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After a delay of over two years, the IORP II Directive has finally been transposed into Irish law. Whilst all member states are governed by the regulations, it’s about to shake up the Irish pensions sector like never before. Natalie Tuck reports
 October 2021
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
 November 2021
As DC schemes become more popular, the allocation approaches funds are taking are
indicative of the opportunities and challenges facing the market
 October 2021
Europe’s pension schemes are all now aware of the financial risks of ignoring
climate change but, morally, should schemes also be considering the climate
impact of their investee companies too?
 October 2021
Francesca Fabrizi looks at why infrastructure is continually ticking all the boxes for European pension fund investors
 October 2021
The bene ts of cryptocurrency have been promoted across the internet by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk; but is it all hype, or does the asset class hold a genuine opportunity for institutional investors such as pension schemes? Sophie Smith reports
 October 2021
Jack Gray investigates how pension systems across Europe are attempting to solve issues with ageing populations and what new trends are emerging
 October 2021
Large asset owners are still investing in equities in a way where they are taxed
on their income. The implication is that they get a poorer return. They need to, and can, improve this, but how? AMX Head of Platform Solutions, Aaron Overy, and AMX Product Tax Specialist, Kevin Duggan, discuss with European Pensions editor,
Natalie Tuck, about the options to help ensure good withholding tax outcomes for institutional investors
 October 2021
Duncan Ferris speaks with The Association of Pension Companies of the Czech
Republic (APS) president, Aleš Poklop, about calming nerves in the pandemic,
encouraging savers to put more away for retirement and the possibility of
reform in the nation’s pension system
 October 2021
Sophie Smith chats with Norwegian pension fund KLP director of corporate social responsibility, Heidi Finskas, about the scheme’s roadmap to net zero and how it is using engagement to create change
 October 2021
Our panel of experts discuss what real assets can offer pension funds today, which assets are proving most popular and why, and how real assets can assist pensions funds in meeting their ESG objectives
 August 2021
Our panel of experts considers the medium and long-term prospects for inflation, what it could all mean for pension fund investing, and discusses the tools that are available for pension funds to prepare for whatever the future may hold
 August 2021
European Pensions brings you the latest analysis and information on the topic of sustainability, as we take an in-depth look at the new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations, the AMX discusses how to give all investors voting power within pooled funds, and AXA IM discusses why less carbon means stronger growth for a global economy
 June 21
Francesca Fabrizi looks at why Estonia’s recent pension reform has created much
debate and controversy over the past year
 February/March 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Podcast: The benefits of private equity in pension fund portfolios
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, in which stock markets have seen increased volatility, combined with global low interest rates has led to alternative asset classes rising in popularity. Private equity is one of the top runners in this category, and for good reason.

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

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

In this podcast, AMX Head of Client and Manager Development, Aaron Overy, and AMX Product Tax Specialist, Kevin Duggan, discuss with European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, about three options to help ensure good withholding tax outcomes for institutional investors.
Mitigating risk
BNP Paribas Asset Management’s head of pension solutions, Julien Halfon, discusses equity hedging with Laura Blows

Europe’s pensions challenges
Francesca Fabrizi meets Matti Leppälä, Secretary General and CEO of PensionsEurope, to discuss the key aims and objectives of the association today.