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Pensions in Central & Eastern Europe

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Poland: A policy gear change

January 2019 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment to be rolled out in Poland as the second pillar is wound up

Romania: Weighing the second pillar

January 2019 (magazine)By

Romania must weigh short-term budgetary constraints against long-term capital market development as it considers its second-pillar pension system

Bulgaria: Can investors rely on pensions?

January 2019 (magazine)By

Bulgarian pension savers receive paltry returns after inflation and costs

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Capital markets: Power to the centre

January 2019 (magazine)By

There is a trend among regional capital market participants for the increased centralisation of regulation, but it needs to be counterbalanced by increased trust

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Second-pillar pensions in Central & Eastern Europe

January 2019 (magazine)

Analysis of assets, membership and asset allocation

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CEE: A system in flux

January 2018 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

As budgetary and demographic pressures start to bite, what is the future for CEE pension systems?

CEEC forum: Unique and varied problems

January 2018 (magazine)By

A recent panel with members of PensionsEurope’s CEEC Forum discussed regional pensions issues

Poland’s €40bn transition

January 2018 (magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Auto-enrolment looks to be key to Poland’s pension future. Dismantling of the OFE system remains on hold

Romania: Analysis of a miscalculation

January 2018 (magazine)By

The Romanian government has decided to reduce contributions to the mandatory pensions system 

the collapse of food company agrokor in 2017 has had little effect on croatian pension funds

Croatia: Funds sidestep Agrokor

January 2018 (magazine)By

The collapse of Croatia’s largest food and drink company in 2017 has barely affected pension portfolios

Armenia: Caucasian pension circles

January 2018 (magazine)By

Armenia is implementing compulsory private pensions to help stimulate capital markets

new dawns for baltic pensions

Pensions in CEE: New dawns for Baltic pensions

January 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Paakkinen

Baltic second-pillar pension funds face common challenges in a low-return environment, such as searching for yield and illiquid opportunities in a challenging regulatory environment

All Central and Eastern Europe

Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia cuts fee cap, relaxes investment rules for pension funds

Mon, 30 Sep 2019By

The new rulebook is designed to cut management fees and promote more investment in local companies that are often unlisted

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Estonia set to overhaul €4.4bn second-pillar system

Tue, 20 Aug 2019By Krystyna Krzyzak

Coalition government’s decision follows similar moves in Poland and Romania to scale back second-pillar coverage

Sighișoara, Romania

Romanian government eases grip on second-pillar system

Fri, 7 Jun 2019By

Crippling capital requirements on providers have been defused significantly, and the industry sees a “chance for survival”  

Warsaw, Poland

Poland finalises abolition of €38bn second-pillar system

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By Krystyna Krzyzak

Transfer to state or private provision set for January 2020, subject to consultation and parliamentary approval

Sighișoara, Romania

Romania faces ‘last call’ to save second pillar

Fri, 1 Mar 2019By

Industry fears nationalisation by the back door through government reforms

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CEE roundup: Third provider targets North Macedonia [updated]

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

Slovenian insurer Triglav to bring more competition to Macedonian pension fund market

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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

Town hall in Brasov, Romania

PensionsEurope joins criticism of Romanian reforms

Thu, 31 Jan 2019By

European pension fund lobby group calls new capital requirements “disproportionate”

All CEE News


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