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The House of Lords in the UK will consider the House of Commons’ amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill on 19 January, the UK government has confirmed
Posted: 15/1/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has called for pension experts to join a network aiming to strengthen the organisation’s expertise regarding web-based applications.

The Practitioners Network on Pension Tracking Systems is specifically intended to bolster EIOPA’s proficiency with regard to the applications that provide pension savers with an overview of their future retirement income, based on their entitlements from all pension schemes in which they participate
Posted: 15/1/21
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 15/1/21
Utrecht University European pension law chair, Professor Hans van Meerten, discusses the possibility of an EU transfer union and what pension funds' roles in it might be
Posted: 15/1/21
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK said it received “general support” in its interim response to its first defined benefit (DB) funding code consultation, although some concerns have been raised about proposed twin track routes
Posted: 14/1/21
Sampension customers have seen year end market returns of up to 7.7 per cent, depending on age and risk profiles, despite returns previously falling to -17.2 per cent amid market volatility in March
Posted: 14/1/21
Danish pension provider Velliv has argued that an article in broadsheet newspaper Jyllands-Posten included a “misleading” mention of the company’s capital position
Posted: 14/1/21
Dutch pension provider, APG, has agreed the acquisition of a further 20.9 per cent stake in Alpha Trains from AMP Capital on behalf of its pension fund clients
Posted: 14/1/21
Member contributions to UK funded occupational defined contribution (DC) pension schemes fell by 11.2 per cent between Q1 and Q2 2020, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 13/1/21
The proportion of Employees Pensions Act (TyEL) premium income policies to be transferred was 3.5 per cent in 2020, compared to 5.1 per cent in 2019, according to the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 13/1/21
The Dutch government has approved the implementation of new pension lump sum proposals for 1 January 2023, rather than 2022 as initially outlined, on the understanding that a legislative amendment will be introduced in the interim period to address implementation problems
Posted: 13/1/21
Members of Danish pension fund, AkademikerPension, saw pre-tax returns of 8.2 per cent in 2020, corresponding to DKK 7.65bn
Posted: 13/1/21
Companies such as BMW, BP, Danish Coloplast and AB InBev have been urged to strengthen their tax reporting by one of their investors, Danish pension firm Sampension
Posted: 12/1/21
All of PensionDanmark’s age pools have reported “attractive returns” of up to 7.6 per cent at the end of 2020, despite a large decline in equity prices amid the pandemic in the spring
Posted: 12/1/21
More than a third (35 per cent) of Swedish savers over the age of 55 do not know how to withdraw their occupational pension, according to a survey by Swedbank and Kantar Sifo
Posted: 12/1/21
Around half of the 80 Dutch pension funds to have signed the international responsible investment (IMVB) covenant have formulated policies that are in accordance with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines
Posted: 11/1/21
Despite falls of up to 20 per cent in March, 2020 has seen “solid returns” of up to 12.2 per cent for Danica Pension customers, with returns delivered across all risk profiles
Posted: 11/1/21
The Norwegian government has announced that retired healthcare workers can return to work in the fight against Covid-19 without having their pensions reduced
Posted: 11/1/21
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 08/01/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s (EIOPA) memoranda of understandings (MoUs) with several UK authorities in the area of pensions and insurance have come into effect
Posted: 08/01/21
The assets under management of Dutch pension funds and insurers increased to €2,112bn at the end of the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, higher than before the pandemic, according to a statistical release by Dutch regulator DNB
Posted: 08/01/21
One in 20 (5 per cent) people plan to switch their pension or investments to an ethical or sustainable fund, according to research from Friends of the Earth
Posted: 07/01/21
The Dutch pension fund ABP, for those working in the government and education sectors, has drawn up a new tax policy for itself and the companies it invests in to follow
Posted: 07/01/21
Finnish women are more worried about pension issues than men, according to research by the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 07/01/21
Irish managed pension funds returned 6.2 per cent on average in 2020, according to the latest analysis by Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 07/01/21
