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Germany: A pensions transition

April 2018 (magazine)By

Insurance companies have to re-define their role in a world in which guarantees are too expensive. But in German pensions they have to keep promises given in the past

BRSG: Scramble for German DC

April 2018 (magazine)By

A new occupational pension framework without guarantees has stirred up an already complex industry and most of its stakeholders are still playing their cards close to their chest

Headwinds and tailwinds

April 2018 (magazine)By , ,

Germany’s latest pension reform comes at a time when Brussels and EIOPA are presenting unwelcome challenges

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ESG moves unsettle

April 2018 (magazine)By

The European Commission’s plan to increase sustainable investment is a mixed bag

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Pensions In Germany: Draft law under discussion

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Germany’s discussion on new pension vehicles without guarantees has revealed a much deeper challenge with promises, disappointments and misunderstandings, finds Barbara Ottawa 

Aba: DC and auto-enrolment, German style

April 2017 (Magazine)

Verena Menne and Klaus Stiefermann outline concerns about planned reforms to introduce defined contribution pensions to Germany

A long-awaited reform: Allianz Global Investors

April 2017 (Magazine)

The reform to introduce pure defined contribution plans is a huge opportunity. But if it does not succeed it may mark the beginning of mandatory corporate pensions

Asset Allocation: Uncertainty focuses minds

April 2017 (Magazine)By

German pension investors continue to diversify their assets against a backdrop of political uncertainty, writes Rachel Fixsen

Asset Allocation: Investors embrace change

April 2017 (Magazine)

The latest Willis Towers Watson risk-management study reveals the ongoing challenge that German pension funds face in meeting their liabilities

Regulation: Costs not caps

April 2017 (Magazine)By

New rules for BaFin-regulated institutional investors in Germany might appear cap-free, but costs could restrict movement, according to Barbara Ottawa 

Pensions in Germany: The joys of negative rates

April 2016 (Magazine)By

German pension investors are boxed in. With the prospect of negative 10-year Bund yields, they are forced to expand their fixed-income exposure

Corporate Pensions: A shift in risk perception

April 2016 (Magazine)

Corporate pension schemes need to change the status quo in terms of governance and implementation if they are to meet their goals, writes Nigel Cresswell

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Joseph Mariathasan: Why a Danish inn suggests a post-Brexit trade problem

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

The restoration of Danish links with India suggest post-Brexit trade deals for the UK will not be straightforward

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German regional ministers relaunch push for auto-enrolment

Tue, 17 Apr 2018By

Regional ministers cite UK’s NEST and Sweden’s AP7 as inspiration for proposed “Deutschland-Rente”

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German institutional investors have faith in emerging markets

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

Pension funds have higher exposure to real estate and equities compared to other investor types

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German insurer buys €1.8bn Pensionskasse in ‘run-off’ deal

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By

Second transaction this year involving Frankfurt Leben

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Analysis: Pensionsfonds model to get new lease of life in Germany

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By

IPE’s Barbara Ottawa looks at the pension model tipped to benefit from BRSG reforms

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Asset management roundup: FCA to scrutinise Aviva over preference shares

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh,

Also: Metzler sets up dedicated pensions arm; La Française acquires Inflection Point; Schroders opens fintech incubator

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DWS lists on Frankfurt Stock Exchange for €6.5bn

Fri, 23 Mar 2018By IPE Staff

First traded share price was €32.55

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German companies paid €13.1bn into pension plans last year

Tue, 20 Mar 2018By

Aggregate funding level now at highest since 2007, according to analysis from Willis Towers Watson

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