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Pensions in Spain and Portugal

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Spain: A new age of discovery

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Spanish pension funds are breaking with traditionally conservative investment practices as they strive to achieve positive returns in the low-interest-rate environment

Portugal: The Italian play

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Portuguese pension funds are continuing to invest in Italian debt despite the fears for Italy’s banking sector

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Spain: Focus on safety first

October 2016 (Magazine)By

Pension funds are reducing their risk levels in response to uncertainties generated by Spain’s failure to form a government, Brexit and Italy’s banking crisis


Pensions Caixa 30: Risk-reduction exercise

October 2016 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss finds out what Spain’s biggest corporate pension scheme has been doing to reduce risk in its investment portfolio

Portugal: An eye on European clouds

October 2016 (Magazine)

Against a backdrop of a steadily recovering domestic economy, private pension funds in Portugal have maintained stable asset allocations over the past year

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Pensions in Spain: Hit by uncertainty

October 2015 (Magazine)By

Uncertainty over Greece is only one of several factors that have influenced trends in asset allocation over the past year

Portugal: Choppy waters

October 2015 (Magazine)By

Portugal’s pensions sector is negotiating uncertain waters


Spain: Home is best

October 2014 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss assesses investment trends for Spanish pension entities, which have recorded their second successive year of high returns 

Spain: A pessimistic outlook for pensions

October 2014 (Magazine)By

Spanish workers can expect to receive detailed information from their employers about their retirement outlook, according to Carlo Svaluto Moreolo. Few think this will boost supplementary retirement savings at a time when the government is reducing tax incentives

Portugal: Confidence returns

October 2014 (Magazine)By

Portugal’s supplementary pension funds have increased their equity weightings but are still cautious on fixed-income, writes Gail Moss

Top 1000: Spain - Serious about reform

September 2014 (Magazine)By

A new round of pension reform, including re-rating the state pension, is just one aspect of the government’s attempt to address the budget deficit.

Top 1000: Portugal - Towards sustainability

September 2014 (Magazine)By

Raising the retirement age and linking pensions to life expectancy are part of Portugal’s agenda for making its retirement provision more sustainable. 

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Risk management high on Portuguese pension funds' radar - WTW

Wed, 20 Dec 2017By

Q3 returns benefit from strong run in equities, euro-denominated bonds 


ESG roundup: ESG drives insurer-asset manager tie-up

Tue, 7 Nov 2017By

Plus: Companies getting more serious about water, diesel bans may cause emissions target miss

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Euro appreciation depresses Portuguese pension returns in Q2

Mon, 25 Sep 2017By

Schemes returned an average 0.2% between April and June, according to Willis Towers Watson

Portugal: Gradual improvements

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pensions gain from the country’s steady economic recovery

Spain: Sustainability quest continues

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Several strategies are being considered to ensure the country’s statutory pension scheme remains affordable

Banco Popular

Banco Popular bailout costs Dutch healthcare scheme €1m [updated]

Tue, 13 Jun 2017By

PFZW and PME both lost out, while ABP sold before the Spanish bank was rescued


Pensions Caixa 30 gains 4.2% despite hedge fund drag

Fri, 24 Mar 2017By

Spain’s largest corporate pension scheme will increase equities and reduce fixed income this year

Porto, Portugal

Portuguese funds see returns fall as debt allocation struggles

Fri, 17 Mar 2017By

Average return for 2016 was less than 2% due to ‘cash drag’ effect, says Willis Towers Watson

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