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The average total pension of Finnish old-age pension recipients grew by 10 per cent between 2010 and 2019, according to a report by the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 23/10/20
Swedish pension company, Skandia, has upped its commitment to sustainable investments, after its portfolio showed signs of a “stable” recovery during Q3.

The group’s assets under management (AUM) rose to SEK 690bnm during Q3, increasing from SEK 664bn at the end of the first half of 2020, as its financial accounts for Q3 revealed a “stable” recovery following previous market volatility amid the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year
Posted: 23/10/20
Norway’s largest engineering organisation, NITO, has entered a partnership with Danica Pensjon, allowing the provider to offer pension accounts to its 92,000 workers
Posted: 23/10/20
Alecta’s return on investment for defined benefit (DB) schemes was 2.1 per cent over the first nine months of 2020, less than a fifth of the 10.6 per cent achieved over the same period in 2019
Posted: 22/10/20
Finnish central labour market organisations have agreed on the private-sector earnings-related pension contributions for 2021, confirming plans for a return to pre-Covid rates
Posted: 22/10/20
Finnish pension insurance company, Veritas, saw its investment return improve to 3.3 per cent in Q3 2020, its interim report has revealed
Posted: 22/10/20
Imperial College London, Grantham Institute, co-director and professor of geosciences, Martin Siegert, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the European Pensions Nordic Climate Change seminar taking place online on 18 November
Posted: 21/10/20
A bill on reforming the second pillar of the Estonian pension system will become law on 1 January 2021 after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge from the president, Kersti Kaljulaid
Posted: 21/10/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and Prologis are now joint owners of a Milton Keynes-based logistics property as part of the continued partnership between the two companies
Posted: 21/10/20
The Dutch pension fund for government and education workers, ABP, has warned that 2021 could bring a reduction in pensions, despite an increase in its funding ratio to 88.2 per cent in September
Posted: 21/10/20
The Dutch pension scheme, Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek (PMT), has seen its coverage ratio increase from 89.6 per cent to 92.1 per cent in Q3 2020
Posted: 21/10/20
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) had more than NOK 10bn invested in companies at the end of 2019 that could be excluded from investment by the fund under new proposals, according to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Posted: 20/10/20
The coverage ratio of the Netherlands’ Pensioenfonds Hoogovens increased to 103.3 per cent in September, compared to 102.3 per cent in August
Posted: 20/10/20
The Netherlands’ pension system has retained its first place ranking in the Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index with an overall score of 82.6
Posted: 20/10/20
The UK government has announced a number of consultations on simpler annual benefits statements' timing and design, as its consultation response confirms plans to push ahead with legislation
Posted: 19/10/20
PensionsEurope has argued that a proposed highly standardised presentation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information in European pension product disclosures is “undesirable”
Posted: 19/10/20
The Federation of Dutch Pension Funds has supported the Order in Council for the Lump Sum Payment, Early Retirement Scheme and Leave Savings Scheme Bill, emphasising the need for pension provider duty of care
Posted: 19/10/20
The Swedish Investment Fund Association (SIFA) has called on the Pensions Group and the government to reconsider plans to procure funds to the reformed premium pension fund system
Posted: 19/10/20
New proposals from the Finnish government mean that survivors' pensions could be granted to cohabitants or children for a period of 10 years, according to Veritas
Posted: 16/10/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has launched its 15-year corporate strategy, reflecting a shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) saving, and building on the regulator’s progression to be a “clearer, quicker and tougher” regulator
Posted: 16/10/20
The market value coverage ratio of Pensioenfonds ING, the pension fund for employees of Dutch multinational banking group ING, decreased by 1.5 per cent in September, to 119.9 per cent
Posted: 16/10/20
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Posted: 16/10/20
The policy funding ratio for Pensioenfonds PostNL increased to 105.4 per cent in August, up from 105.2 per cent at the end of July
Posted: 15/10/20
Sweden’s AP7 has reached a settlement with the parent company of Google over the way it allegedly handled sexual harassment within the company
Posted: 15/10/20
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), which is managed by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), made a return of 4.3 per cent in the third quarter, equivalent to NOK 412bn
Posted: 15/10/20
Pension de-risking transactions have been identified as the third top priority for pension scheme trustees and corporate sponsors over the next three years, in research by Willis Towers Watson (WTW)
Posted: 14/10/20
The carbon footprint of Danish pension company, PFA, has continued to fall in 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 14/10/20
The Irish government has confirmed that the state pension age will not increase to 67 in January 2021
Posted: 14/10/20
The UK’s defined benefit (DB) pension deficit, on a section 179 basis, increased by £25.6bn during September, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 Index
Posted: 13/10/20
The Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) will “tick many boxes for consumers” according to European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) chairman Gabriel Bernardino
Posted: 13/10/20
Several European pension funds are among a group of investors that have set five-year portfolio decarbonisation targets
Posted: 13/10/20
The European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to introduce a two-tier system for reserve remuneration ‘effectively encourages’ citizens to put their pension savings into a bank account rather than into a pension scheme, according to PensionsEurope
Posted: 12/10/20
The Danish government’s proposal to allow early retirement for some workers, partly funded by a tax on the financial industry, has gained approval from opposition parties
Posted: 12/10/20
A record percentage of PFA members made extra pension contributions in the third quarter of 2020, the provider has revealed
Posted: 09/10/20
Three quarters of Irish workers do not have a company pension, according to research by Zurich
Posted: 09/10/11
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Posted: 09/10/20
The Dutch pension fund for government and education workers, ABP, has invested €32m in a sustainable bond issued by the Bank of America
Posted: 08/10/20
The BT Pension Scheme is targeting achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its £55bn portfolio by 2035
Posted: 0/10/20
The Irish Pensions Authority has published an update for trustees of defined benefit pension schemes detailing what will be expected of them once the IORP II Directive is transposed into Irish law
Posted: 08/10/20
The savings of the Irish public sector Single Scheme pension, introduced in 2013, will materialise in 2050, according to an expenditure review by the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER)
Posted: 07/10/20
The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) has signed the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg as part of its commitment to promote diversity and inclusion
Posted: 07/10/20
The majority of Danica Pension customers have seen positive returns for their pension savings in the first nine months of 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 07/10/20
British Pensions Minister, Guy Opperman, has called for pension schemes to increase their investments in renewable energy sources to help the UK achieve a net zero economy
Posted: 06/10/20
The jointly owned investment company of the first, third and fourth Swedish AP funds, Polhem Infra, has invested in digital infrastructure with the acquisition of Telia Carrier
Posted: 06/10/20
Irish managed pension funds suffered a loss of 0.8 per cent on average in September, according to the latest analysis by Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 06/10/20
The UK risk settlement market, including both bulk annuity deals and longevity swaps, could hit £50bn by the end of 2020, Aon has predicted
Posted: 5/10/20
Collective defined contribution (CDC) pensions would outperform individual DC insured annuities and defined benefit (DB) schemes on average in the UK, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW) analysis
Posted: 5/10/20
Twelve European pension funds and providers have been included in the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) leaders’ group for 2020
Posted: 5/10/20
Action Fraud received 166 reports of pension scams between 24 March 2020 and 25 September 2020, the government has revealed
Posted: 02/10/20
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Posted: 02/10/20
The average Dutch pension fund coverage ratio fell to 95 per cent in September, down from 96 per cent in August, according to Aon
Posted: 02/10/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has called on trustees to “build capacity” in assessing the long-term risks and opportunities presented by climate change
Posted: 01/10/20
