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Chart of the Week: Dutch schemes bounce back with Q1 gains of up to 8.5%

Thu, 18 Apr 2019By

Strong equity markets and rising government bonds help recovery from weak end to 2018

OPF's office in Norway

Norwegian public funds post 2018 investment gains

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By

Oslo, Bergen and Akershus pension funds all made money in 2018 despite rocky equity markets

Stock markets

​Sampension, Danica bounce back after ‘best quarter in a decade’

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Danish pension funds post gains as they bounce back from last year’s negative figures 

Swedish flag

​Skandia says Swedish recession could cost pension pots SEK1.2m

Thu, 11 Apr 2019By

Study into effects of an economic downturn on pensions is the first of its kind

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Short-term climate change repricing ‘could add or take 3%’ from portfolios

Tue, 9 Apr 2019By

Mercer updates climate change scenario modelling in follow-up to landmark 2015 report

Ahold Delhaize's headquarters in Zaandam, the Netherlands

Supermarket scheme to up risk exposure with indexation in mind

Mon, 8 Apr 2019By

Pension fund lost 0.8% last year and funding did not improve

Sunrise

Members are ‘willing to sacrifice some returns’ for ESG investment

Thu, 4 Apr 2019By

66% willing to forgo on part of their pension benefits if their pension fund has already adopted ESG approach 

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish schemes cross swords with FSA over pension model change

Wed, 3 Apr 2019By

Two sector funds planned wholesale shift to market-rate pensions but regulator has pushed back

Danish lighthouse

​Velliv reins in equities exposure on 2020 growth jitters

Tue, 2 Apr 2019By

CIO of re-branded Nordea Liv & Pension champions patience as fund recoups 2018 losses

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium targets €100bn in pension assets by 2025

Tue, 2 Apr 2019By

PensioPlus wants to increase size of Belgian-based pension fund market by more than double in six years

Factory

Financial costs of lowering carbon risk ‘statistically negligible’

Fri, 29 Mar 2019By

Researchers argue investors can hedge against energy transition without sacrificing returns 

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

German pension funding stable after challenging 2018

Thu, 28 Mar 2019By

Funding ratio almost unchanged at 67%, according to consultancy’s latest DAX pension finance study

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On the record: Delivering on our promise

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Dmytro Sheludchenko of Sweden’s AP1 buffer fund explains how it constructs and manages its factor-investing portfolios

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How we run our money: APK Pensionskasse

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Christian Böhm, CEO of Austria’s APK Pensionskasse, talks about the organisation’s blend of dynamic and long-term investment strategy 

cheyne capital

Cheyne Capital Management: High-impact debt investor

April 2019 (Magazine)By

The growth of non-bank lending in Europe is often mentioned as a trend that could radically transform the European economy. This remains to be seen, but if banks gradually give some of their dominance in the lending market, then firms such as Cheyne Capital Management stand to benefit. 

On the Record: Looking beyond Brexit

March 2019 (Magazine)By , , , Paula Garrido

We asked European pension funds whether they see value in investing in UK assets. Despite the uncertainty regarding Brexit, most still see opportunities in the long term

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How we run our money: Bank of Ireland

March 2019 (Magazine)By

Paul Droop  (pictured), CIO of the Bank of Ireland’s staff pension scheme, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo  about his approach to building a shockproof portfolio 

Strategically speaking: Neuberger Berman

March 2019 (Magazine)By

This year is a milestone for Neuberger Berman. It marks the 10th anniversary of the re-emergence of the firm as an independent, employee-owned in-vestment manager, as well as the 80th anniversary of its founding

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

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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

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