Industry research has highlighted a "growing need" for pensions dashboards in the UK, with a poll from Interactive Investor revealing that more than one in eight (13 per cent) people do not know how many workplace pension pots they have
Posted: 06/01/21
Approximately 155,000 Estonians had joined the third pillar (Pillar III) pension system at the end of 2020, according to AS Pensionkeskus, the Estonian Pension Centre
Posted: 06/01/21
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the county’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has seen an increase in the number of attempted cyber-attacks since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted: 06/01/21
Climate transition benchmarks have become a focal point for investors looking to integrate climate risks into their portfolios and align them with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

This has fueled an active interest among investor groups and regulators to identify criteria that can be used to define such benchmarks. Accordingly, the EU tasked the Technical Expert Group (TEG) to develop recommendations for minimum benchmark requirements that are aligned with the Paris Agreement objectives and address the risk of greenwashing. In this paper, FTSE Russell address the EU’s action plan on sustainable investment
Posted: 05/01/21
The average Dutch pension fund coverage ratio decreased over 2020, ending at 100 per cent, down from 103 per cent, according to the latest analysis by Aon
Posted: 05/01/21
Sweden has reduced taxes for pensioners and employees over the age of 65
Posted: 05/01/21
Denmark’s Industriens Pension, for those working in the industrial sector and food sector, has pledged to keep its administration costs low in 2021
Posted: 04/01/21
UK pension provider, Now Pensions, suffered a data breach in December after one of its service partners unintentionally posted members’ personal data in a public software forum
Posted: 04/01/21
Finnish earnings-related pension assets increased by €6bn to total €210bn at the end of the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, according to the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 04/01/21
As 2020 draws to a close, European Pensions takes a look back at some of the biggest and most-read stories from the year
Posted: 23/12/20
Swedish pension recipients will get a total pension increase of between SEK 70 and SEK 550 per month, after tax, in 2021, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 23/12/20
The number of Estonians that want to remain saving into a Pillar II pension is increasing, according to a survey by Kantar Emor on behalf of Swedbank Estonia
Posted: 23/12/20
Arcadia’s defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are expected to enter Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment “shortly”, according to a letter from The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 22/12/20
Sweden’s AP7, the country’s state premium pension provider, has reduced the management fee of the AP7 Equity Fund
Posted: 22/12/20
In 2019, the amount of Swiss pension fund assets totalled more than CHF 1trn, according to data released by the Federal Statistics Office (FSO)
Posted: 22/12/20
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) expects a “significant decline” in the cover ratios of defined benefit (DB) IORPs at the end of 2020
Posted: 21/12/20
The Danish pension industry is on stand by to further support the country’s green transition, in light of the government’s Climate Action Plan 2020
Posted: 21/12/20
The global green bond market will grow by €300bn in 2021, reaching €1trn, according to forecasts by NN Investment Partners (NN IP)
Posted: 21/12/20
Sampension has excluded a further 79 companies from its pension funds, bringing the total number of excluded companies to 258
Posted: 18/12/20
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 18/12/20
The European Pensions Awards 2021 are now open for entries
Posted: 18/12/20
Pension scheme buy-ins and buyouts in the UK could reach £30bn in 2021, with a further £25bn of longevity swaps alongside this, according to forecasts from Willis Towers Watson (WTW)
Posted: 17/12/20
The European Supervisory Authorities have issued a comment letter to the International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, which, among other aspects, calls for a common set of sustainability standards
Posted: 17/12/20
The Dutch government has published a consultation online on the pension agreement, which is set to overhaul the country’s pension system
Posted: 17/12/20
Pensioenfonds ING, the pension fund for employees of Dutch multinational banking group ING, has revealed it will increase pension payments next year
Posted: 17/12/20
The Maersk Retirement Benefit Scheme has completed a £1.1bn buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, securing the benefits of around 1,900 members and 3,000 retirees
Posted: 16/12/20
The Council on Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds (AP-funds) has issued a new statement on its expectations of global tech companies on human rights
Posted: 16/12/20
Swiss pension funds will not have to review their investment portfolios as voters have rejected a proposal to ban arms investments.
