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The Pensions Regulator’s investigation into a "multi-million-pound" pension fraud has continued today (13 April), as the defendants, Alan Barratt, Susan Dalton, and Julian Hanson, appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

As reported by our sister title, Pensions Age, all three have been charged with fraud by abuse of position as part of the criminal prosecution by the regulator
Posted: 13/04/21
Sweden’s KPA Pension made a return of SEK 145,944 in 2020, according to its solvency and operations report
Posted: 13/04/21
PensionBee has published the pricing details for its initial public offering (IPO), confirming that the price range for the offer has been set at 155 pence to 175 pence per share, implying an estimated market capitalisation at admission of between £346m and £384m
Posted: 12/04/21
Finnish pension provider, Varma, has invested €200m in a sustainable exchange-traded fund (ETF) launched by BlackRock last week
Posted: 12/04/21
Italy’s Priamo Pension Fund has awarded a €200m global bond mandate to Payden & Rygel, following a public tender
Posted: 12/04/21
The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) in the UK has upheld a complaint about delayed pension payments against Aviva Life and Pensions UK Limited
Posted: 09/04/21
The average Swedish pensioner receives 75 per cent of their pre-retirement income, according to new analysis by Alecta.

Using data from Statistics Sweden, Alecta analysed the income of three million Swedes aged between 55-85 years old broken down into separate cohorts. It found that pensioners’ income has increased between each age cohort
Posted: 09/04/21
Ireland’s Rubicon Investment Consulting, which publishes a monthly fund calculator of Irish managed pension funds, has expanded its calculator to include multi-asset pension funds
Posted: 09/04/21
Using digital solutions with pension members can increase their engagement to between 30 and 40 per cent, according to analysis by Buck
Posted: 08/04/21
The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has detailed the joint work of the authorities over the past year, which was dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted: 08/04/21
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), responsible for the investments of the country’s Government Pension Fund Global, has signed an agreement to acquire a 50 per cent stake in an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands for €1,375m
Posted: 08/04/21
The trustees of Saga Group’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme have proposed a seven-year deficit recovery plan totalling £39m to the company
Posted: 07/04/21
Amundi has entered into exclusive negotiations with Société Générale for the acquisition of Lyxor for a total cash consideration of €825m, or €755m excluding excess capital
Posted: 07/04/21
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global, has published a revised strategy and set out a goal to become a leading technology organisation
Posted: 07/04/21
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has increased the 2021/22 fraud compensation levy on pension schemes to 75 pence per member, the maximum level allowed under current regulations
Posted: 06/01/21
The average Dutch pension funding ratio increased to 108 per cent at the end of March, up from 104 per cent in February, according to the latest data from Aon Netherlands
Posted: 06/04/21
Messages of condolence have been pouring in from the European pensions industry following the untimely passing of James Kavanagh, who was a well-known personality in the Irish pensions space
Posted: 01/04/21
The aggregate funding deficit of the UK’s defined benefit (DB) pension schemes has remained “neutralised” at zero for a second month running, according to analysis from PwC
Posted: 01/04/21
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Posted: 01/04/21
Institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds (SWF) gradually increased their exposure to risk assets as financial markets rebounded last year, according to new research
Posted: 01/04/21
Swedish pension provider, Alecta, has made its first direct investment in green energy with a SEK 1.6bn investment in Stena Renewable AB
Posted: 01/04/21
The average monthly Finnish pension increased by €50 in 2020, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 31/03/21
Mercer has targeted net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 for UK, European and Asian clients with discretionary portfolios and the majority of its multi-client, multi asset funds domiciled in Ireland
Posted: 31/03/21
Policymakers need to understand the “social character” of pension schemes, and not treat them as “mere financial institutions” as the world recovers from the pandemic, according to the World Pension Alliance (WPA)
Posted: 31/03/21
The subsidiary of Denmark’s AP Pension, AP Ejendomme, has entered into a turnkey contract with NRE Denmark A/S to build the provider’s property project
Posted: 30/03/21
Over a third (35 per cent) of UK trustees and employers say their schemes have suffered a data breach in the last year, according to research from Sackers
