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Friday 21 September 2018


Autumn Conference

APG’s sustainable investments grow €2.2bn

Dutch pension provider APG has seen its investments in sustainable real estate and infrastructure grow €1.3bn and €900m in one year

Pension professionals seek longevity innovation at conference

Leading figures in the pension industry are discussing the current longevity issues and possible solutions in Europe at The International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference in Amsterdam

PensionDanmark joins global climate change initiative

Danish fund PensionDanmark joins The Investor Agenda together with 400 other investors to fulfil the Paris Agreement through corporate engagement, investor disclosure and policy advocacy

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Small Belgian funds will struggle with added costs, adviser says

Increased administrative costs and regulations such as IORP II will cause trouble for small pension funds, an Aon advisor told Belgian L’Echo

PensionsEurope concerned client clearing service providers will not meet demands

PensionsEurope and ISDA have published a paper outlining the concerns for whether client clearing service providers will meet pension fund demands

Flexible pensions could increase affluence

Dutch wealth could be increased if workers got the opportunity to withdraw money from their pensions, research from the Central Planning Bureau and Tilburg University shows

Euro derivatives to ‘spiral out of control’ with clearing

Pension funds will experience a major blow as Euro derivative trading costs could increase tenfold, analytics firm OpenGamma has found

Europeans are the least concerned that investing sustainably harm returns

Only one in four people globally think sustainable investments hinder investment outcomes, a new study by Schroders has found

Global climate change initiative involves 400 investors

Nearly 400 investors with $32trn in assets are partnering up for an initiative to tackle climate change and achieving the Paris Agreement goals

Record memberships for Danish Industriens Pension

Industriens Pension’s record membership numbers has raised contributions from DKK 4.5bn (€603m) to DKK 4.9bn (€657m)

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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Implementing factor investing
Francesca Fabrizi meets Marlies van Boven, Managing Director of Research and Analytics at FTSE Russell, to discuss factor investing implementation
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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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