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Posted: 25/11/22
Dutch pension fund ABP has announced that it will be increasing pensions by 11.96 per cent from January 2023
Posted: 25/11/22
Denmark’s Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has warned that the amount of EU regulation on Danish pension and insurance companies has “gotten out of control”.

It stated that the 'rapidly increasing' amount of EU regulation accounted for more than 90 per cent of all new regulation of financial companies in Denmark
Posted: 25/11/22
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a consultation on its dashboards compliance and enforcement policy, which outlines the regulator’s expectations for pension schemes and its approach to regulating dashboard obligations
Posted: 24/11/22
Denmark’s Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has published its first report on the pension and insurance industry’s responsible and sustainable contributions to the climate and society
Posted: 24/11/22
Earnings-related pension assets in Finland increased by €118.7bn between 2010 and 2021 to €257.5bn, according to a report from ETK
Posted: 24/11/22
The Dutch pension fund for the construction industry, BpfBouw, will increase members’ pensions by 14.52 per cent on 1 January 2023, it has announced
Posted: 23/11/22
Nearly nine in 10 (86 per cent) Swedes believe that the AP funds should take the environment and ethics into account in the management of pensions, according to a survey from AP7
Posted: 23/11/22
The assets under management of Spanish pension schemes in the individual system increased by 1.77 per cent in October to €75.1bn, according to VDOS
Posted: 23/11/22
Almost a third (31 per cent) of Danish pension savers expect to receive a positive return on their pensions this year, despite returns in 2022 generally being negative amid challenging market conditions, according to survey from Sampension
Posted: 22/11/22
The Swedish AP funds’ Council on Ethics has announced that it is to expand in response to an audit conducted during the year
Posted: 22/11/22
The Swedish Fund Selection Agency (SFSA) has announced that it will begin to procure investment funds to replace the existing fund agreements for the country's new premium pension fund platform in spring 2023
Posted: 22/11/22
Dutch pension fund Pensioenfonds Hoogovens saw its current funding ratio rise from 130.7 per cent to 133.6 per cent in October
Posted: 21/11/22
More than one in 10 (11 per cent) Danish people plan to put extra money into their pension savings before the end of the year, according to a survey from Sampension
Posted: 21/11/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has underlined its commitment to supporting the pensions industry in its efforts to tackle climate change
Posted: 21/11/22
Finnish pension company, Varma, has announced it will prepare to exclude fossil energy financing intermediaries
Posted: 18/11/22
The Irish Pensions Authority has written to trustees of the 30 largest defined benefit (DB) pension schemes seeking information about any liability-driven investment (LDI) arrangements they may have
Posted: 18/11/22
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Posted: 18/11/22
The Initiative Climat International (ICI) has launched a guidance document on achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the private equity market
Posted: 17/11/22
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK have confirmed that work is underway following the recent issues around liability driven investment (LDI), including work to improve data gathering.

In an evidence hearing with the Industry and Regulators Committee, TPR chief executive, Charles Counsell, suggested that there is work to be done "for all of us", noting that around 60 per cent of UK pension schemes have invested in LDIs in one form.
Posted: 17/11/22
Danish pension fund association Forsikring & Pension has announced that it is expanding its board from 18 to 20 members
Posted: 17/11/22
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has highlighted the need for an international regulatory approach following the recent issues around liability driven investment (LDI)
Posted: 17/11/22/
Danish pension fund AkademikerPension has invested DKK 560m in a US wind farm as part of its partnership with infrastructure fund AIP
Posted: 16/11/22
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has published the first Progress Report on the Paris Aligned Asset Owners (PAAO) initiative and the initial target disclosures for a further 13 signatories
Posted: 16/11/22
The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published a call for evidence on greenwashing to gather feedback on how to understand the key features, drivers and risks associated with greenwashing
Posted: 16/11/22
Assets in national investment funds in Spain increased by 2.77 per cent in October to €310.7bn, according to Spanish platform VDOS
Posted: 15/11/22
Swedish pension company Alecta has decided to introduce a premium reduction for defined benefit (DB) old-age and family pensions of 40 per cent and to continue providing premium reductions for risk insurance
Posted: 15/11/22
Dutch pension fund ABP is to partner with Noordzeker with the aim of investing directly in the large-scale generation and management of wind energy in the North Sea
Posted: 15/11/22
Dutch pension fund PME Pensioenfonds has reported that its current funding ratio at the end of October 2022 was 116.8 per cent
Posted: 14/11/22
The Dutch pensions sector has clearly taken steps to implement the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and Taxonomy Regulation, according to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
Posted: 14/11/22
The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has confirmed the occupational pension insurance contribution according to the Employee Pension Act (TyEL) will be 24.84 per cent of salary next year.

