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Pensions in Germany

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

Interview: Prof Bert Rürup - A critical view on policy

April 2015 (Magazine)By

Barbara Ottawa asked pension figurehead Prof Bert Rürup about pension reforms past and future

Viewpoint: Heribert Karch - German occupational pensions association

April 2015 (Magazine)

Heribert Karch addresses whether the German goverment will be able to introduce the pure defined contribution schemes outlined in its recent pension reform proposals

Germany's corporate funds: Status quo needs a makeover

April 2015 (Magazine)

Nigel Cresswell looks at how German corporate pension funds are dealing with the current economic headwinds and tailwinds 

German funds under pressure to review asset allocation

April 2015 (Magazine)By

German pension funds must review their strategic asset allocation to avoid headwinds in the fixed-income market

German Versorgungswerke: Infrastructure, here we come

April 2015 (Magazine)

German Versorgungswerke have the go ahead to increase infrastructure lending – but a shortage in supply hinders growth

Spezialfonds: A boost for the sector

April 2015 (Magazine)

Hans-Jürgen Dannheisig and Clemens Schuerhoff assess drivers in the German Spezialfonds business and changes in the asset management industry

All Germany

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Aon Hewitt Netherlands to refocus on fiduciary management

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Consultancy is also weighing up options for its administration business

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Master KVG providers 'underestimating cost awareness', says Telos

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

76% of German investors see costs as important selection criteria – but they are not the top concern

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Germany corp gov code to emphasise investor responsibility

Wed, 15 Feb 2017By

Commission responsible for the code has decided on amendments to the code and its preamble

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German finance groups outsource record level of pension liabilities

Tue, 14 Feb 2017By

BVV collected more than €100m in one-off payments from employers seeking to offload book reserve pension schemes

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Wednesday people roundup

Wed, 8 Feb 2017By IPE Staff

Kempen, Altis, RPMI Railpen, Allianz, Hermes, Lazard, Columbia Threadneedle, Quaero Capital, Insight Investment, Morgan Stanley, MSCI

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Germany's corporate pension funds oppose latest reform proposal

Mon, 6 Feb 2017By

VFPK warns of ‘fatal’ consequences for savers if government allows guarantees for new industry pension plans

Metalworkers' pension scheme

MetallRente rewards new clients with 3.35% interest rate

Wed, 1 Feb 2017By

Collective pension fund for metal industry gains record number of new entries in 2016

Germany: A disappointing revolution

February 2017 (Magazine)By

The government is opening the door to pension plans that will lighten the burden on companies, yet the pensions industry is still dissatisfied, Barbara Ottawa reports

All Germany News

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