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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 

Oil platform

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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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

Amsterdam at night

Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels, Belgium

Aon Hewitt to add DC to cross-border IORP

Fri, 3 Feb 2017By

Consultant talking to ‘dozens’ of companies about taking over defined contribution arrangements

Liege Belgium

Belgian pension funds generate 5.7% in 2016

Tue, 24 Jan 2017By

Lobbying organisation calls on government to reject the financial transaction tax for pension funds

Luxembourg

Amundi already wins business for Luxembourg-based pan-European IORP

Thu, 5 Jan 2017By , Frank van Alphen

Vehicle to offer DC plans in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Netherlands

The main square in Brussels

Belgium down on FTT, forging ahead on IORP II, cross-border bid

Tue, 20 Dec 2016By

Trade association event showcases Belgium-based cross-border pension funds

OECD conference centre Paris

Unify civil servant, private sector pension scheme rules, says OECD

Wed, 7 Dec 2016By

In many OECD countries, civil servant replacement rates 20 percentage points higher than in private sector

Liege Belgium

Belgian metal industry launches €100m job-creation fund

Tue, 29 Nov 2016By

Industry scheme invests €40m in fund targeting job-creating company financing

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