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The Dutch Pension Federation has issued its support for the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to make withholding tax procedures faster and more efficient, and called for the establishment of an ‘EU Tax Register’ for this purpose
Posted: 27/6/22
Finnish earnings-related pension contributions have continued to be outpaced by growth in earnings-related pensions expenditure in 2021, according to updated figures from the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 27/6/22
The Danish government, alongside the Liberal Party, the Socialist People's Party, the Radical Left, the Unity List and the Conservative People's Party, has agreed to establish a new green fund of DKK 53bn.

It aims for the fund to speed up the green transition between 2024-2040
Posted: 27/6/22
Dutch pension fund ABP has announced a 2.39 per cent increase to members’ pensions, a decision that will be implemented from 1 July
Posted: 24/6/22
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Posted: 24/6/22
The Irish Pensions Authority has concerns about the establishment of new one-member arrangements (OMAs) since April 2021 and whether those pension schemes are complying with the amended Pensions Act 1990
Posted: 24/6/22
The financial positions of IORPs in the European Economic Area have recovered following improvements in financial markets since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, a report from the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has revealed
Posted: 23/6/22
The policy funding ratio of Pensioenfonds PostNL rose to 126.2 per cent in May, up from 125 per cent in April, according to the fund’s latest quarterly report
Posted: 23/6/22
The Swedish parliament, Riksdag, has voted to increase the guaranteed pension by SEK 1,000 a month before tax from August 2022
Posted: 23/6/22
A quarter (25 per cent) of Danish 65-69 year olds were in employment in April this year, a 3 percentage point increase from April 2021 and a 10 percentage point increase from April 2012, analysis from Sampension has revealed
Posted: 22/6/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Varma, has announced plans to cut the absolute emissions of its entire €58bn investment portfolio by a quarter by 2025, and half by 2030, compared to end of 2021 levels
Posted: 22/6/22
The Pension Federation in the Netherlands has agreed a code of conduct for how pension schemes should deal with complaints from their members
Posted: 22/6/22
Dutch pension fund ABP has announced it has reached its target to reduce its CO2 footprint by 40 per cent by 2025 four years early
Posted: 21/6/22
The size and number of general pension funds (APF) in the Netherlands is smaller than was expected at the outset of the APF Act, according to WTW
Posted: 21/6/22
Danish pension provider, Velliv, has urged pension savers to remain in their current savings profile, after recent market volatility resulted in negative returns for the start of 2022
Posted: 21/6/22
The solvency ratio of Finnish earnings-related pension providers declined by 2.4 percentage points over the first three months of 2022, the Financial Supervisory Authority (Tela) has revealed
Posted: 20/6/22
Romania's pillar II pension system delivered an average annual yield of 7.3 per cent over the past 14 years, although recent volatility has prompted a temporary asset depreciation, according to the Association for Privately Administered Pensions in Romania (APAPR)
Posted: 20/6/22
The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets' (AFM) and De Nederlandsche Bank’s (DNB) cost frameworks are to be increased for 2021-2024 due to the transition to the new pension system
Posted: 20/6/22
PensionDanmark has introduced a biodiversity strategy, which will see it introduce a number of initiatives to contribute to the development of urban areas and properties having a clear focus on strengthening and conserving biodiversity and ecosystems
Posted: 17/06/22
Sixty-two per cent of institutional investors are expected to reduce their exposure to fixed income during 2022, according to new research from Aeon Investments
Posted: 17/06/22
The total value of UK buy-in and buyout deals in 2021 was £27.7bn, according to Hymans Robertsons’ Half Year Risk Transfer Report, with £20.9bn worth of transactions taking place in the second half of the year
Posted: 17/06/22
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Posted: 17/06/22
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has published a new component for the Net Zero Investment Framework (NZIF), providing guidance on aligning and managing infrastructure portfolios with the goal of achieving net zero by 2050
Posted: 16/06/22
Finnish people on a partial old-age pension tend to retire on a full-time old-age pension as soon as they reach their retirement age compared to those who do not draw a partial old-age pension, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 16/06/22
The executive board of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has placed Supermax Corp Bhd under observation for a period of two years
Posted: 16/06/22
WTW has produced an open-source computer code that it claims could help investors gain premiums of up to 1.5 per cent by adopting more long-term investment strategies
Posted: 15/06/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Varma, has made an approximate €50m seed-stage investment in the responsible investment of the world's largest asset manager BlackRock ETF
Posted: 15/06/22
Seven out of 10 professional investors forecast institutional investors will hold 60 per cent of digital assets within seven years, according to a survey by Grayscale Investments
Posted: 15/06/21
Swedish savers who invest their premium pension in an equity fund with a high fee can expect poorer value development and a lower pension compared to those invested in a low fee fund, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 14/06/22
The House of Fraser Beatties & Jenners Pension Scheme has completed a £600m buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), covering 3,850 deferred members and 5,050 pensioners
Posted: 14/06/22
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has raised “serious concerns” about Toyota Motor Corporation’s “ongoing negative climate lobbying”
Posted: 14/06/22
The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published a final report with draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) proposing to amend the Commission Delegated Regulation on the risk mitigation techniques for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives not cleared by a Central Clearing Counterparty (CCP) under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
Posted: 14/06/22
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds in England and Wales are set to increase their allocation to private markets as they search for secure, inflation-linked cashflows to help meet their liabilities
Posted: 13/06/22
PensionsEurope has welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) consultation on withholding taxes (WHT) but has stressed the need for a European Union (EU) tax register of recognised pension institutions
Posted: 13/06/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has launched a scheme survey for a selection of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes
Posted: 13/06/22
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Posted: 10/06/22
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has entered into a letter of intent with Greenland’s SISA pension fund for it to administer 40,000 SISA pension from 2025 in a long-term collaboration
Posted: 10/06/22
Nearly a third (30 per cent) of UK defined benefit (DB) schemes are unconvinced about the importance of net zero and believe it is not relevant to them despite increasing regulatory pressure, according to LCP
Posted: 10/06/22
PensionsEurope has said it shares the European Commission’s (EC) concerns about environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and factors in credit ratings
Posted: 10/06/22
Almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) of the UK's Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) fund professionals in England and Wales are planning to increase their allocation to local social investments over the next few years, research from Alpha Real Capital has revealed
Posted: 09/06/22
The Danish government, along with the political majority, has agreed to introduce a new special tax on the financial sector, in what has been described as a “political own goal” by Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark)
Posted: 09/06/22
The Irish Labour Court has raised concerns about the “piecemeal” approach to a pensions dispute between CHC Helicopters Ireland and the trade union, Forsa
Posted: 09/06/22
Future increases in ageing in Norway will require “fiscal adjustment”, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Posted: 09/06/22
LCP partner and former Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, has described the direction of pensions in the UK as a “slow-motion car crash”, especially for those caught between defined benefit (DB) pensions and auto-enrolment
Posted: 08/06/22
Danish pension provider, TopDanmark, has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), an official, international alliance with the UN behind it, which helps companies ensure that their climate goals live up to the Paris Agreement
Posted: 08/06/22
Sweden’s KPA Pension has invested approximately SEK 440m in a bond that will work to reduce food shortages in the world, issued by the UN body International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Posted: 08/06/22
