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new dawns for baltic pensions

Pensions in CEE: New dawns for Baltic pensions

January 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Ilona 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

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

Poland: Life begins with equities

January 2016 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak,

A gloomy picture coloured by poor market performance and asset shrinkage was further clouded by the election of the Law & Justice party late last year, ahead of a review of Poland’s pension system in 2016

Statue of Iuliu Maniu in Revolution Square, Bucharest

Romania: Slow but steady change

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Romanian second-pillar funds remain on a positive growth path thanks to small but significant regulatory changes, and despite reduced IPO activity

Baltic funds look for reforms and opportunities

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Baltic countries’ pensions systems keep growing and the region’s funds are diversifying. But regulatory frameworks are lagging behind

Lions’ Bridge, Sofia: Bulgarians have the option to cross back to the state unfunded first pillar and vice versa

Bulgaria: Choice for people upheld

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Plans to restrict the ability to switch between the funded pensions system and the first pillar have been dropped

Manezh Square, Moscow: pension funds are consolidating

Russia: Consolidation trend

January 2016 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Russia’s second pillar in rude health despite a contribution moratorium, with an M&A wave following the central bank’s drive to improve governance and risk management

Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia

Armenia: A compromise, for now

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Armenians were given a one-off chance to withdraw money from pension funds following a constitutional challenge but the system will become mandatory in 2017

All Central and Eastern Europe

Bucharest, Romania

PensionsEurope warns of risks from Romanian second-pillar cuts

Thu, 16 Nov 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Trade body urges government to promote higher contributions amid demographic pressures

Bucharest, Romania

CEE roundup: Romania slashes second-pillar contributions

Fri, 10 Nov 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Plus: Bulgaria’s regulator set for financial independence, new Polish pension plans take shape

Old Town, Warsaw

Polish roundup: Second-pillar 12-month returns hit 28%

Tue, 31 Oct 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Growth spurred by Warsaw Stock Exchange bull market

Moscow, Russia

Russian state fund outperforms non-state providers in H1

Tue, 24 Oct 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Falling share prices responsible for weaker returns

Bucharest, Romania

Romania's second-pillar pensions to become voluntary

Mon, 11 Sep 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Fees and contribution rates may also be cut, says prime minister

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Baltics roundup: Nordea and DNB to merge operations

Tue, 29 Aug 2017By

Also: Estonia’s LHV pension fund invests in Lithuanian internet service provider

Facade and environment of St Peter's church in Riga Latvia

Start-up pension provider aims to cut costs in Latvia

Fri, 25 Aug 2017By

Passively managed pension plans will cost half of the industry average, INDEXO chief says

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

Swedbank exits from Lithuanian third-pillar provision

Fri, 28 Jul 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Local asset manager INVL buys fund; becomes second biggest investor in Lithuanian SME Fund

All CEE News

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