Posted: 30/03/21
European institutional investors predict that inflows into Chinese fixed income will increase in 2021, according to a survey by NTree
Posted: 30/03/21
The number of new Finnish partial old-age pensions increased by just 5 per cent in 2020, despite seeing upswings during parts of the year, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 29/03/21
Member contributions to private sector defined contribution (DC) schemes grew by 12 per cent between Q2 and Q3 2020, rising from £1.6bn in June to £1.8bn as of September 2020, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 29/03/21
Pension trustees will need to “form their own view” on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies aside from the regulatory tick-box exercises, according to Independent Trustee Limited trustee manager and director, Elma Fox
Posted: 29/03/21
Pension schemes should be reviewing their investment manager every three years, according to Acumen and Trust trustee, Deirdre Cantwell
Posted: 26/03/21
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its settlement policy, outlining its approach to negotiation and concluding statements of regulatory or civil enforcement action, and in turn providing further "clarity" for pension scheme trustees
Posted: 26/03/21
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Posted: 26/03/21
The International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) has launched a consultation on its draft of good practices for designing, presenting and supervising pension projections
Posted: 26/03/21
Sweden’s AP4, Denmark’s Industriens Pensions, Norway’s KLP and the Dutch-based IMAS Foundation have partnered with Arjun Infrastructure Partners to invest in European infrastructure
Posted: 26/03/21
The Church of England (CofE) Pensions Board has published its first annual Stewardship Report, highlighting a number of industry collaborations, as well as progress on climate issues
Posted: 25/03/21
Irish defined benefit scheme trustees have been told that end game planning can start today, regardless of the scheme’s maturity
Posted: 25/03/21
Danica Pension has strengthened its investment policy on investing in coal, tar sands and peat, as well as excluding a further 18 companies that are involved in criticisable activities
Posted: 25/03/21
Sweden’s Alecta has invested SEK 300m in Epidemic Sound an unlisted company that operates a digital music platform
Posted: 24/03/21
The UK's Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has confirmed that its compensation cap at age 65 will remain at its current level of £41,461.07 per annum from 1 April
Posted: 24/03/21
Pension fund trustees have been warned that economic and financial forecasts will be “particularly wrong” going forward
Posted: 24/03/21
Rothesay has completed a £6m follow-on buyout transaction with an unnamed pension scheme from the UK’s aviation sector
Posted: 23/03/21
An Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) committee member believes that the transposition of the IORP II Directive is likely to be in the second quarter of 2021
Posted: 23/03/21
Irish pension trustees are using environmental, social and governance policies (ESG) as a way to increase engagement among members, according to Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) Investment Committee member, Cathal Fehily
Posted: 23/03/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has shortlisted three candidates for the role of chairperson, replacing Gabriel Bernardino
Posted: 23/03/21
A government consultation on scrapping higher-rate pension tax relief is rumoured to be being launched tomorrow (23 March), as it seeks to find a way to balance the books
Posted: 22/03/21
Danica Pension has set new sub-targets for its investment CO2 emissions in 2025, following its commitment to have CO2-neutral investments by 2050
Posted: 22/03/21
Ireland’s High Court has rejected a man’s challenge that he is entitled to a widower’s pension because he was not the legal spouse of a women he married in Belfast
Posted: 22/03/21
Insurance & Pension Denmark deputy director, Tom Vile Jensen, discusses the Danish pension industry’s progress in helping in the fight against climate change and meeting its climate goals
Posted: 22/03/21
The UK government has launched a consultation on proposed measures to allow occupational defined contribution (DC) schemes to smooth performance fees within the charge cap, alongside a call for evidence on issues relating to look-through
Posted: 19/03/21
Talk of rising inflation over the coming years has intensified in recent months but deVere Group CEO, Nigel Green, has warned that heightened fears about inflation are “overplayed” and could negatively impact investors’ portfolios
Posted: 19/03/21
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Posted: 19/03/21
It is “more costly” and takes more time to execute sizeable orders in European equity markets than it does in North American markets, according to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Posted: 19/03/21
The AXA UK Group Pension Scheme has secured a £3bn longevity swap with Hannover Re, covering 16,000 members of the defined benefit (DB) pension scheme
