Aggregate funding level now at highest since 2007, according to analysis from Willis Towers Watson
Plus: SBB’s Pensionskasse reports 2017 return above benchmark
Equities helped Zurich Pensionskasse return almost 200 basis points more than the market average
Plus: Corporate pension plans’ funding nearly at 10-year highs
The model EIOPA used is ‘not fit for purpose’, PensionsEurope claims
In a year full of records for equity markets, European pension funds posted positive results – with most improving on their 2016 investment returns
Rebounding equity markets over the third quarter bolstered year-to-date (YTD) returns at many European pension funds, particularly in the Nordic region.
Fund managers might do better to focus on generating excess return in credit markets than selecting outperforming stocks
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“The potential impact of climate change on investments should be considered at least on an annual basis”
“CFA curriculum material should become more future-oriented and address awkward topics”
“The responsibility for making our profession more representative of the society we serve ultimately sits with all of us”
Pension systems everywhere are either struggling to manage the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) or contemplating the journey
“The selection of a benchmark is secondary to many other provisions for encouraging long-term behaviour”