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Pensions in Belgium

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

Belgium: Clarity after deadlock

March 2012 (Magazine)By Christine Senior

After more than a year of political deadlock, Belgium’s new government has pensions in its sights. Christine Senior reports

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Belgium overhauls second pillar pensions for self-employed

Tue, 6 Feb 2018By

Self-employed individuals have not been able to accrue occupational pension benefits

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Euro and equity rallies boost Belgian pension funds to 6% in 2017

Mon, 5 Feb 2018By

PensioPlus warns on withdrawal of quantitative easing, equity market volatility and higher inflation

A lighthouse in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Netherlands roundup: Low-cost DC vehicles growing steadily

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Also: APG invests in €1bn infrastructure portfolio; Ahold scheme swaps custodian

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium adds functionality to online pension portal

Mon, 27 Nov 2017By

mypension.be will allow users to calculate their estimated state pension

FSMA building, Brussels, Belgium

Belgian regulator expecting better DC fees, performance disclosure

Fri, 3 Nov 2017By

One third of DC plans did not disclose fees or performance in scheme documentation

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Pension fund, insurer seeking infrastructure managers via IPE Quest

Wed, 1 Nov 2017By IPE Staff

Belgium-based pension fund and insurance company in Scandinavia are looking for managers

Belgium: Cross-pillar reform target

September 2017 (Magazine)By

The government has been acting on reform recommendations from the Pension Reform Commission

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KBC Pensioenfonds splits managing director, CIO roles

Mon, 10 Jul 2017By

Kurt Termote in charge of governance, Luc Vanbriel in CIO role

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