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Lars Løkke Rasmussen, prime minister, Denmark

Danish government drops plan for pension age increase

Tue, 23 May 2017By

Prime minister fails to gather broad political support for longer working from 2025

Westminster, London

UK election: What the manifestos say

Tue, 23 May 2017By

The Conservatives, Labour, and the Liberal Democrats have laid out their pension policies for the 8 June poll

BaFin in Bonn, insurance and banking supervision site

Eight Pensionskassen fail German regulator’s stress test

Fri, 19 May 2017By

Vast majority of supervised Pensionkassen considered to have sufficient ‘risk-bearing capacity’

EIOPA flag tower (crop)

EIOPA IORP stress test to consider financial stability 'repercussions'

Thu, 18 May 2017By

German pensions trade body aba has already strongly criticised EIOPA’s plans for the 2017 stress test 

Guild Halls in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian pension funds slash liability discount rates

Thu, 18 May 2017By

Supervisor FSMA indicated that some schemes still use ‘too optimistic’ assumptions for returns

EU flag

Local government pension funds ‘confident’ over MiFID II outcome

Wed, 17 May 2017By

UK public pension funds expected to avoid issues over investor status

Westhafentower EIOPA

PensionsEurope calls for clarity on post-Brexit supervisory structure

Wed, 17 May 2017By

European Commission floated idea of EIOPA and EBA merger in consultation on the ESAs 

Tata Steel plant in Workington, UK

British Steel agrees restructuring deal 'in principle' with TPR, PPF

Tue, 16 May 2017By

Deal will include £550m settlement and involve scheme taking 33% equity stake in Tata Steel UK

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On the Record: Do you invest in real assets?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - CNPADC, KZVK-VKPB and Sampension - talk about their exposure to real assets

reima rytsola

How We Run Our Money: Varma

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Reima Rytsölä, CIO of Finnish pension fund Varma, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo why it makes sense to keep an allocation to hedge funds

Strategically Speaking: Nordea Asset Management

May 2017 (Magazine)

Nordea has always been a multi-centric institution. Created from four entities across the Nordic countries, it straddles geographies and markets by design

Focus Group: Risk-factor strategies in favour

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Over three-quarters of the respondents to this month’s Focus Group are allocated to strategies that employ risk-factor investing concepts, with four of these considering further allocations

On the Record: How do you get the best out of consultants?

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants

mark fawcett

How We Run Our Money: NEST

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Mark Fawcett, the CIO of NEST, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what the future holds for the UK’s fast-growing defined contribution scheme

Strategically Speaking: ChinaAMC

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Asset management is one of the few areas of business where, so far at least, the Chinese have made little global impact. No Chinese firm was even in the top 100 in the 2016 IPE rankings

On the Record: How do you deal with geopolitical risk?

March 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - Industriens Pension, Migros Pensionskasse and SPMS – explain their approach to managing geopolitical risks 

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Discount Rates: An exercise of judgement

May 2017 (Magazine)By

A pension fund sponsor in Ecuador has raised an important point about IAS 19 discount rates, reports Stephen Bouvier

Insolvency Insurance: Behind the promise

May 2017 (Magazine)

Insolvency insurance stands behind German and Swedish book-reserve pensions, but the concept has not really caught on elsewhere

UK LGPS: Good news is good news

March 2017 (Magazine)By Brian Bollen

Securities services providers have a ring-side view of the pooling process for the UK local government pension sector. Brian Bollen polls the opinions

Regulation Roundup: Pension outlook in Europe

March 2017 (Magazine)By

IPE reviews regulatory and legislative changes affecting pensions in key European countries

All Briefings - Pensions

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