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UK auto-enrolment: Good start, must do better

February 2018 (magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Five years since its introduction, auto-enrolment has been a success. Yet it must keep evolving to maintain its momentum

The Netherlands: Reformed system to boost DC

February 2018 (magazine)By

Several factors are driving the shift to defined contribution pensions

Australian Royal Commission: Scrutiny may not be super

February 2018 (magazine)By Florence Chong

The Australian superannuation industry is a global success story, but not without controversy. It finds itself again under investigation by the federal government 

Self management: A popular model despite poor returns

February 2018 (magazine)By Florence Chong

Australian self-managed funds appeal to those who want to take personal control of their retirement savings

the problem of illiquidity

Illiquid investment: Investors resist the illiquid plunge

February 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

European defined contribution schemes have lagged the trend to illiquid investments

Global Defined Contribution: Targeting the right glidepath

May 2017 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

Christopher O’Dea finds defined contribution pension sponsors are increasingly looking for more flexibility in target-date funds to cope with changing worker demographics

China: China playing catch-up

May 2017 (Magazine)By Florence Chong

Available figures suggest China’s enormous pension market could mean huge potential opportunities for insurers and asset managers, writes Florence Chong

Australia: Advice – better than any product

May 2017 (Magazine)

The Australian superannuation system is on the verge of creating cutting-edge income drawdown products. But many leading funds contend that advances in online advice will have a greater impact on outcomes. David Rowley reports

Chile: Chilean pensions under pressure

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Chilean workers face an uncertain retirement future. Poor pension prospects have led to calls for nationalisation, says Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

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ABP and PFZW headed for early pension cuts as funding level crashes

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By , ,

Collapsing interest rates caused funding to fall through the minimum level of 90%, meaning millions of Dutch savers face pension cuts from next year

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More UK trustees add support to climate charter

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Industry forum has signed up 76 trustees and pension managers responsible for £367bn of assets in a bid to step up scrutiny of asset managers

Switzerland

Swiss pension funds’ alternatives allocation hits double digits

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Complementa study also finds that pension funds will have to cut benefits to close the gap between required returns and forecast returns

Coal mining

​PFA sheds Chinese coal stocks in latest climate purge

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Danish fund divests seven companies and puts another seven under observation as part of its semi-annual portfolio climate review

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Market bounce boosts second-quarter gains for Portuguese funds

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Strong relative investment performance was not enough to compensate for rising liabilities, according to Willis Towers Watson

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