Posted: 18/03/21
The Swedish Pensions Agency has broadened the portfolio of its traditional insurance portfolio with the inclusion of real estate as an asset class
Posted: 18/03/21
The policy-funding ratio of Pensioenfonds ING increased to 126.4 per cent at the end of February 2021, it has revealed
Posted: 18/03/21
German companies listed on the DAX 30 had pension liabilities of €407bn at the end of 2020, up from €389.9bn at the end of 2019, according to Mercer
Posted: 18/03/21
Uber has confirmed that it will give its workers pensions following a recent Supreme Court decision that ruled its employees were not self-employed
Posted: 17/03/21
Industriens Pension communicated with around 500 companies on responsibility in 2020, its highest ever number
Posted: 17/03/21
Sweden’s Minister for Consumer Affairs, Lena Micko, is digitally visiting the Sweden Occupational Pensions Agency (SPV) today, 17 March
Posted: 17/03/21
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has provided six key recommendations as part of its response to the European Commission’s consultation on the creation of a European Single Access Point for financial and non-financial information publicly disclosed by companies
Posted: 16/03/21
UK defined benefit (DB) schemes had an overall deficit of £203.4bn at 31 March 2020, compared to £159.2bn 12 months earlier, according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 16/03/21
Proposed tightening of EU solvency rules have been criticised by a Danish industry association as they could limit investments, including those made as part of the green transition
Posted: 16/03/21
There is no “clear case” for increasing the Irish state pension age, Sinn Féin senator, Paul Gavan, has said
Posted: 15/03/21
Nest has appointed Octopus Renewables to boost its investment in clean energy infrastructure, with £250m expected to be committed this year in the UK and Europe, as part of a potential £1.4bn investment by the end of the decade
Posted: 15/03/21
PensionsEurope and the Dutch Pension Federation have published their responses to the European Commission’s consultation on establishing a European Single Access Point (ESAP), with both calling for the initiative to focus on sustainability first
Posted: 15/03/21
The Netherlands has placed second out of 15 countries ranked on pension transparency as part of a new benchmark
Posted: 15/03/21
Ireland’s Pensions Authority dealt with 11,595 general pension and data processing queries in 2020, up by 15 per cent on the year before, although the organisation’s regulatory activities largely declined
Posted: 12/3/21
Nearly all (99 per cent) of PFA’s customers have remained in the same investment profile throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in “significant pension gains” despite the recent market volatility
Posted: 12/3/2021
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Posted: 12/3/21
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has urged the European Commission (EC) to reflect the “game-changer” recommendations on sustainability reporting by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)
Posted: 11/03/21
Defined contribution (DC) schemes are “really restricted” by the lack of choice in property fund investments, with a requirement for daily dealings particularly limiting options, Aegon Asset Management indirect property fund manager, Tony Yu has said
Posted: 11/03/21
KPA Pension has been ranked as the most sustainable pension company in Sweden by the Sustainable Brand Index
Posted: 11/03/21
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published a revised 15-year Corporate Strategy that sets out its blueprint of future pensions regulation, aiming to “make workplace pensions work” for savers
Posted: 10/03/21
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has launched its Net Zero Investment Framework, with 21 asset owners using it to commit to achieve net zero alignment by 2050, or sooner
Posted: 10/03/21
Denmark’s AkademikerPension has announced it is adding nine additional countries to its exclusion list from 1 April
Posted: 10/03/21
Pensioenfonds SNS Reaal’s coverage ratio dropped to 110.7 per cent in January, it has revealed
Posted: 09/03/21
The UK’s defined benefit (DB) pension schemes registered a surplus of £14.6bn at the end of February, flipping from a deficit of £65bn one month prior, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 Index
Posted: 09/03/21
The incoming Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR) is “long overdue” but will enable pension scheme members to know what their money is being used for and provide them with a better understanding of the impact of their investments on people and the planet, a former MEP has said
Posted: 09/03/21
PensionDanmark made a return of DKK 16.1bn in 2020, it has reported
Posted: 08/03/21
The Pearl Scheme has entered into an agreement with its principal employer Pearl Group Holdings No. 2 Limited, a Phoenix Group company, to complete a series of pension buy-ins
Posted: 08/03/21
Young women in Denmark could potentially have larger pension pots than men when they retire, according to Insurance and Pension Denmark
