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Friday 24 May 2019


Indicators used to measure pension systems across EU must be improved, expert says

The indicators used to measure pension systems across the European Union must be improved and made more multi-dimensional, according to Higher Council on Statistics member Rudi Van Dam

Investors welcome green government bonds

The pensions and investment industry is positive to the growing number of issued green government bonds, professionals discussed at the eighth annual World Pensions Forum in Brussels

PGGM invests €83.5m in new Dutch green bonds

Asset manager PGGM has invested €82.5m in the recently launched AAA-rated Dutch green government bond, on behalf of Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW), and €1m through its own PGGM Government Bond Fund

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Finnish pensions investors increase infra and real estate allocations

Pension insurers in Finland are investing more in infrastructure and real estate in order to stay sustainable, according to the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela)

Collective action to modernise retirement is needed, Aegon says

Preparing for retirement is a challenge and opportunity which requires collective action by individuals, governments and employers, Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts said at the OECD Forum in Paris

94% of investors looking to increase impact investments

A survey has found that 94 per cent of investors, including pension funds, advisers and consultants, are planning on increasing their allocation to impact investments over the next one to three years

Pension saving pressure leads to anxious young Swedes

The pressure to save for retirement is causing unease among young people in Sweden, as they feel increasingly responsible for their own pensions

Netherlands issues first AAA-rated green bond

The Netherlands is issuing a state bond on 21 May, becoming the first AAA-rated sovereign to enter the green bond market

Switzerland approves tax and pension reform

Swiss voters have approved stricter measures for corporate taxes and increased pension finance in a referendum to get rid of its low-tax branding

Pension purchasing power down 14% for UK expats in Europe

Retirees living in Europe have seen the purchasing power of their pension decrease by 14 per cent over in the three years since Brexit, due to volatility in the currency market

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Getting flexible

The linear career path that ends in a cliff-edge retirement is going the same

way as the dodo. But are governments, employers and savers getting ready for

a new age of flexible retirement quickly enough?

Pensions in 2019

With new legislations, investment themes and opportunities, Sunniva Kolostyak takes a look at what 2019 will bring for the pensions industry in Europe


A drift towards personalisation may result in very different second pillar provision in the future

Putting ESG on the bloc

With the European Union making plans to position itself at the centre of the sustainable finance revolution, Elizabeth Pfeuti looks at which countries are the leaders and laggards of ESG investing across Europe, and beyond

Seas of possibilities

Sunniva Kolostyak explores the elements of cross-border pension funds and the challenges that need to be overcome to create better solutions across European

state borders

Stepping stones

Young people want to know that their retirement savings are invested in an ethical manner and that their funds are making a difference. How can pension funds make their shareholder activism work effectively, and how can they promote these efforts to members?

All smoke, no fire

German politicians have spent much of the past 20 years trying to improve the coverage and sustainability of the country’s pensions system. David Adams

reports on the latest attempts at and suggestions for reform

A commitment to leading

Sunniva Kolostyak speaks to KLP’s CFO Aage Schaanning about new regulations for public-sector occupational pensions, interacting with its members and its dedication to creating a sustainable economy and society

Here to stay

Ophélie Mortier explains how sustainable investments will continue to make their mark in 2019

Pushing for change

As the representative of occupational pension schemes in Switzerland, ASIP stands in the middle of a welfare system in transition. Sunniva Kolostyak talks to the association’s scientific assistant Michael Lauener about reforms, lawmaking and the origins of pensions

A volatile ride

Despite a buoyant 2017 for emerging markets, last year saw the sector underwhelm. Sandra Haurant explores why this occurred and whether its fortunes will change for 2019

Struggling to fly

Despite its current top billing in the world’s pensions rankings, the Dutch pension industry is facing challenges and calls to ‘futureproof’ the system. The difficulty is determining how this should be achieved. Elizabeth Pfeuti finds out more

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