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Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK roundup: London CIV, TPR, Coats Group, Vesuvius, PIC

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By

Also: Regulator finalises settlement with Coats pension fund; Pension Corp seals buy-in with Vesuvius

Ros Altmann

IPE 360: UK auto-enrolment nearly got pulled, says Altmann

Fri, 23 Jun 2017By

Former pensions minister addresses delegates at IPE 360 conference

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London

UK roundup: More calls for rethink of DB rules

Thu, 22 Jun 2017By

Cass Business School highlights DB funding difficulties but government backs away from reform

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Euro area IORP assets up 8% in 2016: EIOPA

Wed, 21 Jun 2017By

Sterling depreciation hits asset values for European Economic Area, trade body finds

Dorset, England

UK regulator suggests new scheme-sponsor separation mechanism

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Separation could be based on scheme viability rather than employer insolvency

Frankfurt at sunset

80% of German institutions 'have no exposure to alternatives'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017By

Illiquidity, regulation, and costs all cited as hurdles to diversification, according to survey of Spezialfonds investors

David Gauke DWP secretary of state

All change for UK government pension policymakers post-election [updated]

Thu, 15 Jun 2017By

Department of Work and Pensions gets new secretary of state, new pensions minister  

Pounds sterling

Dividend increases outstripping deficit payments: UK regulator

Wed, 14 Jun 2017By

TPR releases data contextualising call for balance between dividends and deficit reduction contributions

All Regulation

On the Record: How do you approach alternative credit?

June 2017 (Magazine)

Three pension funds - AP2, Linde and Unilever - talk about their approach to alternative credit

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How We Run Our Money: Nordea Life & Pensions

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Rachel Fixsen asked Thomas Otbo, Jesper Nørgaard and Erik Callert about the changes being made to the Nordics’ biggest commercial life insurer

Pictet Asset Management: Fighting proliferation

June 2017 (Magazine)By

Product proliferation is a temptation that has become baked into the business model for many asset management, even if it is rarely in the best interest of clients 

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

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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

All Interviews

A buoyant risk settlement market

June 2017 (Magazine)By Tom Scott,

Attractive pricing drove UK pension scheme demand for bulk annuities in 2016; Reinsurers’ appetite for longevity risk transfer remains high

Corporate transactions: Is compulsory clearance ahead?

June 2017 (Magazine)By ,

Increased regulatory powers over UK corporate transactions could harm sponsors; The regulator would need enhanced powers to process applications efficiently

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

All Briefings - Pensions

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