Posted: 08/03/21
Pension funds and other asset owners will help drive global convergence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in companies, according to AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) ESG specialist, Rebecca Greenberg
Posted: 08/03/21
Pension scheme trustees will need to be aware of any scheme contracts transitioning from Libor to replacement rates after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed that Libor would end at the close of 2021
Posted: 05/03/21
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Posted: 05/03/21
Irish managed pension funds made an average return of 2.3 per cent in February, according to Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 05/03/21
Bulk annuity transactions in the UK will total £30bn to £50bn per annum across the market over the next five years, Aviva has said, having reported 'record sales' of bulk annuities amid the pandemic
Posted: 04/3/21
Norges Bank has revoked the exclusion of Atal S/A but has decided to place one company under observation and follow-up with one company through active ownership, following a recommendation from its Council on Ethics
Posted: 04/03/21
Denmark’s Industriens Pension made a return of DKK 199bn in 2020, increasing its assets by DKK 10bn over the year
Posted: 04/03/21
UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the pensions lifetime allowance (LTA) will be frozen at £1,073,100 until April 2026
Posted: 03/03/21
The six largest Finnish earnings-related pension providers’ combined investments totalled €212bn at the end of 2020, according to the Finnish Pensions Alliance (Tela)
Posted: 03/03/21
Denmark’s Sampension made an investment return of DKK 10.3bn in 2020, with customers receiving a return up to 7.7 per cent depending on age and risk
Posted: 03/03/21
An average return of 2.33 per cent was achieved in 2020 by Austria’s occupational pension funds, according to analysis by Mercer
Posted: 03/03/21
A shareholder lawsuit against the French conglomerate, Vivendi, has been rescheduled to Tuesday 9 March 2021, after being delayed due to the pandemic
Posted: 02/03/21
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the UK has agreed a £25m settlement in the "long-running" anti-avoidance case against the current owners of bed manufacturer Silentnight, the HIG Group
Posted: 02/03/21
The average Dutch coverage ratio increased to 104 per cent in February, up from 100 per cent at the end of January, according to Aon
Posted: 02/03/21
Former UK Pensions Minister, Ros Altmann, has called on the country's government to consider a one-year contribution holiday for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and the removal of the lifetime annual allowance, in an effort to aid in the economic recovery post-Covid-19
Posted: 01/03/21
Nordea Life & Penisons has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions intensity for listed equities, corporate bonds and real estate by at least 25 per cent by the end of 2024
Posted: 01/03/21
The effective Finnish retirement age increased by five months in 2020 to 61.9 years, according to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
Posted: 01/03/21
Sweden’s Första AP-fonden (AP1) pension buffer fund made a return of 9.7 per cent in 2020, amounting to SEK 34.8bn
Posted: 01/03/21
The Dutch Pension Federation has said it is “disappointed” with a statement issued by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)
Posted: 26/02/21
British Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is reportedly planning to freeze the lifetime allowance (LTA) at £1,073,100 for the rest of this parliament, a policy which will be announced in the upcoming Budget on 3 March
Posted: 26/02/21
Iceland’s Pension Fund of Commerce (LV) made a return of 14.7 per cent in 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 26/02/21
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Posted: 26/02/21
BAE Systems paid a total of £1.42bn in deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) into its UK pension schemes in 2020, up from £231m in 2019, its final results report has revealed
Posted: 25/02/21
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), met with almost 3,000 companies in 2020 as part of its active ownership activity
Posted: 25/02/21
PensionsEurope has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to co-produce a new television programme that aims to raise awareness of the role of workplace pensions and other employment-related retirement provisions
Posted: 25/02/21
The UK's Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has said that none of the four "main" options for pension tax reform that are commonly discussed meet its 'Five Principles for Pension Taxation'
Posted: 24/02/21
Pensioners in Denmark that take on work related to the coronavirus pandemic will not have the additional income offset against their state pension, a policy expected to cost the government DKK 60m
Posted: 24/02/21
Institutional investors are pushing for greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within their investments in private markets, a new white paper by Mercer has found.

