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Pensions in Germany

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Germany: BRSG beyond the new DC plans

April 2019 (Magazine)By

A year into the implementation of Germany’s BRSG law to strengthen occupational pension schemes many legal uncertainties remain

Pensionskassen facing challenges

April 2019 (Magazine)By

The number of insurance-based pension funds on the supervisor’s watchlist is falling. But some providers are in serious trouble

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Pensionsfonds flourish

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Several trends have converged to bolster the popularity of Pensionsfonds

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Pension risk management

April 2019 (Magazine)By ,

Portfolios are facing up to the challenges of the economic environment. But there is still room to improve expected returns

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VBV: Exciting possibilities

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Günther Schiendl, CIO of VBV, Austria’s largest pension fund, talks to Barbara Ottawa about the importance of illiquidity and the EU’s sustainable finance initiative

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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

All Germany

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Multi-asset manager sought for German foundation via IPE Quest [updated]

Tue, 13 Aug 2019By IPE Staff

€15m multi-asset mandate up for grabs for asset manager based in a German-speaking country 

Frankfurt

German quartet takes stake in ESG data provider Arabesque S-Ray

Thu, 18 Jul 2019By

Allianz X, DWS, Commerz Real and Land Hessen back quant asset manager’s proprietary technology for monitoring corporates’ ESG performance

Berlin, Germany

Germany’s €30bn BVV targets digitisation, enhanced risk management

Tue, 9 Jul 2019By

Expanded management board to allow the pension provider to harness digitation and respond to increased requirements on corporate governance and risk management

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Three quarters of German investors ‘consider sustainability criteria’

Thu, 27 Jun 2019By IPE Staff

More than half of those surveyed by Union Investment stated being satisfied or extremely satisfied with doing so

Frankfurt

German state signs PRI as Frankfurt eyes green finance sector

Mon, 17 Jun 2019By

Hessen, which includes the city of Frankfurt, has become the first of Germany’s 16 federal states to sign the UN’s Principles on Responsible Investment

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Asset management roundup: UK, China regulators agree stock connect programme

Mon, 17 Jun 2019By

Plus: DWS to sell €2bn hedge fund business to Alma Capital; MFS signs Italian distribution agreement with Deutsche Bank

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Few cross-border funds meet new German performance fee criteria

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

Fitz Partners finds that only 13% of UCITS funds would meet tighter performance fee structure conditions effective from December 

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Bosch’s cross-border plan thwarted by regulatory hurdles

Tue, 11 Jun 2019By

Engineering company transfers Austrian pension plan to local provider after regulations prevent consolidation within German Pensionsfonds vehicle

All Germany News

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