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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

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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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Finland View

Varma investment chief laments lack of options for investors

Fri, 17 Aug 2018By

Finnish pensions insurance giant Varma posts 1.7% investment return in first half

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Norway’s Nordic sovereign fund swelled by oil prices in first half

Fri, 17 Aug 2018By

Manager Folketrygdfondet beats benchmark in equities and bonds 

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Tech sector scheme TrueBlue seeks co-operation or merger

Fri, 17 Aug 2018By

Dutch pension fund has struggled to meet its growth targets in the past four years

Amundi teams up with French energy agency

TNO scheme to increase private equity holdings to 7.5%

Thu, 16 Aug 2018By

Target would require annual investments of €80m

European Parliament

Lobby groups clash over PEPP inflation protection proposal

Thu, 16 Aug 2018By Jeremy Woolfe

European Parliament committees weigh in but insurers call plan ‘extremely challenging, if not impossible’

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