Thirty per cent of pension funds, wealth managers and other institutional investors believe that over half of German spezialfonds will allocate to cypto in the next two years, according to a survey by Nickel Digital Asset Management
Posted: 07/06/22
The accounting deficit of FTSE 350 companies’ defined benefit (DB) pension schemes fell by £41bn in May to £4bn at the end of the month, according to Mercer’s Pensions Risk Survey data
Posted: 07/06/22
The Pensions Authority in Ireland has provided an update for master trusts, providing information in relation to the impending 1 July compliance deadline
Posted: 07/06/22
The average funding ratio of Dutch funds rose to 124 per cent in May, according to Aon Netherlands, despite a decrease in the equity and fixed-income portfolio
Posted: 06/06/22
The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) has decided to end its monitoring of Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Elo
Posted: 06/06/22
Sweden’s AP7 has added 14 new companies to its blacklist and removed five companies from the list, it has announced
Posted: 06/06/22
The Swedish parliament has announced that the minimum age at which individuals can begin to draw on their general pension will increase from 62 to 63 in 2023
Posted: 1/6/22
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Posted: 1/6/22
The Swedish pension funds AP1 – AP4 and AP6 have made a “positive contribution” to the long-term financing of the general income pension system following historically high returns in 2021, the Swedish government has said
Posted: 1/6/22
The aggregate defined benefit (DB) pension scheme surplus in the UK increased by £60bn to £190bn in May, according to the PwC Pension Trustee Funding Index
Posted: 31/5/22
The Swedish government has announced a number of appointments to AP fund boards, including two new board members for both AP1 and AP2
Posted: 31/5/22
Nynäshamn has become the first Swedish municipality to set climate evaluation requirements in the procurement of pension insurance and pension administration
Posted: 31/5/22
Dutch pension fund ABP will vote against Shell’s climate strategy at the company’s shareholder meeting, it has announced
Posted: 30/5/22
More than half (54 per cent) of Danish pension savers are concerned that the war in Ukraine and resulting instability in the financial markets will have a negative effect on their pension savings, according to research by Epinion for Sampension
Posted: 30/5/22
Danish pension provider, Pension & Livsforsikring A / S, Velliv, has accepted and paid a DKK 1.1m fine from the NSK (formerly SØIK)
Posted: 30/5/22
Just 12 per cent of UK pension schemes view covenant risk as material to their scheme’s ability to pay pensions, according to research by Janus Henderson
Posted: 27/05/22
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Posted: 27/05/22
The policy funding of Pensioenfonds PostNL has increased to 125 per cent over April, the fund has revealed
Posted: 27/05/22
The average time to buyout for FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes has fallen by three months to 9.7 years, according to Barnett Waddingham’s DB End Gauge analysis, marking the lowest figure since the gauge was launched in December 2020
Posted: 26/05/22
Danish pension provider, PFA, has received several orders from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) following an inspection
Posted: 26/05/22
PensionsEurope has called for clarity on whether the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) covers the activities of institutional investors
Posted: 26/05/22
Windfarms are the “perfect asset” for pension funds, according to NatWest Group Pension Fund CEO and Co-CIO, Robert Waugh
Posted: 26/05/22
Pension investors should stress test their portfolios and ensure they have contingency plans in place amid the tense geopolitical landscape and uncertain financial markets, international economist Dame DeAnne Julius has said
Posted: 25/05/22
The return on Swedish occupational pensions and life insurance companies was -4.1 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, according to Insurance Sweden
Posted: 25/05/22
Denmark’s Danica Pension significantly increased its active ownership in 2021 and was in dialogue with almost 60 per cent more companies than in 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 25/05/22
Swedish savers have the highest effective retirement ages among Nordic countries and Estonia, although Finland and Denmark have also made significant increases, according to analysis from the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 24/5/22
The Dutch Pension Federation has called for the European Commission (EC) to clarify whether and how the bill for the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) applies to pension funds
Posted: 24/5/22
The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has reduced the fine issued to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK) from NOK 2m to NOK 500,000, which SPK has accepted
Posted: 24/5/22
Sweden’s Minister of Finance, Max Elger, has praised the first to the fourth AP funds’ work on sustainability at an open hearing on sustainability with the CEOs of the funds.

Rounding up the committee hearing, Elger, said: “Today, the first to the fourth AP funds manage almost SEK 2,000bn. Since 2001, the funds' returns have contributed to the value of buffer capital increasing by almost SEK 1,400bn
Posted: 23/05/22
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has backed the Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) Sustainable Private Credit strategy, as part of its efforts to deliver real-world impact in addressing the challenges of climate change
Posted: 23/05/22
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has said it is “concerned” about a report on car manufacturers’ plans for electric vehicle production
Posted: 23/05/22
Swedish citizens retiring at the age of 65, instead of 67, face up to SEK 3,000 to 4,000 a month less in retirement, according to research by Skandia
Posted: 23/05/22
Danish pension provider, Velliv, has posted results of DKK 146m before tax in Q1 2022, a 14 percent increase from the DKK 128m recorded in the same period in 2021, according to the company's financial accounts
Posted: 20/5/22
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Posted: 20/5/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has issued a recommendation to a Slovakian insurance company under the supervision of Národná banka Slovenska (NBS) over non-compliance with Solvency II rules
Posted: 20/5/22
The Pensions Authority in Ireland has published an information update on issues relating to IORP II, including clarifications on the pension benefit statement (PBS), the annual compliance statement (ACS) and the 2022 EIOPA stress test
Posted: 19/5/22
Norwegian pension company KLP has delivered a negative return of NOK 7.9bn in the first quarter of 2022, although it confirmed that "solid financial buffers" are in place to shield customers' pension savings
Posted: 19/5/22
The Danish pensions industry is fully supportive of the goal to utilise the North Sea for green energy to a greater extent and is ready with investment capital to meet European ambitions, Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has said
Posted: 19/5/22
Norweigan pension company KLP has asked for further development of Equinor’s green energy transition plan, which was presented at its annual general meeting earlier this month
Posted: 18/5/22
The UK's BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) has awarded a $1bn private equity mandate to Federated Hermes that will be invested over three years
Posted: 18/5/22
Older Danes could gain benefits of more than DKK 400,000 over the course of retirement by stretching their installment pension payments over a longer period, according to analysis from Sampension
Posted: 18/5/22
Dutch pension provider APG and Canadian asset manager OMERS Infrastructure have agreed to jointly acquire Groendus, an energy transition platform in the Netherlands, from NPM Capital
Posted: 18/5/22
Dutch pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) has announced its support for the shareholder proposals of Follow This, a climate action group that uses shareholder voting to target businesses in the oil and gas sector
Posted: 17/5/22
The Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) has sanctioned BRD Private Pension Fund Management Company, after an audit found that the general manager and members of the board of directors had violated corporate governance rules.

General manager, Alina Cecilia, was fined LEI 100,000 for breaking rules around accounting records, which ASF stated were not based on supporting documents and did not reflect the real assets of the BRD administrator
Posted: 17/5/22
Danish pension company Topdanmark has lowered the price of the annual rate of charge for its Purpose Pension, a pension product with additional emphasis on responsible and sustainable investments
Posted: 17/5/22
Achmea and ABN AMRO have reached agreement on Achmea’s takeover of ABN AMRO Pensioeninstelling NV
Posted: 16/5/22
Danish pension company Velliv has commended the country’s Pension Commission for several of its proposed initiatives, while issuing a series of recommendations it believes would help improve the Danish pension system
Posted: 16/5/22
The funding ratio of Dutch pension fund ABP saw further improvement in April, increasing from 117.4 per cent at the end of March to 123 per cent
Posted: 16/5/22
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Posted: 13/5/22
One third of 63-80 year old retirees are currently working or interested in working whilst drawing an old-age pension, according to research from the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 13/5/22
Swedish people’s confidence in the country's pension system is on the increase, according to a survey by Novus for the pension company Skandia.

