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LATEST EUROPEAN PENSIONS NEWS - 20 NOVEMBER 2009

European Pensions Autumn Netherlands Summit
Taking place on 11 November 2009 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Summit addresses the challenges facing Dutch pension funds in today's unpredictable environment

Gibraltar QROPS denial a waste of time and effort
HMRC is wasting time and effort by continuing to deny Gibraltar as an acceptable Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) jurisdiction, says London & Colonial

Volatility pushes increase in LDI strategy uptake
Adoption of liability driven investment (LDI) strategies has more than doubled across the globe, with the Netherlands taking the top spot, finds SEI

Positive link between responsible investing and financial performance
Responsible Investment does have an impact on financial performance, reports Mercer, with specific environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors affecting portfolio returns positively

ABP reviews pensions due to improved financial position
The average growth in wages in the Government and Education sectors has caused the board of Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP to adjust pensions in 2010

AIMF Directive proposed changes welcomed by AIC
The possible amendments to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFM Directive) published by the Swedish Presidency are wide-ranging and highlight possible changes to the specific obligations implied by the Directive, such as leverage and liquidity management, and for the overall framework for its application

Experts predict next European pensions market trends
Realistically, it is unlikely that Europe will see the evolution of a pan-European pensions market within the next ten years, say leading pension experts in a survey by Allianz Global Investors AG (AllianzGI)

Mercer expands its services to wealth managers across Europe
European wealth managers can now benefit from Mercer’s expertise with the launch of a new service aimed specifically at private banks, family offices, fund platforms and insurance companies

Investment professionals support greater transparency of alternatives managers
Support for greater transparency within the alternatives investment management industry is high among members of the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity

Insight Investment acquisition complete
Insight Investment has been bought by BNY Mellon for a total sum of £235 million, comprising a cash consideration of £200 million and an equity consideration of £35 million

CEIOPS selects new chairman and managing board members
Members of the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) have elected Gabriel Bernardino as the new chairman of CEIOPS, and Antoine Mantel as vice-chairman

EFAMA releases Q2 2009 investment fund assets results
The second quarter of 2009 (Q2 2009) has brought with it good news for investment fund assets worldwide with records showing a 5.4 per cent increase to €14.39trn

European Pensions Awards 2009 - winners now published
The European Pensions Awards 2009 winners were announced last week at a black-tie Summer Gala event at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel. Please click here to view the winners

European NIBs - a round-up by European Pensions

European Mandates - a round-up by European Pensions

European Products - a round-up by European Pensions

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Fiduciary Management: a breath of fresh air
Christine Senior explains why new fiduciary management offerings are providing a welcome relief to pension fund boards across Europe

Pensions: A year in perspective and the changing European regulatory architecture
By Tony Hobman, Chair, CEIOPS Occupational Pensions Committee

Germany: cross border pension provision
Gavin Watkins and Reiner Schwinger explain why any multi-national considering establishing a PK or PF should consider the alternative of a cross border pension plan

Class actions: winning streak
More pension funds than ever are reaping the rewards following class actions, says Christopher Andrews

 

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