This represents a 0.01 percentage point fall from 2022, when the average TyEL fee collected was 24.85 per cent
Posted: 14/11/22
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Posted: 11/11/22
The board of Swedish pension company Alecta has decided to increase its defined benefit (DB) pensions by 10.84 per cent for 2023, corresponding to the rise in inflation witnessed over the past year
Posted: 11/11/22
A report from the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has investigated pension contribution levels across eight European countries, with overall contribution levels being on average 14.6 per cent of GDP in 2020
Posted: 11/11/22
The Danish pensions industry has invested a further DKK 68bn in the green transition over the past year, according to Forsikring & Pension (F&P)
Posted: 10/11/22
The Swedish Pensions Authority (SPA) has launched a portal report in build up to a series of reports on Sweden’s pension system, which aim to contribute to structured political discussions and well-thought-out decisions on pension policy
Posted: 10/11/22
Members of the pensions industry in the Netherlands have written to the House of Representatives (HoR) in support of the Future Pensions Act and to refute claims that the new pension system will be worse for retirees
Posted: 10/11/22
Swedish pension company AMF reported returns of -11.1 per cent for the period of January to September 2022
Posted: 9/11/22
The Bank of England (BofE) has said that the recent liquidity issues seen in the UK following gilt market volatility require a "firm response" by the global regulatory community to assess risks and develop policy solutions
Posted: 9/11/22
Finnish pension company Ilmarinen has seen a return of -8 per cent, or -€4.9bn, over the first three quarters of this year, its interim report has revealed
Posted: 9/11/22
Keva, which is responsible for the funding of local government pensions in Finland and their investments, reported a return of -6.4 per cent in the first nine months of 2022
Posted: 8/11/22
Danish pension company PFA has entered into an agreement with an American forestry manager to invest USD 130m (DKK 968m) in forests
Posted: 8/11/22
The board of Dutch pension fund Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) has announced that the pensions of all members will be increased by 6 per cent on 1 January 2023
Posted: 8/11/22
The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has published preliminary guidelines for pension providers on creating choice guidance for pension participants in the move to the new pension system
Posted: 7/11/22
Danish pension companies are engaging with international retail firm Amazon to encourage it to detail how the company ensures its employees have the right to organise and negotiate collectively
Posted: 7/11/22
The winners of the 11th annual Irish Pensions Awards were announced on Thursday night at the highly anticipated gala dinner at 5* Shelbourne Hotel Dublin
Posted: 7/11/22
The number of pension schemes transferred between Danish pension companies increased by 14,636 from 2020 to 2021, according to research from Forsikring & Pension (F&P)
Posted: 4/11/22
A study of retirement savings across five major nations has found that UK workers are lagging behind some of their European counterparts when it comes to setting aside money each month for later life
Posted: 4/11/22
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Posted: 4/11/22
Danish pension company PensionDanmark is part of a group of investors calling for the adoption of mandatory requirements for all large businesses and financial institutions to assess and disclose their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity by 2030
Posted: 3/11/22
Danish pension companies’ investment returns were almost equal to the total amount contributed by pension savers for the period 2002 to 2021, according to Forsikring & Pension (F&P)
Posted: 3/11/22
Women are expected to reach retirement with an average of just 74 per cent of the wealth accumulated by men, a global study from WTW has found
Posted: 3/11/22
Finnish pension company Velliv has reported that a typical customer with VækstPension Aktiv with medium risk and more than 15 years to retirement has so far received a negative return of -15.4 per cent in 2022
Posted: 2/11/22
The indicative average funding ratio of Dutch pension funds rose to 127 per cent in October, according to Aon’s Pension Thermometer
Posted: 2/11/22
Two-thirds (66 per cent) of working age Romanians are contributing to a pillar II private pension, as of 30 September 2022, up from 55 per cent in 2019, research commissioned by the Association of Privately Administered Pensions in Romania (APAPR) has found
Posted: 2/11/22
Poor investment returns this year may have an impact on Danish pension savers, Forsikring & Pensions (F&P) has warned
Posted: 1/11/22
All the 49 largest Dutch pension funds explicitly include climate change in their responsible investment (RI) policy to varying degrees, according to a report by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO)
Posted: 1/11/22
Germany’s state pension system is on the verge of collapse and may not be financially sustainable in five years’ time if reforms are not made, Confederation of German Employers’ Association president, Rainer Dulger has warned
Posted: 1/11/22
Nearly eight in 10 (78 per cent) Danish people have confidence that their pension savings are in safe hands, despite the ongoing economic uncertainty, a poll conducted by Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has found
Posted: 31/10/22
Rising interest rates are a concern for the Netherlands’ transition to the new pension system, according to Aon, with the Future Pensions Act due to be implemented in July 2023
Posted: 31/10/22
The Irish Pensions Authority is concerned that some pension schemes do not seem to have a sense of urgency in meeting the IORP II implementation deadline of 1 January 2023, Pensions Authority chief executive and Pensions Regulator, Brendan Kennedy, has said
Posted: 31/10/22
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) returned -4.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has revealed
Posted: 28/10/22
Finnish pension company Veritas has reported returns of 0.5 per cent on its investments in the third quarter of 2022, despite market challenges
Posted: 28/10/22
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Posted: 28/10/22
Dutch pension fund Pensioenfonds Hoogovens saw its current funding ratio fall from 131.2 per cent to 130.8 per cent in September
Posted: 27/10/22
Finnish pension company Elo has reported negative returns on its investments of -4.9 per cent for the first nine months of 2022
Posted: 27/10/22
A record number of companies are publishing their climate data following dialogue with investors, according to new figures from the Non-Disclosure Campaign
Posted: 27/10/22
Dutch pension fund PME Pensioen has reported that its coverage ratio increased from 112.4 per cent to 115 per cent in the third quarter of 2022
Posted: 26/10/22
Less than half (48 per cent) of Danish people aged between 57 and 65 have checked their pension scheme this year, research by Epinion for Sampension has revealed
Posted: 26/10/22
Employment among 60-68 year olds increased across all education levels between 2006 and 2018 in Finland, a study by the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has shown
Posted: 26/10/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has said that it is closely monitoring the capital and liquidity position of IORPs amid the ongoing economic turmoil
Posted: 25/10/22
Danish insurer, Topdanmark, saw its life and pension company deliver growth in premium income of 6.5 per cent during the first three quarters of 2022, its interim report has revealed
Posted: 25/10/22
The assets under management of pension schemes in Spain fell by 11.55 per cent in the first three quarters of 2022, according to Spanish platform VDOS
Posted: 25/10/22
Swedish pension company Alecta has invested SEK 950m in Polarium, a Swedish company that works in advanced solutions for energy storage and optimisation
Posted: 24/10/22
Norway's Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global, has published its response to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) consultation on revisions to the Principles of Corporate Governance
Posted: 24/10/22
Financial organisations in the Netherlands have developed and published guidelines for the more than 50 financial institutions that signed the Climate Commitment in 2019
