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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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Chart of the Week: Brexit helps Ireland hit record AUM

Fri, 24 May 2019By

ETFs, Brexit transfers and market performance pushed Irish AUM to an all-time high of €2.64trn in the first quarter of 2019, according to new data

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Ex-regulator slams piling up of pension fund rules

Thu, 23 May 2019By

A former head of pension fund supervision in the Netherlands has argued that risk reduction requirements for schemes are over the top and counter-productive

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Managers urged to comply with new cost disclosure templates

Tue, 21 May 2019By

Minister warns government could legislate to enforce new transparency codes if managers fail to adopt the templates voluntarily

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UK regulator to expand scope and powers [updated]

Fri, 17 May 2019By Ellie Duncan

The Pensions Regulator says it will take a greater interest in more pension schemes as part of its latest corporate strategy 

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Five banks hit with €1bn in fines after ‘banana split’ FX cartel uncovered

Thu, 16 May 2019By Ellie Duncan

Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, JPMorgan, UBS and MUFG Bank fined by European Commission over ‘Banana Split’ and ‘Essex Express’ cartels

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

Analysis: Experts warn of bank stress test impact on covered bonds

Thu, 16 May 2019By

ECB’s banking sector stress tests have caused concern among covered bond analysts over the potential impact on the attractiveness of the asset class

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Master trust authorisation process attracts 38 applications

Wed, 15 May 2019By Ellie Duncan

The UK’s new regulatory regime for multi-employer defined contribution schemes has approved six providers so far

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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 

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Cheyne Capital Management: High-impact debt investor

April 2019 (Magazine)By

The growth of non-bank lending in Europe is often mentioned as a trend that could radically transform the European economy. This remains to be seen, but if banks gradually give some of their dominance in the lending market, then firms such as Cheyne Capital Management stand to benefit. 

On the Record: Looking beyond Brexit

March 2019 (Magazine)By , , , Paula Garrido

We asked European pension funds whether they see value in investing in UK assets. Despite the uncertainty regarding Brexit, most still see opportunities in the long term

How we run our money: Bank of Ireland

March 2019 (Magazine)By

Paul Droop  (pictured), CIO of the Bank of Ireland’s staff pension scheme, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo  about his approach to building a shockproof portfolio 

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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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