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Thursday 16 August 2018


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One million Finnish graduates to accrue pension rights

The number of Finnish graduates that will have accrued pension rights as a result of completing their degrees will reach one million by the end of 2018, the Finnish Centre for Pensions has revealed

Romanian government plans to introduce new pension legislation in 2021

Romanian lawmakers are set to implement new pension legislation that will allow some pensioners to opt for a minimum social indemnity, according to Business Review

EC names remaining members of expert pensions panel

The European Commission has named the members of its high level group on pensions, following the appointment PensionsEurope secretary general Matti Leppälä

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Russia open to referendum on state pension rise

Russia is open to plans for a referendum on whether to increase the state pension age after protests over the proposal continue, it has been suggested

Cinven to buy AXA Life Europe for €925m

Private-equity group Cinven is set to buy AXA Life Europe (ALE), a specialised platform which designed, manufactured and distributed AXA’s Variable Annuity products across Europe

Funding level of Dutch schemes rises to 108.4%

The policy coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds increased by 0.6% to 108.4% during the second quarter of 2018, according to new figures by De Nederlandsche Bank

Irish managed funds gain 2.1% over July

Irish managed pension funds made an average gain of 2.1 per cent over July, according to Rubicon Investment Consulting

Conduent to leave Dutch pension market

Pensions provider Conduent has announced it will cease its operations in the Netherlands, forcing the Dutch pension schemes of PepsiCo and Makro to find new administrators

Finland’s OP Financial Group transfers pension fund to Ilmarinen

Finland’s OP Financial Group is undertaking a buyout of its OP Bank Group pension fund with Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company

APG backs halt of deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region

Dutch pension provider APG has backed a campaign to halt the deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region launched by the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return Initiative (FAIRR Initiative)

Latest Features

Still shining bright?

With Britain’s pension landscape in a state of transition, Talya Misiri

explores how the UK pensions landscape is being overhauled following the gradual shift from DB to DC pensions

An engaging idea

Stuart Anderson looks at the variety of ways available to help people engage with pension saving

Rewarding good behaviour

Getting people to put money aside for retirement is often a struggle against

natural human impulses. Andy Knaggs looks at what pension providers are

doing to give people the necessary nudge to save

The final frontier

European pension schemes are becoming increasingly attracted to the high returns and diversification benefits offered by frontier markets, says Alastair O’Dell, as long as risk is managed effectively

Laying the foundations

As the pre-choice for many in Sweden’s private sector, Natalie Tuck speaks to AMF press manager Jens Söderblom about its pensions, investments and how it is incorporating ESG

The fog clearing

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

The future is bright for UK pensions

Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion Guy Opperman provides an insight into the ‘quiet revolution’ in pension saving, the success of recent reforms and the DWP’s plans to further improve the sector

Under the spotlight

The methods and timeframes used to assess the strength of DB-sponsoring employers still need improvement, particularly in the UK, where attention on the covenant is at its most intense

Worth the risk?

David Whitehouse explains how pension fund investors’ sleepless nights over emerging markets’ volatility may be worth it due to the potential high returns

Diversification makes a difference

Theo Andrew catches up with European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) policy officer, Jana Bour, on why pension funds should be targeting real estate and the best solutions for Europe’s pension issues

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

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

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