The research found that 32 per cent of people in Sweden had fairly high or very high confidence in the system in 2022
Posted: 13/5/22
The health of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK continued to improve in the first quarter of 2022, reaching a new high as of 31 March 2022, data published by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has revealed
Posted: 12/5/22
Members of Denmark's Arkitekternes Pensionskasse have backed the scheme's plans to rebrand to Pensionskassen Arkitekter & Designere, following "high returns" in 2021
Posted: 12/5/22
Alecta’s Optimal Pension product made a return of -6.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, the Swedish pension company has revealed
Posted: 12/5/22
ITV has received a warning notice from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK, in relation to the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme for the amount of £133m, the television network’s Q1 2022 trading update has revealed
Posted: 11/05/22
AkademikerPension has revealed that it has voted against almost 70 per cent of company remuneration policies and reports this annual general meeting (AGM) season
Posted: 11/05/22
Seventy-two per cent of pension funds, wealth managers and other institutional investors expect the regulatory environment for crypto/digital to improve and become more constructive over the next two years, according to Nickel Digital Asset Management
Posted: 11/05/22
A solicitor being prosecuted in the Nolan Transport pension misappropriation court case has consented to a judgment against him, according to The Irish Times
Posted: 11/05/22
Sweden’s KPA Pension has reported a return of -4.5 per cent for the first quarter of 2022, compared to a return of 4.6 per cent for the same period in 2021
Posted: 10/05/22
The aggregate surplus of the UK's 5,215 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes is estimated to have increased by £29.8bn over April, the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest 7800 Index has revealed
Posted: 10/05/22
Dutch institutional investors, including insurers, have increasingly turned their attention to riskier high-yield (HY) bonds over their investment-grade counterparts over the past two years, with most of the former made abroad
Posted: 10/05/22
The number of Swedish pensioners in absolute poverty is lower than in all other European Union countries, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 09/05/22
Pension provider PFA, in partnership with energy company, TOWII Renewables, and together with ADP A / A, is to begin the development of the largest roof-based photovoltaic system in Danish history at the Taulov Dry Port logistics centre in Frederica
Posted: 09/05/22
Petter Johnsen is stepping down as the chief equities officer of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Posted: 09/05/22
Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, has completed the switch of 87,000 master trust pension scheme members to its ‘flagship’ workplace default solution, Sustainable Multi Asset Universal Strategic Lifestyle Profile (SLP)
Posted: 06/05/22
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Posted: 06/05/22
Swedish pension savers are to benefit from SEK 11.8bn in pension deposits from fund discount and inheritance profit, the Swedish Pensions Agency has revealed
Posted: 06/05/22
Denmark’s Industriens Pension and PenSam have joined the ATP initiative on better sustainability data
Posted: 05/05/22
The Church of England (CofE) Pensions Board is around 10 years ahead on its 2050 net-zero target despite "ongoing challenges", after significantly reducing or excluding companies that are not aligned to the transition
Posted: 05/05/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Varma, has reported a negative return of -1.9 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022
Posted: 05/05/22
Family members of an Irish haulage firm are suing their former solicitor and a former legal adviser for the misappropriation of almost €7m of their pension funds
Posted: 04/05/22
UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have, on average, remained in surplus over the past month, while the accounting deficit of FTSE 350 companies’ DB pension schemes fell by £24bn in April, according to industry research
Posted: 04/05/22
Denmark’s Pension Commission has published a report with recommendations for improving the country’s pension system, which Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark) has welcomed
Posted: 04/05/22
Finland’s Keva, which is responsible for the funding of local government pensions and the investment of pension funds, reported a return of -2.3 per cent for the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, it has revealed
Posted: 04/05/22
The average Dutch pension funding ratio increased to 122 per cent in April, according to Aon Netherlands
Posted: 03/05/22
Swedish pension provider, AMF, has invested SEK 955m in Polarium, a Swedish company that develops and manufactures solutions for energy storage and energy optimisation based on lithium-ion technology
Posted: 03/05/22
Nationwide Pension Fund, the closed defined benefit scheme for Nationwide Building Society, has completed a £172m buy-in with Canada Life
Posted: 03/05/22
Denmark’s Sampension has invested in geothermal energy company, Innargi, through its partnership with NRGi
Posted: 29/04/22
The UK's HMRC repaid a total of £22,317,529 in Q1 2022 to people who overpaid tax when they flexibly accessed their pensions, the latest government Pension Schemes Newsletter has confirmed
Posted: 29/04/22
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Posted: 29/04/22
The UK government has launched a consultation on reforms to the Solvency II regime in an effort to unlock ‘tens of billions’ of pounds of investment for UK infrastructure and green projects
Posted: 28/04/22
The average retirement age in Sweden in 2021 was 64.9, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 28/04/22
European life and pensions consolidator, Chesnara plc, has completed the acquisition of Sanlam Life & Pensions UK Limited (SLP) for £39m
Posted: 28/04/22
The 11th annual Irish Pensions Awards are now accepting entries until 1 July for Irish pension funds and providers who feel they have excelled in the past year
Posted: 27/04/22
Swedish pension investors delivered the strongest returns amid the global economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research from the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 27/4/22
Finnish pension company Elo has announced that its investments returned -1.9 per cent in the first three months of 2022, 5 percentage points below the 3.9 per cent return recorded at the end of December 2021
Posted: 27/4/22
The gap between the volume of responsible investment assets held in equity and other areas such as fixed income, real estate, and private markets will continue to narrow, according to Cerulli Associates
Posted: 27/04/22
LCP has acquired energy consultancy and subscriptions business, Delta EE, for an undisclosed sum as part of its strategy to grow and develop its energy service offering in light of the accelerated transition to a net-zero economy
Posted: 26/04/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched a public consultation regarding its regular information requests to national competent authorities (NCAs) for occupational pension information
Posted: 26/04/22
Members of the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) have voted in favour of plugging the defined benefit (DB) pension deficit with €80.9m from an ILCU stabilisation fund
Posted: 26/04/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Veritas, has detailed its sustainability work for 2021, which includes the development of its climate roadmap
Posted: 26/04/22
Danish pension company, PFA, has reported a group loss of DKK 27.3bn in the first quarter of 2022, corresponding to a return of -4.3 per cent
Posted: 25/04/22
Dutch pension funds are “sensitive to inflation” but are “not very well protected”, according to AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) head of pension investments, Martin Sanders
Posted: 25/04/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has welcomed the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) exposure draft on sustainability-related financial disclosure
Posted: 25/04/22
The UK government should investigate offering flexibility for people to start taking their state pension up to three years early, but at a reduced level to make it financially fair, Aegon has stated
Posted: 22/04/22
Eighty-eight per cent of institutional investor portfolios generate positive alpha from research – the process of investigating stock opportunities and adding winning positions, according to Inalytics
Posted: 22/04/22
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) returned -4.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, equating to a loss of NOK 653bn, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has revealed
Posted: 22/04/22
The funding ratio of Dutch pension fund ABP increased by 6.8 percentage points in the first quarter of 2022, it has revealed
Posted: 21/04/22
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has launched the Net Zero Stewardship Toolkit, which aims to provide investors with a foundational process to enhance their stewardship practices to deliver ‘rapid acceleration’ in decarbonisation
Posted: 21/04/22
The current funding ratio of Pensioenfonds Hoogovens increased to 126 per cent in March, up from 121.4 per cent at the end of February
Posted: 21/04/22
The average monthly partial old-age pension in Finland in 2021 was €800, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 21/04/22
The architectural firm for Industriens Pension’s latest property development has been selected
Posted: 20/04/22
Pension schemes, institutional investors and wealth managers are looking to increase allocations to renewable energy as part of diversification strategies, a survey from Downing has revealed
Posted: 20/04/22
Finnish earnings-related pension company, Varma, has invested €300m in Japanese companies through a listed ETF fund it has developed
Posted: 20/04/22
Swedish pensioners that retired at the age of 65 in 2020 had a pension compensation rate of, on average, between 75-86 per cent of their income in the years prior to retirement, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 20/04/22
The App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU) has taken legal action against Uber in light of ongoing concerns that the pension provision for drivers has not been made Sharia-compliant, demanding that corrective action be taken within 14 days
Posted: 19/04/22
Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark) has welcomed the Danish government’s proposal to expand green energy, whilst highlighting that it will require billions in public and private investments
Posted: 19/04/22
The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), which includes the EBA, EIOPA and ESMA have published a report detailing its joint work in 2021
Posted: 19/04/22
The Gordonstoun School Retirement Benefits Scheme has agreed to a £6.6m full scheme buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, securing the retirement benefits for around 30 deferred members and 65 retirees
Posted: 14/04/22
Dutch pension fund ABP has set out its climate policy following a letter from Dutch environmental organisation, Milieudefensie
Posted: 14/04/22
The number of Finnish earnings-related pension transfers totalled 5,100 in the first quarter of 2022, according to the Finnish Pensions Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 14/04/22
