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Top 1000 Pension Funds

top 1000 pension funds 2018

Top 1000 Pension Funds 2018: A snapshot of a €7.2trn asset pool

September 2018 (magazine)By

The asset pool of Europe’s leading 1000 retirement funds now exceeds €7.22trn – a 2.49% increase over last year’s 4.45%

Austria: Overcoming a troubled legacy

September 2018 (magazine)By

The challenge facing Austrian pension funds is their turbulent past rather than the new IORP II regulation

Belgium: Portability pain

September 2018 (magazine)By

Belgium has been accused of ‘gold plating’ the EU portability directive

Denmark: Addressing the problem of ‘interplay’

September 2018 (magazine)By

Measures are being put in place to make saving for retirement more attractive

Finland: Waiting for sustainability plan

September 2018 (magazine)By Reeta Paakkinen

Pension funds are awaiting news on how the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan will be adopted in the country

France: Sprucing up supplementary savings

September 2018 (magazine)By

A new law seeks to boost the attractiveness of pension scheme savings vehicles

Germany: The loneliness of complexity

September 2018 (magazine)By

Pension funds are not happy with the European regulator or with their government regarding IORP II 

Iceland: Dominant force

September 2018 (magazine)By

Measures have been proposed to reduce the risk posed by the prominent role of pension funds in Iceland’s economy

Ireland: Building a 21st century pension system

September 2018 (magazine)By

The government is planning sweeping changes to the country’s entire pension system

Italy: New government prioritises public pension overhaul

September 2018 (magazine)By

Planned reform of first-pillar pensions will overturn some key changes introduced after the onset of the euro-zone crisis

Netherlands: Reform delayed

September 2018 (magazine)By

The four-party coalition government has postponed reform in the face of fierce criticism from the pensions sector

Norway: A bitter pill

September 2018 (magazine)By

New solvency regulations for pension funds have been sweetened by rules making it easier for them to invest in infrastructure

Portugal: Political uncertainty

September 2018 (magazine)By Paula Garrido

The European Commission is concerned about the lack of political progress on making the pension system sustainable

Spain: Age old problem

September 2018 (magazine)By Paula Garrido

Plans are being implemented to cope with the country’s rapidly ageing population

Sweden: AP funds under review

September 2018 (magazine)By

A cross-party group has been appointed to look into liberalising the investment capabilities of the AP buffer funds

Switzerland: Filling the void

September 2018 (magazine)By

The Swiss government is trying to devise a reform for the first pillar while pension funds wait for an update on regulation

UK: DC in the spotlight

September 2018 (magazine)By

Britain seems to be perpetually updating its pensions rules despite the preoccupation of lawmakers and businesses with Brexit

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German Longevity: Are the tables turning?

November 2018 (magazine)By

The rate of increase in life expectancy in Germany appears to be slowing down 

Turkey: Rethinking auto-enrolment

November 2018 (magazine)By Seda Peksevim

Despite generous state incentives in the Turkish auto-enrolment system, opt-out rates are high

UK: Shifts in longevity

October 2018 (magazine)By

Whether or not to insure liabilities via a buyout or buy-in has long been a decision which most defined-benefit pension funds need to consider. Buyout deals have become integral to the pension fund landscape.

Shades of grey on Dutch CDC

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

Dutch collective defined contribution is mostly a uniform concept, but with important distinctions

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

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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

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