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Monday 11 December 2017


Costs of Dutch pension funds remain stable in 2016

Average costs for Dutch pension funds stood at €115 per member in 2016, the same as in 2015, according to a report by LCP

EIOPA to reveal 2017 Pensions Stress Test results

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority is to announce the results of its 2017 Pensions Stress Test next week

Fewer Dutch employees save for a pension through a fund or insurer

Fewer employees in the Netherlands are saving for an occupational pension through a pension fund or an insurance company, according to data by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

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ERAFP tenders three management mandates for hedging foreign exchange risk of assets

The French public sector additional pension scheme, ERAFP, has launched a call for tenders to award one action and two standby management mandates for hedging the foreign exchange risk of its assets

Dutch independent painters summon pension fund to court

Dutch interest group for independent contractors in the construction industry, Zelfstandigen Bouw, has summoned Bpf Schilders, the pension fund for painters, and the state to court over the compulsory participation of independent painters in the pension fund, if a mediation attempt does not succeed by 1 January 2018

Finland life expectancy coefficient to be reduced

The new life expectancy coefficient will reduce pensions by approximately 4 per cent, the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has confirmed

Ireland to increase compulsory public sector retirement age to 70

The Irish government is reportedly expected to announce plans to increase the compulsory public sector retirement age to 70, an increase of five years

ABP increases premium from 21.1% to 22.9%

ABP, the biggest pension fund in the Netherlands, will increase the pension premium from 21.1 per cent to 22.9 per cent in 2018

Sinn Fein call for reverse of 2012 pension changes

Sinn Fein has tabled an amendment to Ireland’s Social Welfare Bill 2017, in the hope of reversing pension changes made in 2012

Norges Bank outlines reason behind divesting govt pension fund from oil and gas

Norges Bank Investment Management has outlined the reasoning behind its divestment of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global from oil and gas

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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