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The current reforms risk repeating some of the mistakes of the Riester plan. Devolving responsibility to social partners for creating new sector schemes risks passing the buck

Europe: The genie is out of the lamp

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Times have changed since the Society for the German Language chose Alternativlos (without alternative) as its Unwort (literally ‘unword’ or ugliest word) of the year for 2010

Fiduciary managers need more competition

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The review of the UK’s asset management market by the FCA may or may not result in tighter regulation of investment advice. But the regulator would do well to continue focusing on investment consulting firms that offer fiduciary management services

From Our Perspective: Two decades of shifting perspectives

April 2017 (Magazine)

This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.

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