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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

All Germany

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ESG roundup: Publica, North Rhine-Westphalia, AP2

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Swiss and German funds take action to divest from companies; AP2 backs Dutch housing bond

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80% of German institutions 'have no exposure to alternatives'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017By

Illiquidity, regulation, and costs all cited as hurdles to diversification, according to survey of Spezialfonds investors

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Institutional investors expect ‘lower forever’ bond yields

Thu, 15 Jun 2017By

Yields will remain low – but even a small upturn can hurt institutions, conference hears

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German and Swiss investors diverge on alternatives strategies

Mon, 12 Jun 2017By

Diversification of alternatives portfolios is important, but not always possible, conference hears

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DB 'can still play a role for years to come' despite rise of DC

Fri, 9 Jun 2017By

Debate covers future of DB, DC, and hybrid plans in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands at conference in Vienna

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German pension law passes despite Green party opposition

Fri, 2 Jun 2017By

Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz to take effect from 2018; new insurance platform launched

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German investors warm to ESG, but barriers remain

Wed, 31 May 2017By

Union Investment survey shows increased use of sustainable investment strategies

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German pension reform back on track after coalition agreement

Tue, 30 May 2017By

Reform will include ban on guarantees for any new defined contribution plans

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