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Netherlands roundup: Pension funds, social partners to tackle diversity

Tue, 19 Jun 2018By

Also: Social affairs minister gives accountability boards approval powers over cross-border transfers

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London

UK government lays out trustee duties on climate change, ESG

Mon, 18 Jun 2018By

DWP launches consultation on trustees’ duties in relation to financial ESG factors and ethical matters

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Sharp growth in number of pension funds weighing financial climate risks

Mon, 18 Jun 2018By

Mercer study shows 17% of European pension funds now considering impact

Sharon Bowles

Former MEP says ‘fatally flawed’ FRC should be shut down

Fri, 15 Jun 2018By

Sharon Bowles argues for new accounting body as independent review begins

Stock market returns

Dutch schemes’ recovery paths exceeded expectations in 2017

Fri, 15 Jun 2018By

Funding improves to 107% on average but largest schemes remain underfunded

The Houses of Parliament, London

UK seeks to ease pension funds’ access to impact investments

Thu, 14 Jun 2018By

Government responds to 2017 recommendations from advisory body

Stock markets

Low-cost investment research ‘unsustainable’, managers claim

Thu, 14 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Quality and scope of investment research is already being affected, survey finds

Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Pensions Authority unveils new demands for asset managers

Mon, 11 Jun 2018By

New rules to cap number of funds on offer per provider and enforce minimum AUM

Stock price on monitor

UK regulator accused of cutting governance standards in listing rules

Fri, 8 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Regulation designed to allow sovereign-backed companies – such as Saudi Aramco – to list have been criticised by trade bodies


Pension funds to soak up £120m fine for Thames Water [updated]

Fri, 8 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

ABP, PFZW, USS and the BT Pension Scheme will all take a hit to their investments in the UK water company

EU flags

Broker commission down by 20% as MiFID II bites [updated]

Wed, 6 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Unbundling rules have caused a cut in commission, survey finds, but rise of algorithms also affecting costs

PNO Media ramps up allocation to mortgages

UK media group in talks to offload pension scheme

Wed, 6 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

Johnston Press is exploring restructuring options as it struggles to meet £220m debt payment

All Regulation

Sharon Bowles

Former MEP says ‘fatally flawed’ FRC should be shut down

Fri, 15 Jun 2018By

Sharon Bowles argues for new accounting body as independent review begins

The European Commission, Brussels

Accounting roundup: EU advisers approve controversial DB changes

Mon, 11 Jun 2018By

Plus: European Parliament flags concerns over IFRS 17; FRC plots new governance code for this year


Pressure building on UK audit regulator’s leadership as inquiry begins

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

Sir John Kingman has begun gathering evidence for his review of the Financial Reporting Council

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The price of skill

June 2018 (magazine)By

It remains to be seen whether pension funds regain their appetite for higher-fee alternative strategies that have fallen out of favour in recent years

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