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Belgium: Focus on risk and returns

March 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds face lower returns and greater regulatory pressures

Pensions in Belgium: Look to the future

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss finds that despite healthy returns last year, 2017 will be more challenging for Belgian pension funds

Pensions In Belgium: Limited by size constraints

Pensions In Belgium: Limited by size constraints

March 2016 (Magazine)By

Belgian pension funds are well funded, but their small size restricts their opportunities to diversify, according to Gail Moss 

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ExxonMobil goes ahead with cross-border pension fund merger

Tue, 26 Jan 2016By

Dutch scheme to join Belgian OFP

Slow shift in perspective for Belgian pension funds

March 2015 (Magazine)By

Having enjoyed good returns in 2014, Belgian pension funds are now seeking alternatives to bonds, writes Gail Moss

Top 1000: Belgium - Plenty more to do

September 2014 (Magazine)By

The new government has received a raft of recommendations to fix the disparities in the country’s pension system. Is it too little too late?

Belgium: A DC future: KBC Pensioenfonds

March 2014 (Magazine)By Iain Morse

KBC has introduced a DC pension fund for new members starting from the beginning of 2014 and closed its DB fund. The fund is one of Belgium’s largest pension schemes, founded in 1941 with €1.2bn in assets and 15,500 active members.

Belgium: Belgian funds on course

March 2014 (Magazine)By Iain Morse

Belgium has doubled occupational pension fund participation in the last 10 years and returns were a healthy 6.7% in 2013, writes Iain Morse

Belgium: Thirst for higher yields

March 2013 (Magazine)By

Belgian pension schemes are looking ahead to another year of improving funding ratios as they diversify fixed income portfolios, writes Rachel Fixsen

Belgium: Cross-border barriers

March 2013 (Magazine)By Cecile Sourbes.

Cécile Sourbes asks what lessons can be learned from the failure of UMR to create an IORP domiciled in Belgium

Belgium: Working longer

March 2012 (Magazine)By An Van Damme

An Van Damme analyses Belgium’s attempt to raise the age of retirement through incentives rather than legislative decree

Belgium: Change on the way

March 2012 (Magazine)By Karel Stroobants

Challenges in the form of regulation and lower expected returns mean Belgian pension funds must seek economies of scale and improved governance, writes Karel Stroobants

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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

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Aon relaunches bid to transfer Dutch scheme to Belgium

Fri, 29 Mar 2019By

Move subject to approval by two thirds of participants and pensioners

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How the financial crisis took the shine off the Dutch pensions system

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

Ultra-low interest rates mean the state pension is now the best element of Dutch system, says pensions law professor Yves Stevens

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European pension tracking service ‘to start within two years’

Wed, 6 Feb 2019By

First link expected to be established between Belgian and Dutch data banks

ESMA Paris building

UK and EU regulators agree on contingencies for ‘no deal’ Brexit

Fri, 1 Feb 2019By

ESMA says agreements will allow UK-based asset managers to continue to run money for EU entities

European Parliament building in Brussels

IORP II: How the EU directive has reshaped the pensions industry

Wed, 30 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

IPE explores how the IORP II directive has been implemented across EU member states

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Belgium adopts IORP II law with transitional measures

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Industry keenly awaiting guidance from the regulator on risk management elements

Rosenborg Castle, Denmark

​New pan-European pension fund opens for business in Denmark

Wed, 28 Nov 2018By

Belgium-based IORP to shake up “conservative” Danish pensions market

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