No Small FeatHeineken UK head of
pensions Carol Young plans to wipe out the last of a £500m deficit and reach
The search for transparency, efficiency and innovationEurope’s workplace pensions markets are already two-thirds
defined contribution (DC), claimed lobby group PensionsEurope at its annual
conference in Frankfurt in November.
News: UK NAPF makes case for QE mitigationNational Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) chairman Mark
Hyde Harrison told the UK parliament’s Treasury Select Committee he favours a
change in legislation to mitigate the impact on scheme liabilities of the
£375bn worth of gilt buy backs from the Bank of England.
News: trade unions in longevity rowThe European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has slammed
European policymakers for ignoring the voice of the continent’s workers in
developing the European Commission’s new active ageing index.
News: schemes warn against holistic balance sheet approachThe holistic balance sheet (HBS) approach is not suitable for institutions for
occupational retirement provision (IORP) supervision, so alternatives should be
considered, PensionsEurope has advised in its Quantitative Impact Study (QIS)
News: bpfBOUW consults on DC option
Dutch construction workers’ scheme bpfBOUW is taking its
first steps toward converting its defined benefit (DB) format to a defined
contribution (DC) plan.
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How are DC schemes evolving as they catch up with DB?There is no magic-wand solution to Europe’s debt crisis. Governments increasingly want to pass the bill for citizens’ retirements to corporates, and, as the first batch of baby boomers begins leaving the workplace, employers have continued to seek ways to manage future liabilities. The result has sounded the death knell for defined benefit (DB) provision across the continent.
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