Posted: 16/12/20
A consortium of Swiss institutional investors has committed to a fund offered by AIP Infrastructure, which is partly owned by Danish pension funds PKA and PenSam
Posted: 16/12/20
The BBC Pension Scheme has completed a £3bn longevity swap deal with Zurich and Canada Life Reinsurance
Posted: 15/12/20
Danish pension provider, PFA, has purchased a €252m micro-apartment portfolio in Germany, through asset manager, Domicil Real Estate AG
Posted: 15/12/20
The UK's Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has upheld a transfer complaint against Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees, awarding compensation of around £25,522
Posted: 14/12/20
The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has criticised the country’s pension companies for the high fees they charge to manage pension funds, which it said total DKK 14.4bn a year, 60 per cent higher that associated costs
Posted: 14/12/20
Sixty-three per cent of pension funds plan to switch from passive to more active investment approaches to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration over the next three to five years, according to Cerulli Associates
Posted: 14/12/20
Denmark’s 16 largest pension funds have invested at least DKK 2.9bn in companies that sell weapons and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Oxfam IBIS
Posted: 11/12/20
The Swedish Minister for Financial Markets, Per Bolund, has said the government has no plans to stop the country’s AP funds from investing in Chinese companies
Posted: 11/12/20
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 11/12/20
The winners of the annual European Pensions Awards were announced on Thursday night in a special online broadcast
Posted: 11/12/20
The UK's bulk annuity market is on track to complete between £25-£30bn of transactions, making it the second busiest year on record for the bulk annuity market, according to research by Barnett Waddingham
Posted: 10/12/20
Danish pension provider, P+, has revealed it will divest from all coal companies by the end of the year, as part of its new standards on responsible investment
Posted: 10/12/20
Sixty-seven per cent of European institutional investors were able to meet or exceed their investment performance targets over the past 12 months, according to research by State Street Corporation
Posted: 10/12/20
The Dutch bank, ABN-AMRO, believes that the Dutch government will opt for a “general pardon” to prevent pension funds from having to make pension cuts in 2021
Posted: 10/12/20
The National Grid UK Pension Scheme has completed an £800m buy-in transaction with Rothesay, covering the benefits for Section A members of the scheme
Posted: 09/12/20
Ireland's Pensions Authority has raised various concerns it has with a number of defined benefit (DB) schemes, following an engagement programme with the schemes
Posted: 09/12/20
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), which is managed by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), owns 1.5 per cent of the global equity market
Posted: 09/12/20
An increasing number of Swedes are continuing to work into old age, according to analysis by Alecta
Posted: 08/12/20
The aggregate deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes declined from £126bn to £78.8bn during November, the Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF’s) latest 7800 Index has revealed
Posted: 08/12/20
Pension funds and other institutional investors are being warned of the risks of a “burst of inflation” over the coming years, which is now more likely, according to Nuveen, due to current monetary policies as a result of the pandemic
Posted: 08/12/20
Deferring retirement by one year and working instead can increase a Finnish person’s net income for life by almost 10 per cent, according to research by the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 08/12/20
MPs in Luxembourg have put pressure on the government to review the investment strategy of its sovereign funds, in particular the Fonds de Compensation (FDC) pension fund, which are heavily invested in fossil fuels
Posted: 07/12/20
The Covid-19 pandemic has “compounded” the challenges facing retirement savings and old-age pension arrangements and added new ones, according to the OECD
Posted: 07/12/20
The UK's Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has partially upheld an overpayment complaint against Teachers' Pensions (TP) and Islington Borough Council, after finding that delays and lack of communication had caused serious distress and inconvenience
Posted: 04/12/20
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Posted: 04/12/20
The total Irish defined benefit pension (DB) scheme deficit fell to €100m at 30 September 2020, down from €1bn at the end of 2019
Posted: 04/12/20
Irish managed pension funds saw average returns of 8 per cent in November, according to Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 04/12/20
Engineering service firm, Renew, has completed a buy-in for its Lovell Pension Scheme with an unnamed specialist insurer
Posted: 03/12/20
Swedish employers are expected to contribute a total of SEK 220bn to occupational pensions this year, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 03/12/20
Norway’s Finanstilsynet has told pension providers they must prepare for increased pension transfers when the new defined contribution system is introduced next year
Posted: 03/12/20
The average pension fund funding ratio for Dutch pension schemes increased to 100 per cent in November, according to Aon
Posted: 02/12/20
Denmark’s Industriens Pension has joined forces with Better Energy to make a DKK 4bn investment in Danish solar parks, the largest Danish solar cell investment in history
Posted: 02/12/20
