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Top 1000 Pension Funds

a birds eye view of 7trn

Top 1000: A bird’s eye view of €7trn

September 2017 (Magazine)

The assets captured in IPE’s annual study of the leading European retirement asset pools total €7.04trn, up from €6.74 last year – an increase of 4.45%. Yet this growth in assets masks a varied picture

Austria: Politics distracts from pensions

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension reforms take second place to political squabbling

Belgium: Cross-pillar reform target

September 2017 (Magazine)By

The government has been acting on reform recommendations from the Pension Reform Commission

Denmark: Moves to boost pension saving

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Government plan offers incentives to encourage Danes to save more

Finland: Reforms postponed

September 2017 (Magazine)By Reeta Paakkinen

Plans to reform the provision of social and health services will have a knock-on effect on occupational pensions

France: Shaking things up

September 2017 (Magazine)

French pension funds and first-pillar reform are on the horizon

Germany: Germany goes DC

September 2017 (Magazine)By

The German parliament has passed one of the most comprehensive pension reform bills in the country’s history – rendering a complex system even more intricate

Iceland: A time of change

September 2017 (Magazine)By

New laws are having a liberalising effect on pension funds

Ireland: Long path to DB protection

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Politicians seek protection for defined benefit pension schemes that have been wound up

Italy: Focus on flexibility

September 2017 (Magazine)

Lawmakers in Italy are increasing flexibility of access to pensions to soften the impact of the rising retirement age and boost savings

The Netherlands: Still brooding on a new system

September 2017 (Magazine)By

All stakeholders continue to work on creating a sustainable Dutch pension system

Norway: Tax incentives for pension saving

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Government plans taxation measures to encourage the population to save for retirement

Portugal: Gradual improvements

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pensions gain from the country’s steady economic recovery

Spain: Sustainability quest continues

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Several strategies are being considered to ensure the country’s statutory pension scheme remains affordable

Sweden: More freedom to invest

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Rules limiting investment by national pensions buffer funds have been relaxed

Switzerland: Reform hurdles to overcome

September 2017 (Magazine)By

AV 2020 reform package faces public referendum as well as approval by the cantons

UK: Expanding the rulebook

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension schemes face a multitude of new regulations and guidelines

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Netherlands: The bond-to-swap trade

January 2018 (magazine)By Sameer van Alfen

Dutch pension funds are picking up a yield premium by using swaps 

Accounting: Ringing up the changes

January 2018 (magazine)By

The slowdown in UK mortality improvements is continuing

Accounting: Resurrecting the past

December 2017 (Magazine)By

Back in 2010, the IASB and its US counterpart, the FASB, published a document that proposed a re-think of financial statements

Plugging the GAAP

November 2017 (Magazine)By

What happens to UK accounting standards after Brexit?

Longevity swap to buy-in

November 2017 (Magazine)

How easy is it to transition from a longevity swap to a buy-in?

Briefing: FRC under fire on company law

October 2017 (Magazine)By

Has the UK FRC failed to enforce Section 172 of the Companies Act on directors’ duties?

Briefing: Proper plan design is way forward

October 2017 (Magazine)

International pension plans involve complex questions of structuring and compliance

future improvements

Accounting: Changing assumptions

July / August 2017 (Magazine)By

The annual pensions accounting survey from KPMG is revealing on assumptions around asset ceiling guidance, discount rates and life expectancy

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

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