Posted: 24/10/22
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Posted: 21/10/22
Dutch pension fund Pensioen PostNL has reported that its policy funding ratio increased from 129.9 per cent at the end of August to 131.4 per cent at the end of September
Posted: 21/10/22
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland has confirmed that the occupational pension index will increase by 6.8 per cent at the start of 2023
Posted: 21/10/22
Returns on Swedish pension company Alecta’s Optimal Pension were -13.1 per cent over the first nine months of 2022, its quarterly figures have shown
Posted: 20/10/22
Dutch pension fund ABP posted negative investment returns of -5.3 per cent, or -€25.8bn, in the third quarter of 2022, its quarterly update has revealed
Posted: 20/10/22
Several European pension funds have filed a legal case against Volkswagen (VW) after the car manufacturer vetoed the tabling of an AGM agenda item following its alleged repeated refusal to reveal information on its corporate climate lobbying
Posted: 20/10/22
Nearly nine in 10 (88 per cent) institutional investors say their perception of alternative assets has improved due to their strong performance during the Covid-19 pandemic, research from Managing Partners Group (MPG) has revealed
Posted: 19/10/22
Danish pension company Velliv has joined the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, an initiative that aims to ensure financial firms commit to protect and restore the world’s biodiversity
Posted: 19/10/22
Norway's Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global, has invested GBP 90.2m in a property development in Cambridge, UK
Posted: 19/10/22
Danish pension company, Lærernes Pension, has committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to work to influence companies to reduce their carbon footprints
Posted: 18/10/22
The Actuarial Association in the Netherlands has forecast that the life expectancy of both men and women has increased
Posted: 18/10/22
The income pension in Sweden will increase by 3 per cent in January 2023, the Swedish Pensions Agency (SPA) has informed the government
Posted: 18/10/22
Less than a third (28 per cent) of global asset owners with climate-related targets set these targets at asset-class level, research from Ninety One has revealed
Posted: 17/10/22
Danish pension company, Danica Pension, has reported negative returns across all of its risk profiles for the first nine months of 2022
Posted: 17/10/22
The labour market central organisations in Finland have agreed a proposal for the occupational pension insurance premium for the private sectors in 2023
Posted: 17/10/22
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Posted: 14/10/22
The long-term financing of Finnish pension funds is increasingly reliant on investment returns, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 14/10/22
Dutch pension fund, ABP, has made a record investment in the largest solar and storage project under construction in the US
Posted: 14/10/22
Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) has warned that company progress on net-zero commitments is not being matched by the development and implementation of credible decarbonisation strategies
Posted: 13/10/22
The typical customer of Danish pension company, Velliv, received a negative return of -15.4 per cent in 2022 up to the end of the September, it has revealed
Posted: 13/10/22
Alex Burghart has been confirmed as the UK's Minister for Pensions and Growth, a new role in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Posted: 12/10/22
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has published guidance on managing investment and liquidity risks amid the current market conditions, while the Bank of England (BofE) has ruled out extending recent market interventions
Posted: 12/10/22
Significant progress has been made by Irish pension scheme trustees in their preparations for complying with the IORP II Directive, although there is still “work to be done” by trustees to ensure compliance ahead of the 1 January deadline, the Irish Pensions Authority has said
Posted: 12/10/22
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the Swiss government was discriminating against men in its pension rules on widowers’ pensions
Posted: 12/10/22
The total volume of Finnish earnings-related pension transfers between July and September 2022 amounted to €206.6m, the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela) has revealed
Posted: 11/10/22
The Bank of England (BofE) has announced plans to widen the scope of its daily gilt purchase operations to include purchases of index-linked gilts, as a “further backstop to restore orderly market conditions”
Posted: 11/10/22
Iceland’s pension system has retained its position as the best pension system in the world, with an overall score of 84.7, according to the Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index
Posted: 11/10/22
The Irish government has approved the General Scheme of Auto Enrolment (AE) Retirement Savings System Bill, Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, has announced
Posted: 11/10/22
The Bank of England (BoE) has confirmed that it will “stand ready” to increase the size of its daily auctions to ensure there is sufficient capacity for gilt purchases before market interventions end on Friday 14 October
Posted: 10/10/22
Finnish pension company, Varma, has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTI), which promotes emission reduction targets based on science
Posted: 10/10/22
The recently announced delay to the Future Pensions Act coming into force in the Netherlands is “unfortunate” but “expected”, Pension Federation chairman, Ger Jaarsma has said
Posted: 10/10/22
The Irish Pensions Authority has published a statement on the duties of trustees of group pension schemes with less than 100 members regarding annual reports and accounts when transferring to a master trust or personal retirement savings account (PRSA)
Posted: 10/10/22
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Posted: 7/10/22
Danish pension savings have been “hit hard” by large losses on equities and bonds in the first half of 2022, although long-term returns are still “good”, according to Forsikring & Pension (F&P)
Posted: 7/10/22
The date that the Future Pensions Act will come into effect in the Netherlands has been delayed from the 1 January 2023 to 1 July 2023, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions, Carola Schouten, has announced
Posted: 7/10/22
The Danish pensions industry is ready for partnerships with the armed forces, following a new report that highlighted the need for an improved military, according to Forsikring & Pension (F&P)
Posted: 6/10/22
The Spanish government has announced plans to contribute €2.96bn from the Intergenerational Equity Mechanism to the country’s state pension reserve fund
Posted: 6/10/22
Less than a fifth (18 per cent) of institutional investors view ‘help in making portfolios more sustainable’ as a key benefit of fiduciary management (FM), analysis from CoreData has found
Posted: 6/10/22
Dutch pension fund PFZW excluded 16 companies from its equity and bond investments in the first half of 2022, it has revealed
Posted: 5/10/22
The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) has published a new strategy for the financial sector’s cyber and information security for 2022-2025
Posted: 5/10/22
Finnish people’s understanding of pensions has improved over the past five years, although levels of knowledge vary significantly between age cohorts, research by the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has found
Posted: 5/10/22
Applications submitted to Finnish pension company Varma for partial old-age pensions increased by 93 per cent year-on-year in September 2022
Posted: 4/10/22
The average funding ratio of Dutch defined benefit (DB) pension funds fell from 128 per cent in August to 122 per cent in September, Aon’s Pension Thermometer has revealed
Posted: 4/10/22
The Irish Pensions Authority has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2021, detailing its regulatory activity and financial position
Posted: 4/10/22
The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), through the Joint Committee, have developed regulatory technical standards on the content and presentation of information to be provided about the exposure of financial products to investments in fossil gas and nuclear energy
Posted: 3/10/22
