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Accounting roundup: Committee warns on DB-DC ‘blurred lines’

Fri, 21 Jun 2019By

Plus: FRC maps out its plan to transition to the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority; Change to accounting rules for multi-employer pension schemes

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LAPFF blames ‘defective’ accounting rules for 2008 Irish banking crisis

Fri, 7 Jun 2019By

The £269bn public pension group has been challenging accounting standards for years and took the issue up again at a hearing into Ireland’s banking collapse

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Corporate climate-related financial information ‘still insufficient’: TCFD

Wed, 5 Jun 2019By

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures uses artificial intelligence to analyse effectiveness of disclosures on climate-related issues

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Actuaries: Different discount rates for pension funds and insurers ‘illogical’

Mon, 3 Jun 2019By Frank van Alphen

Dutch pension schemes’ funding ratio would rise by 6 percentage points on average if schemes were allowed to apply insurers’ discount rate 

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Study highlights imbalance between dividends and pension payments

Fri, 24 May 2019By

LCP found that FTSE 100 companies paid £90bn to shareholders and just £13bn to pension funds in 2018

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Sustainability accounting standards investor group expands

Wed, 22 May 2019By

NBIM, Brunel Pension Partnership and Canadian pension funds among 15 new members of advisory group

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Life expectancy will continue to fall in 2019: KPMG

Mon, 13 May 2019By

Longevity swap contracts could be ‘out of the money’ given major shifts in data on life expectancy, warns accountancy group

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German chemicals company de-risks with lump sum payments

Fri, 12 Apr 2019By

Employees respond positively as Henkel offers one-off payment to reduce DB liabilities

All Pensions Accounting

On the Record: Tough times at home

June 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two pension funds to share their views about investing in Europe at this crucial juncture for its economy 

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How we run our money: CPEG

June 2019 (Magazine)By

Grégoire Haenni, CIO of CPEG, the public pension fund for the Swiss canton of Geneva, explains the fund’s multidimensional approach to asset allocation

Strategically Speaking: Montanaro Asset Management

June 2019 (Magazine)By

As a Europe-focused small and mid-cap manager, the decision of London-based Montanaro Asset Management to launch its Better World fund, a global impact focused fund after a 27-year track record as a European house, was most certainly a change in strategic direction.

On the Record: The volatility question

May 2019 (Magazine)By

We asked two European pension funds how they view, and invest in, the hedge fund sector at a time when volatility is structurally low

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How we run our money: Railpen

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Andrea Ash (pictured), investment director at RPMI Railpen, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the UK pension fund’s private markets strategy

Strategically Speaking: Research Affiliates

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Self-described lifelong quant Rob Arnott finds the quantitative-investing industry often guilty of “overhyping and overselling” ideas

On the record: Delivering on our promise

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Dmytro Sheludchenko of Sweden’s AP1 buffer fund explains how it constructs and manages its factor-investing portfolios

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How we run our money: APK Pensionskasse

April 2019 (Magazine)By

Christian Böhm, CEO of Austria’s APK Pensionskasse, talks about the organisation’s blend of dynamic and long-term investment strategy 

All Interviews

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Foreign pension funds set for tax refunds on UK property income

May 2019 (Magazine)By ,

A recent ruling by the UK Tax Tribunal decided that the imposition of UK income tax on the property income of a German pension scheme was unlawful under EU law

PEPP: no straightforward route

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Some entities will not be eligible to offer PEPP products in Bulgaria, which looks like a recipe for market confusion

Annuity innovation: A new decumulation solution

March 2019 (Magazine)By , ,

With the decline of DB pension funds, individuals are seeking alternatives for longevity protection

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Auto-enrolment grows globally

February 2019 (Magazine)By

A growing number of countries are planning to reduce the strain placed on public finances of providing pensions to ever more retirees by encouraging individuals to make more adequate provision for their own retirement

All Briefings - Pensions

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  • QN-2546

    Asset class: Real Estate Equity Fund (non listed).
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: Total CHF 600m, approx. CHF 100-300m per fund investment.
    Closing date: 2019-06-28.

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