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Saturday 23 June 2018


Autumn Conference

European Pensions Awards 2018 winners announced

The winners of the eleventh annual European Pensions Awards were announced last night at the highly anticipated annual gala dinner at the prestigious Marriott, London Mayfair

Germany’s institutional investors in ‘two camps’ over sustainable investments

Institutional investors in Germany are split in two camps when it comes to sustainable investments, according to research by Union Investment in collaboration with Professor Henry Schäfer from the University of Stuttgart.

The survey of over 200 institutional investors found that 65 per cent said they were taking account of sustainability criteria in their investment decisions, compared with 48 per cent in 2013

Many prejudices against European pension fund among Dutch employers

The image that many large employers and pension fund trustees in the Netherlands have of a European pension fund is often based on incorrect prejudices, which means they often do not consider a European scheme when looking for a future proof pension arrangement

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Swiss fund market value drops by CHF 19.5bn over May

The Swiss fund market value dropped by CHF 19.5bn over May, with the volume of assets standing at CHF 1,117.2bn, data compiled by Swiss Fund Data AG and Morningstar has revealed

89% of workers unaware of how much money is needed to fulfil retirement ambitions

Eighty-nine per cent of workers are unaware of how much money is needed to fulfil their own retirement ambitions, according to research by deVere Group

Number of European pension funds considering climate change risk more than triples

The number of European pension funds considering climate change risk in their investments has more than tripled since last year, according to research by Mercer, but there is still “further to go”

Norwegian govt pension fund acquires stake in London property

Norges Bank Real Estate Management, on behalf of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, has acquired a 25 per cent stake in a long leasehold in London

10% of Finns struggling to afford healthcare in retirement

Almost one in 10 Finnish pensioners have had to cut down on necessities such as healthcare and medicine as they struggle financially in retirement, it has been revealed

More female and young trustees needed, says Dutch Minister

The Dutch Minister for Social Affairs and Employment Wouter Koolmees has agreed an action package with the Society of Labour and the Pension Federation, to ensure more women and young people obtain a seat on the trustee boards of pension funds

Good investment returns have improved financial position of Dutch schemes

Good investment returns have resulted in a marked improvement of the financial position of Dutch pension funds in 2017, meaning funds can start providing partial or full indexation again, De Nederlandsche Bank has said

Latest Features

A return on responsible investment

With the fund recently introducing new global equities indices focusing on ESG exposure, Natalie Tuck speaks to Sweden’s AP2 head of communications and HR Ulrika Danielson about the fund’s commitment to investing responsibly whilst securing positive returns

An innovative view

David Adams speaks to Kasper Ahrndt Lorenzen, executive vice-president and CIO at Danish pension fund ATP, about how and why the Nordic region has acquired its reputation for pension fund innovation

The fog clearing

Stuart Anderson considers the current efforts to remove the opaque nature of investment costs and improve transparency

A necessary measure

European Pensions explores what schemes should have in place in preparation for the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, how it differs to regulations that were in place prior to introduction of GDPR, and the penalties for non-compliance

The incredible shrinking pensions industry

Scheme consolidation is high on the agenda for some European regulators. Maggie Williams explores what that means for plans and providers

A shifting relationship

The partnership between pension schemes and providers is transforming, as automation promises further change in the years ahead

Leading the way

David Adams considers why Nordic pension funds are so often ahead of their European counterparts with their investment strategies, and not just with their consideration of ESG

The known unknown

How much of an influence will the long-disputed IORP II Directive really have on scheme governance?

The complexity of simplification

Just how complex is the regulatory framework for pensions accounting in the European Union? Stephen Bouvier explores the issue

A European view

Talya Misiri speaks to PensionsEurope CEO Matti Leppälä about factors that make

a successful workplace pension, the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on European pensions and the European Commission’s Action Plan on financing sustainable growth

Blossoming change

France is on the cusp of landmark pension reforms, but the country must overcome

complexity and public opinion to succeed

Irish Awards 2017 Winner Brochure

An overview of the winners of the Irish Pensions Awards 2017

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Adam Cadle provides a summary of the big European pensions stories to have hit the headlines this month
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