Denmark’s Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has hit back at criticism aimed at Danish pension companies that highlighted their level of investment in fossil fuel companies
Posted: 3/10/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has set out its strategy for 2023-2026, which aims to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of the insurance and pensions sectors
Posted: 3/10/22
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Posted: 30/9/22
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has urged the government to consider boosting future saving rates “before it is too late” and to introduce legislation for the 2017 Auto Enrolment Review reforms “no later than the beginning of the next session of parliament”
Posted: 30/9/22
The Irish Pensions Authority has published information in relation to exit charges, trustee annual reports and audited accounts for one-member arrangement (OMA) to master trust transfers
Posted: 30/9/22
The Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has published research showing employers' views on hiring workers over the age of 55
Posted: 29/9/22
The majority of pension funds are currently relying on investment consultants and specialist companies for most of their stress testing and scenario modelling, according to research from Ortec Finance
Posted: 29/9/22
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has welcomed steps announced by the Bank of England to "restore orderly conditions" through temporary purchases of long-dated UK government bonds
Posted: 28/9/22
The majority of Europe’s biggest pension funds are not actively engaged in emerging EU-level sustainable finance policy, according to climate think tank InfluenceMap
Posted: 29/9/22
Norway’s Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has completed phasing out companies in the ‘offshore drilling and other services’ subsector
Posted: 28/9/22
Swedish citizens living abroad will no longer receive a guaranteed pension from January 2023, with almost 58,000 people affected by the change
Posted: 28/9/22
The Irish Pensions Authority (IPA) has published information for trustees on the appointment of service providers to carry out more than one key function
Posted: 28/9/22
More than four in 10 (43 per cent) asset managers were unable to provide an example of a sell decision driven by an environmental, social and governance (ESG) view in the past 12 months, Redington’s annual Sustainable Investment Survey has revealed
Posted: 27/9/22
The Danish government’s agreement on winter assistance will benefit pension savers as it will be partially funded by raising the limit people can pay into their annual retirement savings, according to Forsikring & Pension (F&P)
Posted: 27/9/22
Danish pension company, Velliv, has published its climate report for the year 2021, noting that it is currently not on target to meet its climate targets
Posted: 27/9/22
Danish pension company, AP Pension, has adopted a new climate strategy that sets targets for CO2 reduction and increases its current targets for green investments
Posted: 26/9/22
Norwegian pension fund, KLP, has excluded two American companies from its portfolios over their alleged violations of human rights and workers’ rights at their refugee reception centres
Posted: 26/9/22
Nearly one million (997,600) Swedish people saw their monthly income from the guaranteed pension increase in August following the Rikstag’s decision to raise the guaranteed pension and income-based pension ceiling, the Swedish Pensions Agency (SPA) has found
Posted: 26/9/22
UK Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, has confirmed plans to "accelerate" reforms to the pensions charge cap in his mini-Budget, in an effort to "unlock" pension investments into UK assets and high-growth businesses
Posted: 23/9/22
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Posted: 23/9/22
The Danish government’s decision to put a cap on rent for the next two years will send an “unnecessary bill” to pension savers, Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has warned
Posted: 23/9/22
The Netherlands’ Pensioen Federatie has said that solutions should be proposed to help self-employed people save into a pension
Posted: 23/9/22
Private sector defined contribution (DC) assets remained unchanged over Q1 2022, despite a record increase in active membership of 290,000, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed
Posted: 22/9/22
Just over two in five (41 per cent) pension fund managers believe that international pension funds are well-prepared for securing the yield they need to be fully funded or buyout ready in the face of climate change challenges, according to Ortec Finance
Posted: 22/9/22
Dutch pension fund PME Pensioenfonds saw it current funding ratio increase to 115.6 per cent over the month of August, it has revealed
Posted: 22/9/22
The Danish government has announced plans to form an industry partnership with the aim of encouraging experienced and older employees to remain in the workforce
Posted: 22/9/22
Danish pension company, Sampension, has reported negative returns in the year-to-date, following “several years” of positive returns
Posted: 21/9/22
Finnish pension company, Varma, has signed the 2022 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis petition
Posted: 21/9/22
Irish Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, has announced “landmark” reforms to the state pension system in Ireland, with a new ‘flexible’ system to be introduced
Posted: 21/9/22
Guy Opperman is no longer the UK's Pensions Minister following Prime Minister, Liz Truss’s, ministerial reshuffle
Posted: 20/09/22
Paying for regular advice on where to invest the Swedish premium pension is most likely “not profitable” for pension savers, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency
Posted: 20/09/22
Two-thirds of Irish adults would be willing to pay automatic contributions into a compulsory pension scheme, according to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
Posted: 20/09/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has published a new 2025 climate action plan, which sets targets for net zero emissions by 2050 for all companies in its portfolio
Posted: 20/09/22
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Posted: 16/09/22
Industry experts have suggested that the use of robo-advice will grow, although the pensions industry has been urged to offer savers a combination of technology and “human kindness” to help support savers
Posted: 16/09/22
The European pensions industry has been urged to make it easier for multinational employers to approach the market amid concerns that costs are putting firms off
Posted: 16/09/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has suggested that the European Commission’s (EC) upcoming review of the IORP II Directive should take greater consideration of proportionality around governance issues
Posted: 16/09/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider Elo has announced it is making 44 redundancies as a result of restructuring negotiations
Posted: 15/09/22
The solvency ratio of Finnish earnings-related pension providers dropped to 130.3 per cent at the end of June 2022, according to data published by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA)
Posted: 15/09/22
Dutch pension funds face a 1 per cent increase in their liabilities following the publication of new life expectancy forecasts, analysis by Aon Netherlands has found
Posted: 15/09/22
Norwegian pension fund KLP has invested NOK 2bn (€198m) in the Quinbrook Net Zero Power Fund, as part of its commitment towards investing at least NOK 6bn (€595m) each year in climate-friendly investments
Posted: 15/9/22
Almost nine in ten (88 per cent) institutional investors have increased their allocation to assets and investment products that aim to provide a hedge against inflation in the past six months, new research from Tabula Investment Management has revealed
Posted: 14/9/22
The Netherlands’ Pensioen Federatie has held discussions with government ministers about cooperation between the government and financial sector on the green transition, and pension funds investing in private equity
Posted: 14/9/22
Norges Bank Investment Management has agreed to acquire a 65 per cent stake in two properties, VoltAir, a newly built mixed-use office building located in Berlin, and 86 boulevard Haussmann, an office property in central Paris
Posted: 14/9/22
