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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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​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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Willis Towers Watson, Mercer eye DC switches for Dutch staff

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By

Willis Towers Watson will transfer staff to its in-house DC fund, LifeSight, from next year

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Netherlands doubles down on new rules for pension scheme transfers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By ,

Social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees responds to claims that stricter conditions for cross-border moves are illegal

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Lawyer contests stricter Dutch rules for cross-border pension transfers

Fri, 12 Oct 2018By

Hans van Meerten argues that additional conditions to counter supervisory arbitrage are against EU law

FSMA building, Brussels, Belgium

Cross-border activity fuels 18% rise in Belgian pension assets

Thu, 4 Oct 2018By

Assets under management surged in 2017 amid wave of transfers from foreign pension providers

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Netherlands to raise bar for cross-border pension transfers

Thu, 27 Sep 2018By

Proposal is in response to concerns about funds shifting to Belgium for more lenient regulation

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Dutch MP: Aon’s cross-border pension transfer is ‘supervisory arbitrage’

Thu, 30 Aug 2018By

Pieter Omtzigt suggests that Netherlands can no longer stop pension funds from moving abroad under IORP II

The Atomium in Brussels. Credit: Waldo Miguez

Aon agrees CDC framework for Belgian pension vehicle

Wed, 15 Aug 2018By

Structure exempts employer from duty of filling in funding gap and introduces concept of rights cuts

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