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Pensions in Belgium

Pensions in Belgium: Look to the future

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss finds that despite healthy returns last year, 2017 will be more challenging for Belgian pension funds

Pensions In Belgium: Limited by size constraints

Pensions In Belgium: Limited by size constraints

March 2016 (Magazine)By

Belgian pension funds are well funded, but their small size restricts their opportunities to diversify, according to Gail Moss 

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ExxonMobil goes ahead with cross-border pension fund merger

Tue, 26 Jan 2016By

Dutch scheme to join Belgian OFP

Slow shift in perspective for Belgian pension funds

March 2015 (Magazine)By

Having enjoyed good returns in 2014, Belgian pension funds are now seeking alternatives to bonds, writes Gail Moss

Top 1000: Belgium - Plenty more to do

September 2014 (Magazine)By

The new government has received a raft of recommendations to fix the disparities in the country’s pension system. Is it too little too late?

Belgium: A DC future: KBC Pensioenfonds

March 2014 (Magazine)By Iain Morse

KBC has introduced a DC pension fund for new members starting from the beginning of 2014 and closed its DB fund. The fund is one of Belgium’s largest pension schemes, founded in 1941 with €1.2bn in assets and 15,500 active members.

Belgium: Belgian funds on course

March 2014 (Magazine)By Iain Morse

Belgium has doubled occupational pension fund participation in the last 10 years and returns were a healthy 6.7% in 2013, writes Iain Morse

Belgium: Thirst for higher yields

March 2013 (Magazine)By

Belgian pension schemes are looking ahead to another year of improving funding ratios as they diversify fixed income portfolios, writes Rachel Fixsen

Belgium: Cross-border barriers

March 2013 (Magazine)By Cecile Sourbes.

Cécile Sourbes asks what lessons can be learned from the failure of UMR to create an IORP domiciled in Belgium

Belgium: Working longer

March 2012 (Magazine)By An Van Damme

An Van Damme analyses Belgium’s attempt to raise the age of retirement through incentives rather than legislative decree

Belgium: Change on the way

March 2012 (Magazine)By Karel Stroobants

Challenges in the form of regulation and lower expected returns mean Belgian pension funds must seek economies of scale and improved governance, writes Karel Stroobants

Belgium: Clarity after deadlock

March 2012 (Magazine)By Christine Senior

After more than a year of political deadlock, Belgium’s new government has pensions in its sights. Christine Senior reports

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DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Dutch supervisor warns against overly high return assumptions

Mon, 22 May 2017By

Expected returns for past two years have failed to materialise

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Belgian pension funds slash liability discount rates

Thu, 18 May 2017By

Supervisor FSMA indicated that some schemes still use ‘too optimistic’ assumptions for returns

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Website of Belgian pension fund Ogeo hacked

Wed, 10 May 2017By

Website suspected to have been hacked because it contained the word ‘fund’ 

FSMA building, Brussels, Belgium

Belgian regulator targets more transparency for DC members

Fri, 7 Apr 2017By

FSMA is consulting on recommendations on transparency of costs and returns

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Vitol Anker shifts pension scheme from Netherlands to Luxembourg

Thu, 30 Mar 2017By

Commodities company has launched replacement DC scheme for existing employees

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

KBC pension fund's Meysmans to step down after 20 years

Thu, 30 Mar 2017By

Influential voice in Belgian pensions will also quit industry body PensioPlus

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Consolidation roundup: Bank pensions join industry schemes

Fri, 3 Mar 2017By ,

Artesia Bank moves pension from Netherlands to Belgium; Barclays shifts German pension to BVV

Brussels, Belgium

EU finance ministers consider FTT exemption for pension funds

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Ministers will carry out further technical analysis of FTT effect before making decision

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