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Zurich, Switzerland

Trump win delivers end-2016 boost for Swiss pension plan funding

Tue, 17 Jan 2017By

Willis Towers Watson funded ratio index up to 96.8%, while Credit Suisse returns index reaches all-time high

Homburg ruin in Switzerland Basel Landschaft canton

More Swiss pension funds making cuts affecting future benefits

Thu, 12 Jan 2017By ,

Pension funds for cantons of Basel, Geneva lower pension promises for future retirees 

Amsterdam

ABP raises premium following reduced return assumptions

Fri, 25 Nov 2016By

Civil service scheme cites economic prospects indicating structural lower interest rates and returns

Ireland

Irish pension fund deficits soar to €6.8bn

Thu, 17 Nov 2016By

Quantitative easing, Brexit and corporate bond yields all contribute to combined shortfall

Jet airplane taking off

Stock-market recovery helps lift funding levels at KLM pension funds

Mon, 31 Oct 2016By

Dutch airline’s schemes report quarterly results of up to 3.5%

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Pension Fund Performance: Third-quarter results: equities lead the way

December 2016 (Magazine)By IPE Staff

Rebounding equity markets over the third quarter bolstered year-to-date (YTD) returns at many European pension funds, particularly in the Nordic region.

US Equities: Beating the S&P

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Fund managers might do better to focus on generating excess return in credit markets than selecting outperforming stocks

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Guest Viewpoint: Cllr Kieran Quinn

January 2017 (Magazine)

“The UK local government pension investment regulations are a step in the right direction”

Guest Viewpoint: Jon Little - Northill Capital

December 2016 (Magazine)

“Successful managers are hard to find but those that do exist generally share some common characteristics”

Guest Viewpoint: Chris Curry - Pensions Policy Institute

November 2016 (Magazine)

The pensions world is constantly changing. In the UK, more DC savers, coupled with recently introduced flexibility of access, will increase the levels of risk and complexity for many

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld - International Pensions Adviser

October 2016 (Magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Pension funds are not about politics, but their investment portfolios include political risk

Guest Viewpoint: Ros Altmann - Former UK pensions minister

September 2016 (Magazine)

“It is time the authorities addressed the serious side effects of monetary policy on UK pensions”

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