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EU regulator proposes derivatives fix in case Brexit talks fail

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

ESMA floats temporary solution for transferring uncleared derivatives contracts to EU counterparties

Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland roundup: Government rejects expert view on interest rate

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

Also: Hans-Peter Wiedmer confirmed as new CEO of Bernische Pensionskasse

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Joseph Mariathasan: Nuclear power – an update

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

Fossil fuels cannot be replaced without nuclear energy, so our collective fears must be addressed

The European Commission

EC urged to exempt all pension plans from ‘unnecessary’ VAT burden

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

PensionsEurope, AEIP: VAT Directive must be amended to provide clarity and ensure equal treatment of all pension plans

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UK formally launches cost disclosure templates

Wed, 7 Nov 2018

PLSA, Investment Association and LGPS Advisory Board are backing the Cost Transparency Initiative

Royal Mail

UK government publishes CDC consultation ‘based on Royal Mail plan’

Tue, 6 Nov 2018By

Department for Work and Pensions seeks industry feedback on how to address member communication and intergenerational fairness

Sterling

Equality ruling, equity markets push UK schemes into the red

Mon, 5 Nov 2018By

GMP equalisation estimated to add £15bn to liabilities in October

Stephen Haddrill, CEO, FRC

Chief executive of audit watchdog to step down amid independent probe

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

Stephen Haddrill has led the Financial Reporting Council since 2009

All Regulation

On the Record: Manager Due Diligence

November 2018 (magazine)By

The suspension of a GAM fund manager has revived the discussion about due diligence. We asked three pension funds how they deal with it

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How We Run Our Money: ÄVWL

November 2018 (magazine)By

Christian Mosel, CEO of Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe, the pension fund for doctors in Germany’s Westphalia-Lippe region, talks about his old-fashioned approach to investment

Strategically Speaking: Allianz Global Investors

November 2018 (magazine)By

The debates over the failures of active managers and parallel growth of passive investment often neglect two important facts

On The Record: Small Caps

October 2018 (magazine)By

We asked the senior managers of two European pension funds to describe how they invest in small-cap equities and what are the challenges and opportunities in this asset class

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How We Run Our Money: Kåpan Pensioner

October 2018 (magazine)By

Marie Giertz, CIO of Kåpan Pensioner, the pension fund for Swedish government employees, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the fund’s strategy and ongoing projects

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Strategically Speaking: FMO Investment Management

October 2018 (magazine)By

Yvonne Bakkum, managing director of FMO Investment Management, is an evangelist for the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) – and even wears a lapel brooch representing them

On The Record: Emerging Risks?

September 2018 (magazine)By

We asked chief investment officers of three of Sweden’s AP funds about how they view emerging market equities

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How We Run Our Money: USS

September 2018 (magazine)By

Bill Galvin (pictured left) and Guy Coughlan of the UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme outline their measured approach to valuation to Joseph Mariathasan

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German Longevity: Are the tables turning?

November 2018 (magazine)By

The rate of increase in life expectancy in Germany appears to be slowing down 

Turkey: Rethinking auto-enrolment

November 2018 (magazine)By Seda Peksevim

Despite generous state incentives in the Turkish auto-enrolment system, opt-out rates are high

UK: Shifts in longevity

October 2018 (magazine)By

Whether or not to insure liabilities via a buyout or buy-in has long been a decision which most defined-benefit pension funds need to consider. Buyout deals have become integral to the pension fund landscape.

Shades of grey on Dutch CDC

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Dutch collective defined contribution is mostly a uniform concept, but with important distinctions

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