Its white paper, The Power of Change: The what, why and how of creating a diverse private markets portfolio, found that the recent protests against racial violence and injustice around the world have put a spotlight on inequality, accelerating the demand for far-reaching social, political and corporate transformation
Posted: 24/02/21
Pension companies must work to understand the characteristics of vulnerability that are likely to be present in their target market or customer base, according to new guidance from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Posted: 23/02/21
Sweden’s AP3 buffer fund made a net return of SEK 37.2bn in 2020, equal to a return of 9.7 per cent, after expenses
Posted: 23/02/21
Finnish pension provider, Veritas, made a total return of 5.6 per cent on its investments in 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 23/02/21
British Airways (BA) has reached an agreement with the trustee of New Airways Pension Scheme (Naps) to defer £450m in pension deficit recovery contributions due between October 2020 and September 2021
Posted: 22/02/21
The policy-funding ratio of Pensioenfonds ING decreased to 126.1 per cent at the end of January 2021, it has revealed
Posted: 22/02/21
Finnish pension company, Elo, made a return of 3.6 per cent in 2020, equivalent to €25.9bn, it has revealed
Posted: 22/02/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has identified business model sustainability and adequate product design as two European Union-wide strategic supervisory priorities relevant for national competent authorities (NCAs)
Posted: 22/02/21
The UK Supreme Court ruling that Uber drivers are not self-employed could have “ripple effects” for all gig workers and move them towards being eligible for auto-enrolment (AE) pensions, according to Aegon
Posted: 19/02/21
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Posted: 19/02/21
Sweden’s fourth national pension buffer fund, Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4), made a return of 9.6 per cent after costs in 2020
Posted: 19/02/21
Sweden’s SH Pension made a return of 8.7 per cent on its traditional management portfolio in 2020, it has revealed
Posted: 19/02/21
The Barclays Group's IAS 19 pension surplus across all its schemes fell by £300m during 2020 to £1.5bn, as of 31 December 2020, according to its final results report
Posted: 18/02/21
Sweden’s church pension fund, Krykans Pension, made a return of 5.6 per cent in 2020 compared to 16.2 per cent in 2019, it has revealed
Posted: 18/02/21
Norwegian pension company, KLP, has revealed that dialogue with e-commerce giant, Amazon, has led to it sending a letter to the company calling on it to “adopt concrete measures in its work on human rights”
Posted: 18/02/21
The transposition of the IORP II Directive into Irish law is at an “advanced stage” and completion is expected in the “coming months”, although no date can be given, the Department of Social Protection has said
Posted: 18/02/21
Final volumes from the UK bulk annuity market in 2020 are estimated to have broken £30bn but fall short of the £43bn achieved in 2019, according to a Q1 update on the market from Aon
Posted: 17/02/21
Many Danish people underestimate their own life expectancy and should consider a lifelong annuity in retirement to ensure they have an income to last a lifetime, according to Insurance and Pension Denmark
Posted: 17/02/21
Ireland’s Pensions Authority is “disappointed by the inadequate preparation” of many pension schemes for the forthcoming IORP II Directive
Posted: 17/02/21
Increasing Dutch demand for longevity reinsurance over the past year or so impacted resource in the UK in 2020, according to Hymans Robertson
Posted: 17/02/21
Swedish pension company, Skandia, made a return of 3.8 per cent on its traditional life portfolio in 2020, compared to 11 per cent in 2019, it has revealed.