The European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) have outlined the “increasing vulnerabilities” in the financial sector, in their first joint risk assessment report for 2022
Posted: 14/04/22
The share of pensions paid out from occupational pensions and life insurance savings in Sweden is increasing, according to Insurance Sweden (Svensk Försäkring)
Posted: 13/04/22
Growth in the number of non-enrolled workers in the UK has continued to outpace growth amongst those auto-enrolled into a pension in March 2022, with the gap between the two groups more than halving over the past year, according to figures from The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 13/04/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has published procedures in relation to changes to approved personal retirement savings accounts (PRSA) products
Posted: 13/04/22
The Swedish AP Funds’ Council on Ethics has detailed its work in 2021, in which it said it was “very active”
Posted: 13/04/22
The Swedish Pensions Agency has terminated all funds managed by Celina Fondförvaltning, formerly Catella Fondförvaltning, from the premium pension fund square
Posted: 12/04/22
Goldman Sachs has acquired NN Investment Partners from NN Group N.V. for €1.7bn
Posted: 12/04/22
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he is “ready to change the timeline” on his planned pension reform, as he enters the final round of the French general election against Marine Le Pen
Posted: 12/04/22
Pension funds should be exempt from a European directive that sets out rules to prevent the misuse of shell entities for tax purposes, according to PensionsEurope
Posted: 12/04/22
Women risk losing several million Swedish krona in pension capital due to ordinary life events that affect pension savings, according to a report by Skandia
Posted: 11/04/22
PensionDanmark and Billund Airport have entered into a long-term strategic collaboration to create Airport City
Posted: 11/04/22
Volkswagen AG (VW) has voted to reject a climate lobbying shareholder proposal backed by seven European investors, including the Church of England Pensions Board and Sweden's AP7
Posted: 11/04/22
Danish pension contributions totalled DKK 140bn in 2021, setting a new record, according to Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark)
Posted: 11/04/22
Legal & General (L&G) Retirement Institutional had announced plans to invest more than £2bn of pension money into affordable housing over the next five years
Posted: 08/04/22
Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark) has become a co-signatory of a new cyber-security pact, which aims to increase awareness of cybercrime and give Denmark’s small and medium-sized companies a competitive advantage
Posted: 08/04/22
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Posted: 08/04/22
Further pension reform in Switzerland is needed to ensure long-term sustainability, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Posted: 07/04/22
The Swedish Pensions Agency has reported a strong return for funds in the country’s premium pension system in 2021
Posted: 07/04/22
More than £250bn of UK defined contribution (DC) pension scheme assets could be potentially used for illiquid investment by 2030, with over £100bn specifically for infrastructure investment, analysis by Hymans Robertson has revealed
Posted: 06/04/22
In 2020, defined contribution expenses in the European Economic Area (EEA) were low, standing at €1.8bn compared to the total investment income, €17.7bn, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has reported
Posted: 06/04/22
Pension representatives from Slovenia have visited several Swedish institutions to learn about best practices in pension communication, as part of a project overseen by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Slovenian delegation included civil servants, mainly from the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and the Slovenian Pension Agency (ZPIZ)
Posted: 06/04/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has said the Ultimate Forward Rate (UFR) will remain unchanged at 3.45 per cent in 2023
Posted: 06/04/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched its first climate stress test to gain insights into the effects of environmental risks on the European occupational pension sector
Posted: 05/04/22
Several pension funds across Europe are part of a group of investors that have sent a letter to 17 of Europe’s largest companies asking why expectations over climate-related accounting disclosures have failed to be met
Posted: 05/04/22
Swedish self-employed people should save at least 4.5-6 per cent of their salary to save for retirement, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 05/04/2022
The aggregate surplus of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK continued to strengthen in March, almost tripling from £40bn to £110bn as of the end of the month, according to PwC’s Pension Funding Index
Posted: 04/04/22
The average funding ratio for Dutch pension funds increased from 114 per cent to 120 per cent in March, the highest level in more than 10 years, according to analysis from Aon
Posted: 4/4/22
Insurance & Pension Denmark has issued a proposal for investments from Danish pension assets to be included as part of the nation’s drive to strengthen its security and defence
Posted: 4/4/22
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Posted: 01/04/22
A major reform of the Dutch pension system is a step closer following the submission of the legislative proposal
Posted: 01/04/22
The environmental, social and governance (ESG) data needed to comply with the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is limited, according to Cerulli Associates
Posted: 01/04/22
BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Dutch asset manager and specialist lender, Dynamic Credit Group (DCG)
Posted: 01/04/22
The Irish Prime Minister, Micheál Martin, has faced criticism over a memo that suggests people will be forced to “raid” their auto-enrolment pensions to pay their rent in retirement
Posted: 31/03/22
More action by companies to tackle climate change is urgently needed, according to Climate Action 100+
Posted: 31/03/22
Estonian pensions are to rise by an average of 7.9 per cent from 1 April, according to the Social Insurance Board
Posted: 31/03/22
The average monthly pension in Finland in 2021 was €1,784, which is €20 higher per month than in 2020, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 30/03/22
Irish political party, Sinn Fein, has called on the government to deliver a state pension at the age of 65
Posted: 30/03/22
Ericsson shareholders have voted against clearing the board of directors and its president, Börje Ekholm, of responsibility for a scandal involving possible payments to Islamic State
Posted: 30/03/22
Nearly two fifths (17 per cent) of pension scheme trustees feel unprepared for the forthcoming Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting requirements, according to analysis by LCP
Posted: 29/03/22
The Danish government has expressed its support for pension funds in the country to own and operate forests through subsidiaries
Posted: 29/03/22
Eighty-four per cent of professional investors believe digital assets will become mainstream, according to a Nickel Digital Asset Management
Posted: 29/03/22
Foreign-born pensioners in Sweden generally have lower disposable income than domestic-born pensioners, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 28/03/22
Zedra has reached an agreement to acquire BNP Paribas Jersey Trustee Corporation for an undisclosed sum, subject to regulatory approval
Posted: 28/03/22
The Irish government will pay €1 for every €3 contributed by an employee in an auto-enrolment (AE) pension scheme, according to a report by the Irish Times
Posted: 28/03/22
The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) have updated their joint supervisory statement on the application of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), including a new timeline, expectations about the explicit quantification of the product disclosures under Article 5 and 6 of the taxonomy regulation, and the use of estimates
Posted: 25/03/22
Details of the costs of complying with the IORP II Directive have been set out by those working in the Irish pensions sector
Posted: 25/03/22
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Posted: 25/03/22
The Danish government collected DKK 63.1bn in pension tax in 2021, according to Statistics Denmark
Posted: 25/03/22
Whilst defined benefit (DB) pension schemes’ positions have improved since the first lockdown in March 2020, DB schemes' progress in achieving long-term funding targets may have been set back by as much as 10 years, according to XPS Pension Group’s DB:UK Tracker
Posted: 24/03/22
Irish pension trustees should be “cautious” of the data included when building low-carbon portfolios with their asset managers, according to an expert
Posted: 24/03/22
Danish pension and insurance exposure to Russian assets dropped from DKK 9.2bn to DKK 2bn between the start of 2022 and 1 March, according to Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark)
Posted: 24/03/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has disposed of an office building in Paris, France
Posted: 24/03/22
Flexible pension withdrawals in the UK increased to £8.3bn for the period of April – December 2021, an increase of 19 per cent compared to the same period in 2020, HMRC has revealed
Posted: 23/03/22
Finnish pension assets increased by €33bn in 2021, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 23/03/22
Pensioenfonds Detailhandel, the Dutch pension scheme for those working in the retail sector, has selected Tikehau Capital to manage a €100m impact private debt mandate through its impact lending strategy
Posted: 23/03/22
German pensions are to increase from 1 July as a result of higher wages, the German government has announced
Posted: 22/03/22
The Air Canada Pension Trust Fund has agreed a £380m buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), covering liabilities for around 1,400 members, 40 per cent of which are yet to start drawing their pension
Posted: 22/03/22
Ninety-six per cent of Finnish earnings-related pension assets are invested in line with the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)
Posted: 22/03/22
The average solvency ratio of Finnish earnings-related pension providers stood at 136.3 per cent at the end of 2021, according to data published by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority
Posted: 21/03/22
The number of Sampension customers that have logged online to check their pension has increased by 89 per cent between 2018 and 2021, the provider has revealed
Posted: 21/03/22
Finland’s Keva has acquired a department store property in Helsinki
Posted: 21/03/22
The funding ratio of Pensioenfonds Hoogovens rose to 121.2 per cent in February, up from 119 per cent in January 2022, it has revealed
Posted: 18/03/22
A further £100bn could be removed from the long-term liabilities of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes if longer-term gilt yields were to increase in line with The Bank of England’s recent base rate change, analysis from XPS Pensions Group has found
Posted: 18/03/22
Nordea has agreed to acquire Topdanmark Forsikring’s life and pensions business, Topdanmark Life, for €270m
Posted: 18/03/22
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Posted: 18/03/22
Denmark’s Industriens Pension has reported a 16.8 per cent return for 2021, equating to DKK 33.5bn
Posted: 17/03/22
