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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

valdis dombrovskis

ESG moves unsettle

April 2018 (magazine)By

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

timetable for germanys pension reform law

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

All Germany

City hall of Kassel

Evangelische Bank expands business with ESG launch

Tue, 11 Dec 2018By

Provider launches asset management subsidiary to grow customer base outside of German churches

Frankfurt, Germany

Germany unlikely to see new DC plans before 2020

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By

Talks between employees and employers in Germany’s metal industry are ongoing but without commitment

Euros

Mandate roundup: UK pension pool confirms £1bn smart beta allocation

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Plus: Family office hunts securitised credit investor; Danish foundation wants EM manager; German state appoints Hermes EOS

Frankfurt

State pension liabilities pose biggest threat to Germany’s credit rating

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

German economist proposes €1trn sovereign wealth fund to cope with future first-pillar funding

merkel

Chart of the Week: Angela Merkel begins a long ‘auf wiedersehen’

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

German equity investors have enjoyed the 13 years since the chancellor first took power

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

German investors under pressure to achieve returns, survey shows

Tue, 30 Oct 2018By

Fewer investors now rank security as top concern, according to poll by Union Investment

Germany in the EU

aba fears ‘disastrous’ impact of German IORP II bill

Mon, 29 Oct 2018By

Government’s proposal does not capture the minimum harmonisation ‘spirit’ of IORP II, says pension fund trade body

Berlin, Germany

BVV doubles Pensionsfonds assets with SEB addition

Thu, 25 Oct 2018By

Swedish bank outsources German defined benefit scheme in organisational overhaul

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