Posted: 16/02/21
Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society has agreed a £570m pensioner buy-in deal with a Deutsche Bank pension scheme, representing the “first step” in the scheme’s de-risking strategy
Posted: 16/02/21
The Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK have remained in the top seven largest markets for pension assets (P7) globally, according to the Thinking Ahead Institute’s latest Global Pension Assets Study
Posted: 16/02/21
Compenswiss, responsible for the investments of the Swiss Federal Social Security Funds – the Federal Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV), the Federal Disability Insurance (IV) and the Income Compensation Scheme (EO) – made a return of 5.22 per cent in 2020, compared to 10.22 per cent in 2019
Posted: 15/02/21
Andra AP-fonden (AP2), Sweden’s second national buffer fund, reported full-year earnings of SEK 12.8bn in 2020, a year it also spent aligning its portfolio to the Paris Agreement
Posted: 15/02/21
The UK is investing £10m in a new national green finance research centre, the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI), which will be funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and led by the University of Oxford
Posted: 15/02/21
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has said it is “concerned by persistent underrepresentation of women on boards”
Posted: 15/02/21
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Posted: 12/2/21
Aon has called for a number of amendments to the Dutch Future Pensions Bill, including individual pension meetings and further clarity on transition frameworks, as well as highlighting concerns around the broader implementation
Posted: 12/2/21
The Swedish government has agreed to introduce a fee cap of SEK 600 on the repurchase and transfer of savers’ occupational pensions from 1 April 2021
Posted: 12/2/21
Denmark’s largest pension company, ATP, recorded its highest ever investment returns of 23.3 per cent, relative to the bonus potential, in 2020
Posted: 11/2/21
The Dutch Pension Federation has warned against limiting pension scheme boards' decision-making abilities in the Future of Pensions Act, also calling for greater detail around survivors' and disability pensions
Posted: 11/2/21
Swedish pension company, Alecta, returned 6.6 per cent on its defined contribution (DC) pension offering and 4.7 per cent on its defined benefit (DB) offering in 2020, its annual financial report has revealed
Posted: 11/2/21
Swedish pension company, Skandia, has revealed that a temporary increase in the bonus rate on traditionally managed insurance capital at the beginning of February has resulted in an average bonus rate of 21 per cent this month
Posted: 10/2/21
Past pension reforms have supported "strong pension accrual" amongst young Finnish savers, although the impact of Covid-19 could hamper future pension saving opportunities, the Finnish Centre for Pensions has said
Posted: 10/2/21
Danish pension company, P+, has removed 12 companies from its equity portfolio that did not meet its responsible investment policy
Posted: 10/2/21
The current draft Future Pensions Act would make pension experiments designed to help self-employed savers “impossible”, the Dutch Pensions Federation has warned, calling for a "substantial" amendment to the act to correct this
Posted: 9/2/2021
The majority of Finnish retirees consider their financial circumstances to be "moderate", despite 22 per cent admitting that they did not prepare financially ahead of retirement and a growing proportion being keen to return to work, research from Ilmarinen has found
Posted: 9/2/21
Irish managed pension funds suffered an average loss of 0.1 per cent in January, according to the latest analysis by Rubicon Investment Consulting
Posted: 9/2/21
Achmea Pension Services has urged the Dutch government to amend proposed lump sum pension withdrawal legislation by mid-2021 to avoid implementation problems and an “unequal tax burden”
Posted: 8/2/21
Pensions remain at the "top of the list" of concerns for European citizens, although unemployment security and family policy have attracted growing focus following the financial study, according to analysis by the Finnish Centre for Pensions
Posted: 8/2/21
A simplification of the European pension market and narrowing of the gender gap are needed to help address the pension gap, according to the European Consumers Organisation
Posted: 8/2/21
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Posted: 5/2/21
