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Friday 18 October 2019


Christmas deadline for Estonia's pension bill

The Estonian coalition government has said that it aims to pass its pension reform bill before Christmas

71% of institutional investors say Brexit deal will have positive impact

State Street Global Advisor’s latest Brexometer research has found that 71 per cent of global institutional investors expect a Brexit deal to have a positive impact on global markets

Italy outlines pension changes in 2020 budget

The Italian government has submitted its budget plans to the European Commission which contained changes to its pensions system

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Experts recommend that Greece introduces funded auxiliary pension scheme

A committee of experts in Greece are to recommend that the country adopts a new funded auxiliary social security scheme from 2021, according to a report by Ekathimerini

NBIM raises concerns with PRI’s ‘real world impact’ focus

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the investments of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has raised concerns over the Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) focus on enabling real world impact

Pensioenfonds ING selects sustainable investments partner

Pensioenfonds ING has selected Robeco as a partner in its sustainable investments policy

Swedish Pensions Authority outs Livia Pension for lying about partnership

The Swedish Pensions Authority has blasted Livia Pension for lying about a partnership it has with the authority

AAE appoints Falco Valkenburg as chairperson

Falco Valkenburg has been appointed as chairperson by the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE), and will remain in the position until October 2020

Bank of Estonia warns of impact of second pillar reforms

The Bank of Estonia has said that plans by the government to make the country’s second pillar pension system voluntary would not benefit pensioners in the long term

Swedish Pension Authority to expand team as budget increases

The Swedish Pension Authority has said it will use an increased budget to recruit around 70 new employees

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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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.
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
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The voluntary approach just doesn't work
In an interview with Sunniva Kolostyak, Irish Association of Pension Funds CEO Jerry Moriarty discusses Irelands's slow-moving pensions reform and reporting requirements from EIOPA and ECB