The European Ombudsman has found that there was no maladministration by the European Commission (EC) in how it dealt with a complaint against Spain concerning a breach of European Union (EU) law on pension schemes
Posted: 17/03/22
Total UK pension scheme buy-in and buyout volumes reached £28.6bn in 2021, making it the third-busiest year on record, according to Mercer and Aon
Posted: 17/03/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), together with the other European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), has warned consumers of the risks of holding crypto-assets
Posted: 17/03/22
The CSM Limited (UK) Pension Scheme has completed an £86m full scheme buy-in with Just Group
Posted: 16/03/22
The funding ratio of Pensioenfond PostNL increased to 123 per cent in February 2022 up from 122.2 per cent in January, it has revealed
Posted: 16/03/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has confirmed its intention to sell all of the Government Pension Fund Global’s (GPFG) Russian assets, following instruction from Norway’s Ministry of Finance
Posted: 16/03/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has published details of its regulatory activity in 2021, including securing convictions in three prosecutions
Posted: 16/03/22
The majority of commercial real estate assets held by European pension funds do not yet have strong ESG credentials
Posted: 15/03/22
Millennials could already have five different pension pots, with workers aged 18-34 having had an average of five employers each, new research from AJ Bell has revealed
Posted: 15/03/22
Sweden’s AP7, together with the Church of England Pensions Board and BNP Paribas Asset Management, has launched a standard for responsible climate lobbying
Posted: 15/03/22
The “dual objective” of an OECD paper aimed at institutional investors on managing climate risks “creates confusion” and should focus singularly on responsible business conduct (RBC), according to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Posted: 15/03/22
Sweden’s AMF has reported a return of 16.5 per cent of 2021 and a solvency ratio of 232 per cent
Posted: 14/03/22
The Mencap Pension Plan has completed a £61m bulk annuity transaction with Canada Life, securing the benefits of 710 scheme members
Posted: 14/03/22
Members of Denmark’s Arkitekternes Pensionskasse received strong returns in 2021, the pension fund has revealed
Posted: 14/03/22
The Irish government has launched a consultation on retired workers’ access to industrial relations mechanisms for pensions related issues
Posted: 14/03/22
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Posted: 11/03/22
Around eighty per cent of Danish savers are unaware of how much they pay in fees to their pension company to manage their pension, according to PensionDanmark
Posted: 11/03/22
French President Emmanuel Macron will increase the country’s retirement age to 65, up from 62, if he is re-elected for a second term
Posted: 11/03/22
Irish pension trustees’ own risk assessment (ORA) is their “most important responsibility”, according to the country’s Pensions Regulator, Brendan Kennedy
Posted: 10/03/22
Sampension’s balance sheet hit DKK 350bn for the first time in 2021, it has revealed
Posted: 10/03/22
Sweden’s AP7 has launched a pension engagement campaign on Instagram
Posted: 10/03/22
Investment in emerging economies is “one of the most important things” that can be done to support the green transition, according to Transition Pathway Initiative chair and Church of England Pensions Board chief responsible investment officer, Adam Matthews
Posted: 09/03/22
PensionsEurope has proposed to the European Commission (EC) that European central clearing houses (CCPs) could provide central bank liquidity to pension scheme arrangements (PSAs) in times of stress, to convert high-quality government bonds into cash
Posted: 09/03/22
Several other pension funds have joined the long list of those excluding Russian assets from their portfolios, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Posted: 09/03/22
An increased cost of living and the impact of the ‘pink tax’ have been highlighted as key issues for women when saving, with research from PensionBee revealing that 14 per cent of women view life being more expensive as a key barrier to long-term saving
Posted: 08/03/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has published its strategy for the next three years setting out its objectives for the Irish pensions industry, including the consolidation of schemes
Posted: 08/03/22
PensionsEurope has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and has called for the European Union to implement effective sanctions
Posted: 08/03/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has made updates to its observations and exclusions list
Posted: 08/03/22
The Dutch Pension Federation has warned against “harsh laws and regulations” around provisions for bankruptcies, and recommended that pension funds report on behalf of affected members on this issue
Posted: 7/3/22
Denmark's PensionDanmark delivered a record investment return of DKK 36.5bn in 2021, with these returns expected to help strengthen members' pensions amid the volatile financial markets and geopolitical tensions prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Posted: 7/3/22
Swedish pension fund AP7 has announced that it has decided to sell all shares in companies domiciled in Russia due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine
Posted: 7/3/22
Think tank Onward and nine pension firms have written to UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, calling for the extension of automatic enrolment (AE) to include younger people, part-time workers and people on lower incomes
Posted: 04/03/22
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has been ranked top by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for its green profiles
Posted: 04/03/22
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Posted: 04/03/22
The wider healthcare impact of the pandemic could reduce longer-term contribution requirements for FTSE 100 companies by around £5bn, potentially resulting in a £1bn reduction per year in contribution requirements, analysis from LCP has suggested
Posted: 03/03/22
Europe’s defined contribution (DC) market is expected to record an average annual growth rate of 6 per cent over the next five years, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge – Global Edition
Posted: 03/03/22
One of the Netherlands' largest pension funds, ABP, has announced its intention to sell its remaining investments in Russian companies
Posted: 03/03/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has detailed its work on responsible investment over the past year, including its 366 divestments since 2021
Posted: 03/03/22
Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of UK defined contribution (DC) pension schemes do not know the projected outcome for a typical member at retirement, research from Aon has found
Posted: 02/03/22
The average Dutch funding ratio rose to 114 per cent over February up from 110 per cent at the end of January, according to Aon Netherlands
Posted: 02/03/22
Around 130,000 Danish citizens are set to benefit from new income set-off rules, which make it more attractive to work whilst receiving a pension
Posted: 02/03/22
The State Pension Fund of Finland (VER) has reported an investment return of 14.6 per cent in 2021
Posted: 01/03/22
The Lakeland Laboratories Limited 2012 Retirement Benefit Scheme has completed a £9m full buy-in with Just Group, covering pension liabilities for 24 deferred and 30 pensioner members
Posted: 01/03/22
The CEO of the Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3), Kerstin Hessius, has announced her intention to step down at the end of 2022
Posted: 01/03/22
The Norwegian government has instructed Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) to immediately freeze all Russian investments in the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and prepare a plan for complete divestment
Posted: 01/03/22
The Netherlands’ Pensioenfonds PostNl funding ratio dropped to 123.4 per cent over January
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Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Veritas, has reported a return of 12.6 per cent for 2021, equivalent to €0.5bn
Posted: 28/02/22
The Swedish Pensions Agency has banned Russian funds from its premium pension system's fund marketplace, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Posted: 28/02/22
Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&PD) has raised concerns about the speed of the green transition and has called on the government to draw up a comprehensive investment plan for the country’s transition
Posted: 25/02/22
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has placed Russia in investment quarantine, suspending all investments in government bonds and state-owned companies
Posted: 25/02/22
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Posted: 25/02/22
Irish public sector trade union, Fórsa, has called on the country’s state pension age to remain at 66
Posted: 24/02/22
The winners of the 2022 Pensions Age Awards were announced last night at a glittering gala dinner on London’s Park Lane
Posted: 24/02/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has welcomed the European Commission’s consultation on corporate reporting in the European Union
Posted: 24/02/22
Industriens Pension and Better Energy are expanding their partnership and are planning large solar cell investments in Denmark and Poland
Posted: 24/02/22
The UK government has confirmed plans to reform Solvency II regulations in an effort to unlock investment in UK infrastructure from the UK’s insurance sector, with industry experts urging the government to introduce the reforms "as soon as possible"
Posted: 23/02/22
The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) generated a return of 19.2 per cent, after costs, in 2021, it has revealed
Posted: 23/02/22
Finland’s Keva, which is responsible for the funding of local government pensions, has reported a total return of 15.8 per cent for 2021, equating to €9.1bn
Posted: 23/02/22
Norwegian pension provider KLP generated a return of 8.4 per cent in 2021, it has revealed
Posted: 22/02/22
Legal & General Assurance Society (L&G) agreed an £11m buyout transaction in November 2021 with the Cornish Mutual Assurance Company Limited Staff Pension Scheme
Posted: 22/02/22
Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, has said that she plans to present a full memo on auto-enrolment plans to the government in the next two weeks
Posted: 22/02/22
Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC) has completed a £100m debt investment with Apex Housing Association (Apex), in its first social housing investment in Northern Ireland
Posted: 21/02/22
AkademikerPension has excluded Wizz Air from its portfolio, selling shares for a total of DKK 22m
Posted: 21/02/22
Sweden’s AP3 has reported a return of 20.7 per cent (after expenses) in 2021, its best annual result in its 20-year history
Posted: 21/02/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Varma, has reported a return on investments of 18.5 per cent or €9.3bn in 2021, the highest annual return ever in its history
Posted: 21/02/22
Royal Mail Group (RMG), the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite the Union have confirmed plans for a new collective pension scheme following a successful consultation process, with the scheme to be launched by the end of 2022 or early 2023
Posted: 18/02/22
Alecta’s Optimal Pension product made a return of 24.1 per cent in 2021, the pension company has revealed
