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Wednesday 18 September 2019


Gender pension gap ‘persistent’; effective tools needed to resolve it

The gender pension gap is “persistent” and “effective tools” are needed to overcome it, according to Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health’s, Saila Ruuth

Ireland’s AE ‘at risk of being stalled’ – Irish Life CEO

Plans to introduce an auto-enrolment style pension system in Ireland are “at risk of being stalled”, Irish Life CEO David Harney has said

Croatian unions call for referendum on pension reforms

Three leaders of unions in Croatia are calling on the government to give citizens a referendum on planned pension reforms, which they are against

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French continue strikes over pension reforms

Lawyers, nurses, doctors, paramedics and surgeons and flight crews are striking today in France in protest of the government’s plans to reform the pension system

Large Dutch pension funds report coverage ratio falls

Several of the Netherlands’ biggest pension funds have reported that their coverage ratio has fallen below 90 per cent for the first time, according to Reuters

European AUM more than doubles over decade – EFAMA

European assets under management (AUM) have more than doubled over the past decade, reaching €23.1trn

Scotland's largest LGPS facing calls to divest from fossil fuels

The Strathclyde local government pension scheme (LGPS) has once again being urged to liquidate its oil and gas investments

Ireland’s AE plans will not address pension gender differences

The Irish government’s plans to introduce an automatic enrolment style pension system, like that of the UK, will not address the pensions gender gap affecting the country

GPFG should double environment-related mandates – Norwegian parliament

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) should double the amount of kroner it allocates to environment-related mandates from NOK 60bn to NOK 120bn, the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, has said

19 European pension funds selected as PRI group leader

Nineteen pension funds and providers from across Europe have made it on to the Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) leaders' group for 2019

Latest Features

A volatile ride

Despite a buoyant 2017 for emerging markets, last year saw the sector underwhelm. Sandra Haurant explores why this occurred and whether its fortunes will change for 2019

Seas of possibilities

Sunniva Kolostyak explores the elements of cross-border pension funds and the challenges that need to be overcome to create better solutions across European

state borders

Putting ESG on the bloc

With the European Union making plans to position itself at the centre of the sustainable finance revolution, Elizabeth Pfeuti looks at which countries are the leaders and laggards of ESG investing across Europe, and beyond


A drift towards personalisation may result in very different second pillar provision in the future

All smoke, no fire

German politicians have spent much of the past 20 years trying to improve the coverage and sustainability of the country’s pensions system. David Adams

reports on the latest attempts at and suggestions for reform

EMD roundtable: Seeking out opportunities

Our panel of experts explores the best opportunities for European pension funds to invest in this dynamic market

Getting flexible

The linear career path that ends in a cliff-edge retirement is going the same

way as the dodo. But are governments, employers and savers getting ready for

a new age of flexible retirement quickly enough?

Pushing for change

As the representative of occupational pension schemes in Switzerland, ASIP stands in the middle of a welfare system in transition. Sunniva Kolostyak talks to the association’s scientific assistant Michael Lauener about reforms, lawmaking and the origins of pensions

Here to stay

Ophélie Mortier explains how sustainable investments will continue to make their mark in 2019

A commitment to leading

Sunniva Kolostyak speaks to KLP’s CFO Aage Schaanning about new regulations for public-sector occupational pensions, interacting with its members and its dedication to creating a sustainable economy and society

Pensions in 2019

With new legislations, investment themes and opportunities, Sunniva Kolostyak takes a look at what 2019 will bring for the pensions industry in Europe

Stepping stones

Young people want to know that their retirement savings are invested in an ethical manner and that their funds are making a difference. How can pension funds make their shareholder activism work effectively, and how can they promote these efforts to members?

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Europe’s pensions challenges
Francesca Fabrizi meets Matti Leppälä, Secretary General and CEO of PensionsEurope, to discuss the key aims and objectives of the association today.
Implementation considerations for defensive strategies
Laura Blows speaks to FTSE Russell Index's head of research, Mark Barnes, about his new paper, Implementation Considerations for Defensive Strategies
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The voluntary approach just doesn't work
In an interview with Sunniva Kolostyak, Irish Association of Pension Funds CEO Jerry Moriarty discusses Irelands's slow-moving pensions reform and reporting requirements from EIOPA and ECB