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Chart of the Week: DC overtakes DB in top seven pension markets

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By , ,

€35.6trn invested in 22 markets, Willis Towers Watson reports, with DC making headway in the UK, Canada and Japan

Stockholm

​Alecta beats benchmark in 2018 despite 3.5% loss

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By

Group solvency falls; employer costs reduced at biggest Swedish pension fund

Zurich, Switzerland

Compenswiss moves to tackle mounting cashflow problem

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

Compenswiss feels ‘forced’ to increase monthly divestment to meet pension payments 

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Property, fixed income boosts KLP’s 2018 result

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

Norwegian municipal pensions giant “well prepared” for new competition

Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden’s AMF reports 1.3% gain as property shines

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

CEO says investment profit testifies to lower market correlation of portfolio assets

Air pollution in Shanghai, China

​AP2 curbs investment losses in 2018 with Chinese bond gains

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By

Gothenburg-based fund is first of Sweden’s national pension funds to report on 2018 returns

Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

Domestic investments net 4.7% gain for Irish sovereign fund

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By

ISIF’s €4.1bn in Irish investments have attracted a further €7.5bn from external investors

Reporting

LCP: Dutch schemes urged to improve performance reporting

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Schemes need to make a clearer distinction between performance gross and net of fees and costs, consultancy argues

Copenhagen skyline

​Denmark roundup: Providers praise hedges for stemming 2018 losses

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By

PFA, Velliv and AP Pension provided best protection to customers from equity market falls

Stock market, IPO

​PFA ends 2018 with 3.3% loss after market slump

Mon, 11 Feb 2019By

Danish pension fund adds unlisted assets to counter volatility

Copenhagen, Denmark

​ATP’s geared portfolio dives 9% in last quarter of 2018

Thu, 7 Feb 2019By

Leverage reaches 334% by year end for Danish fund’s investment segment

PME, PMT hit 100% funding

Germany’s Metallrente lowers interest on members’ assets

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By

BRSG reforms have boosted pension fund membership, says metal industry pension provider’s managing director 

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On the record: Asset management fees

February 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two European pension funds about their attitude to asset management fees and costs

ivonne forno

How we run our money: Laborfonds

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Ivonne Forno (pictured), the CEO of Laborfonds, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol regional pension fund, talks to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo shortly after the fund’s 20th birthday

david semaya

Strategically Speaking: Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Following the group’s reorganisation, SMTAM’s David Semaya outlines ambitious plans to widen their international expansion

On the Record: Adapting to change

January 2019 (magazine)By

As the equity markets begin 2019 in worse shape than last year, we asked three European pension funds how they conceive and execute their equity strategy, in order protect the portfolio

xander den uyl

How We Run our Money: PWRI

January 2019 (magazine)By

Xander den Uyl, chairman of PWRI, the Dutch fund for disabled workers, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about its particular approach to ESG

Strategically Speaking: Tages Group

January 2019 (magazine)By

Saying that Tages is an investor in alternative asset management businesses does not really do justice to its eclectic nature

On the Record: The question of hedging

December 2018 (magazine)By

We asked two European pension funds how they hedge against interest rate risk, as the probability that interest rates will rise over the few next years grows 

mikael angberg

How We Run Our Money: Första AP-fonden (AP1)

December 2018 (magazine)By

Mikael Angberg, CIO of Första AP-fonden (AP1), one of Sweden’s buffer funds, outlines the fund’s investment philosophy to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

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    Asset region: Global.
    Size: $10m.
    Closing date: 2019-02-25.

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