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Tuesday 28 March 2017



PME to increase sustainable investments to 10%

Dutch pension fund PME will expand its sustainable investments as it
aims to sustainably invest 10 per cent of its assets by 2021

Dutch retirement age remained stable in 2016

For the first time in ten years the average retirement age of Dutch
employees has not risen

3,600 have applied for Finnish partial early old-age pension

There have been 3,600 applications to receive the new partial early old-age pension over the month of February, the Finnish Centre for Pension has revealed

Other News Stories...

Dutch pension fund SBZ attracts 16 new employers

Sixteen new financial institutions have joined Dutch pension fund Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Zorgverzekeraars (SBZ), which opened up its membership to other parties last summer

EIOPA launches survey on idea of pan-European DC framework

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has launched an engagement survey on the idea of a pan-European occupational defined contribution framework

Coverage ratio of Dutch funds increases to 104%

The average coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds increased from 103 per cent to 104 per cent in February, according to Aon Hewitt’s Pension Thermometer

ERAFP acquires Amsterdam Office through La Salle

The French public service additional pension scheme, ERAFP has acquired an office space in Amsterdam through LaSalle Investment Management

Lufthansa reach deal with pilot’s union on pay and pensions

German airline Lufthansa has reached an agreement with its pilot’s union on pay and pensions

Small Dutch funds could benefit substantially from economies of scale

Small Dutch pension funds still have plenty of room to achieve substantial economies of scale, according to De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

Euro area pension funds hold €2,446bn in pension assets – ECB

Pension funds within the euro area had a total of €2,446bn in assets in the third quarter of 2016, the European Central Bank has revealed

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

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