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has responded to the European Commission's proposals on sustainable corporate governance, highlighting shareholder voting and due diligence as areas that would particularly benefit from further EU harmonisation
Posted: 5/2/21
European pension funds have been called upon to play their part in the European Union’s transition to a greener economy in the aftermath of Covid-19
Posted: 5/2/21
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) chair, Gabriel Bernardino, has called for further pan-European pension reforms to ensure that EU citizens receive adequate and sustainable pensions
Posted: 4/2/21
“Unnecessarily careful” Swedish pensioners risk losing out on millions of kronor in lost returns, according to a new report published by Skandia
Posted: 4/2/21
Nordea has committed to a long-term goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 "at the latest", also announcing plans to reduce its own CO2 emissions by at least half by 2030
Posted: 4/2/21
Premium income for Sweden's KPA Pensionsförsäkring amounted to SEK 17.4bn during 2020, compared with SEK 17.3bn in the year before
Posted: 3/2/21
Danish pension fund, Industriens Pension, has announced that its pensioner members will receive adjusted increases in monthly pension payments of between 3 and 10 per cent
Posted: 3/2/21
The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) has renewed its agreement with Storebrand to provide pensions for its 29,000 member companies until 2024
Posted: 3/2/2021
The average coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds remained stable at 100 per cent in January, above the level required to transition to the nation’s new pension system, according to Aon
Posted: 2/2/21
The accounting deficit of UK FTSE 350 firms’ defined benefit (DB) pension schemes fell by £4bn in January to £66bn, Mercer’s latest Pensions Risk Survey data has revealed
Posted: 2/2/21
Around DKK 1,063bn of Danes’ pension savings have been invested in Denmark, contributing to the creation of housing and jobs and “greatly supporting” the Danish economy amid the pandemic, according to analysis from Forsikring & Pension
Posted: 2/2/21
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has warned that further risks in the decumulation phase due to the impact of Covid-19 could lead to future cuts in pension benefits
Posted: 1/2/21
Denmark’s Velliv has heralded a "successful year", after its Velliv VP Active Medium Risk, 15 years, product achieved annual returns of 9.7 per cent despite coronavirus-related market volatility
Posted: 1/2/21
Dutch pension provider, APG, has sold its stake in South Korean utility company, Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco), after it continued to plan for new coal-fired power plants in Indonesia and Vietnam despite “strong objections” from the provider
Posted: 1/2/21
A total of £2.4bn was withdrawn from pensions flexibly in the UK in Q4 2020, representing a 6 per cent year-on-year increase, and bringing the total value of flexible withdrawals since the introduction of pensions freedoms in 2015 to over £42bn, HMRC has confirmed
Posted: 29/1/21
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Posted: 29/1/21
Industry experts in Sweden have called for pension education to begin in primary school, after research from the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU) found that 70 per cent of Swedes have "insufficient" pension knowledge
Posted: 29/1/21
Dutch pension fund, Pensioenfonds SNS Reaal, saw its coverage ratio rise to 111.1 per cent during December, its financial position report has revealed
Posted: 29/1/21
The Dutch Minister for Social Affairs and Employment, Wouter Koolmees, has said he is aiming to submit the bill outlining reforms of the Netherlands’ pension system to the Dutch Parliament after the summer
Posted: 28/1/21
Denmark’s Industriens Pension delivered a return of 5.1 per cent in 2020, equivalent to DKK 9.7bn
Posted: 28/1/21
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) returned 10.9 per cent in 2020, the equivalent of NOK 1,070bn, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has revealed
Posted: 28/1/20
The UK's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued its response to last year’s Taking Action on Climate Risk consultation and published a new consultation on the draft regulations and statutory guidance to implement the requirements
Posted: 27/1/21
Danish pension savers increased their extra contributions in 2020 despite the turbulent economic conditions, according to pension company P+
Posted: 21/1/21
The financial position of Dutch pension funds improved by a combined €82bn in Q4 2020, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has revealed.