Matching contributions are becoming a “growing phenomenon” within Irish defined contribution (DC) pension schemes, according to Aon Ireland CEO, Rachael Ingle
Posted: 01/10/20
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Association (EIOPA) will focus on strengthening the financial stability of the pensions sector over the next three years
Posted: 01/10/20
Danish pension savings have recovered well since the peak of the Covid-19 crisis in markets in March, according to Insurance and Pension Denmark
Posted: 01/10/20
An agreement has been reached for the purchase of Blackstone’s 36 per cent holding in annuity provider Rothesay Life by GIC and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)
Posted: 30/09/20
Sampension has reached a milestone of DKK 1bn invested within green bonds, following a DKK 100m investment in green German bonds
Posted: 30/09/20
The Irish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (ISME) association has backed a legal initiative to stop pensions “tax discrimination” against private sector workers and plans to bring a test case before the court
Posted: 30/09/20
The UK's Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published a consultation on levy rules for 2021/22, including a proposal to halve the levy for schemes with less than £20m in liabilities
Posted: 29/09/20
Three European countries, Iceland, Switzerland and Norway, have come out top on a global retirement index (GRI) for the third consecutive year
Posted: 29/09/20
The Dutch Minister for Social Affairs and Employment, Wouter Koolmees, has confirmed that he is looking into a ‘transition period’ to protect pensions until the new pension contract comes into effect in 2026
Posted: 29/09/20
Governments, regulators and businesses should work together to improve the standard of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for investors, according to the OECD
Posted: 29/09/20
The Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) has the potential to “positively disrupt” the European pensions market, according to Better Finance president Axel Kleinlein
Posted: 28/09/20
The coronavirus pandemic could reduce the future pensions of Swedes by thousands of kronor each month, due to its impact on investments and wage growth, according to a report by Skandia
Posted: 28/09/20
The Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM) has appointed former Minister of State with Responsibility for Financial Services, Michael D’Arcy as its new CEO
Posted: 28/09/20
A date has ben set for a shareholder securities fraud lawsuit against French entertainment conglomerate, Vivendi
Posted: 28/09/20
The Mothercare defined benefit (DB) schemes swung from a deficit of £24.9m in March 2019 to a surplus of £29.8m, as of March 2020, its final financial results report has revealed
Posted: 25/09/20
Akademiker Pension, formerly known as MP Pension, has become the first Danish pension fund to exclude China from its investment universe due to human rights violations
Posted: 25/09/20
Pension schemes should look to increase their inflation hedging before a “big inflation shock” hits the markets, according to AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) head of sovereign, inflation and FX, Jonathan Baltora
Posted: 25/09/20
The average Swedish worker would like a pension worth 69 per cent of their salary and a retirement age of 65, according to a survey by the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 25/09/20
Aggregate combined employee and employer contribution rates to UK defined contribution (DC) workplace schemes increased from 4.5 per cent to 7 per cent in the 12 months to the end of July 2020, the Pensions Policy Institute’s (PPI’s) DC Future Book has revealed
Posted: 24/09/20
Insurance and Pension Denmark CEO, Kent Damsgaard, has said the pensions industry is ready to support the country’s move to electric cars with investments in the Danish electricity grid
Posted: 24/09/20
Denmark’s P+ has made a return of DKK 15bn since March and recorded its first positive return for the year at the end of August
Posted: 24/09/20
Media and entertainment company, Sky, has appointed Buck to provide a range of services to its UK and Irish defined contribution schemes
Posted: 24/09/20
Danish pension funds have increased their US dollar hedging by DKK 59bn since late March, analysis by Danmark’s Nationalbank has revealed.
Posted: 23/09/20
Under two in 10 Swedish people have discussed occupational pensions in their last job interview with a potential employer, a study has found
Posted: 23/09/20
Pensioners in Sweden are set for pension increases and lower income tax following the Swedish government’s Budget 2021
Posted: 23/09/20
Swiss citizens that opt to retire at the age of 58 could see a pension shortfall of up to 23 per cent over their lifetime, according to analysis by Credit Suisse
Posted: 22/09/20
Norway’s Ministry of Finance has backed a move which would see the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) reduce its exposure to European equities
Posted: 22/09/20
The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has revealed it is considering a new framework for the withdrawal of assets from the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN)
Posted: 21/09/20
Pension schemes have been urged to revisit historical rules and assumptions, after analysis from Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) revealed that the '4 per cent rule' is no longer likely to be sustainable for many people
Posted: 21/09/20
The Pensions Authority in Ireland has issued an alert on the involvement of third party providers in Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSA) and plans to conduct a compliance exercise on providers in 2021
Posted: 21/09/20
The Pensions Authority in Ireland has successfully prosecuted a company that failed to pass on employee pension contributions to the trustee of the Construction Workers Pension Scheme (CWPS)
Posted: 21/09/20
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Posted: 18/09/20
Finansforbundet, the union for the Danish financial sector, has criticised the association, Insurance and Pension Denmark’s (F&P) “desperate attempt” to avoid paying the proposed ‘special tax’ that would fund early retirement for thousands of Danes
Posted: 18/09/20
Denmark’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) has issued three injunctions to Söderberg & Partners Pensionsmægler A / S for providing “inadequate advice” to customers
Posted: 18/09/20
Two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PKA and PenSam, have partnered to invest DKK 3.4bn in electric trains for one of the UK’s most central train lines
Posted: 18/09/20
John Lewis’s defined benefit (DB) pension deficit increased by £567.6m year-on-year to £623.8m, as at 25 July 2020, its half year financial results report has revealed
Posted: 17/09/20
Irish pension schemes are “waiting to see the detail” before making any preparations for the transposition of the European Union’s IORP II Directive, Irish Association of Pensions Funds (IAPF) defined contribution committee member, Caroline Rowan, has said
Posted: 17/09/20
Irish pensions regulation needs to catch up with the technology available to use in relation to member communications, according to New Ireland Assurance commercial director, Niall O’Callaghan
Posted: 17/09/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has extended its easements for trustees and providers to report sponsoring employers’ late pension contribution payments in its updated Covid-19 guidance
Posted: 16/09/20
The shortlist for this year’s Irish Pensions Awards has been published
Posted: 16/09/20
Irish members of defined contribution schemes invested in default funds were less likely to switch funds in the peak of market volatility during the Covid-19 crisis in March
Posted: 16/09/20
A fall in the average credit quality of fixed income indices and increased competition for high-quality assets presents “serious challenges” for pension schemes, AXA Investment Managers (IM) has warned
Posted: 14/09/20
The number of Finnish citizens that have accrued pension for periods of childcare hit 930,000 by the end of 2019, and is on track to hit one million by the end of 2020
Posted: 14/09/20
The Danish government “owes an answer” to the pension and insurance industries over its plans to introduce a special tax on the financial sector to fund its early retirement policy, Insurance and Pension Denmark CEO, Kent Damsgaard, has said
Posted: 14/09/20
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Posted: 11/09/20
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) completed £3.5bn of bulk annuity deals in H1 2020, down from the £6bn worth of transactions in H1 2019, its half-year results have revealed
Posted: 10/09/20
Dutch pension funds could see their coverage ratios rise as the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association (AG) predicts a slowdown in life expectancy in the country
Posted: 10/09/20
Sweden’s KPA has invested SEK 4.9bn, its largest single investment ever, in the real estate credit fund, Brunswick Real Estate Capital III (BREC III), it has announced
Posted: 09/09/20
Over half (51 per cent) of UK pension transfers covered by the XPS scam protection service since lockdown, representing £25m in savings, have been flagged as at risk of a scam, according to XPS Pensions Group
Posted: 09/09/20
A successful class action against a US pharmaceuticals company that saw the UK’s Norfolk Pension Fund serve as the lead plaintiff has recovered in excess of €46.7m (USD 55m) for investors
Posted: 09/09/20
Danish pension schemes focus too much on short-term returns, according to the director general of Denmark’s Financial Supervisory Authority
Posted: 08/09/20
Ikea owner, Ingka Group, is undertaking a review of its global and local pension schemes across 31 countries to ensure they align with the environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards of the group.