The Dutch House of Representative began debating the Future Pensions Act yesterday (12 September), in line with expectations for the new rules to be come into force from January 2023
Posted: 13/9/22
The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESA), the EBA, EIOPA and ESMA, have warned that the deteriorating economic outlook, high inflation and rising energy prices have increase vulnerabilities across the financial sectors
Posted: 13/9/22
Global retirement security is under increasing pressure due to the impact of inflation, a volatile market environment and low interest rates on retirement pots, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ (IM) 2022 Global Retirement Index (GRI)
Posted: 13/9/22
Customers saving with Denmark's AP Pension experienced negative returns in the first half of 2022 due to the “turmoil” in financial markets, the pension company’s H1 results have revealed
Posted: 12/9/22
Pensioen Federatie chairman, Ger Jaarsma, has warned against delays to pension reform in the Netherlands, stating that the sooner the Future Pensions Act is introduced, the better
Posted: 12/9/22
Danica Pension has apologised to customers after discovering a discrepancy between the description of the gradual reduction of risk in Danica Balance with a minimum pay out guarantee and the actual gradual reduction of risk
Posted: 12/9/22
The total amount of investment assets in the Finnish earnings-related pension system reached €239bn at the end of June 2022, Tela has revealed
Posted: 9/9/22
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Posted: 9/9/22
People from across the pensions industry have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday (8 September) at the age of 96
Posted: 9/9//22
A new social media campaign to increase confidence in pension funds has been launched by Pensioen Federatie
Posted: 8/9/22
The Swedish Pensions Authority (SPA) has warned savers against withdrawing money from their public pension early
Posted: 8/9/22
Norges Bank’s executive board has decided to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG)
Posted: 8/9/22
Nearly half (46 per cent) of European pension fund professionals say increasing portfolio diversification is their top strategic asset allocation priority, research from Alpha Real Capital has revealed
Posted: 7/9/22
Danish pension assets hit new heights last year, reaching an average of DKK 641,000 after tax in 2021, although a "significant" gender gap remains, according to figures from Sampension
Posted: 7/9/22
Three national competent authorities (NCA) have not been able to report any Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) data to the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) since reporting requirements were implemented
Posted: 7/9/22
Most old-age pensioners believe their financial situation has remained favourable in the period between 2017 and 2020, although around 20 per cent struggled to make ends meet, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 6/9/22
The Netherlands’ Pensioen Federatie has urged the European Union (EU) to set up the European Single Access Point (ESAP) “swiftly” and for the data portal to provide access to sustainability data
Posted: 6/9/22
Sweden's Seventh AP Fund (AP7) chief executive officer (CEO), Richard Gröttheim, is to leave his role in 2023, the pension fund has announced
Posted: 6/9/22
Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of Swedish adults have a positive view of the premium pension, research from AP7 and Kantar Sifo has revealed
Posted: 5/9/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has welcomed the publication of guidelines on human rights in responsible supply chains in a letter to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Posted: 5/9/22
The combined assets under management (AUM) of the 300 largest pension schemes have grown by 50 per cent since 2016 to a record high of USD 23.6trn in 2021, according to research from the Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI)
Posted: 5/9/22
The average funding ratio of Dutch defined benefit (DB) pension schemes rose to 128 per cent in August, data from Aon Netherlands has revealed
Posted: 02/09/22
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Posted: 02/09/22
Denmark’s ATP Group has reported a loss of DKK 51bn in the first half of 2022
Posted: 02/09/22
The health of the UK’s defined benefit (DB) pension schemes reached a “new high” as of the end of June 2022, Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has revealed
Posted: 01/09/22
High inflation will have an “exceptionally strong effect” on Finnish earnings-related pensions, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 01/09/22
The average return of Swedish occupational pension and life insurance companies was -8.5 per cent in the first half of 2022, according to Insurance Sweden
Posted: 01/09/22
Reporting requirements under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) "must be harmonised", PensionsEurope has said
Posted: 31/8/22
Danish pension provider PFA made a loss of DKK -214m in the first half of 2022, it has revealed, compared to a return of DKK 93m in the same period last year
Posted: 31/08/22
Pension fund managers remain confident about the impact of inflation on pension schemes over the next year, despite more than half (57 per cent) predicting a dramatic increase in inflation, according to research from Ortec Finance
Posted: 31/8/22
Institutional investors are increasingly focusing on Vietnam, specifically its technology and financial services sectors, according to research
Posted: 31/08/22
The Danish National Unit for Special Crime (NSK) has brought charges against pension companies PKA A/S and PKA+ for allegedly agreeing to divide the market with competitor Danica Pension
Posted: 30/8/22
The UK government has launched a consultation on plans to extend changes to the NHS pension scheme to allow retired staff to retain pension benefits if they return to the workforce, in an effort to boost the workforce ahead of winter
Posted: 30/8/22
Dutch workers could face a sharp fall in income at retirement, after analysis from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) found that low participation in occupational pension schemes is not being made up for via other savings
Posted: 30/8/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Elo, made a return of -4.5 per cent in the first half of 2022
Posted: 26/08/22
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Posted: 26/08/22
Denmark’s Pædagogernes Pension (PBU), the pension fund for teachers, has been reprimanded by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) over the risks it has taken in relation to private equity investments.

In a statement, the Danish FSA said that in February 2022 it inspected the pension fund’s private equity investments, with a focus on the fund’s organisation and resources, investment strategy, investment processes and ongoing valuation for private equity investments
Posted: 26/08/22
Norway’s KLP has reported a return of -2.1 per cent in the first half of 2022
Posted: 26/08/22
Pension scheme trustees have been encouraged to engage with insurers early amid concerns over a potential capacity crunch, with 2022 set to be the second largest year ever for the UK pension risk transfer market, according to Legal & General (L&G) Group
Posted: 25/08/22
The vast majority (96 per cent) of pension scheme executives think that real estate can play a "crucial role" in helping defined benefit (DB) schemes with de-risking, according to research from Downing
Posted: 25/08/22
Sweden’s AP2 is to increase its allocations to sustainable infrastructure as part of its work on sustainability
Posted: 25/08/22
Sweden’s AP2 returned -6.2 per cent, after costs, in the first six months of 2022, its interim results have revealed
Posted: 24/08/22
More Finnish people are working right up to becoming eligible for the old-age pension, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 24/08/22
The Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3) has reported a return of -7 per cent, after expenses, in the first six months of 2022
Posted: 24/08/22
The gender pensions gap remains a “core issue” despite women being more focused on pension saving, with men in the UK enjoying retirement income around 37 per cent higher than women, according to analysis from More2life
Posted: 23/08/22
Ninety-five per cent of pension funds and other institutional investors believe that alternative credit investments can be used to make positive social and environmental impacts, according to Aeon Investments