Global consultancy firm Mercer has revealed that its global assets under management (AUM) reached GBP 250m at the end of September 2020
Posted: 02/12/20
Sweden pension provider, Alecta, has invested USD 780m in three US healthcare and life science real estate investments over the past 12 months
Posted: 02/12/20
Sweden’s state premium pension provider, AP7, has said lobbying that counteracts the Paris Agreement is a global widespread problem
Posted: 01/12/20
UK Pensions Minister, Guy Opperman, has announced the launch of the Taskforce on Pension Scheme Voting Implementation, which will examine issues faced by trustees implementing their own voting policies, particularly in relation to pooled funds
Posted: 01/12/20
Denmark’s AkademikerPension, for secondary school teachers and university lecturers, is among the top-performing funds in the country for returns since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: 01/12/20
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has expressed its disappointment at finding issues with every master trust, following its engagement programme with the schemes
Posted: 01/12/20
The government must work to support Generation X, who are “screwed” when it comes to retirement and have had their situation worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the International Longevity Centre (ILC)
Posted: 30/11/20
Swedish pension provider, Skandia Liv, has been ranked among the top pension companies in the country for its work on sustainability
Posted: 30/11/20
Eighty-five per cent of pension schemes believe that the financial markets will have a W-shaped recovery, according to research by Amundi and Create-Research
Posted: 30/11/20
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has said it will consult with stakeholders on an increase in fees for occupational pension schemes in 2022
Posted: 27/11/20
The latest mandates and news in brief from the past seven days
Posted: 27/11/20
Danish pension fund provider, PKA, has established a new private equity fund with its subsidiary IIP Denmark, worth DKK 22bn
Posted: 27/11/20
Mothercare has confirmed the details of its revised five-year payment schedule to its pension schemes, which will reduce the short-term cash contributions to aim to protect the overall positioning through the improved financial covenant
Posted: 26/11/20
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has published a joint guidance note with the Basel Institute on Governance on the reporting of anti-corruption efforts
Posted: 26/11/20
Dutch pension fund asset manager, PGGM’s Infrastructure Fund, is to acquire a 50 per cent stake in BAM PPP, a developer and manager of public-private partnership concessions, for €130m
Posted: 25/11/20
Swedish pension schemes and providers have been warned that the continued low-interest-rate environment increases their dependence on riskier assets and, therefore, they should have buffers in place to manage these risks
Posted: 25/11/20
Industriens Pension has the best image among Danes in the pensions industry, according to a survey by FW Insight and Wilke
Posted: 25/11/20
The HM Treasury-led Asset Management Taskforce has published 20 recommendations to place stewardship at the heart of the ‘build back better’ post-covid-19 agenda, including plans for a council of UK pension schemes
Posted: 24/11/20
Irish pension trustees should undertake a “frank” self-assessment to prepare for the IORP II Directive, according to The Pensions Regulator, Brendan Kennedy
Posted: 24/11/20
Net sales of UCITS and AIFs totalled €32bn in September, up from €30bn in August, according to the latest data from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
Posted: 24/11/20
The Swedish Pensions Agency has secured an additional SEK 368m for affected savers hit by the Falcon Funds scandal
Posted: 24/11/20
The Pensions Authority’s guidance for Irish pension schemes on the IORP II Directive will not be available until after the directive is transposed into domestic law, The Pensions Regulator, Brendan Kennedy, has revealed
Posted: 23/11/20
The Danish government has appointed members to its new pension commission, which will look at how it can encourage people to stay in the workforce longer, among other things
Posted: 23/11/20
Thirty-two per cent of European pension schemes are planning to fully consolidate with another pension scheme over the next 12 to 24 months, according to research by Cerulli Associates
Posted: 23/11/20
PensionsEurope has said that all pension scheme participants should be “protected from unnecessary value added tax (VAT) burdens
Posted: 20/11/20
The British High Court has ruled that trustees of defined benefit (DB) schemes that provided Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMPs) must revisit and, where necessary, top-up historic cash equivalent transfer values (CETVs) that were calculated on an unequalised basis
Posted: 20/11/20
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
Posted: 20/11/20
The winners of the ninth annual Irish Pensions Awards were announced on Thursday night in a special online broadcast
Posted: 20/11/20
The Royal Mail Defined Benefit Cash Balance Scheme (DBCBS) accounting deficit has almost doubled in six months, jumping from £177m on 29 March 2020 to £344m on 27 September, according to the company’s half-year report
Posted: 19/11/20
The key to making a Pan-European Occupational Pension (PEOP) product a reality is “market appetite”, according to Cross Border Benefits Alliance-Europe (CBBA-Europe) secretary-general Francesco Briganti
Posted: 19/11/20
An average return of 1.79 per cent was achieved in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020 by Austria’s occupational pension funds, according to analysis by Mercer
Posted: 19/11/20
