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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

New Zealand

ESG roundup: NZ Super, Erste, Trucost

Thu, 17 Aug 2017By Florence Chong,

Also: Austrian manager excludes carmakers; Trucost launches carbon priving tool

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Discount rates boost German pension funding levels

Wed, 16 Aug 2017By

Willis Towers Watson calculates better funding rate but urges reviews of current plans

Vienna, Austria

DACH roundup: Austrian energy company sells pension fund

Fri, 14 Jul 2017By ,

Even fewer company-operated Pensionskassen remain in Austria

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Coast clear for first German pure DC plans from 2018

Mon, 10 Jul 2017By

Major pensions legislation will become effective after being passed by Bundesrat

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German insurance-based pension funds sceptical about BRSG

Tue, 4 Jul 2017By

Only a quarter believe introducing DC to Germany will provide opportunities for their businesses

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Joseph Mariathasan: The changing face of emerging markets

Mon, 3 Jul 2017By

Extreme political risk is usually seen as a characteristic of emerging markets rather than developed

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Interview: Andreas Kretschmer, former CEO of Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

When Andreas Kretschmer was recruited to the pension fund for doctors in the German province of Westfalen-Lippe (ÄVWL) in 1992, he did not know much about pensions. But that was the whole point

Scarcity value: lack of bond supply further erodes ECB’s effectiveness index

Time to start thinking about interest rate rises: Aegon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017By

Expected increase will cause ‘considerable damage’ to portfolios of euro-denominated government bonds

All Germany News

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