Posted: 23/08/22
Varma’s returns on unlisted investments in H1 2022, such as private equity investments, hedge funds and real estate and infrastructure investments, compensated for the weak performance of the listed equity and fixed income markets in the same period, according to its latest financial statement
Posted: 23/08/22
Denmark’s Sampension made a loss of DKK 30bn in the first half of the year, its interim results have revealed
Posted: 23/08/22
The current funding ratio of Pensioenfonds Hoogovens fell from 133.9 per cent to 123.9 per cent in July, having started the year at 125.6 per cent
Posted: 22/8/22
Norwegian pension fund provider, KLP, has partnered with Norfund to invest €300m in a 420 megawatt solar power plant in India
Posted: 22/8/22
More than 8 in ten (82 per cent) Swedes do not know what they pay in fees on their pension savings, while 75 per cent do not know what these fees cover, according to a survey from Novus on behalf of Alecta
Posted: 22/8/22
Finnish pension provider, Keva, responsible for the pensions of public sector workers in the country, has reported a return of -6 per cent in the first half of 2022
Posted: 19/08/22
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Posted: 19/08/22
Pensioenfonds PostNL has seen its policy funding ratio rise to 128.3 per cent at the end of July 2022, up from 127.3 per cent in June
Posted: 19/08/22
Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark) has joined a new maritime partnership in the country, with the pensions industry ready to support the ramping up of the country’s defence solutions
Posted: 19/08/22
Norwegian pension fund provider, KLP, has been ranked as one of only 10 companies in Norway that have demonstrated emissions cuts in line with the Paris Agreement and good climate reporting
Posted: 18/08/22
The Balfour Beatty Group is expected to make scheme funding contributions to the Balfour Beatty Pension Fund (BBPF) of around £38m in 2022 and £18m in 2023, in line with the accelerated mechanism agreed with the trustees
Posted: 18/08/22
Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark) has welcomed a new law that has been submitted for consultation specifically aimed at insurance and pension companies
Posted: 18/08/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has set out new expectations of how the companies it invests in should treat their employees
Posted: 17/08/22
Industry experts in the UK have warned that the continued increase in inflation could leave retirees struggling to make their pension last, although many trustees are thought to be reviewing the way benefits are calculated to ensure savers don't miss out on “vital” retirement income
Posted: 17/08/22
The shortlist for this year’s Irish Pensions Awards has been published, showcasing the very best of the Irish pensions industry
Posted: 17/08/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has reported a return of -14.4 per cent for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) in the first half of the year
Posted: 17/08/22
The funding ratio of the Dutch-based Mars Pensioenfonds, for employees of Mars, saw its policy coverage funding ratio rise to 130 per cent at the end of 2021, its annual report has revealed
Posted: 16/08/22
Ross Trustees has acquired Clark Benefit Consulting (CBC) Pension Services for an undisclosed sum
Posted: 16/08/22
Celebrating excellence within the pensions industry for another year, the Pensions Age Awards 2023 is now open to entries for all UK pension schemes and provider firms serving pension schemes in the UK
Posted: 16/08/22
Phoenix Group recorded £1.6bn of bulk purchase annuity (BPA) premiums in H1 2022 across six transactions, a 280 per cent increase on the same period in 2021, according to the group's half-year results
Posted: 15/08/22
Finnish earnings-related pension provider, Elo, has announced that it has begun restructuring negotiations
Posted: 15/08/22
Danish pension funds are set to benefit from further climate investment opportunities in the US following the unveiling of President Biden’s climate plan, according to Insurance and Pension Denmark (I&P Denmark)
Posted: 15/08/22
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Posted: 12/08/22
The Boots Supplementary Pension Plan has completed a £50m full scheme buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, covering the retirement benefits of more than 110 members
Posted: 12/08/22
Policymakers in Malta have been cautioned over the methodologies used to predict population estimates when calculating future pension spending
Posted: 12/08/22
The UK government has stated that it has no plans to make the NHS Pension Scheme tax unregistered as a means to reduce the number of senior staff retiring early due to tax bills
Posted: 11/08/22
The majority (86 per cent) of UK pension schemes think an increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations within property development could drive more institutional investment in this space, according to a survey from Downing
Posted: 11/08/22
Aviva’s adjusted operating profit rose by 14 per cent in the six months to 30 June from £725m to £829m
Posted: 11/08/22
Cornish independent housing association, Coastline Housing, will be one of six employers to pilot a ‘Living Pension’ for its employees, an initiative begun by the Living Wage Foundation
Posted: 10/08/22
Dutch pension asset manager, APG, has increased its commitment to Australian commercial real estate debt via leading investment manager MaxCap Group (MaxCap) on behalf of its pension fund clients ABP, SPW and PPF APG
Posted: 10/08/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority is to create a panel of subject matter experts to assist it with technical issues
Posted: 10/08/22
Eighty per cent of institutional investors in Europe are requesting data on their exposure to energy transition risks and physical climate risks, according to Cerulli Associates
Posted: 09/08/22
The aggregate surplus of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes fell for the first time in six months during July, the Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) 7800 Index has revealed
Posted: 09/08/22
Exposure drafts of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) proposed by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) should be “simplified” to be “operationally practical” according to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Posted: 09/08/22
Digital pensions platform Penfold has announced the close of its £7m Series A funding round, following the expansion of the business and launch of its workplace pension platform in late 2021
Posted: 08/08/22
WH Smith Pension Trust has completed a £1bn full scheme buy-in with Standard Life, insuring the liabilities of 12,950 members
Posted: 08/08/22
Swedish pension provider, AMF, has reported a return of -9.6 per cent in the first half of 2022
Posted: 08/08/22
Danish pension provider, PFA, together with the US state of Ohio, has been appointed to lead a lawsuit against Facebook/Meta Inc
Posted: 05/08/22
Investment in additional properties or buy-to-lets to fund retirement is unlikely to perform as well as a pension amid soaring interest rates and inflation, and lower capital growth, according to research from Netwealth
Posted: 05/08/22
Dutch pension assets fell by €190bn in the second quarter (Q2) of 2022, according to figures from DNB
Posted: 05/08/22
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Posted: 05/08/22
The combined funding position of Rolls-Royce’s defined benefit (DB) pension schemes increased by £273m over the past year to a surplus of £48m as at 30 June 2022, according to the group’s latest annual accounts
Posted: 04/08/22
Phoenix Group has announced that it is to acquire Sun Life UK from Sun Life Financial for £248m, subject to regulatory approvals
Posted: 04/08/22
“Good progress” has been made by Irish master trust trustees in relation to governance and management structures, according to Ireland’s Pensions Authority
Posted: 04/08/22
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published the final version of the application guidance on climate change materiality assessments and climate change scenarios in the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA)
Posted: 03/08/22
The accounting surplus of FTSE 350 companies’ defined benefit (DB) pension schemes declined by £9bn to £2bn in July, according to Mercer’s Pensions Risk Survey.