The financial industry must do more to help in the fight against climate change, Professor Martin Siegert, Professor of Geosciences and co-Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, has warned
Posted: 18/11/20
Danish pension provider, PFA, hopes that Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election will see the green transition “pick up speed”
Posted: 18/11/20
Twenty-three per cent of Swedes aged between 70 and 75 wish they had retired later, according to research by the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 18/11/20
An unnamed German pension fund has joined forces with project developer Hines, to acquire a building in Düsseldorf for €154.5m
Posted: 18/11/20
The UK's Pension Schemes Bill passed the report stage and third reading in the House of Commons yesterday (16 November)
Posted: 17/11/20
German institutional investors, including pension funds, have reduced their home bias over the past three decades but this has shifted to eurozone ‘near bias’ instead, according to a report by Union Investment
Posted: 17/11/20
Almost 1,700 older Danish workers have claimed a senior premium between September and October 2020, for working after they have reached the state pension age
Posted: 17/11/20
The Smiths Industries Pension Scheme has secured a £146.5m buy-in agreement with Canada Life, insuring the benefits of around 1,000 pensioners
Posted: 16/11/20
The Irish Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed a report by the Interdepartmental Pensions Reform and Taxation Group (IDPRTG), which focuses on the commitments made in the previous government’s Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023
Posted: 16/11/20
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has issued a statement on supervisory practices for registering or authorising Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORPs)
Posted: 16/11/20
Duncan Ferris chats with European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) chairman, Gabriel Bernardino, about the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP), improved data harvesting and the organisation’s future projects
Posted: 16/11/20
Estonian Insurance Association CEO, Mart Jesse, discusses the impact the government's plans to make the second pillar voluntary, and give everyone the right to access their funds early, will have on the long-term sustainability of the country's pension system
Posted: 13/11/20
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past week
Posted: 13/11/20
Only 13 per cent of Finns know how much they pay in pension contributions, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 13/11/20
The transposition of the IORP II Directive in Ireland is facing further delays as Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic take “priority”
Posted: 12/11/20
Seventy-three per cent of the major Swiss pension funds already avoid arms investments, according to a survey by swissinfo.ch
Posted: 12/11/20
There is only one week to go until the winners of the Irish Pensions Awards 2020 are announced
Posted: 12/11/20
The Prudential Staff Pension Scheme has secured a longevity swap deal with Pacific Life Re, covering £3.7bn of pension liabilities, the fifth largest UK longevity swap on record
Posted: 11/11/20
Swedish pension company, Alecta, has created a calculator that shows how carbon price can affect the market value of companies
Posted: 11/11/20
The coverage ratio of Pensioenfonds ING increased by 1.4 percentage points (ppts) in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020 to 119.9 per cent, it has revealed
Posted: 11/11/20
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on the retirement plans of Finnish savers, according to earnings-related pension company, Elo
Posted: 11/11/20
The Reckitt Benckiser Pension Fund has secured a £415m buy-in with Scottish Widows, which will cover around half of the scheme’s members’ liabilities
Posted: 10/11/20
The European Commission (EC) has referred the Netherlands to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its rules on the cross-border provision of pensions and the transfer of pension capital
Posted: 10/11/20
Two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PKA and PenSam, have joined forces with Norway’s Storebrand to establish a new climate and infrastructure fund of up to DKK 30bn, under the auspices of AIP Management
Posted: 10/10/20
Deloitte has acquired the business and assets of the pension scheme administration and actuarial consultancy arm of Kerr Henderson (Consultants and Actuaries) Limited
Posted: 09/11/20
Several European pension funds, as part of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, have set out their intentions on coal investments, which includes no new coal investments
Posted: 09/11/20
Skandia has been ranked the best company among occupational pension companies’ corporate customers in Sweden for the third year in a row
Posted: 09/11/20
The value of European pension fund assets as a percentage of euro area GDP has almost doubled since the 2008 financial crash, new data from the European Central Bank (ECB) has revealed
Posted: 09/11/20
PensionsEurope has claimed that a Better Finance report on Bulgarian pension funds was based on incorrect data that led to wrong conclusions and “dangerous” policy recommendations
Posted: 6/11/20
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Posted: 6/11/20
Sweden’s KPA Pension saw its financial position strengthen in Q3 2020, with its premium income and assets under management increasing, its interim financial report has revealed
Posted: 6/11/20
The Association for Privately Administered Pensions in Romania (APAPR) has announced the launch of a new education and information campaign on private pensions
Posted: 5/11/20
