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Monday 18 June 2018


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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”

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

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ESG ‘monster’ at risk of being ‘lost in translation’

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a “poorly understood concept” and is at risk of being “lost in translation”, it has been suggested

Greenpeace stages protest against Swedish AP3 fossil fuel investments

Greenpeace has staged a protest in Sweden against its state pension funds’ investments in fossil fuels, Reuters has reported

Irish managed pension funds return 2.4% in May - Rubicon

Irish managed pension funds returned 2.4 per cent in May, according to the latest data from Rubicon Investment Consulting

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

European pension funds expected to wade into alternatives

European pension funds are preparing to “significantly increase” allocation into alternative income assets, Aviva Investors has found

EU must launch IORP ‘charm offensive’ on multi-nationals

The European Union must launch a “charm offensive” on multi-national companies in order to increase the usage of employer controlled, cross-border pensions, or IORPs, it has been said

Dutch institutional investment institution quits activities

The Dutch Investment Institution (NLII) has after four years not managed to advise pension funds and insurers on interesting investments and it will therefore seize its activities

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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