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Wednesday 25 April 2018


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Coverage ratio large Dutch funds falls during first quarter

The coverage ratio of the five largest pension funds in the Netherlands fell during the first quarter of 2018

Pension specialist attempts to solve Europe’s pension struggles

Pensions and insurance specialist Clive Cowdery has secured $2bn in commitments from investors for a new fund to assist companies that are unable to cover long-term payouts and pensions, it has been revealed

Irish pension liabilities estimated at €436.3trn in 2015

Pension liabilities in Ireland were estimated at €436.3bn at the end of 2015, according to the Central Statistics Office

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Swiss fund market increases by CHF 4.9bn over March

The Swiss fund market increased by CHF 4.9bn over Marc, data compiled by Swiss Fund Data AG and Morningstar revealed

ESA appoints three new board of appeal members

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have named three new members to its board of appeal

Finnish AI testing successfully identifies future retirees facing disability pension

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has successfully identified four out of five retirees who will retire on a disability pension, two years before they retire, the Finnish Centre for Pensions has revealed

APG sells Inadmin to RiskCo

Dutch pension provider APG is selling InAdmin, its DC pension administration subsidiary, to RiskCo. It will take over the administration of defined contribution (DC) pensions of about 175,000 participants

PFZW launches new member tool

Members of Dutch pension fund Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) will be able to get a better insight into their financial future via a new tool: the Future Explorer

Digital pension communication favoured by Dutch youth

Dutch people from 18 to 37 years would like to make changes or ask questions about their pension via app or chat, pension provider BeFrank concludes based on research into communication needs

Coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds falls further

The average coverage ratio of the Dutch pension funds decreased further during March from 110 per cent to 108 per cent

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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