Danish pension fund, ATP, has “more than made up for” the losses it saw in Q1 2020 in the second and third quarters of the year
Posted: 5/11/20
Irish managed pension funds suffered an average loss of 1.6 per cent in October, according to the latest analysis by Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 5/11/20
The European Supervisory Authorities' (ESA) Board of Appeal has rejected a claim in relation to a television script and alleged historical abuse on the grounds that it falls outside the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's (EIOPA) remit
Posted: 4/11/20
The average coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds fell from 95 per cent to 94 per cent in October, according to Aon, after further falls in interest rates resulted in an increase in liabilities of around 1 per cent
Posted: 4/11/20
Returns for Danish pension company PFA totalled DKK 11.6bn in Q3 2020, as it continued to recover from losses in Q1
Posted: 4/11/20
Total Swedish pension payments have been SEK 8bn higher in the past 18 years since the introduction of a new compliance index in 2001/02, according to calculations from Pensions Myndigheten
Posted: 3/11/20
The Danish pensions industry has invested DKK 50bn in climate-friendly funds in the past year, according to analysis by Forsikring & Pension, and is on track to reach its DKK 350bn commitment in green investments
Posted: 3/11/20
The policy funding ratio for Pensioenfonds PostNL fell to 105.2 per cent in September, down from 105.4 per cent at the end of August
Posted: 3/11/20
Dutch pension funds have highlighted the need for greater investment in the Netherlands, urging the government to create more opportunities for institutional investors to invest in large public works
Posted: 2/11/20
Reforms to the age at which Finns can take their old age pension have increased the average age at which they stop working, according to research from the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 2/11/20
The total pension debt in Sweden’s municipalities and regions has continued to increase and currently stands at over SEK 482bn, data from Skandia has shown
Posted: 2/11/20
A total of £2.3bn was withdrawn from pensions flexibly in the UK in Q3 2020, bringing the total value of flexible withdrawals since the introduction of pensions freedoms in 2015 to over £37bn, according to HMRC
Posted: 30/10/20
The new CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), Nicolai Tangen, has set out three priorities for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) going forward
Posted: 30/10/20
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Posted: 30/10/20
European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) pension committee chair, Jonathan Lipkin, who also serves as the Investment Association’s (IA) director of policy, strategy and research, answers some key questions on the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s (EIOPA) proposed Level 2 measures
Posted: 30/10/20
Swedish pension provider, Alecta, has been reselected as the default fund provider for the insurance employees’ defined contribution pension scheme, FTP
Posted: 29/10/20
Dutch pension fund, ABP, has been ranked at the top of a responsible investment benchmark, which ranks the 50 largest pension funds in the country
Posted: 29/10/20
Several European pension funds are supporting a campaign by global investors, representing USD 10.2trn assets under management (AUM), to engage with mining companies on indigenous community rights
Posted: 29/10/20
The UK's Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has published the timeline for the development of the dashboard, which is expected to be available to savers from 2023
Posted: 28/10/20
The Royal Dutch Actuarial Association explains the results of its latest mortality table and the impact this has on Dutch pension schemes
Posted: 28/10/20
Finnish pension provider, Elo, has further strengthened its solvency position after the third quarter (Q3), it has revealed
Posted: 28/10/20
More than a third (36 per cent) of UK pension savers said that, although they were not currently investing ethically, they would like to be able to do so, according to research from Interactive Investor
Posted: 27/10/20
PensionsEurope CEO, Matti Leppälä, discusses the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has, and is having, on pension schemes
Posted: 27/10/20
The CEO of the CHF 4.5bn CERN Pension Fund, Matthew Eyton-Jones, has announced his intention to step down from his role in July 2021
Posted: 27/10/20
Net sales of UCITS and AIF’s totalled €30bn in August, almost €100bn lower than the €124bn recorded in July 2020, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
Posted: 26/10/20
Danish savers will need to increase their pension payments to as much as 18.7 per cent of their salary, in order to ensure they have enough savings to take advantage of flexible retirement policies before reaching state pension age, according to analysis by PFA
Posted: 26/10/20
Sweden’s Inkomstpensionen (income pension) is expected to increase by 0.5 per cent in 2021, the Swedish Pensions Agency has revealed
Posted: 26/10/20
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
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
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
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
The latest news in brief and mandates from the past seven days
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
The latest mandates and news in brief from the past seven days
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
The latest mandates and news in brief from the past seven days
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
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