Archive Features

Francesca Fabrizi looks at why Estonia’s recent pension reform has created much
debate and controversy over the past year
 February/March 21
Public private partnerships are a way for pension funds and other investors to invest in infrastructure. Duncan Ferris investigates whether these investments are worthwhile for Europe’s pension funds
 February/March 21
In a European Pensions podcast, Natalie Tuck speaks to BNP Paribas Asset Management on opportunities in Chinese equities. BNP Paribas Asset Management discusses why China is a fertile ground for long-term alpha, whilst Sophie Smith looks at the how European pension funds can take advantage of this market
 February/March 21
Relationships between sponsoring employers and those with fiduciary responsibility for pension schemes can be imperative in ensuring good outcomes for members, businesses and trustees. Jack Gray investigates how to build a successful relationship and how best to get through a crisis together
 February/March 21
Icelandic pension fund managing director, snædís Ögn Flosadóttir, tells Francesca Fabrizi how the country’s pensions industry navigated the challenges of 2020 and what her priorities are for the coming year
 February/March 21
In this podcast, Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) CEO, Jerry Moriarty and AMX Head of Client and Manager Development, Aaron Overy, discuss with European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, how a cross-border approach to pensions can benefit multinational companies
 16/12/20
In a European Pensions podcast, Natalie Tuck speaks to BNP Paribas Asset Management and AP7 on how investors are reacting to climate change in the Nordics. BNP Paribas Asset Management also considers how the pandemic has presented a once-in-a-generation chance to build a better future through green investments, whilst Francesca Fabrizi looks at what more Nordic pension funds can do in the field
of ESG investing
 Quarter four
While some Nordic pension funds are already leaders in their field when it comes to ESG investing, more can still be done, discovers Francesca Fabrizi
 Quarter four
As the world’s financial markets look to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Jack Gray explores the possibilities that global small-cap investments present for pension schemes
 Quarter four
As sustainable and responsible investing enters the spotlight, the UK is trying to harness the power of pensions to bring about positive change. Jack Gray assesses the regulatory changes designed to achieve a greener pensions system and their impact on trustees
 Quarter four
Newly-agreed changes to the Dutch pension system represent a great leap for one of the planet’s forerunners. Duncan Ferris examines how the reforms might affect savers on the street, pension professionals and investment tactics
 Quarter four
As the second wave of Covid-19 sweeps across Europe, Laura Blows considers the effects of the pandemic on the pensions industry so far, how the sector has
responded, and the future challenges to come
 Quarter four
Flexible retirement trends have been growing in recent years throughout Europe, but what impact has the pandemic had, and is increased flexibility the right answer for savers?
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Podcast: Opportunities in Chinese equities
China was the first country to be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, which lead to its economy plummeting. Since then, however, the country has managed to keep outbreaks of the virus under control, and is experiencing a V-shaped recovery with many areas returning to normal.

In this podcast, David Choa CFA, Head of Greater China Equities at BNP Paribas Asset Management talks to European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, about China, its position within the global economy and the potential institutional investor opportunities within Chinese equities.

Podcast: How can a cross-border approach to pensions benefit multinationals?
In this podcast, Irish Association of Pension Funds CEO, Jerry Moriarty and AMX Head of Client and Manager Development, Aaron Overy, discuss with European Pensions Editor, Natalie Tuck, how a cross-border approach to pensions can benefit multinational companies.
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.