Speaking to European Pensions, a spokesperson for Ingka Group said work on the review began on 1 September
Posted: 08/09/20
The world’s 300 largest pension funds saw their assets under management (AUM) increase by 8 per cent in 2019, the latest data from the Thinking Ahead Institute has found
Posted: 07/09/20
Citizens of European countries are less likely to be ‘retirement strategists’ and have a written retirement plan than those in India, the USA and Canada
Posted: 07/09/20
Irish managed pension funds gained an average of 3.2 per cent in August, according to the latest analysis by Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 04/09/20
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Posted: 04/09/20
PensionsEurope has criticised the European Supervisory Authorities' (ESAs) proposals on ESG disclosures for a “lack of flexibility”
Posted: 03/09/20
The Swedish Pensions Agency is the latest pension provider to announce it has invested in the Swedish government’s new green bond, which launched on 1 September
Posted: 03/09/20
Swedish pension provider, Alecta, has invested SEK 4.25bn in a green bond issued by the Swedish government under the Swedish National Debt Office's Programme for Euro Medium Term Notes (EMTN)
Posted: 02/09/20
Swedish savers that invested their pension contributions through Falcon Funds are to receive back €32.5m, the Swedish Pensions Agency has revealed
Posted: 02/09/20
Sweden’s AP2 buffer fund returned -5.1 per cent in the first half of 2020, equivalent to SEK -19.3bn, it has revealed
Posted: 02/09/20
The average Dutch pension fund coverage ratio increased from 93 per cent to 96 per cent in August, the latest data from Aon reveals
Posted: 02/09/20
Pensioenfonds ABP has highlighted the varying sustainable investments it holds as it acknowledges ‘Duurzame Dinsdag’, translated to ‘Sustainable Tuesday’, a day when the Dutch government is presented with sustainable ideas and initiatives from its citizens
Posted: 01/09/20
The average size of a transfer taken out of a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme in the UK in Q2 2020 was £556,000, analysis by Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) has revealed
Posted: 01/09/20
Net sales of UCITS in June broke the €100bn mark, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has revealed
Posted: 01/09/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the country’s Government Pension Fund Global, has excluded a further three companies from its investment universe
Posted: 01/09/20
Newspaper publisher, Archant, will enter its pension scheme into Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment if its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) is approved as part of a deal with Rcapital
Posted: 28/08/08
Danish pension provider, PKA, has jointly purchased the former state prison with construction company A. Enggaard and intends to convert the former prison ground into a new neighbourhood
Posted: 28/08/20
Restricting ownership of certain companies that don’t meet Norges Bank Investment Management’s (NBIM) sustainability criteria is “necessary” to maintain legitimacy, it has said.

Publishing its Investing responsibly report looking back and its responsible investment decisions over the past 20 years, NBIM revealed that at the end of 2019, 134 companies were excluded from investment, equivalent to NOK 243bn, or 2.4 per cent of the value of the fund
Posted: 28/08/20
Insurance and Pension Denmark executive director, Karina Ransby, discusses why Denmark always ranks so high on Mercer's global pension index
Posted: 27/08/20
Finnish mutual pension insurance company, Elo, has revealed it has submitted a recovery plan that has been approved by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) after its solvency ratio fell below the limit
Posted: 27/08/20
Sweden’s AP3 made a net loss of SEK 3,090m in the first half of 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 26/08/20
The proportion of European pension schemes that consider climate change risk on their investments has increased by 40 percentage points year-on-year, according to Mercer
Posted: 26/08/20
European institutional investors, including pension schemes, are continuing to diversify their portfolios away from equity exposure, according to research by Mercer
Posted: 26/08/20
Norges Bank Investment Management and Norges Bank’s Executive Board have revised the terms of incoming CEO Nicolai Tangen’s employment contract in a bid to minimise conflict of interest concerns
Posted: 25/08/20
The disadvantages of lowering the 0.75 per cent charge cap on defined contribution (DC) pension schemes’ default funds outweigh the possible advantages, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has said
Posted: 24/08/20
The Dutch pensions industry will have a "big impact" on setting whatever happens in respect of climate change and investment policies on a European basis, and potentially even on a global basis, according to AXA IM Netherlands country manager, Hanneke Veringa
Posted: 24/08/20
Irish-headquartered TontineTrust has announced a partnership with Dutch pensions consultancy firm, Westerbrink, in a move it hopes will bring it closer to launching a pan-European personal pension product (PEPP)
Posted: 24/08/20
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched appeals against aspects of the High Court judgment in the Hughes and others v The Board of the PPF case
Posted: 21/08/20
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Posted: 21/08/20
A reform of the Swiss second pillar pension system is “urgently required” according to Swisscanto
Posted: 21/08/20
The market value coverage ratio of Pensioenfonds ING increased by 0.9 percentage points in July to 119.4 per cent
Posted: 20/08/20
The Pensions Authority in Ireland has reiterated to trustees of defined benefit pension schemes its expectations surrounding investment strategies for schemes with a funding proposal for a term longer than three years
Posted: 20/08/20
Denmark’s Industriens pension has been ranked top for having the lowest administration costs per member for the fourth year in a row, figures from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority have shown
Posted: 19/08/20
The UK government must ensure the vast majority of schemes, including defined benefit schemes, participate in the pensions dashboards from day one, according to AJ Bell
Posted: 19/08/20
The announcement by the Romanian government to increase pension payments by 14 per cent will have a 0.3 percentage point (ppt) impact on the country’s budget deficit, according to ING
Posted: 19/08/20
The Danish government’s proposal to finance a pension reform that would allow thousands of citizens to retire early has been described as “unfortunate” by Insurance and Pension Denmark
Posted: 19/08/20
Fifty-five per cent of institutional investors believe that the majority of their ESG investments will be held in passive products within the next five years, according to research by Invesco
Posted: 18/08/20
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global made a loss of -3.4 per cent in the first half of 2020, Norges Bank Investment Management has revealed
Posted: 18/08/20
Finnish pension provider, Varma, has joined an appeal from international investors and pharmaceutical companies to develop a Covid-19 vaccine that will be distributed fairly
Posted: 17/8/20
A "quiet recovery" in the financial markets has seen investment returns for Danish pension fund, MP Pension, increase to 1.8 per cent, compared to -13 per cent in March
Posted: 17/8/20
The areas for improvement that the forthcoming Danish pension commission will look to address are “spot on”, according to Forsikring & Pension
Posted: 17/8/20
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Posted: 14/8/20
Pensioenfonds ING, the fund for employees of Dutch multinational banking group ING, saw its market value coverage ratio increase by 3.6 percentage points in Q2 2020, to 118.5 per cent, its quarterly report has revealed
Posted: 14/8/20
PFA Asset Management has announced the appointment of Irene Holmslykke as chief executive officer (CEO), with effect from 1 September 2020
Posted: 14/8/20
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has submitted a set of draft regulations to the European Commission (EC) to implement the framework for the design and delivery of the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
Posted: 14/8/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) chief executive, Charles Counsell, has written to Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chair, Stephen Timms, in response to questions posed by Timms concerning TPR’s handling of the Norton Motorcycles case
Posted: 13/08/20
Ireland is expected to transpose the long overdue IORP II Directive by the end of 2020, its Pensions Regulator, Brendan Kennedy, has stated
Posted: 13/08/20
The Latvian government has announced that all pensions worth up to €454 a month will be increased on 1 October, according to a report by the Latvian Information Agency (LETA)
Posted: 13/08/20
The Pensions Authority in Ireland has increased its external legal spending by over €130,000 year-on-year
Posted: 13/08/20
The number of Finnish earnings-related pension insurance policies transferred between companies declined by approximately 15 per cent to around 3,500 in Q2 2020, according to the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 12/8/20
Danish pension provider, Danica Pension, has urged savers to remain calm and not make regular changes to their pension in the ongoing economic uncertainty
Posted: 12/8/20
The Hungarian Socialist Party, MSZP, has called on the government to raise pensions in line with broader shifts in inflation, arguing that the current increases in consumer prices are hitting pensioners worst
Posted: 12/8/20
The combined deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 Index increased to £199.5bn by the end of July 2020, an increase of more than £20bn since the end of June 2020 (£174.8bn)
Posted: 11/8/20
European Pensions is excited to introduce two new categories to the European Pensions Awards 2020, added to give recognition to those pension providers, pension funds and associations that are leading the way with their marketing and thought-leadership efforts
