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Tuesday 28 February 2017



Meubel appoints IT company as pension administrator

Dutch pension fund Meubel has appointed IT company Centric as its pension administrator

European Pensions Awards – deadline extended

Due to strong demand, the deadline for the European Pensions Awards has been extended until 10th March

Emergency legislation on DB pensions called for as Ireland risks 'sleepwalking into catastrophe'

Emergency legislation is needed to protect private sector defined benefit pension schemes, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has said

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Guest Comment: Pension investment risks & opportunities in the era of self-seeking capitalism

World Pensions Council director general Nicolas J. Firzli examines why for European pension funds, the election of President Trump, could offer "remarkable opportunities"

EIOPA to explore profit sharing products for PEPP

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is to explore profit sharing products for the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

Europe’s largest pension funds invest €7.5bn in illegal Israeli settlements

Europe’s five largest pension funds have €7.5bn invested in companies with activity in and around illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, Danwatch has claimed

Sweden’s AP1 Fund returns 9.3% in 2016

Sweden’s AP1 Fund returned 9.3 per cent in 2016, equivalent to a net investment income of SEK 27bn after expenses, it has revealed

EIOPA to take ‘more active’ role in setting up cross-border IORPs

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has said it is going to take a more active role in supporting the authorisation and setting up of cross-border IORPs

Flexible state pension age more expensive in the short term

Allowing people to draw their state pension two years earlier or five years later will increase the Dutch government’s pension costs in the short term, according to calculations by the Central Planning Bureau (CPB)

Actuarial interest rate adjustment will create more stability - PMT boss

A correction of the actuarial interest rate is needed to create more stability in the Dutch pension system, according to Dutch pension fund PMT CEO Benne Van Popta

Latest Features

A year in European pensions

Reporter Talya Misiri reflects on the biggest European pensions news stories from 2016, including Brexit, MiFID II, IORP II and more

Pensions in court: A legal update

Although it has been a steady year for pension cases seen in the European courts, the ones that have made the headlines have been significant

On the up?

After a somewhat rollercoaster ride in the global emerging markets equity space, Sandra Haurant looks at what the sector has to offer following political change

Against the norm

European pension funds are increasingly looking at more unusual investment areas and asset classes to beat the low interest rate environment. Lynn Strongin Dodds explores just how unusual some of these investments are

The Finnish approach

Adam Cadle speaks to Finnish pension fund Keva’s investment team and director of

finance Allan Paldanius about its structure and investment strategy

IORP II comes to a good closure

After a long and arduous process, the IORP II Directive is to be published in January 2017. PensionsEurope CEO Matti Leppälä states how the directive has got to this stage and what the future involves


The past year has been a busy time for the European pension fund sector. But what does the industry think has been the biggest change/development of 2016 for European pension funds?

Challenging times for FDs

Observers have often dismissed the IAS 19 accounting measure as a fi ction. But a series of tricky accounting rule changes against a background of falling bond yields and lagging investment returns have the potential to cause real mischief, discovers Stephen Bouvier

Leading the way

The UK’s auto-enrolment experiment has been a success up until now. Will it prompt others in Europe to follow suit?

Still better together?

Consolidation and collaboration between Nordic pension funds has been an ongoing theme for years. Peter Carvill examines this trend

A portfolio of success

Adam Cadle talks to NOW: Pensions CEO and former ATP vice president Morten Nilsson about how the UK AE provider has continued the Danish pension fund’s success story

Fixed income focus: Navigating a changing world

European Pensions reveals the need to rethink fixed-income investing in order to mitigate today’s challenges, and the fixed income strategies pension schemes are adopting in the search for new sources of income

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Adam Cadle provides a summary of the big European pensions stories to have hit the headlines this month
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