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Monday 23 October 2017


APG and PGGM experiment with blockchain

Dutch pension administrators APG and PGGM have successfully completed the first phase of a joint experiment involving the development of a pension administration blockchain application

Dutch pension funds invest 12.4% of assets in the Netherlands

Dutch pension funds have assets of €1.224bn, of which €152bn (12.4 per cent) is invested in the Netherlands

Dutch funds don’t invest in impact fund FMO

Dutch pension funds are not investing in impact fund FMO, according to
director asset management of the Dutch development bank FMO, Yvonne
Bakkum. She thinks this is probably due to the strict mandates of
pension trustee boards, which would make it difficult to try something

Other News Stories...

Ireland’s Budget plans will have implications for pension funds, IAPF warns

Ireland’s plans to introduce a 6 per cent rate stamp duty on all commercial property transactions will have knock on implications for the value of pension funds, the Irish Association of Pension Funds has warned

New Dutch government plans to modernise pension system by 2020

The new Dutch coalition government plans to introduce individual pension pots and a move from average to age-related pensions accrual

Eight in 10 Irish with a pension 'not confident' of having sufficient income in retirement

Eight in 10 Irish citizens with a pension are not confident that they will have enough income to fund their retirement, according to Friends First

UK employers share less of overall DC contributions compared to Europe

A new report has found that UK employers are “not pulling their weight” when it comes to sharing pension contributions with their workers, in comparison to European countries with similar DC systems

Irish government to implement state pension increase from March 2018

The Irish government has committed to an increase in the state pension from next year

Young Finns have more trust in pensions than older generations

Young people in Finland have more trust in the country’s state pension system than older generations, new research has shown

Belgian government extends second pillar of pension system to self-employed

The Belgian government has approved a measure that extends the second pillar of the pension system, the additional pension, to the self-employed, it has been announced

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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