Posted: 11/8/20
A recent German court ruling on the exclusion of a survivor's pension in the case of marriage after early retirement will be "welcomed", according to DLA Piper
Posted: 11/8/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has again defended its appointment of Nicolai Tangen as its CEO amid fresh criticism during a parliamentary hearing
Posted: 11/8/20
A number of pension reforms are needed in order to deliver a sustainable pension system to future Swedish pensioners, including an increase in the retirement age, Swedish union Forena has argued
Posted: 10/8/20
APG has reached an agreement with the UK listed real estate company Hammerson to acquire its remaining interest in VIA Outlets for an expected value of around €301m (£271m)
Posted: 10/8/20
The Ministry of Employment in Denmark should look to ensure that its new retirement-focused commission addresses the need for a more flexible retirement, Forsikring & Pension CEO, Per Bremer Rasmussen, has said
Posted: 10/8/20
Small- to mid-size pension risk transfer (PRT) transactions could see growth of up to 25 per cent in 2020 despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to analysis by Legal & General (L&G)
Posted: 07/08/20
AP Pension has revealed that its positive returns in the second quarter (Q2) has made up for a large part of the losses it saw in the first quarter (Q1)
Posted: 07/08/20
Irish managed pension funds returned just 0.1 per cent over July, in what was described as a “damp squib” month for the funds
Posted: 07/08/20
ITV has submitted an initial offer of £31m to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to reach a settlement regarding its financial support of the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 06/08/20
Sweden’s AP7 has increased the size of its green impact mandate by €48.5m
Posted: 06/08/20
The deficits of pension schemes in ISEQ-listed companies reduced by €200m over the second quarter (Q2), according to the latest data from Mercer
Posted: 06/08/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned that the hardest times “may still be ahead” for many sponsoring employers in a letter to the Work and Pensions Select Committee (WPC)
Posted: 05/08/20
The Covid-19 pandemic has “taken its toll” on the financial situation of the European occupational pensions sector, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has said
Posted: 05/08/20
Europe’s pension funds are leading the way with a new Net Zero Investment Framework, which provides a practical blueprint for investors wanting to maximise the contribution they make in tackling climate change and achieving net zero emissions globally by 2050
Posted: 05/08/20
The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) Trust has become a statutory employer of the NIAB (1996) Pension Scheme following pressure from The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 04/08/20
The average policy funding ratio of Dutch schemes continued to fall in July, ending the month on 95 per cent, the latest data from Aon has revealed
Posted: 04/08/20
A hearing will begin at Estonia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, 4 August, on the government’s proposed pension reform bill at the request of the country’s President, Kersti Kaljulaid, who believes the reform bill is unconstitutional
Posted: 03/08/20
The best and worst performing pension schemes of FTSE 350 companies have seen “further divergence” in their funding levels in 2020 due to Covid-19 volatility, according to Aon
Posted: 03/08/20
The need for pension funds to be on the Netherlands’ upcoming register for ultimate beneficial owners (UBO) has been criticised by Achmea
Posted: 03/08/20
The Bank of Ireland (BOI) is to charge a negative interest rate of 0.65 per cent on ‘specialised accounts’, which includes accounts held by pension schemes
Posted: 31/07/20
The number of transfers into UK Qualified Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) fell by 12 per cent year-on-year in 2019/20, from 5,000 to 4,400, according to HMRC data
Posted: 31/07/20
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Posted: 31/07/20
Danish pension company, PFA, has entered into an undisclosed triple-digit million loan agreement to finance the construction of what will be one of Europe’s largest factory facilities for the production of sustainable lithium-ion battery cells for primarily electric vehicles
Posted: 30/07/20
The Countrywide Farmers Retirement Benefits Scheme has agreed a £100m bulk annuity transaction with Legal & General (L&G), securing the benefits of 360 deferred members and 712 retirees
Posted: 30/07/20
Sportfondsen Pensioenfonds has increased its pension contribution by 1 percentage point to 23 per cent
Posted: 30/07/20
Denmark’s Industriens Pension has invested DKK 1bn in a renewable energy fund from infrastructure investor Actis, which will focus on emerging markets (EM)
Posted: 29/07/20
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a second consultation on measures to ensure that vulnerable consumers are treated fairly and consistently across financial services sectors
Posted: 29/07/20
Stichting Pensioenfonds PostNL’s (PostNL) policy funding ratio fell to 105.7 per cent in June 2020, down from 106.3 per cent at the end of May
Posted: 29/07/20
European countries’ pension reforms over the past two decades have played a “decisive role” in driving up the participation rate of older workers in the labour force, a new report by the European Central Bank (ECB) has found
Posted: 29/07/20
Austrian women receive 41.9 per cent less pension that men, according to SPÖ women
Posted: 28/07/20
The UK's Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has launched an investigation into pension scams in the first strand of a three-part inquiry into the impact of the pension freedoms and protection of pension savers
Posted: 28/07/20
The average funding ratio of Dutch pension schemes increased by 3.3 percentage points in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to the country’s central bank and supervisor, DNB
Posted: 28/07/20
Nordic postal company PostNord has revealed that the transfer of its insurance arm of its pension scheme, PostNord Försäkringsförening, has contributed to a higher pension liability
Posted: 28/07/20
The deadline to enter the Irish Pensions Awards, which honours the Irish pension funds and providers that have excelled in the past year, has been extended to 7 August 2020
Posted: 27/07/20
Danica Pension has pledged to transition its DKK 400bn of assets under management to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as it becomes the 26th member of the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA)
Posted: 27/07/20
Ethical investment funds have shown their resilience during the coronavirus pandemic, with the average ethical fund producing a 4.3 per cent return over the past year, compared to an average of 1.5 per cent for non-ethical funds, according to analysis by Moneyfacts
Posted: 27/07/20
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (Pasa) has emphasised the importance of administrators in mitigating against the risk of cybercrime in pension schemes, amid increased industry concerns
Posted: 24/07/20
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Posted: 24/07/20
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has been “zero to 100” when it comes to implementation, products, and consulting advice, but there hasn’t been “fundamental thinking from the ground up about what the topic is about”
Posted: 24/07/20
Denmark’s MP Pension had the second-best result of the Danish pension industry in the first half of 2020, according to data by Morningstar
Posted: 23/07/20
The Vodafone Defined Contribution (DC) Pension Plan has completed the largest-ever transfer of an unbundled DC scheme to a master trust, with £1.4bn of assets transferring to LifeSight master trust, according to Willis Towers Watson
Posted: 23/07/20
Sweden’s Första AP-fonden (AP1) returned -1.8 per cent in the first half of 2020, during a period that was rocked by Covid-19
Posted: 23/07/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has sold two logistics property in the USA
Posted: 22/07/20
The French public sector additional pension scheme (ERAFP) has launched a call for tenders for the allocation of four diversified fund of funds management mandates, and several US equity mandates
Posted: 22/07/20
Several OECD countries have been warned that the short-term measures they have taken to help citizens through the coronavirus crisis have long-term risks
Posted: 22/07/20
The UK government has launched a call for evidence into pensions tax relief administration, following industry and stakeholder concerns over the net pay anomaly.

It has highlighted concerns around the potential for a low-earning individual’s take-home pay to be affected by the method of pensions tax relief operated by their scheme, stating that it is keen to understand what “deliverable options for change” exist, as a "straightforward and proportionate solution" has yet to be outlined.
Posted: 21/07/20
Pensioenfonds ING, the fund for employees of Dutch multinational banking group ING, has seen its policy funding ratio fall again down to 128.1 per cent from 129 per cent last month
Posted: 21/07/20
People in Ireland that live alone in the years before retirement are at greater risk of having inadequate income in retirement, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Posted: 21/07/20
The number of Irish defined benefit transfer value enquiries from members of LCP-managed pension schemes increased during the pandemic lockdown
Posted: 21/07/20
Pension administration company, Achmea, has teamed up with Pensioenfonds PGB and IT provider CGI, to set up a new pensions administration platform following the joint acquisition of IT company, InAdmin RiskCo
Posted: 20/07/20
Skandia’s asset under management (AUM) dropped by SEK 28bn in the first half of 2020, falling from SEK 692bn to SEK 664bn, with falls in AUM seen across the group
Posted: 20/07/20
Danish pension provider PKA has tightened up its requirements for investing in coal and has excluded 20 companies with exposure to coal.
