Austrias Biggest Pension Fund Adds €1.5bn To Economy

Academic research shows economic impact of VBV Group’s investment activities; Survey shows dwindling faith in Austrian... Read more

Accounting Roundup: Committee Warns On DB-DC Blurred Lines

Plus: FRC maps out its plan to transition to the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority; Change to accounting rules ... Read more

ESG Roundup: Alphabet Should Lead On Responsible Use Of AI, Says Hermes

Also: Investors back carbon pricing accord at Vatican summit; CDP leads calls for better environmental reporting at 700 ... Read more

Boschs Cross-border Plan Thwarted By Regulatory Hurdles

Engineering company transfers Austrian pension plan to local provider after regulations prevent consolidation within Ger... Read more

PLSA Invites FTSE 100 Chairs For Workforce Data, Governance Talks

UK pension fund association hopes schemes and companies working together will improve workforce disclosure and governanc... Read more

Should DC Schemes Drop The Term ESG?

Invesco survey finds ‘ESG’ term unpopular among DC scheme members, with most preferring either ‘responsible invest... Read more

UK Signs Off Further Reporting Requirements For Pension Funds

New regulations to implement SRD II require schemes to set out policy on asset manager contracts and agreements  Read more

LAPFF Blames Defective Accounting Rules For 2008 Irish Banking Crisis

The £269bn public pension group has been challenging accounting standards for years and took the issue up again at a he... Read more

BlackRock Cites Auto-enrolment, UKs NEST As Model For French Reform

Asset manager sets out a host of recommendations for pension saving reforms contained in the Pacte law, including auto-e... Read more

ESG Roundup: LSE Buys Analytics Provider Beyond Ratings

Also: Exclusions lead sustainable investment surge in Switzerland; EIOPA consults on climate change and Solvency II; UK ... Read more

Actuaries: Different Discount Rates For Pension Funds And Insurers Illogical

Dutch pension schemes’ funding ratio would rise by 6 percentage points on average if schemes were allowed to apply ins... Read more

Dutch Industry Schemes Combine DC Accrual With Collective Benefits

Pension funds are ‘getting in lane’ for expected pensions reform, which could see individual DC accrual replace the ... Read more

UK Seeks To Boost Impact Investing Sector With New Initiative

The Impact Investing Institute brings together two existing bodies that have been working to expand impact investing in ... Read more

PGGMs Consolidator Vehicle Targets Closure By Year-end

Volo is in advanced talks with other APFs to take on its two clients; Food wholesaler Sligro has targeted an APF to ta... Read more

German Pensionskassen Announce Major Cuts To Reserves

Ailing Caritas and Kölner PK have agreed recovery terms with member representatives and the national financial regulato... Read more