Archive Features

Natalie Tuck looks at the current situation with cross-border pension schemes and what the future holds
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Geographically speaking Luxembourg is a tiny country in Europe, but it has a successful funds industry. Duncan Ferris speaks to Association of Luxembourg Fund Industries (ALFI) director general, Camille Thommes, about its goals for
2020, and why it’s so invested in the pan-European personal pension product
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Despite its status as one of the world’s best pension systems, Sweden’s industry is not without its issues. Jack Gray reports on the problems facing the industry and the debates surrounding potential pension reform
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Sandra Haurant looks at the investment trends pension funds should be considering in 2020 with diversification and ESG issues remaining on the agenda
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Ireland’s pension system is primed for a wave of proposed reforms, including the introduction of auto-enrolment. But for now, the country awaits the outcome of a general election in February
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Technology is increasingly prevalent in day-to-day life and the role it plays is likely to continue to increase over the next decade. So, what could this mean for pensions and is the industry ready to enter a new digital decade?
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Member states across Europe are waking up to the idea that a fixed-term annuity may not be the only answer. Could flexible decumulation be the answer?
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Frontier markets may be more volatile than emerging markets, but there are some rising stars that may have the same potential as the ASEAN Tigers
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This year already promises to be a busy one for European pension schemes and the wider industry
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Europe’s pension funds are becoming more involved in class actions worldwide, tempted by law firms offering lucrative yields in return for a share of the winnings. Natalie Tuck reports
 November 2019
The Dutch pension system is seen by many as the model in Europe that other countries should try and emulate. Jack Gray investigates whether the nation deserves its position as the leading pension system, as well as the current challenges it is facing and what the future holds for the country’s pension system
 November 2019
Are cracks appearing in the traditional first and second pillar pension system models across Europe?
 November 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.