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Thursday 29 June 2017


95% of European pension funds haven’t considered climate change investment risk

Ninety five per cent of European pension funds haven’t considered the financial impact of climate change on investments, Mercer has reported

Four biggest Dutch funds invest in parent company of controversial nuclear plants

The four biggest Dutch pension funds are investing a total of almost €250m in French energy firm Engie, which owns the controversial Belgian nuclear plants Doel and Tihange, according to Dutch news programme EenVandaag

European Pensions Awards 2017 winners announced

The winners of the tenth annual European Pensions Awards were announced last night at the highly anticipated annual gala dinner at the prestigious Millennium Hotel, London Mayfair

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PensionsEurope sets out principles for securing good member outcomes in DC schemes

Pensions Europe has set out six key principles for ensuring good member outcomes in defined contribution schemes, in a new report, published today

Majority of Dutch women don’t discuss pension during divorce

Two thirds of divorced women in the Netherlands (69 per cent) do not discuss
the division of retirement savings during the divorce, according to research by Motivaction for, the Dutch website providing individuals with a personal pension overview

Bulgarian government to increase minimum pension twice in 2017

The minimum retirement pension is to increase twice before the end of the year, the Bulgarian parliament has decided

EFAMA appoints M&G’s William Nott as president

The European Fund and Asset Management Association has appointed William Nott as president for a two-year term, it has been announced

European DB funding levels ‘remain a concern’ - EIOPA

European cover ratios for defined benefit pension schemes “remain a concern” for a number pension funds, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has said

Dutch Telegraph pension fund sells TMG shares to Mediahuis

The pension fund of Dutch daily paper De Telegraaf has offered to sell
its equities in Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) to the Belgian Mediahuis,
which wants to take over the Amsterdam-based publisher

Insufficient pension savings for 43% of Dutch freelancers

Almost half of Dutch freelancers (43 per cent) are not saving enough for
retirement, according to the Economic Statistical Bulletin (ESB)
published on Thursday

Latest Features

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

The covenant question

Peter Carvill explores how the relationship between schemes and sponsors is shifting, and how it varies across Europe

Looking small

Lynn Strongin Dodds questions whether investors’ attention should now be focused

on the small and mid cap section of the stock market

Scale, diversification and sustainability

The Netherlands boasts one of the world’s largest and most vibrant pensions investment landscapes. Stephen Bouvier gets the lowdown from two leading investment managers

Leading the way

Natalie Tuck speaks to Norges Bank Investment Management on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global’s investment strategy and ESG policy

Travelling towards change

Swiss pension funds may currently be well funded, with a solid saving habit engrained in the population, but controversial measures to stimulate the economy, high conversion rates and an ageing population may dent this security. Louise Farrand examines the improvements being considered to the current pension system

The need to transition

From diversification to consolidation, Andrew Williams explores the transition management trends across Europe

Maintaining control

Sandra Haurant looks at the current state of the equity markets given the high levels of political change, and what this means for pension funds

Still going Dutch?

The Dutch pension system is consistently ranked highly as an example for other countries to follow. But its recent general election saw pension challenges placed firmly in the spotlight. David Adams explores the current developments occurring within the Dutch pensions market, and the changes that may yet occur

Being prepared

David Adams speaks to Eric Uijen, chairman of the executive board at Dutch pension fund PME, about the changes on the horizon

Continued innovation

Talya Misiri speaks to the Swedish pension dashboard Minpension’s head of development Patrik Malmquist on the success and development of the tool

Greater focus on returns – a must for Swiss pension funds

Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association managing director Markus Fuchs explores how a rethink is necessary in the world of Swiss investment

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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