Posted: 18/02/22
Finnish earnings-related pensions provider, Elo, has revealed that it made a return of 14 per cent in 2021 on its investments
Posted: 18/02/22
A redress scheme for members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) could be set to cost “billions”, Bovill has said, estimating that the financial advice industry alone stands to face costs of more than £300m
Posted: 17/02/22
Sweden’s KPA Pension has recently completed an investment of just over SEK 1.6bn in a green bond from the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), which aims to finance sustainable development around the world
Posted: 17/02/22
Automatic pension indexation of euro-area public pensions is more likely to cause second-round effects, which can make inflationary shocks more persistent, according to the European Central Bank
Posted: 17/02/22
The Netherlands’ largest pension provider, APG, has invested in Taronga Ventures’ environment technology fund, RealTech Ventures I, on behalf of its pension fund clients
Posted: 16/2/22
Global pension assets in the 22 largest markets, the P22, reached a record high of USD 56.6trn at the end of 2021, following year-on-year growth of 6.9 per cent, the Thinking Ahead Institute’s Global Pension Assets Study has revealed
Posted: 16/2/22
Bo Foged has announced his intention to resign from his role as CEO of Danish pension company ATP after more than seven years at the firm
Posted: 16/2/22
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has announced plans to divest from companies that extract oil, coal, tar, sands and gas, with a total of DKK 2bn of fossil fuel corporate bonds to be sold by 31 December 2022
Posted: 15/2/22
The UK's Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees has agreed a second longevity swap deal, which will cover a further £5.5bn of liabilities in the Lloyds Bank Pension Scheme No. 1
Posted: 15/2/22
The gender pension gap in Sweden has narrowed and currently stands at 20 per cent, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 15/02/22
The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has confirmed that the basic TyEL contribution rate will be 28.85 per cent of salary in 2022
Posted: 14/2/22
Denmark’s Sampension has tightened the climate requirements placed on its fund managers following slower than hoped progress on sustainability issues
Posted: 14/2/22
Almost a third (31 per cent) of Swedish pension savers plan to work longer to receive a higher pension and improve their finances in retirement, according to research from the Swedish Pensions Agency (SPA)
Posted: 14/2/22
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Posted: 11/2/22
Danish pension fund, PFA, achieved returns of up to 20.6 per cent in 2021, delivering a total return of DKK 39.2bn, with customer funds reaching a record high DKK 647bn as a result
Posted: 11/2/22
Sweden’s AP2 saw profits of SEK 62.3bn in 2021, the best result the fund has ever recorded, it has revealed
Posted: 11/2/22
Danish pension provider, ATP, has achieved record high returns of 35 per cent in relation to the bonus potential, delivering nearly DKK 50bn in investment returns in 2021
Posted: 10/2/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published its Supervisory Convergence Plan for 2022
Posted: 10/2/22
The UK's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a call for evidence on what metrics should be considered when setting the state pension age, to support its ongoing review of the state pension
Posted: 10/2/22
The effective Finnish retirement age rose by a further six months to 62.4 years in 2021, according to figures from the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 9/2/22
Swedish pensioners' premium pensions have increased by an average of 15.3 per cent year-on-year for 2022, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency (SPA)
Posted: 9/2/22
The European Commission (EC) has been urged to extend the exemption for pension scheme arrangements (PSAs) to clear their over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions until 2023
Posted: 9/2/22/
More than three quarters (78 per cent) of Finnish pensioners feel that they are financially prepared for retirement, research by Ilmarinen has found
Posted: 8/2/22
The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESA), EBA, EIOPA and ESMA, have called for “rapid action” to ensure that the EU financial services regulatory and supervisory framework remains fit-for-purpose in a digital age
Posted: 8/2/22
Higher than expected returns for the Swedish AP funds has resulted in an income pension surplus of SEK 1.2trn, as at 31 December 2021, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency (SPA)
Posted: 8/2/22
PensionsEurope has warned that the European Banking Authority’s consultation on draft regulatory technical standards for initial market model validation under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) would introduce “new heavy and unjustified burdens”
Posted: 7/2/22
One third (33 per cent) of Swedish savers believe that their private pension will have the greatest impact on the value of their pension at retirement, according to research from the Swedish Pensions Agency (SPA)
Posted: 7/2/22
The Norwegian government has appointed Jens Stoltenberg as governor of Norges Bank’s executive board for a period of six years
Posted: 7/2/22
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Posted: 4/2/22
Denmark's Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has warned that the new bill on social contributions is a “serious mistake” that will affect several Danish pension and insurance companies and their customers
Posted: 4/2/22/
The Dutch Pension Federation has called for an ‘orange’ category for technologies that play a temporary role in the transition to a net-zero economy
Posted: 4/2/22
Pension companies in Denmark's Forsikring & Pension (F&P) are on track to make a record high contribution to the Treasury of around DKK 50bn in proceeds from the PAL tax on Danes' pension savings in 2021
Posted: 3/2/22
The Swedish government has proposed introducing a new benefit for low-income pensioners called the ‘guarantee supplement’ from August 2022
Posted: 3/2/22
The UK's Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has completed a second buy-in deal with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), covering £400m of liabilities across nearly 2,000 pensioners
Posted: 3/2/22
The accounting deficit of FTSE 350 companies’ defined benefit (DB) pension schemes increased by £4bn in January to £80bn, according to Mercer
Posted: 02/02/2022
The average funding ratio of Dutch pension funds dropped to 110 per cent in January, in what has been described as a ‘difficult’ start for pension funds
Posted: 02/02/2022
European insurers’ exposures to macro risks have remained at a high level, while all other risk categories, such as insurance as well as profitability and solvency risks have stayed at medium levels, EIOPA’s latest risk dashboard based on Solvency II data from the third quarter of 2021 has shown
Posted: 01/02/22
Extra pension contributions from Sampension customers into their pension pots have tripled in just four years, the provider has revealed
Posted: 01/02/22
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have remained out of overall deficit over the past 12 months, according to PwC’s Trustee Funding Index
Posted: 01/02/22
AkademikerPension is now implementing its decision to exclude and divest utility companies, where more than 25 per cent of the energy mix comes from thermal coal
Posted: 01/02/22
The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published today a joint ESAs thematic repository on financial education and digitalisation initiatives of National Competent Authorities (NCAs), with a specific focus on cybersecurity, scams and fraud
Posted: 31/01/22
The Northern Bank Pension Scheme has completed two pensioner buy-ins with Aviva Life & Pensions UK, securing the defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities for a total of 800 members
Posted: 31/01/22
There is “no question” of Ireland’s credit union sector being destabilised because of a ballooning deficit in the industry’s pension scheme, the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) has insisted
Posted: 31/01/22
The policy funding ratio of Dutch pension scheme Pensioenfonds PostNL ended 2021 at 121.4 per cent, it has revealed
Posted: 31/01/22
European investor interest in technology-oriented funds with a specialist focus is growing, according to Cerulli
Posted: 28/01/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched a follow-up survey concerning the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
Posted: 28/1/22
Dutch pension fund, ABP, made a return of 11.1 per cent on investments over the past year despite the impact of the pandemic, pushing its current funding ratio up by 16.7 percentage points to 110.2 per cent
Posted: 28/1/22
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Posted: 28/01/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has published amendments to the Trust RACs (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2007
Posted: 27/01/22
Nearly a third (29 per cent) of pension professionals consider climate change to be the top priority for 2022, according to a survey of Society of Pensions Professionals (SPP) members
Posted: 27/01/22
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) made a return of 14.5 per cent in 2021, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has revealed
Posted: 27/01/22
Dutch pension funds are in favour of indexing from a funding ratio of 105 per cent and above, according to the Dutch Pension Federation
Posted: 27/01/22
The UN-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance has released the second edition of its Target Setting Protocol detailing that overall absolute emissions reductions for its 69 asset owners should range between 49-65 per cent or beyond for the period 2020 to 2030
Posted: 26/01/22
The Council of Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds, together with the Church of England Pensions Board, has committed to further interventions to drive change in the mining sector on tailings dams and improve safety levels
Posted: 26/01/22
The funding ratios of Swiss pension funds were at an all-time high at the end of 2021, according to Swisscanto
Posted: 26/01/22
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has launched a consultation on the code of practice for the authorisation and supervision of collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes
Posted: 25/01/22
Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of Finnish pensioners would have continued working longer if flexible working options had been offered, according to research from Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Elo
Posted: 25/1/22
Norway’s Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has agreed to sell its stake in an office property located at 475 5th Avenue in New York
Posted: 25/1/22
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has introduced a ‘climate tilt’ to a portion of the equities held by the scheme, in a move that is expected to shift around £5bn into a climate transition index
Posted: 24/01/22
Female members of P+ have contributed more to their pensions than male members for the third year running, the pension fund has revealed
Posted: 24/01/22
Stichting Pensioenfonds Hoogovens has increased pension payments by 3.68 per cent for its members
Posted: 24/01/22
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing scrutiny over its handling of state pension underpayment issues, after a report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) described the situation as a "shameful shambles"