Posted: 20/07/20
The European Commission’s (EC) Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy should focus on plugging legislative “inconsistencies and gaps”, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has said
Posted: 17/7/20
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has voiced its support for calls to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration and reporting for pension providers in a response to the European Commission’s Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy consultation
Posted: 17/7/20
Swedish pension provider, Alecta, saw its defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension returns fall negative in the first half of 2020, according to its H1 2020 financial report
Posted: 17/7/20
The Serbian government’s pledge to boost pensions and salaries for public sector employees has been questioned by economists, who argue that there is no money to pay for the policy
Posted: 16/7/20
Greenpeace has launched a campaign placing pressure on the Luxembourg Fonds de Compensation (FDC) to divest from fossil fuels, after highlighting the fund’s current investments in oil and gas
Posted: 16/7/20
Dutch pension administrator, Achmea Pensioenservices, has welcomed the recent agreement on pension reform in the Netherlands, but warned that the transition to the new system would be complex
Posted: 16/7/20
Proposals for a reformed pension system in the Netherlands have now received the support of all four coalition parties, VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie, following a debate at the House of Representatives
Posted: 15/7/20
The Greek government could have to pay out billions of euros to retirees after the country’s Council of State found that cuts to pensions between June 2015 and May 2016 were unlawful
Posted: 15/7/20
Pension funds and other investors have met with the Brazilian Congress to discuss potential improvements to the country’s sustainable management of the Amazon rainforest
Posted: 15/7/20
The combined deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 Index fell to £174.8bn at the end of June 2020, down from the £176.3bn reported in May 2020
Posted: 14/7/20
Around three quarters (74 per cent) of Finns trust the country’s pension system as confidence grew by 6 percentage points compared to last year, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 14/7/20
The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) has revealed that its return for the first six months of 2020 totalled -2.5 per cent
Posted: 14/7/20
Three quarters (75 per cent) of Danish savers would find it 'positive or very positive' if their pension company provided a digital solution allowing them to easily adjust their funds based on their needs, according to a survey for PFA
Posted: 13/7/20
Dutch pension fund PME has given a mandate to CBRE Global Investors to build a convenience retail portfolio with a focus on sustainability in the Netherlands
Posted: 13/7/20
The financial returns of Danish pension funds MP Pension and Danica Pension recovered in Q2 2020, after falling in first three months of 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19
Posted: 13/7/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has called on the European Commission (EC) to go further on its sustainable finance strategy
Posted: 10/07/20
The Pensions Infrastructure Platform Limited (PiP) has been acquired, in its entirety, by Foresight Group LLP, following a "competitive process" run by the PiP board
Posted: 10/07/20
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Posted: 10/07/20
Sweden’s income-based pension will increase by 0.8 per cent in 2021, the Swedish Pensions Agency has revealed
Posted: 10/07/20
Two-thirds of Dutch households expect their pension benefits to be reduced as a result of the coronavirus crisis, according to a survey by DNB
Posted: 09/07/20
PensionsEurope has raised some concerns over the proposed reporting requirements for the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
Posted: 09/07/20
The French government is to reinstate its pension reform negotiations with the social partners, it has been revealed
Posted: 09/07/20
Work to tackle climate change is “too slow and must be accelerated” despite such progress increasing “considerably”, according to AP7 CEO Richard Gröttheim
Posted: 08/07/20
Finland’s public sector pension provider, Keva, has become a joint owner in a district heating business in the Järvenpää-Tuusula area of the country
Posted: 07/06/20
The European Commission (EC) has deemed member states’ transposition of the supplementary pension rights directive as satisfactory
Posted: 08/07/20
The UBS UK Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has entered a £1.4bn longevity hedge deal, covering “the majority” of its defined benefit (DB) pensioners
Posted: 07/06/20
Danish pension savers are being warned to check how much they are paying in annual management costs (APR), especially in this period of low stock market returns
Posted: 07/06/20
ABP has revealed it successfully voted against proposed remuneration policies at four Dutch companies in the most recent general meeting of shareholders (AGM) season
Posted: 07/06/20
The transfer of benefits into the new Dutch pension system has not been “sufficiently considered” according to Aon Netherlands chief executive officer, Frank Driessen
Posted: 07/06/20
The UK's Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has upheld a complaint against Phoenix, after misinformation saw the scheme record a lower Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) for the complainant
Posted: 06/07/20
Plans to reform the Dutch pension system have been approved by the Dutch Federation of Trade Unions (FNV) in a vote that took place on Saturday, 4 July
Posted: 06/07/20
The second quarter of 2020 has seen Irish managed pension funds recover the majority of the losses they endured in quarter one, according to Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 06/07/20
There are less than three weeks left to enter the Irish Pensions Awards, which honours the Irish pension funds and providers that have excelled in the past year
Posted: 06/07/20
Nordea has acquired NOK 4.2bn worth of pension portfolios from Norwegian insurance company, Frende Livsforsikring AS (Frende)
Posted: 06/07/20
Danish people born from 1954 onwards are the first age group to work longer following the retirement increase to 65.5 in 2019
Posted: 03/07/20
The cost of the UK’s Brexit bill has increased by €2.05bn (£1.85bn) “overnight” due to a 21 per cent increase in EU officials' pension liabilities
Posted: 03/07/20
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Posted: 03/07/20
Swedish pension company, Skandia, has invested almost SEK 500m in a fund aimed at lending to microfinance institutions and inclusive financial institutions in developing countries
Posted: 02/07/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has made several proposals that would increase the transparency and accountability of shareholder voting
Posted: 02/07/20
The average policy coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds fell further to 96 per cent in June, down from 98 per cent, according to Aon’s latest Pension Thermometer figures
Posted: 02/07/20
One-in-10 (11 per cent) UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have discussed superfunds as an option for their target end-game, according to a survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson
Posted: 01/07/20
Tax-subsidised pension savings are at the top of Swedish people’s wish list when it comes to pension reform, according to Skandia
Posted: 01/07/20
Denmark’s MP Pension has signed a joint letter from investors calling on the Brazilian government to stop the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest
Posted: 01/07/20
The upcoming Dutch pension reform, which will see every defined benefit scheme become a DC-like collective scheme, transfers the risks of the system to individuals, AXA Investment Managers head of quant lab, Laurent Clavel, has warned
Posted: 01/07/20
The Dutch pension reforms, which will see all pension schemes move from a defined benefit system to a DC-like collective system, will lead to €500bn of assets transferred from liability driven investments to cash flow driven investments
Posted: 30/06/20
Willis Towers Watson’s Willis Pension Scheme has entered a longevity swap deal with Munich Re to manage longevity risk in relation to £1bn of pensioner liabilities
Posted: 30/06/20
Several Baltic pension funds are now investors in Eco Baltia, the largest environmental management group for plastic recycling and waste collection in the Baltics, through their investment in the INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund
Posted: 30/06/20
Danish pension fund, Industriens Pension, has detailed how using artificial intelligence helps its staff provide greater support to its members
Posted: 29/06/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR), the UK pensions industry's regulator, has published its 2020/21 Corporate Plan, which sets out its priorities for the year ahead
Posted: 29/06/20
Finland has been ranked as the best country in Europe for retirement in 2020, moving up from second place in 2019, a report by Blacktower Financial Management Group has found
Posted: 29/06/20
The ex-boss of Norton Motorcycles, Stuart Garner, said that it was “likely” that pension investors would receive all their money back following The Pension Ombudsman’s (TPO) decision
Posted: 26/06/20
Finnish earnings-related pension payments increased by €1bn in 2019, totalling €29bn, the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has revealed
Posted: 26/06/20
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Posted: 26/06/20
Norton Motorcycles director and scheme trustee, Stuart Garner, has been ordered to repay all the money that he invested into his own firm from the company pension schemes
Posted: 25/06/20
The policy funding ratio of Dutch pension fund, Pensioenfonds PostNL, has fallen to 106.3 per cent at the end of May
Posted: 25/06/20
Net sales of UCITS and AIFs rebounded in April after big outflows were seen in March, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has revealed
Posted: 25/06/20
Denmark’s MP Pension has joined forces with other international investors to pressure Japan’s Mizuho Bank to stop lending to coal industries in Asia
Posted: 25/06/20
Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) has sold its wholly-owned pensions subsidiary, KLP Bedriftspensjon AS, to DNB Livforsikring AS, the bank’s life insurance arm, for an undisclosed amount
Posted: 24/06/20
The UK government has launched a consultation to seek views on proposed amendments to the Fee-Paid Judicial Pension Scheme (FPJPS), designed to reflect recent Supreme and European Union Court rulings
Posted: 24/06/20
Eighty per cent of German institutional investors now use environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategies, according to research by Union Investment
Posted: 24/06/20
