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Pensions in Central & Eastern Europe

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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

Baltic pension funds: The way forward

January 2017 (Magazine)

Harijs Švarcs addresses challenges for Baltic pension funds

Croatia's pension reform: An uncertain future

January 2017 (Magazine)By

The election of a new government has added an element of uncertainty to pension reform

Romania: Political uncertainty casts shadow on second-pillar growth

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Political uncertainty means Romanian pension funds will have to wait for clarity on an increase in the second-pillar pension contribution rate

Poland: Dismantling the second pillar

January 2017 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Krystyna Krzyzak reportson the latest reforms to Poland’s second-pillar pensions system

Russia's pensions system: Economies of scale dominate

January 2017 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Krystyna Krzyzak reports on the trend for consolidation among pension providers as the Russian government tries to modernise a system it appears unable to afford

All Central and Eastern Europe

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Poland’s second-pillar funds suffer losses as equity market falls

Thu, 1 Nov 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Falling Warsaw Stock Exchange prices drag down returns amid macro concerns

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Polish parliament gives auto-enrolment law the go-ahead

Tue, 9 Oct 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

First enrolments to start in July 2019, subject to approval from the upper house and president Andrzej Duda

Bratislava, Slovakia

NN to boost Slovakian pensions business via Aegon acquisition

Fri, 31 Aug 2018By

NN also to acquire Aegon’s Slovakian and Czech life insurance businesses

Bucharest, Romania

Media battle and market crash force pension policy rethink in Romania

Wed, 30 May 2018By

PensionsEurope also criticised a plan to suspend contributions that caused a stock market crash

Kaunas, Lithuania

IMF sees ‘step in the right direction’ in Lithuanian pension reform

Wed, 23 May 2018By

Baltic country’s government has agreed on pension reform and put it to parliament

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Poland relaxes management rules for auto-enrolment pensions

Wed, 2 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Also: Regulator approves fund management company takeover

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Polish second-pillar fund returns plunge as stock market falls

Tue, 1 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

9% drop in Poland’s main stock index wipes out part of 2018’s stellar investment returns

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian pension body disputes projected second-pillar payouts

Tue, 1 May 2018By Krystyna Krzyzak

Issues include predicted long-term wage rises and inclusion of non-contributing members

All CEE News


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