DB v DCEuropean employers continue to replace defined benefit schemes with defined contribution alternatives, but can DC ever be as popular as DB?
A Very European IssueIn November, the PLANSPONSOR Europe team headed to Frankfurt for European Finance Week and the European Pension Fund Congress run by the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP), with consultation for the EU Commission Green Paper on Pensions closed the same week providing a timely platform for discussion of the original findings.
Leaving So Soon?Progress on changing Belgian retirement habits is hampered by political stalemate
Look Before You Leap (In)Alternative investments are increasingly popular with pension funds, but are there risks as well as opportunities?
Karina LitvackDirector, Head of Governance & Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management
New and ‘Improved’?A shift in pension accounting standards could bring big changes for European plan sponsors
Tools of the Trade
Tools of the Trade - Winter 2010Each issue, in this section, we will profile recent product enhancements, personnel moves, and mandate wins to help keep you current. Forward your news to us at email@example.com for inclusion in future issues.
Practice What You Preach
This issue, PLANSPONSOR Europe caught up with Bob Michele, Global Chief Investment Officer of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Global Fixed Income and Currency group, to discuss his career, his own provisions for retirement, and the latest investment opportunities for plan sponsors in Europe.
Top of Mind
Tipping PointsPrivate sector must work closer with UK government, says Iain Duncan Smith
Savings 'Bonds'?Survey offers solutions for savings inertia
Kamp ‘Counselling’Dutch cabinet to modify pension reforms
European Economic Woes Continue The Greek Finance Ministry has said it has narrowly missed its January-October target to reduce its budget deficit. The unwelcome news comes as the EU said it would take action to support Ireland, if needed.
Collateral Damage?Swedish pension fund sues BNY Mellon
Auto-Enrol = More Opportunities, More Work?Auto-enrolment to change UK pension job roles, says PMI
‘Czech Mates’?EC presses ruling on discriminatory pensions