AP2’s Female Representation Index for 2020 shows that the proportion of women represented on the boards of companies listed on Nasdaq Stockholm has decreased for the first time since 2013
Posted: 24/06/20
The High Court has ruled that the UK's Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) compensation cap for those below normal pension age is unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age
Posted: 20/06/20
Denmark’s Industriens Pension has invested DKK 8.9bn in a sustainable bond fund with PIMCO that has a focus on supporting the United Nation’s (UN) global goals
Posted: 23/06/20
Sweden’s state employees are now more likely to retire in the month they turn 67 than when they turn 65, according to the latest data from SPV, which is responsible for administering government employee pensions
Posted: 23/06/20
The drop in defined benefit (DB) scheme liabilities caused by Covid-19’s impact on mortality rates has been overshadowed by liability increases triggered by economic factors, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP)
Posted: 22/06/20
The Danish pensions industry has said it is “ready with the necessary capital” to support the government’s climate initiatives
Posted: 22/06/20
Danish pension provider, PKA, is cracking down on car manufacturers, with one firm excluded and other big names on its watch list
Posted: 22/06/20
The average solvency ratio of Finnish earnings-related occupational pension insurers increased to 123 per cent at the end of May
Posted: 22/06/20
Worldwide regulated open-ended fund assets decreased by 10.8 per cent to €47.1trn in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has revealed
Posted: 22/06/20
The future expected monthly benefit that a Dutch defined contribution (DC) pension pot can buy has fallen by 5 per cent, according to new research by Aon
Posted: 19/06/20
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Posted: 19/06/20
A “big surge” in defined contribution (DC) occupational trust pension schemes moving to master trusts is expected as the UK begins to ease lockdown, Hymans Robertson has said
Posted: 19/06/20
Pensioenfonds ING, the fund for employees of Dutch multinational banking group ING, has seen its market value coverage ratio increase to 116.3 per cent over May
Posted: 19/06/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its interim regulatory regime for prospective defined benefit (DB) pension consolidation vehicles in the UK, ahead of future government legislation
Posted: 18/06/20
Luxembourg is “uniquely placed” to support the development of the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP), according to Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) StatBo member, Steven Libby
Posted: 18/06/20
Ireland’s defined benefit schemes will be categorised by the country’s Pensions Authority on how likely they are able to meet their obligations, the Pensions Regulator, Brendan Kennedy announced, whilst stating that the “culture of trusteeship must change”
Posted: 18/06/20
There is still no expected completion deadline for the transposition of the European Union’s IORP II Directive in Ireland, the country’s Pensions Regulator, Brendan Kennedy has said
Posted: 17/06/20
Biffa’s defined benefit (DB) pension schemes had a net surplus of £116.7m at 27 March 2020, up from £79m at the same point 12 months prior
Posted: 17/06/20
Nordic-based pension funds AP Pension, PensionDanmark and KLP are among the first round of investors in what is set to be the largest renewable energy fund globally, having already reached €1.5bn
Posted: 17/06/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has voted on 187 shareholder proposals on sustainability so far in 2020
Posted: 17/06/20
Swedish pension provider, Alecta, has said it is taking a stand against investments in tobacco and commercial gambling companies
Posted: 17/06/20
Danish pension providers, Velliv and Topdanmark, have been ranked as the worst providers for sustainability, a study by Söderberg and Partners has found
Posted: 16/06/20
Skandia’s foundations have donated SEK1.5m to support new research on Sweden’s reformed pension system
Posted: 16/06/20
Women and younger savers are more likely to choose low carbon dioxide funds or opt out of certain products and services when choosing investment options in Sweden’s premium pension
Posted: 16/06/20
Icelandic pension funds have extended their hiatus from foreign currency purchases until the 17 September, the Central Bank of Iceland has confirmed
Posted: 16/06/20
Sweden’s AP7 has excluded a further three companies from its investment universe, bringing its total number of blacklisted companies to 74
Posted: 15/06/20
The Dutch cabinet has finalised discussions with trade unions on the elaboration of the pension agreement
Posted: 15/06/20
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has urged the government to alter the upcoming Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill to avoid “unintended negative consequences”
Posted: 15/06/20
Danish women’s pension wealth immediately before the retirement age is, on average, 22 per cent less than that of men, new research by Forsikring and Pension (Insurance and Pension Denmark) has found
Posted: 15/06/20
A committee tasked with reviewing the ethical framework for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has made a series of proposals to update the guidelines “in light of the evolution in ethical norms and new issues that have emerged over the past 15 years”
Posted: 15/06/20
Ireland’s state-owned transport group, CIÉ, has seen a proposal for one of its pension schemes rejected by workers, the Irish Times has reported
Posted: 12/06/20
The Supervisory Council of Norges Bank has written to the country’s parliament giving a briefing on its probe into the appointment of incoming Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) CEO, Nicolai Tangen
Posted: 12/06/20
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Posted: 12/06/20
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has stated that it is "alive" and responding to the eight risk 'hotspots' identified in the Joint Forum on Actuarial Regulation’s (JFAR) updated Risk Perspective report
Posted: 11/06/20
PensionsEurope has sent a joint letter to the European Commission (EC) calling for the establishment of an open source European Union (EU) environmental, social and governance (ESG) data register
Posted: 11/06/20
Danish pension provider, PFA, is now giving customers access to a sustainable pension product
Posted: 11/06/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has partnered with the United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to launch a guidance tool to help companies integrate children’s rights into their responsible sourcing policies and practices
Posted: 10/06/20
The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) has set itself the objective of leading in the development of innovative cross-border savings and pension products as part of its five key aims for its 2025 ambition
Posted: 10/06/20
The European Commission (EC) should “table a legislative proposal to require auto-enrolment into default occupational pension schemes at member state level”, the final report form the High Level Forum (HLF) on a Capital Markets Union (CMU) has said
Posted: 10/06/20
The annual return of the investments of Pensioenfonds ING was 11.1 per cent in 2019, up from 1.1 per cent in 2018, it has revealed
Posted: 10/05/20
The combined deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the PPF 7800 Index has increased by 37 per cent to £176.3bn at the end of May 2020 (£128.5bn in April)
Posted: 09/06/20
Baltic-based financial services provider, Luminor, has partnered with cloud portfolio management platform provider FA Solutions to streamline its cross-border pension operations
Posted: 09/06/20
The investment management industry is split over the mood of institutional investors following the market turmoil caused by the pandemic, a report by Cerulli has found
Posted: 09/06/20
Denmark’s MP Pension has excluded a further 24 oil companies, bringing its total oil shares exclusion value to DKK 870m
Posted: 09/06/20
A steep incline in pension savings in Denmark since the 1990s has coincided with a strong rise in household debt, a study by Danmarks Nationalbank, the European Stability Mechanism, and several economists has found
Posted: 08/06/20
Norway’s largest pension fund, KLP, has excluded 12 companies from its investment portfolio, it has revealed
Posted: 08/06/20
Prof. dr. Hans van Meerten, chair European pension law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, discusses why the recent ruling of the German Constitutional Court that an act of the European Central Bank and the EU Court is ultra vires, is significant to pension scheme members
Posted: 08/06/20
A final report on Sweden’s guarantee pension has suggested several changes be made to the public pension system
Posted: 08/06/20
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Posted: 05/06/19
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is moving ahead with a ban on contingent charging for defined benefit (DB) pension transfers in most circumstances
Posted: 05/06/19
Several European pension funds have signed a letter calling on European leaders to ensure the economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic delivers a sustainable recovery
Posted: 05/06/20
Irish managed pension funds made an average return of 2.5 per cent over May, according to the latest analysis from Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 05/06/20
Danica Pension has published a report on the CO2 impact of its investments, which finds that its investments emit 1.8 million tonnes less than the benchmark
Posted: 04/06/20
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has a real estate portfolio worth NOK 273bn, 10 years since Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) was given a mandate to invest in unlisted real estate
Posted: 04/06/20
The UK's Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) received 5,528 new complaints about pensions in the 2019/20 financial year, down by 26 per cent on the year before
Posted: 03/06/20
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has said it remains “just as concerned as in previous years” about the amount of investment risk inherent in defined benefit (DB) schemes
Posted: 03/06/20
The average coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds increased from 90 per cent to 92 per cent in May, according to the latest analysis by Aon
Posted: 3/06/20
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stopped Surrey-based cross-border financial consultancy, Montfort International, from conducting new investment or pension business
Posted: 2/6/20
Many self-employed Finns feel that they "cannot afford" to pay higher pension contributions and "lack trust" in the pension system, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 2/6/20
Sampension has boosted its green bonds purchases, after raising more than DKK 300m in green and sustainable investments over the first few months of the year