In a statistical release, DNB detailed that Dutch pension funds’ combined managed assets increased by €94bn to €1,691bn
Posted: 27/1/21
Swedish pension provider, Skandia, has reported returns of 3.2 per cent in 2020 and average returns of 6 per cent over the past 15 years
Posted: 27/1/21
Romania’s mandatory second pillar pension system achieved “outstanding investment performance” in 2020 despite the pandemic, with an average return of 6.19 per cent, The Association for Privately Administered Pensions in Romania (APAPR) said
Posted: 26/1/21
New legislation that could allow the Danish Labour Market Supplementary Pension Fund (ATP) more freedom could help it overcome the challenges of low interest rates, according to ATP head of press pensions & investments, Stephan Ghisler-Solvang
Posted: 26/1/21
Forsikring & Pension has again denied claims that there are conflicts of interest within the Danish pension system, saying the allegations are “incorrect” and causing “unnecessary concern”
Posted: 26/1/21
Cuts to the increases of Norwegian retirees’ pension growth will “ensure a fairer distribution of pensions between the generations”, according to pension company KLP
Posted: 25/1/21
The Folksam Group, which includes Sweden's KPA Pension, has joined 14 other institutional investors in backing a call from ShareAction for HSBC to reduce its exposure to fossil fuels
Posted: 25/1/21
The Ukrainian government has said that it expects the bill on its new funded pension system to be adopted this year, for the launch of the system on 1 January 2023
Posted: 25/1/21
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Posted: 22/1/21
Dutch pension fund, Pensioenfonds ING, has reported that its DNB policy funding ratio fell by 0.2 per cent to 126.2 per cent during December
Posted: 22/1/21
More than half (54 per cent) of Danes with a pension have not taken an active position on who will eventually inherit their pension money, according to research by Epinion for Industriens Pension
Posted: 22/1/21
Swedish pension provider, Skandia, has urged people to start saving for their pension early to ensure that they have an adequate income in retirement
Posted: 21/1/20
The Dutch Pension Federation has urged the government to clarify further details around the transitional financial assessment framework (FTK), warning that savers could face future reductions in their pension
Posted: 21/1/21
ABP achieved a positive return of 6.2 per cent in 2020, with its assets under management rising from €466bn to €493bn
Posted: 21/1/21
Over four-fifths (81 per cent) of Danish people expect to use their entire pension themselves and have no plans to leave it to their heirs, a study by Epinion for Forsikring & Pension has revealed
Posted: 21/1/20
Sweden's KPA Pension has introduced a fee ceiling of SEK 300 per year for municipal and regional employees’ defined contribution traditional insurance
Posted: 20/1/21
Danish pension company, P+, delivered a return of 6.65 per cent to members in 2020 following a “turbulent year”
Posted: 20/1/21
The Netherlands’ Pensioenfonds Hoogovens' policy funding ratio remained below required levels after falling from 102 per cent to 101.8 per cent in December
Posted: 20/1/21
More than a third of disability pensions awarded in 2020 by Finnish provider Elo were due to mental health problems, although annual growth of the issue appears to have levelled off
Posted: 19/1/21
The growth of PFA’s climate-friendly pension solution, PFA Klima Plus, to over DKK 3bn since its creation in May 2020 shows a “great interest” from customers in climate-friendly investment, according to PFA chief strategist, Tine Choi Danielsen
Posted: 19/1/21
Data from Danish pension fund, AkademikerPension, has shown that women’s pension pots are catching up with men’s, although disparities persist
Posted: 19/1/21
The investment return for Danish pension fund, Arkitekternes Pensionskasse (AP), was 2.4 per cent in 2020, as Covid-19 left a “clear mark”
Posted: 19/1/21
Achmea has called the 1 January 2022 target date for the implementation of new Dutch pension legislation “super ambitious” following the resignation of the country’s government
Posted: 18/1/21
Danish pension fund, PKA, has delivered a “satisfactory” return of 5.3 per cent across all its pension fund investments, equal to 14.4bn DKK, despite the “large fluctuations” and market volatility seen amid the pandemic
Posted: 18/1/2021
The Council on Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds (AP-funds) has issued a statement of its human rights expectations for global tech companies
Posted: 18/1/21
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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