Posted: 21/01/22
Customers saving for a pension with Finland’s Velliv have seen results of up to 14.8 per cent in 2021, the provider has revealed
Posted: 21/01/22
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 21/01/22
Norway’s Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has invested £220m in a portfolio of 14 logistics properties in the UK
Posted: 21/01/22
Danica Pension has paid a fine of DKK 100,000 to the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (Søik), concluding the case of discrimination against pregnant women in connection with Danica Health Insurance
Posted: 20/1/22
The pension wealth gap between men and women in Denmark remained at 24 per cent in 2020 following several years of improvement, according to data from Statistics Denmark
Posted: 20/1/22
The UK's Gallaher Pension Scheme has completed a £1.7bn full scheme buy-in with Standard Life
Posted: 20/1/22
Forty-three per cent of institutional investors and wealth managers say they now have a much more positive view of cryptocurrencies, and 35 per cent have said it has improved slightly
Posted: 19/01/22
Pension dashboards present a 'once in a generation' opportunity to help people engage with their pensions and need to appeal to younger age groups, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said
Posted: 19/01/22
An Irish pension adviser has warned that there is a potential conflict of interest that employees need to be aware of when selecting a master trust
Posted: 19/01/22
Transferring a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to a superfund, such as Clara-Pensions, could provide savings of up to 10 per cent for UK employers, according to research by Hymans Robertson
Posted: 18/01/22
Sweden’s AP7 Såfa made a return of 31.5 per cent in 2021, it has revealed
Posted: 18/01/22
The French Public Service Additional Pension Scheme (ERAFP) has launched a call for tender for socially responsible investing (SRI) real estate portfolio managers for France and Europe
Posted: 18/01/22
Swedish pensioners’ income in retirement amounts to 82 per cent of the income earned by the working-age population, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 17/01/22
The UK's HMRC has repaid an estimated £835m in overpaid tax on flexible pension withdrawals since pension freedoms were introduced in 2015, after the latest government Pension Schemes Newsletter confirmed that HMRC repaid £42,188,885 in Q4 2021
Posted: 17/01/22
The weighted average return of the seven funds in Romania’s pillar II pension system was 5.88 per cent in 2021, according to the Association for Privately Administered Pensions in Romania (APAPR)
Posted: 17/01/22
Danish pension provider, Danica Pension, has reported strong returns for its customers in 2021
Posted: 14/01/22
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has urged trustees to prepare for changes that will require them to give defined contribution (DC) pension savers a ‘stronger nudge’ towards booking Pension Wise appointments
Posted: 14/01/22
The Danish pension IT provider, Festina Finance A/S, has opened up a Dutch brand, after first entering the market in 2020
Posted: 14/01/22
The latest mandates and news in brief from the past seven days, including Ireland's Pensions Authority, Norway's Government Pension Fund Global and Finnish pension reforms
Posted: 14/01/22
The European Union (EU) is being urged to exclude gas from the EU Taxonomy by a group of over 370 investors
Posted: 13/01/22
IFRS note disclosures are already “very comprehensive” PensionsEurope has said, in response to a consultation on developing disclosure requirements and proposed amendments to IFRS 13 and IAS 19
Posted: 13/01/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has welcomed the progress on the development of the Market Data Infrastructure Rule, but warned that aspects of the current proposals could have a negative impact
Posted: 13/1/22
The Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund has completed a £1.8bn buy-in with Standard Life, with the deal covering approximately 6,600 defined benefit (DB) members’ liabilities
Posted: 13/1/22
PensionDanmark has highlighted transparency as “crucial” to climate engagement efforts, after successfully encouraging a US-based utility company to publish future emissions intensities targets and to collaborate on climate efforts
Posted: 12/1/22
The proportion of Employees Pensions Act (TyEL) premium income policies to be transferred in 2021 rose to 3.7 per cent, up from 3.5 per cent in 2020, data from the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela) has revealed
Posted: 12/1/22
Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark) has developed a new model for risk labelling that will allow pension savers to assess their risk profile in their own pension company and compare with others
Posted: 12/1/22
Swedish private pension fund, Alecta, has entered into a strategic partnership with Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management Ltd (SRILIM)
Posted: 11/01/22
The aggregate UK defined benefit (DB) pension surplus increased by £47.9bn over December to close the year at £129.3bn on a section 179 basis, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 Index
Posted: 11/01/22
Estonia’s Ministry of Finance is consulting on whether to allow savers in the second pillar pension system to voluntarily contribute more to their pensions
Posted: 11/01/22
Reform of Solvency II, the EU regulatory framework for insurance companies, could unlock tens of billions of pounds to invest in UK infrastructure, according to Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC)
Posted: 10/01/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has issued a call for experts to join its Technical Expert Network on Catastrophe Risk
Posted: 10/01/22
Iceland’s fourth-largest pension fund, Birta pension fund, has set out its investment policy for 2022, revealing that it is reducing its exposure to bonds
Posted: 10/01/22
Zurich’s subsdiary, Zurich Investments Life S.p.A, has agreed to sell its life and pension back book, composed of both traditional and unit-linked policies, to the Portuguese insurance company GamaLife – Companhia de Seguros de Vida, S.A (GamaLife)
Posted: 07/01/22
Irish pension fund assets grew by 0.4 per cent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021 to stand at €129.8bn, according to figures revealed by Ireland’s Central Bank
Posted: 07/01/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has increased occupational pension schemes fee rates for 2022, due to the additional staffing and IT costs as a result of the implementation of the IORP II Directive
Posted: 07/01/22
The Cardano Group has acquired the sustainable investment manager ACTIAM from Athora Netherlands for an undisclosed sum, in what has been described as an “important milestone” for the group
Posted: 07/01/22
Denmark’s P+ has delivered its highest return since 2009, with a return of 14 per cent in 2021
Posted: 07/01/22
A more joined-up approach to implementing changes for the pensions industry is needed to reduce regulatory pressures, RSM UK has argued, urging The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to be “sympathetic” to trustee challenges
Posted: 06/01/21
A group of 65 investors with over USD 3.5trn in assets under management, including many European pension funds, have called on pharmaceutical companies to ensure equitable access to vaccines globally
Posted: 06/01/21
The Dutch government has appointed Carola Schouten as the country’s first dedicated Pensions Minister
Posted: 06/01/21
Sampension has highlighted the success it has had with opening dialogue with companies on their climate progress
Posted: 05/01/22
A private member's bill to outline a roadmap for the extension of auto-enrolment (AE) will be introduced to the UK parliament today (5 January), after research revealed that expanding the initiative could bring a further £2.77trn into pension savings
Posted: 05/01/22
The combined IAS 19 surplus of FTSE 100 firms’ defined benefit (DB) pension schemes increased by £50bn year-on-year to £60bn at the end of December 2021, according to analysis from LCP
Posted: 05/01/22
Demand for European equity funds is expected to persist in the near term, according to Cerulli
Posted: 05/01/22
The average funding ratio of Dutch pension funds increased to 115 per cent in 2021, after starting the year at 100 per cent, according to Aon
Posted: 04/01/22
Danish pension fund, PFA, has invested DKK 100m in US solar energy developer and energy storage provider, Origis Energy
Posted: 04/01/22
Sweden’s Supreme Court has decided not to give Allra’s representatives leave to appeal, following a judgment in the Court of Appeal which ruled against the company
Posted: 04/01/22
Less than a third (27 per cent) of pension scheme trustees said they were confident that new pension transfer regulations would reduce the number of scams, according to Barnett Waddingham
Posted: 23/12/21
As 2021 draws to a close, European Pensions takes a look back at some of the biggest and most-read stories from the year
Posted: 23/12/21
Net inflows into UCITS and AIFs in October 2021 totalled €110bn, compared to net outflows of €3bn in September, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
Posted: 22/12/21
Swedish pensioners will receive a monthly pension increase of up to SEK 840 from 2022, the Swedish Pensions Agency has stated
Posted: 22/12/21
Norges Bank Investment Management, which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global, has decided to exclude a company from the fund, and place another one under observation
Posted: 22/12/21
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has prosecuted an employer for failing to pay employer pension contributions within the statutory timeframe
Posted: 21/12/21
The ‘market value’ of occupational pension schemes in the UK rose to £2.48trn, as at the end of June 2021, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed
Posted: 21/12/21
The Swedish government will tomorrow, 22 December, vote on proposed pension reforms to the premium pension system
Posted: 21/12/21
Robot advice can risk long-term savings as it is “less standardised” and not adapted to “individual needs and situations”, according to analysis by the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 21/12/21
Europe’s asset management industry still has a long way to go before the integration of biodiversity-related risks into investment decision-making is standard,” a new report has shown
Posted: 20/12/21
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in global retirement systems, although it may also present an opportunity to "forge a new social contract to 'future-proof' retirement systems", research from Aegon has suggested
Posted: 20/12/21
The scope of the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIP) regulation should not be extended to pension products, PensionsEurope has argued
Posted: 20/12/21
Storebrand has acquired the Norwegian activities of Danica Pension for NOK 2.01bn, subject to the approval of the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority and the Norwegian Competition Authority, which is expected in the first half of 2022
Posted: 20/12/2021
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has threatened the Hungarian low-cost airline, Wizz Air, with exclusion, accusing it of violating workers’ rights
Posted: 17/12/21
Europe’s pension schemes are prioritising climate change above other responsible investment topics, according to The Cerulli Edge – Global Edition.