Posted: 2/6/20
The governor of Norway’s central bank has signed an employment contract to make Nicolai Tangen the CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), despite previous concerns over conflicts of interest
Posted: 1/6/20
Sweden, Belgium and Denmark have the “best pension systems worldwide”, yet only a “handful” of countries are tackling demographic issues, analysis by Allianz Global Investors has found
Posted: 1/6/20
Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund spokesperson, Dirk von der Heide, sat down with European Pensions reporter, Sophie Smith, to discuss the recent German Pensions Commission’s report, and how the system’s adaptability and long-term outlook can help it see past the current crisis
Posted: 1/6/20
Nationwide Building Society has announced that it will close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to future accrual on 31 March 2021
Posted: 29/05/20
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Posted: 29/05/20
With World No Tobacco Day this Sunday 31 May, Tobacco Free Portolios discusses the risks associated with pension funds investing in tobacco
Posted: 29/05/20
Pensioenfonds ING, the fund for employees of Dutch multinational banking group ING, has postponed its decision on indexation to December 2020
Posted: 29/05/20
There was a “sense in the UK” that it was “too difficult to divest from tobacco because of fiduciary duty constraints”, Nest CIO, Mark Fawcett, has said
Posted: 28/05/20
Jens van Egmond, board member and member of the investment committee at Netherlands’ Sportfondsen pension fund, talks Covid-19, portfolio strategy and the future of pensions with Francesca Fabrizi
Posted: 28/05/20
Pension funds in Norway posted a pre-tax profit of -4 per cent (annualised) on average in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, according to the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet)
Posted: 28/05/20
Global society is on a “cusp of a generation” that demands a “pension to be proud of”, according to the film producer, director and writer, Richard Curtis
Posted: 28/05/20
A new Dutch pension bill changing the rules on pension distribution in the event of a divorce has been postponed until 1 January 2022, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Wouter Koolmes, has announced
Posted: 27/05/20
The trustees of the 3i Group Pension Plan have completed a £650m bulk annuity deal with Legal & General (L&G)
Posted: 27/05/20
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) coordinator for pensions policy, Sandra Hack, reflects on the continual evolution of the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
Posted: 27/05/20
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the heterogeneous nature of Europe’s pension systems, as multinationals look for flexibility on pension funding as a way to manage cash flow
Posted: 27/05/20
A new law introduced in the Netherlands to increase diversity on company boards does not apply to pension funds, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, has confirmed
Posted: 26/05/20
Aston Martin Lagonda’s new chief executive, Tobias Moers, will receive a pension in line with the majority of the workforce after he joins the automotive giant on 1 August
Posted: 26/05/20
Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) CEO, Jerry Moriarty, discusses
the challenges for the pensions industry in Ireland at a time of a global
health and economic crisis
Posted: 26/05/20
The Finnish pension provider for the local government sector, Keva, had a return of -10.4 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 26/05/20
United Utilities’ defined benefit surplus stood at £754m at 31 March 2020, according to its annual results, up from a surplus of £484m in March 2019
Posted: 22/05/20
Danish pension providers, PensionDanmark and PFA, have united with energy company, SEAS-NVE, to invest in and operate an offshore wind farm
Posted: 22/05/20
Members of Denmark’s P+ pension paid a record amount of over DKK 250m in contributions in 2019, it has revealed
Posted: 22/05/20
European Pensions brings you the latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 22/05/20
The UK government has said that it does not believe there are “proportionate interventions” to be made at this time in pension investments affected by the Covid-19 crisis
Posted: 21/05/20
The traditional life portfolio of Sweden’s SH Pension saw a return of -6.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 21/05/20
The Dutch pension fund, ABP, for those working in the government and education sectors, has increased its investments in bonds aimed at the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact
Posted: 21/05/20
NN Life, a subsidiary of the Netherlands’ NN Group, has completed three longevity reinsurance transactions with companies Canada Life, Munich Re and Swiss Re associated with €13.5bn of pension liabilities in the Netherlands
Posted: 21/05/20
The policy funding ratio of Pensioenfonds ING, the fund for employees of Dutch multinational banking group ING, increased slightly over April to 130.1 per cent
Posted: 20/05/20
The number of UK employers that are requesting deficit recovery contribution (DRC) suspensions or reductions will continue to rise, according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 20/05/20
The development of a European pension tracking service is making “good progress”, the European Tracking Service (ETS) steering group has said
Posted: 20/05/20
The coverage ratio of the Netherlands’ Pensioenfonds Hoogovens increased to 96.2 per cent in April from 94.7 per cent in March, it has revealed
Posted: 19/05/20
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global is being urged to divest from German defence group, Rheinmetall, by a group of institutional investors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
Posted: 19/05/20
Sweden’s AP4 was the top performing pension investor in 2019, with a return of 19.6 per cent, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 19/05/20
The French Pension Reserve Fund (FRR) has reported that it achieved a performance of 9.66 per cent in 2019, which it attributed to high returns from assets such as equities
Posted: 18/5/20
The Dutch Pension Ombudsman has called on pension funds to make a “reasonable policy” on how to deal with people who miss the deadline for a disability contribution waiver
Posted: 18/5/20
The majority of the Dutch population expect to be financially affected by the current pandemic and mitigating measures, research by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has revealed
Posted: 18/5/20
The European Commission (EC) has referred the Netherlands to the Court of Justice of the European Union for taxing the transfers of pension capital by mobile workers, which it says is a restriction on the free movement of capital
Posted: 15/05/20
KBC Bank Ireland has today (15 May) confirmed that it is launching a digital pension offering to its customers
Posted: 15/5/20
Irish defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have weathered recent market turbulence well, Mercer has found, as DB deficits for ISEQ-listed companies remain unchanged since year-end at €1.2bn
Posted: 15/5/20
Norway’s largest pension fund, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP), saw value adjusted returns on customers’ funds of -3.7 per cent in Q1 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic hit financial markets
Posted: 15/5/20
Last year (2019) was an “exceptionally profitable” year for European pension funds, despite expectations of a difficult period, the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has said
Posted: 14/5/20
Norges Bank’s executive board has excluded five companies from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) after an assessment against the product-based coal criteria
Posted: 14/5/20
Finland’s State Pension Fund (VER) has increased its investments in commercial papers by €31m across 25 companies
Posted: 14/5/20
Pension obligations for PMT, the Dutch pension fund for the metal and technology industry, rose by over £10bn to €85.7bn in 2019, as the fund reported a “turbulent year” amid ongoing market volatility
Posted: 13/5/20
Swedish pension provider AMF has purchased around 6.6 per cent of the shares in engineering industry group Haldex for approximately SEK 114.5m
Posted: 13/5/20
The Swedish Pensions Agency, Pensions Myndigheten, has predicted that the average public pension income will decrease by 1.5 per cent in 2021
Posted: 13/5/20
Danish pension provider PFA has purchased 20 per cent of Data4, which finances, designs, builds and operates data centres in several locations in Europe
Posted: 12/5/20
Pension scheme actuaries can aid efforts to understand the current and future effects of the coronavirus crisis, according to a report from the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE)
Posted: 12/5/20
Norges Bank will take its Supervisory Council’s concerns “into account” when drafting the contract of incoming Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) CEO, Nicolai Tangen
Posted: 12/5/20
Finnish pension provider Elo made a loss of 9.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 11/05/20
Sweden’s KPA Pension made a return of -5.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 (Q1), it has revealed
Posted: 11/05/20
The AA’s DB pension deficit decreased from £218m to £162m year-on-year, as of 31 January 2020, driven by a 10 per cent increase in the AAUK scheme’s asset value to £2,472m
Posted: 07/05/20
The €252bn Dutch pension fund asset manager, PGGM, and €900bn Swedish pension fund, Alecta, have partnered up to co-invest in credit risk sharing transactions
Posted: 07/05/20
The Dutch pension fund for employees in the government and education sectors, ABP, has revealed improvements in meeting sustainable investment goals
Posted: 7/5/20
The UK's Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has upheld a complaint against the Railways Pension Trustee Company over its response to a member’s application for augmentation of her early retirement
Posted: 06/05/20
Pension provider, Velliv, has entered into a collaboration with Danish artificial intelligence (AI) company, 2021.AI
Posted: 06/05/20
Global government responses to Covid-19 and promises of financial support helped Irish managed pension funds make a positive return over April, the latest data from Rubicon Investment Consulting shows
Posted: 06/05/20
Punter Southall Aspire has announced that is withdrawing from the UK's master trust market and is seeking a “suitable home” for Aspire Savings Trust members
Posted: 05/05/20
The Polish Open Pension Funds' (OFE) funding position moved from a deficit of PLN 17bn (€3.7bn) to a surplus of PLN 1.4bn (€308m) during 2019, according to government statistics
Posted: 5/5/20
German institutional investors, investing in spezialfonds (special funds), have increased their investments in government bonds, according to analysis by Universal Investment
Posted: 05/05/20
