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Dutch Netherlands

Largest Dutch schemes improve funding but remain wary of cuts

Thu, 20 Apr 2017By

ABP, PFZW, PMT, BpfBouw and PME report quarterly results of up to 2% but warn that pension cuts are still possible

Spain

Basque fund ups local investments after strong 2016 return

Wed, 12 Apr 2017By

Geroa Pentsioak’s return was more than double the 2016 average from other Spanish pension funds

Oil platform

Norwegian sovereign fund's returns outweigh oil revenue for first time

Fri, 7 Apr 2017By

NBIM reports third-best quarterly performance in sovereign wealth fund’s 21-year history

Danish lighthouse

PFA sees bonds, equities as overpriced 'in places' as risks mount

Thu, 6 Apr 2017By

Denmark’s largest commercial pension fund says French election could shake global markets

White cliffs of Dover, England, UK

Testing the Brexit downside: MSCI's best and worst-case scenarios

Mon, 27 Mar 2017By

MSCI examines impact on globally diversified portfolios from three hypothetical Brexit scenarios

Paris at sunset

French private sector schemes cut deficit with €2bn investment gain

Fri, 24 Mar 2017By

Pension reserve funds due to merge in bid to tackle funding deficit

Spain

Pensions Caixa 30 gains 4.2% despite hedge fund drag

Fri, 24 Mar 2017By

Spain’s largest corporate pension scheme will increase equities and reduce fixed income this year

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Nordic roundup: PensionDanmark, Bergen Kommunale Pensjonskasse, TELA

Fri, 24 Mar 2017By

Plus: Bergen pension fund doubles annual return; Finnish pension funds add 4.2% in 2016

Frankfurt at sunset

Investment gains for DAX pensions beat expectations

Wed, 22 Mar 2017By

German funds’ returns and top-up payments helped keep funding level as interest rates fell

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vienna, Austria

Allianz' Austrian pension funds dominate 3 and 5-year returns

Fri, 17 Mar 2017By

Mercer data also shows strong results for VBV in higher risk category

Porto, Portugal

Portuguese funds see returns fall as debt allocation struggles

Fri, 17 Mar 2017By

Average return for 2016 was less than 2% due to ‘cash drag’ effect, says Willis Towers Watson

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

DAX companies’ liabilities reach record high

Thu, 16 Mar 2017By

German companies’ pension liabilities approach €400bn, but asset increases leave funding position unchanged

All Returns

On the Record: How do you get the best out of consultants?

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants

mark fawcett

How We Run Our Money: NEST

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Mark Fawcett, the CIO of NEST, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what the future holds for the UK’s fast-growing defined contribution scheme

Strategically Speaking: ChinaAMC

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Asset management is one of the few areas of business where, so far at least, the Chinese have made little global impact. No Chinese firm was even in the top 100 in the 2016 IPE rankings

On the Record: How do you deal with geopolitical risk?

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Industriens Pension, Migros Pensionskasse and SPMS – explain their approach to managing geopolitical risks 

robin ellison

How We Run Our Money: Carillion Pension Trustees

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Robin Ellison, chairman of Carillion Pension Trustees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the scheme’s approach to de-risking and regulation

Strategically Speaking: Lyxor Asset Management

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Fiduciary management is a potential solution to the problems of countless pension funds in Europe. Lyxor Asset Management is raising its efforts in this area

Frank Juliano - Compenswiss

How We Run Our Money: Compenswiss

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Frank Juliano, head of asset management at Compenswiss, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what lies ahead for Switzerland’s social security funds

On the Record: How will your equity exposure change this year?

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Amonis, Fondenergia and UMR Corem - talk about equity risk 

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