Posted: 17/12/21
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days including APG, the OECD and NBIM
Posted: 17/12/21
The Pensions Authority in Ireland has published an employer guide on defined contribution master trusts, outlining key issues to consider when selecting a master trust
Posted: 17/12/21
Total assets under management in Europe continued rising in 2021 and reached an estimated €31.3trn at the end of September, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association's (EFAMA) latest Asset Management in Europe report
Posted: 16/12/21
AP Pension and BankInvest have expanded their collaboration to invest in residential properties, with the pension fund entering into an agreement with Castlelake LP to purchase real estate company Bostad A/S and its entire portfolio of residential properties in Denmark
Posted: 16/12/2021
Dutch pension funds are being urged to invest in domestic venture and growth capital, to help make an impact in leveraging new technology and job creation in the Dutch market
Posted: 16/12/21
The UK government has confirmed that draft legislation for single or connected employer Collective Money Purchase (CMP) schemes will come into force from 1 August 2022, subject to parliamentary approval
Posted: 16/12/21
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Elo, has simplified its management structure following supervision by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA)
Posted: 16/12/21
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has said it is “disappointing” to see that some trustee boards have given little consideration to how they would meet their obligations set by the transposition of the IORP II Directive
Posted: 15/12/21
The UK government has launched its next review of the state pension age, looking at whether the current rules around pensionable age are appropriate based on the latest life expectancy data and other evidence
Posted: 15/12/21
There are two possible solutions to boost cross-border pensions in Europe, according to CBBA-Europe secretary-general, Francesco Briganti
Posted: 15/12/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Authority (EIOPA) has identified key risks for the pension and insurance sector, highlighting the low-interest-rate environment as a key risk for pensions
Posted: 14/12/21
The number of UK private sector defined benefit (DB) and hybrid pension schemes, and their memberships, continued to fall in 2020/21, according to data from The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 14/12/21
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has revealed it has refrained from investing in nine companies this year following pre-screening of more than 400 companies
Posted: 14/12/21
The actual relative return, after costs, of Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is estimated to be 24 basis points higher than the relative return of a passive indexing strategy, according to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Posted: 14/12/21
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are taking an increased focus on de-risking their investment strategy, and raising their interest rate and inflation hedging ratios, according to Aon’s Global Pension Risk Survey 2021/22
Posted: 13/12/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published its digital transformation strategy, which aims to ensure a systematic, balanced and holistic approach to the digitisation of the European pensions market
Posted: 13/12/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched a consultation on guidance for running climate change materiality assessments and using climate change scenarios in an Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA)
Posted: 13/12/21
The UK government must embrace reforms of at least a similar ambition as the EU Commission’s Solvency II Risk Margin or face a less competitive regime than its continental neighbours, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned
Posted: 10/12/21
Eighty-five per cent of Dutch pension funds have started to prepare for the new pension system, according to Dutch regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
Posted: 10/12/21
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 10/12/21
The Swedish Pensions Agency has called for a discussion on what to do with the SEK 800bn income pension surplus that has built up
Posted: 10/12/21
The UK government has issued a consultation that is seeking views on the draft regulations for the implementation of the McCloud remedy on NHS pension schemes
Posted: 09/12/21
The Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has called for clarity on the social security status of platform workers in Finland, as Finnish authorities have taken contradictory views on the issue
Posted: 09/12/21
Sweden’s AP7 has blacklisted a further seven companies from its investable universe, bringing the total to 93 companies
Posted: 09/12/21
UK pension risk transfer transactions could hit £60bn in 2022 due to strong demand and “significant” funding level improvements, Mercer has forecast
Posted: 08/12/21
Institutional investors are positioning themselves to make tactical moves in 2022, with very few changes to their allocations overall, according to Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM)
Posted: 08/12/21
“Painful policy decisions” are needed to put pension systems on a “solid footing” for the future, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Its annual Pensions at a Glance 2021, report praised the “exceptional” policy response to the Covid-19 crisis, with pension payments and future pension payments protected across OECD countries
Posted: 08/12/21
The European Pensions Awards 2022 are now open for entries
Posted: 08/12/21
UK companies could be overstating their pension liabilities by up to £45bn if they fail to take account of the full health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, research from XPS Pensions Group has suggested
Posted: 07/12/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published a three-year plan on how to integrate sustainable finance across its own work
Posted: 07/12/21
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Varma, has joined the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
Posted: 07/12/21
The former CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), is to leave the bank
Posted: 07/12/21
The combined deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes’ against long-term funding targets increased by around £64bn over November to £392bn, according to XPS’ DB:UK Funding Tracker
Posted: 06/12/21
The Danish government has extended a scheme that removes pension off-sets for those in receipt of a pension that are earning extra income in relation to Covid-19
Posted: 06/12/21
Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark) has raised concerns that younger Danes are opting out of traditional occupational pensions to invest in other products
Posted: 06/12/21
An overview of growth investing
European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, speaks to American Century Investments (ACI), Vice President, Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Kevin Lewis on growth investing.

They discuss how it has performed in 2021, and its outlook, going forward. They also cover ACI’s differentiated growth approach to the investment universe, and how this capitalises on market inefficiencies, as well as how ACI’s team is equipped to invest in this manner.
Podcast: The benefits of private equity in pension fund portfolios
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, in which stock markets have seen increased volatility, combined with global low interest rates has led to alternative asset classes rising in popularity. Private equity is one of the top runners in this category, and for good reason.

In this podcast, Munich Private Equity Partners Managing Director, Christopher Bär, chats to European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, about the benefits private equity investments can bring to pension fund portfolios and the best approach to take.


Podcast - The power of three: Using Common Contractual Funds to improve tax outcomes for investors
Large asset owners are still investing in equities in a way where they are taxed on their income. The implication is that they get a poorer return. They need to, and can, improve this, but how?

In this podcast, AMX Head of Client and Manager Development, Aaron Overy, and AMX Product Tax Specialist, Kevin Duggan, discuss with European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, about three options to help ensure good withholding tax outcomes for institutional investors.

Mitigating risk
BNP Paribas Asset Management’s head of pension solutions, Julien Halfon, discusses equity hedging with Laura Blows