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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

Domestic Accounting: Discounting the future

April 2016 (Magazine)By

The new discount rate to be applied to pension liabilities under German accounting standards simply postpones a serious problem

Domestic Accounting: A half-hearted compromise

April 2016 (Magazine)

Thomas Hagemann reviews changes to the discount rate methodology applied by corporates to calculate pension liabilities

Investment Tax Reform: A simplification gone wrong

April 2016 (Magazine)By

The investment industry has successfully lobbied against many new requirements in the investment tax reform law. Barbara Ottawa says it might not be so fortunate in the future

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Sector fund proposals: A new tune for German pensions?

April 2015 (Magazine)

The German government wants more companies to participate in the second pillar with the introduction of §17b sector pension plan. But the pension industry is hard to please

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Reichstag, Berlin

Analysis: Pension policy promises in draft German coalition deal

Tue, 13 Feb 2018By

Pensions portal, state pension sustainability, standardised Riester all mentioned in coalition agreement, reports Susanna Rust

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European asset management hits new records in 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

€8.9trn of assets were managed in European-domiciled open-ended funds at the end of last year

Frankfurt stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Germany

Discount rate cuts German corporate pension liabilities in 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

Change to ‘unconstitutional’ accounting rules getting closer, says Willis Towers Watson

Techniker Krankenkasse

Major German statutory health insurer to set up Pensionsfonds

Tue, 6 Feb 2018By

Investment diversification the main motivation for funding pensions from the external vehicle

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AXA Germany sells Pensionskasse to rival insurer

Thu, 1 Feb 2018By

Insurer wants to streamline occupational pension offering

GKN

GKN warns on pension scheme covenant if takeover proceeds

Tue, 30 Jan 2018By

Higher debt levels at Melrose could affect pension arrangements in UK and Germany, GKN claims

The European Commission

Pension fund bodies warn against EU approach to ESG

Tue, 30 Jan 2018By

aba, PensionsEurope, Dutch Pensions Federation respond to EC consultation on ESG and investor duties

Frankfurt at sunset

Growth of Master KVG market boosts German custodians

Fri, 12 Jan 2018By

Competition between global custodians and local full-service providers on the rise in Germany

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