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new dawns for baltic pensions

Pensions in CEE: New dawns for Baltic pensions

January 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Ilona Paakkinen

Baltic second-pillar pension funds face common challenges in a low-return environment, such as searching for yield and illiquid opportunities in a challenging regulatory environment

Baltic pension funds: The way forward

January 2017 (Magazine)

Harijs Švarcs addresses challenges for Baltic pension funds

Croatia's pension reform: An uncertain future

January 2017 (Magazine)By

The election of a new government has added an element of uncertainty to pension reform

Romania: Political uncertainty casts shadow on second-pillar growth

January 2017 (Magazine)By

Political uncertainty means Romanian pension funds will have to wait for clarity on an increase in the second-pillar pension contribution rate

Poland: Dismantling the second pillar

January 2017 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Krystyna Krzyzak reportson the latest reforms to Poland’s second-pillar pensions system

Russia's pensions system: Economies of scale dominate

January 2017 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Krystyna Krzyzak reports on the trend for consolidation among pension providers as the Russian government tries to modernise a system it appears unable to afford

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

Poland: Life begins with equities

January 2016 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak,

A gloomy picture coloured by poor market performance and asset shrinkage was further clouded by the election of the Law & Justice party late last year, ahead of a review of Poland’s pension system in 2016

Statue of Iuliu Maniu in Revolution Square, Bucharest

Romania: Slow but steady change

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Romanian second-pillar funds remain on a positive growth path thanks to small but significant regulatory changes, and despite reduced IPO activity

Baltic funds look for reforms and opportunities

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Baltic countries’ pensions systems keep growing and the region’s funds are diversifying. But regulatory frameworks are lagging behind

Lions’ Bridge, Sofia: Bulgarians have the option to cross back to the state unfunded first pillar and vice versa

Bulgaria: Choice for people upheld

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Plans to restrict the ability to switch between the funded pensions system and the first pillar have been dropped

Manezh Square, Moscow: pension funds are consolidating

Russia: Consolidation trend

January 2016 (Magazine)By Krystyna Krzyzak

Russia’s second pillar in rude health despite a contribution moratorium, with an M&A wave following the central bank’s drive to improve governance and risk management

Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia

Armenia: A compromise, for now

January 2016 (Magazine)By

Armenians were given a one-off chance to withdraw money from pension funds following a constitutional challenge but the system will become mandatory in 2017

All Central and Eastern Europe

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian review leads to writedown of asset values

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

System is nevertheless deemed sustainable by Financial Supervision Commission

Zagreb, Croatia

Croatia’s mandatory pension fund returns strengthened in 2016

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Pension fund association president says increased real assets exposure will help maintain returns in the future

Facade and environment of St Peter's church in Riga Latvia

Latvian second-pillar funds boost 2016 returns

Mon, 30 Jan 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Equity-weighted funds outperformed other classes

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

All Lithuania’s pension funds generate positive returns in 2016

Thu, 19 Jan 2017By Krystyna Krzyzak

Bond-weighted funds underwhelm, while equity funds exceed 9%

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland

Bulk of Polish second-pillar assets looks set to stay in private sector

Mon, 19 Dec 2016By Krystyna Krzyzak

Alternative plan for total nationalisation resurfaces

Moscow, Russia

Russian pension funds return more than 10.5% year to date

Mon, 12 Dec 2016By Krystyna Krzyzak

Investment in corporate bonds, equities rises while deposits share declines

Old Town, Warsaw

Polish ministries deny report of second-pillar asset nationalisation

Fri, 18 Nov 2016By Krystyna Krzyzak

Statement calms stock exchange after earlier sell-off

Facade and environment of St Peter's church in Riga Latvia

Latvian pension-fund returns rebound over third quarter

Thu, 10 Nov 2016By Krystyna Krzyzak

Equities propel investment growth

All CEE News

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