The UK's Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has upheld a complaint against the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) over special class status (SCS) eligibility
Posted: 04/05/20
The solvency ratio of Finnish pension provider, Varma, has remained high, despite suffering investment losses in the first (Q1) of 2020
Posted: 04/05/20
The Council of Ethics of Sweden’s AP funds has detailed its work undertaken with social media companies such as Facebook and YouTube, following the live streaming of a terrorist attack that took place in New Zealand in March 2019
Posted: 04/05/20
Dutch pension funds began their recovery in April, as average funding ratios rose from 85 per cent to 90 per cent, according to the latest analysis by Aon Netherlands
Posted: 04/05/20
Dutch pension funds, Pensioenfonds PostNL (Post NL) has submitted a revised recovery plan to Dutch pension regulator, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
Posted: 01/05/20
Pension savers in the UK reclaimed £32.7m in overpaid tax from their first pension freedoms withdrawals in Q1 2020, according to HMRC data
Posted: 01/05/20
The governor of Norges Bank, Øystein Olsen, has defended the decision to appoint Nicolai Tangen as the new CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Posted: 01/05/20
The UK's pensions industry has widely welcomed The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) “pragmatic” Annual Funding Statement (AFS) but acknowledged that schemes will face huge challenges amid the uncertainty
Posted: 30/04/20
Danish pension provider, ATP, saw a DKK 32.1bn increase in the value of its guaranteed pensions in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 as a result of hedging, it has said
Posted: 30/04/20
Danish pension provider, PFA, has said that it has recovered approximately half of the losses it suffered in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020
Posted: 30/04/20
The Leonardo Electronics Pension Scheme has completed a £160m buy-in with Just Group
Posted: 29/04/20
The ninth annual Irish Pensions Awards are now accepting entries until 24 July for Irish pension funds and providers who feel they have excelled in the past year
Posted: 29/04/20
Switzerland’s PFS Pension Fund Services AG (PFS) has acquired BVG (second pillar) administration business Swisscanto Vorsorge AG (SVAG) from Zürcher Kantonalbank, for an undisclosed sum
Posted: 29/04/20
Defaqto has emphasised the importance of considering risk adjustment and appropriate timescales when reviewing UK default pension funds, in new research analysing default performance
Posted: 28/04/20
Ninety per cent of young Swedish citizens can see themselves working past the age of 65, according to a survey by the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 28/04/20
Four public sector trade unions in the UK have filed court proceedings against the country's government, accusing it of withholding improved pension benefits for hundreds of thousands of public service workers
Posted: 27/04/20
A desire for more generous pension benefits by Irish employees has increased across all age groups, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW)
Posted: 27/04/20
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has reminded employers, trustees and those within the pensions industry that it has “no power” to waive obligations required by the Pensions Act
Posted: 27/04/20
Danish insurance and pension provider, Topdanmark, has revealed it made a loss of DKK 193m in the first quarter of 2020, as a result of the financial impact of coronavirus
Posted: 27/04/20
UK pensions specialist and employee benefits advice firm, Johnson Fleming, has been acquired by US insurance broker and consultancy, NFP
Posted: 24/04/20
The Supervisory Council of Norway’s central bank, Norges Bank, has sent a letter to the bank’s Executive Board with questions over the hiring of the incoming Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) CEO, Nicolai Tangen
Posted: 24/04/20
European Pensions brings you the latest news in brief from the past seven days
Posted: 24/04/20
Between 5-10 per cent of UK sponsoring employers have been requesting to suspend deficit recovery contributions (DRCs), according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 23/04/20
Swedish pension and insurance company, Länsförsäkringar, has made it easier for it members to identify low carbon funds by adding a green leaf symbol next to them on its funds list
Posted: 23/04/20
The jointly owned investment company of the first, third and fourth Swedish AP funds, Polhem Infra, has invested in one of the country’s largest wind power projects
Posted: 23/04/20
The Dutch pension fund ABP, for those working in the government and education sectors, has invested €288m since the end of March in various bonds targeted at the fight against the coronavirus
Posted: 22/04/20
The Dutch pension scheme for those working in the government and education sectors, ABP, has revealed that it has lost over half of its 2019 investment gains in the first quarter of 2020
Posted: 22/04/20
Average pension transfer times in the UK have improved over the past year, with simpler transfers taking just seven calendar days according to the Origo Transfer Index
Posted: 22/04/20
Net sales of UCITS and AIFs saw a decrease between January and February 2020 of €95bn, from €137bn down to €42bn, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has revealed
Posted: 22/04/20
Sweden’s financial supervisory authority, Finansinspektionen (FI), has fined Skandia Liv SEK 35m along with a warning over a “serious” administrative error
Posted: 22/04/20
Pension scheme members in defined contribution schemes that are due to retire and have to take out an annuity under their domestic pension laws should be given the option to delay this, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has said
Posted: 21/04/20
Several Dutch pension funds have joined a group of international investors calling on the pharmaceutical industry to work together in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted: 21/04/20
Prof. dr. Hans van Meerten, chair European pension law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, discusses why Dutch pension funds must stop opposing EU measures, and instead embrace EU co-operation
Posted: 21/04/20
Italy’s Fonchim Pension Pension Fund has awarded a new €110m emerging market debt mandate to Payden and Rygel
Posted: 21/04/20
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has been successful in its case against an employer that failed to pay pension contributions
Posted: 20/04/20
The total amount of assets in Finnish earnings-related pension savings reached €215bn at the end of 2019, according to the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 20/04/20
Premier Foods has today announced a "landmark" pensions agreement, which will see its three pension schemes merged into a single trust
Posted: 20/04/20
All four defendants in the case relating to the Falcon Funds and Optimus fraud have been sentenced to prison
Posted: 20/04/20
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned savers against making rash decisions with their pension savings during the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted: 17/04/20
The coverage ratio of the Netherlands’ Pensioenfonds Hoogovens fell from 101.6 per cent to 94.7 per cent in March, it has revealed
Posted: 17/04/20
Several European pension funds have welcomed Shell’s commitment to take significant additional action on climate change, including a commitment to achieve net zero emissions
Posted: 17/04/20
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Board of Supervisors has elected Åsa Larson and Els Bos to the Management Board
Posted: 16/4/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) brought in NOK 47bn of extra income through external active equity managers between 1998 and 2018
Posted: 16/4/20
Sustainable investments are seeing their stock market value decline “less rapidly” then the broader index, according to Dutch pension service provider and asset management company, PGGM
Posted: 15/04/20
Risk transfer demand is likely to be slowed by pension schemes considering whether upcoming transactions are appropriate amid the coronavirus crisis, according to Hymans Robertson
Posted: 15/04/20
Savers across Europe are worried that the sustained period of low interest rates is “strangling” their retirement savings, according to Raisin
Posted: 15/04/20
Denmark’s MP Pension has reported a loss of 10.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2020
Posted: 14/04/20
River and Mercantile (R&M) is set to complete the transition and onboarding of £1.16bn of mandates from the Smurfit Kappa UK Pension Fund
Posted: 14/04/20
The total number of earnings-related pension insurance policies transferred from one pension insurance company to another reached almost 4,800 during quarter one 2020, according to the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 14/04/20
Pensions Europe has called for close collaboration between member associations and European Union (EU) level and national regulators and supervisors to ensure that pension funds can overcome the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted: 09/04/20
Read in full the statement from PensionsEurope on measures it believes should be taken to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pension funds across Europe
Posted: 09/04/20
UK employer’s auto-enrolment (AE) duties towards their staff will continue to apply “as normal”, despite the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has stated
Posted: 09/04/20
Finland has reduced employer earnings-related pension contributions by around 2 per cent as a measure to deal with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted: 09/04/20
Financial literacy and promoting sustainability awareness are “somewhat sidelined” in a consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy released by the European Commission
Posted: 09/04/20
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has said that it plans to expand the remit of its costs and past performance annual reports to include occupational pension funds
Posted: 08/04/20
Supermarket firm Tesco has reached an agreement with its pension trustees to make a one-off £2.5bn scheme contribution to eliminate its funding deficit
Posted: 08/04/20
Swedish pension company, Skandia, has invested SEK 1.5bn in a social bond issued by the African Development Bank that aims to support African communities during the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: 08/04/20
Two Danish pension funds, PKA and PenSam, have invested DKK 1.7bn in solar power farms in the US states of California and Texas
Posted: 08/04/20
Sweden’s KPA Pension has invested an additional SEK 530m in two bonds that aim to alleviate the social and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted: 07/04/20
The introduction of pension freedoms in the UK has partly driven a "significant risk of harm" to pension investors, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said
Posted: 07/04/20
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