As reported by our sister title, Pensions Age, it showed that liabilities rose from £667bn at 30 June 2022 to £709bn at 29 July, with the increase driven by falls in corporate bond yields and a rise in the market’s view of future inflation
Posted: 03/08/22
The Netherlands PGGM Infrastructure Fund has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the leading Spanish student accommodation group RESA (Residencias de Estudiantes en España) from Greystar, AXA IM Alts and investors represented by CBRE Investment Management
Posted: 03/08/22
Czech society relies too heavily on the state pension and there must be changes made to the pension system to get more private money into it, Czech Republic Finance Minister, Zbyněk Stanjura, has said
Posted: 2/8/22
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has welcomed the consultations on sustainability-related disclosure standards and agrees with the need to introduce international and European standards
Posted: 2/8/22
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on the methodology used to calculate redress for consumers who suffered financial loss from transferring a defined benefit (DB) pension to a defined contribution (DC) pension following non-compliant advice
Posted: 2/8/22
Employees in the public sector retire on average one year and four months earlier from their job than employees in the private sector, analysis from Denmark’s Forsikring & Pension (F&P) has revealed
Posted: 1/8/22
The number of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in Ireland fell by 6 per cent in 2021, the Irish Pensions Authority has revealed
Posted: 1/8/22
Applications for collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes in the UK officially opened as of today (1 August), in what has been highlighted as an “injection of innovation” for the industry
Posted: 1/8/22
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Posted: 29/07/22
Voluntary disclosures as part of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) are “not very detailed” the Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has said
Posted: 29/07/22
Eighty-five per cent of institutional investors are concerned about further rises in interest rates in the fixed income market, with 80 per cent also worried about rising inflation
Posted: 29/07/22
The future average Dutch defined contribution (DC) pension benefit increased by approximately 2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2022, according to Aon Netherlands
Posted: 28/07/22
The value adjusted return (including unrealised value changes) of Norwegian life insurance companies in Q1 2022 was -2.7%, down from 5.3% in the same period in 2021, according to the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet)
Posted: 28/07/22
Skandia has reported total returns amounting to -4.8% for H1 2022 compared to 10% in the same period last year, according to its latest financial figures
Posted: 28/07/22
The UK's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on two technical changes to the Fraud Compensation Fund (FCF) and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) regulations
Posted: 27/07/22
Irish defined benefit (DB) pension schemes at Ireland Stock Exchange Overall Index (ISEQ) listed companies have seen their combined surplus rise to €1bn at the end of the first half of 2022, according to Mercer
Posted: 27/07/22
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment against a former employee of the treasury of the canton of St. Gallen and of the pension fund of the canton of St. Gallen
Posted: 27/07/22
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) deficit has dropped by £12.6bn since its last valuation in March 2020, falling from £14.1bn to £1.5bn as at 31 March 2022, according to the scheme's latest Annual Report and Accounts
Posted: 26/07/22
Sweden’s Första AP-fonden (AP1) has reported a return of -9.4 per cent, after costs, in the first half of 2022
Posted: 26/07/22
Sweden’s KPA Pension has reported a loss of 10.3 per cent in the second quarter of 2022
Posted: 26/07/22
European investors are turning to infrastructure investments, including indirect exposure via equities, amid rising inflation, according to Cerulli
Posted: 26/07/22
The Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme (RMSPS) deficit increased to £50,876m as at 31 March 2022, up from £48,614 to in March 2021, according to the latest Annual Report and Accounts published by government
Posted: 25/07/22
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has concluded a full scheme buy-in with the trustee of the Medway Packaging Pension Scheme, covering £52m of liabilities for 425 pensioners and 150 deferred members
Posted: 25/07/22
Chesnara has announced the acquisition of the insurance portfolio of Nederlandsche Algemeene Maatschappij van Levensverzekering "Conservatrix" N.V. (Conservatrix), a specialist provider of life insurance products in the Netherlands that was declared bankrupt on 8 December 2020
Posted: 25/07/22
The deficit of the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) fell by £615m amid "better than expected" investment returns, standing at £945m as at 30 September 2021
Posted: 22/07/22
Danica Pension has reported a loss of DKK 202m in the first half of 2022
Posted: 22/07/22
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Posted: 22/07/22
Denmark’s AP Pension has appealed to the Supreme Court to hear a case regarding a group of customers that transferred from guaranteed pensions to market interest rate pensions in the former Finanssektorens Pensionskasse (FSP) in 2011
Posted: 21/07/22
Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, has concluded a £150m buy-in of the Sappi UK Pension Scheme, which covers 1,300 of its members
Posted: 21/07/22
The board of Pensioenfonds Hoogovens has decided to increase pensions by 5.8 per cent in two stages
Posted: 21/07/22
The UK government has launched a consultation on proposed uplifts to member contribution tier thresholds for the NHS Pension Scheme, ahead of the introduction of the new NHS Pension Scheme contribution structure
Posted: 20/07/22
Alecta’s premium savings product, Alecta Optimal Pension, made a return of -12.7 per cent in the first half of 2022
Posted: 20/07/22
The Belgian government has agreed to a partial pension reform
Posted: 20/07/22
The UK government has confirmed that it will push ahead with plans to remove certain restrictions on employer-related investments (ERI) currently applying to large pension schemes, in an effort to remove the 'red tape' surrounding illiquid investments
Posted: 19/07/22
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has said it “broadly agrees’ with the proposals by the UK Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) on a Sector-Neutral Framework for private sector transition plans
Posted: 19/07/22
PensionsEurope has said it is “concerned” by the lack of “public analysis” of IORP data collected by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Posted: 19/07/22
Working British Muslims have an £11.5bn pensions gap, new analysis from Penfold has revealed
Posted: 18/07/22
Forty-one per cent of Danes want to retire before the state pension age, according to a study by Sampension
Posted: 18/07/22
More Swedes are saving privately for their retirement but are using products not suited to pension saving, according to Skandia
Posted: 18/07/22
KPA Pension, part of the Folksam Group, is investing just over SEK 1.5bn in P Capital Partners' fifth credit fund, PCP V
Posted: 18/07/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has published information for trustees on the implementation of the audited annual report requirements provided for under the Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 295 of 2022)
Posted: 15/07/22
AXA Germany has entered into an agreement with Athora Germany to sell a portfolio of €16bn of life and pensions insurance reserves in Germany
Posted: 15/07/22
Denmark’s Topdanmark has reported a loss on investments of DKK 437m in the first half of 2022
Posted: 15/07/22
FTSE 350 companies’ defined benefit (DB) pension schemes’ average time to buyout fell by a year and a month over June 2022 to a historic low of 7.2 years, according to Barnett Waddingham’s DB End Gauge analysis
Posted: 15/07/22
