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Saturday 24 February 2018


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VCP calls for more diversity on Dutch trustee boards

The Dutch Trade Union Federation for Professionals (VCP) believes pension funds and young people should do more to increase diversity on pension fund trustee boards

Dutch unions want €400m for AkzoNobel pension fund

Dutch unions CNV and FNV have expressed their concerns about the financial situation of the AkzoNobel pension fund during a conversation with the company

Zurich and Talanx to offer pension solutions in Germany

Zurich and Talanx are set to join forces to help more workers save into a company pension

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Norway’s govt pension fund sells Paris property

Norges Bank Real Estate Management, in its partnership with AXA France, has signed an agreement to sell a Paris office property, on behalf of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global

Croatia must push ahead with high pensions contributions - UMFO

The Croatian government should introduce plans to double the amount of money its citizens pay into pension funds to turn around its deficit, according to the Association of Pension Fund Management and Pension Insurance Companies (UMFO)

‘PEPP should offer members the right to shop around’

A sufficiently broad and innovative supply and giving members the right to shop around are essential in getting the most out of the Pan-European Personal Pension product (PEPP), the Dutch Association of Insurance and the Association for Premium Pension Institutions (PPIs)said in a joint advice to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union

Norway’s govt pension scheme disposes of Munich property

Norges Bank Real Estate, in its partnership with AXA France, has agreed to sell the SZ Tower located in Munich on behalf of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global

APG acquires Deloitte sustainable investment team

Dutch pension investor APG has bought the data analytics team on sustainable investing from Deloitte Nederland

12,500 Finns take-up partial old-age pensions in 2017

Roughly 12,500 Finns were granted a partial old-age pension in 2017 in its inaugural year, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions

Dutch study recommends CIDC schemes over CDC schemes

Collective individual defined contribution (CIDC) schemes have the advantage over collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes, a study by the University of Utrecht has found

Latest Features

Happy 10th Anniversary European Pensions Awards

A look back at 10 years of the European Pensions Awards, and the industry changes that have occurred over the past decade

Ahead of the game

With the introduction of the GDPR fast approaching, Talya Misiri discusses the key elements of the regulation, what trustees will need to do to prepare their data and the consequences of non-compliance

Extra luck needed?

Adam Cadle looks at the struggle to resolve the debate between the Irish government and public-sector trade unions over pension contributions

Successful operations

Adam Cadle speaks to Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland director of human

resources Barry Holmes about the association’s pension scheme and the

challenges and investment decisions it has faced recently

A smart move

Sandra Haurant explores why European pension schemes are increasingly turning to smart beta investment

Wide awake

Today’s resilient pension funds should be able to cope with any storms that the West’s unstable political scene has whipped up. But there are still dangers ahead requiring caution

Risk-free Europe

With growing numbers of those managing pension funds looking to de-risk their legacy defined-benefit schemes, Stephen Bouvier explores the trends with four leading investment specialists

Playing catch up

UK retirement savers are targeted by scammers in many ways, particularly since the introduction of pension freedoms. But are the authorities getting any closer

to shutting out the fraudsters?

Thought for the day

Adam Cadle quizzes Irish Association of Pension Funds director of policy Jerry Moriarty about the Irish pensions landscape

Challenging change

Peter Davy explains the potential reforms to the French pensions system and the issues these proposals face

To hedge, or not to hedge?

Lynn Strongin Dodds explores European pension schemes’ relationships with hedge fund investment

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