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Friday 24 January 2020


Denmark’s PKA invests DKK 380m in micro-loan fund

Danish pension provider PKA has invested DKK 380m in a micro-loan fund aimed at helping people in some of the world’s poorest countries

Opperman urges schemes to prepare dashboard data

The UK's Pensions Minister, Guy Opperman, has warned pension schemes to ensure their data is dashboard-ready and not "just wait for legislation"

LGPS pools estimated to have saved £155m

UK Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) pooled investment funds are estimated to have saved £155m since their creation in November 2015

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Govts need ‘combination of measures’ to sustain pension systems

Governments across the world need to implement a “combination of measures” to ensure the sustainability of their pension systems

88% of Irish adults in favour of private pensions – Standard Life

Eighty-eight per cent of Irish adults favour owning a private pension in addition to the state pension, according to Standard Life

Fall in 'mega' de-risking transactions expected in 2020 - WTW

The number of 'mega deal' de-risking transactions in the UK is expected to decrease in 2020, after 2019 saw the market dominated by a small number of large transactions, according to Willis Towers Watson

Swedish pension company Skandia gives customers extra SEK 24bn

Swedish pension company, Skandia, is giving back SEK 24bn to customers with traditionally managed insurance or GuaranteePension Plus products, as a result of several years of strong returns

Pension fund assets set to grow at 5.4% CAGR – Alfi

Pension fund assets are set to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.4 per cent between 2018 and 2025, according to a new report by the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry has found

Irish political parties at odds over state pension age ahead of election

The state pension age has become a big issue in Ireland’s upcoming General Election, with the main political parties all taking diverging paths on the policy

KPA Pension invests SEK 450m in a green forest fund

KPA Pension, part of Folksam Group, has invested a total of SEK 450m (€42.6m) in a green forest fund, it has revealed

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