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Posted: 15/07/22
An increasing number of UK employers are looking to support employee financial wellbeing amid the cost-of-living crisis, with around 83 per cent of employers highlighting financial wellbeing support as a major focus for the next two years in research from WTW
Posted: 14/07/22
The total volume of Finnish earnings-related pension transfers between April and June 2022 amounted to €117.3m, the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela) has revealed
Posted: 14/07/22
Norway’s KLP is one of several investors in a new NOK 4.9bn fund that will finance three existing wind farms and future projects
Posted: 14/07/22
Dutch pension fund investor, PGGM, and Swedish pension fund, Alecta, have completed a €2.1bn credit risk-sharing transaction with German bank, Helaba
Posted: 13/07/22
The Whitbread Group Pension Fund has completed a £680m buy-in with Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, securing retirement benefits for around 8,000 scheme members
Posted: 13/07/22
The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) has reported a return of -12.6 per cent, after costs, in the first half of 2022
Posted: 13/07/22
The aggregate surplus of the UK's 5,215 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes increased by a further £6.3bn in June to £267.9bn, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest 7800 Index
Posted: 12/07/22
Sweden’s AP7 has co-filed a shareholder resolution, led by Nia Impact Capital, at Tesla’s AGM
Posted: 12/07/22
British MP Guy Opperman has been reinstated as the UK's Pensions Minister, having resigned from the post on 7 July
Posted: 11/07/22
Nearly half (46 per cent) of the UK's Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds expect to be more than 100 per cent funded at their next triennial actuarial valuation, according to research from Alpha Real Capital
Posted: 11/07/22
Swedish investment funds recorded a net outflow of SEK 8.4bn in June, according to the Swedish Investment Fund Association
Posted: 11/07/22
European pension funds, as well as insurers, are taking different paths to decarbonisation, with size and location among the factors at play, according to Cerulli
Posted: 08/07/22
The winners of the 15th annual European Pensions Awards were announced last night at the highly anticipated annual gala dinner at the prestigious London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
Posted: 08/07/22
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Posted: 08/07/22
Impact investing is now viewed among the key pillars of sustainable investing, alongside integration and positive screening, Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2022 has found
Posted: 08/07/22
Denmark’s Danica Pension has completed the sale of its Norwegian business unit to the financial group Storebrand
Posted: 07/07/22
Future European Union (EU) initiatives must “consider the specificities” of pension funds and support the transition to carbon-neutral in a “realistic way” for the whole sector, PensionsEurope has said
Posted: 07/07/22
The UK's Pensions Minister, Guy Opperman, has resigned from his position in the British government
Posted: 07/07/22
Sixty per cent of Finns believe employment-based immigration to be a good means to strengthen pension financing, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 06/07/22
The UK's newly appointed Chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, can play a "key role" in shaping pension policy in the country, Aegon pensions director, Steven Cameron, has said.
Posted: 06/07/22
Future Irish retirees are set to have “substantially” lower rates of homeownership prompting a retirement poverty warning, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Posted: 06/07/22
Public trust in Dutch financial institutions, including pension funds, has remained stable over the past year, according to De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) but trust in pension funds is lower than that of banks and insurers
Posted: 06/07/22
Dutch pension fund PFZW has pledged to be climate neutral by 2050 in line with the Paris Climate Agreement
Posted: 05/07/22
The BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) has announced plans to reduce the scope 1 and 2 carbon intensity of its equity and credit portfolio by at least 25 per cent, and real estate by at least 33 per cent, by 2025
Posted: 05/07/22
Ireland’s Pensions Authority has published amendments to its trust RAC and occupational pensions regulations
Posted: 05/07/22
Eighty per cent of European pension funds believe that asset managers are taking a holistic approach to environmental, social and governance issues, according to a survey by Deepki
Posted: 05/07/22
The aggregate defined benefit (DB) pension scheme surplus in the UK increased by £60bn to £250bn in June, according to the PwC Pension Trustee Funding Index, marking the highest surplus recorded since the launch of the index in 2015
Posted: 04/07/22
The average funding ratio of Dutch pension funds fell to 122 per cent in June, according to Aon Netherlands
Posted: 04/07/22
Around half of Danish savers have not checked whether they are saving enough for retirement, according to a survey by Sampension
Posted: 04/07/22
The Netherlands Pensioenfonds PostNL has announced it has introduced the Paris Aligned Benchmark (PAB_ to its investments, as it wants to make an active contribution to reducing CO2 emissions within its investments
Posted: 04/07/22
The total amount of investment assets in the Finnish earnings-related pension system reached €248bn at the end of March 2022, the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela) has revealed
Posted: 1/7/22
The Pensioen Federatie in the Netherlands has welcomed the agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), stating that pension funds will benefit from the deal
Posted: 1/7/22
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Posted: 1/7/22
Dutch pension fund PME Pensioenfonds has announced it will increase all pensions, including those of people who have not yet retired, by 1.29 per cent as of 1 July 2022
Posted: 30/6/22
Smiths Group’s TI Group Pension Scheme has completed a GBP 640m buy-in with Rothesay, insuring the benefits of more than 8,750 members
Posted: 30/6/22
The average monthly earnings-related old-age pension for women retiring in 2021 was €1,607, over €200 more than women who retired prior to this, research from the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) has revealed
Posted: 30/6/22
Norway’s largest pension company, KLP, has become a member of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
Posted: 29/6/22
Pensioenfonds SNS Reaal reported a 0.3 percentage point increase in its policy funding ratio in May, rising from 114.4 per cent to 114.7 per cent
Posted: 29/6/22
Dutch Pension Federation chairman, Ger Jaarsma, has urged the industry and government to “keep going” with upcoming changes to the pension system in the Netherlands amid suggestions to scrap the plans due to high interest rates
Posted: 29/6/22
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s investigation into Alecta’s internal control and risk management in asset management has concluded, with the case to be written off
Posted: 28/6/22
Workplace pension participation rates and contribution levels in the UK have stabilised in recent years, despite previous fears that the Covid-19 pandemic would negatively impact saving and participation levels, figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have shown.

As reported in our sister publication Pensions Age, following years of growth in participation since the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2012, overall participation of eligible employees has stabilised at around 88 per cent (20 million people)
Posted: 28/6/22
Dutch pension fund Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) has announced plans to increase pensions for all members by 2.7 per cent as of 1 October 2022, based on 2021 inflation levels
Posted: 28/6/22
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
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
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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.

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