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Sunday 08 December 2019


Irish managed pension funds return 2.6% over November

Irish managed pension funds returned 2.6 per cent over the month of November, according to Rubicon Investment Consulting

Date set for Danica Pension Sweden name change

The Swedish arm of Danica Pension, which was sold by Danske Bank last year, is to change its name to Futur Pension on 10 February 2020, it has been reported

French begin nationwide strike action against Macron's pension reforms

French citizens across the country have begun strike action today, 5 December, against the government’s planned pension reforms

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Smart Pension and Revolut partner to offer pan-European pension product

Smart Pension and Revolut have joined forces to provide a retirement savings solution for business customers across Europe

Finland plans to merge private and public pension systems

The Finnish government is planning on merging the country’s private and public pension systems

83% of institutional investors predict global downturn within five years

Eighty-three per cent of institutional investors believe there will be global downturn within the next five years, research has found

German energy provider Innogy joins WTW’s Pensionsfonds

Germany energy provider, Innogy, has transferred its employees to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) Pensionsfonds AG multi-employer scheme

Pension funds can benefit from shared asset allocation info

Pension funds will be able to benefit from a new research initiative that provides a platform for European institutional asset owners to share intelligence and insights on their asset allocation activity and expected future investment intentions

UK DB deficit drops by £30bn in November – PwC

The deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes dropped from £220bn to £190bn during November, bringing it to its lowest point since May, according to the latest PwC Skyval Index

NBIM revokes observation of Petrobras on behalf of GPFG

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has revoked the exclusion of Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) on behalf of the country’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG)

Latest Features

A volatile ride

Despite a buoyant 2017 for emerging markets, last year saw the sector underwhelm. Sandra Haurant explores why this occurred and whether its fortunes will change for 2019

Seas of possibilities

Sunniva Kolostyak explores the elements of cross-border pension funds and the challenges that need to be overcome to create better solutions across European

state borders

Putting ESG on the bloc

With the European Union making plans to position itself at the centre of the sustainable finance revolution, Elizabeth Pfeuti looks at which countries are the leaders and laggards of ESG investing across Europe, and beyond


A drift towards personalisation may result in very different second pillar provision in the future

All smoke, no fire

German politicians have spent much of the past 20 years trying to improve the coverage and sustainability of the country’s pensions system. David Adams

reports on the latest attempts at and suggestions for reform

EMD roundtable: Seeking out opportunities

Our panel of experts explores the best opportunities for European pension funds to invest in this dynamic market

Getting flexible

The linear career path that ends in a cliff-edge retirement is going the same

way as the dodo. But are governments, employers and savers getting ready for

a new age of flexible retirement quickly enough?

Pushing for change

As the representative of occupational pension schemes in Switzerland, ASIP stands in the middle of a welfare system in transition. Sunniva Kolostyak talks to the association’s scientific assistant Michael Lauener about reforms, lawmaking and the origins of pensions

Here to stay

Ophélie Mortier explains how sustainable investments will continue to make their mark in 2019

A commitment to leading

Sunniva Kolostyak speaks to KLP’s CFO Aage Schaanning about new regulations for public-sector occupational pensions, interacting with its members and its dedication to creating a sustainable economy and society

Pensions in 2019

With new legislations, investment themes and opportunities, Sunniva Kolostyak takes a look at what 2019 will bring for the pensions industry in Europe

Stepping stones

Young people want to know that their retirement savings are invested in an ethical manner and that their funds are making a difference. How can pension funds make their shareholder activism work effectively, and how can they promote these efforts to members?

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PA Awards 2020

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.
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Implementation considerations for defensive strategies
Laura Blows speaks to FTSE Russell Index's head of research, Mark Barnes, about his new paper, Implementation Considerations for Defensive Strategies

AMA Awards 2020