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Irish pension levy 'will not be increased' - Government
IRELAND - The levy imposed on pension funds to finance a plan to create 100,000 jobs over the next four years will not be increased or extended, the Government has pledged.
APG hunts for co-investors in hedge fund seeding programme
NETHERLANDS - Pension fund manager APG is looking for an additional €100m ($144m) for its hedge fund seeding platform IMQubator, before closing it to new investors, and plans to launch a second seeder fund.
Solvency II-style requirements in place by the end of the decade
EUROPE - The European Commission will extend capital requirements for pension schemes across Europe as early as 2016, industry sources say.
New tax coming for Irish private pensions
IRELAND - The government plans to reveal details of a new pension tax next week to reap savings of about €2bn ($3bn), in a move the Irish Association of Pension Funds calls an "attack" on savings.
Proposed Budget: The impact on superannuation
AUSTRALIA - The proposed Budget for the 2011/2012 financial year saw widespread, if incremental, cuts and reforms to certain programmes and tax structures, together with and an expansion of jobs and health-related social programmes.
EFAMA lays out corporate governance and RI codes
EUROPE - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has unveiled new codes of conduct on responsible investing and corporate governance.
Australia opens access to infrastructure investment
AUSTRALIA - The Government has signalled its desire to encourage superannuation fund and private sector investment in infrastructure projects in its 2011-2012 budget by proposing to remove tax impediments, reduce sovereign risk and increase transparency around the pipeline of proposed projects.
QE3 would cause dollar to collapse - M&G
US - A third round of quantitative easing in the US would lead to the collapse of the dollar, M&G's Jim Leaviss has warned.
60% of US corporate DB plans closed
US - Some 60% of all US corporate defined benefit plans are closed to new entrants, SEI found.
The secretary of state for work and pensions has told MPs clawback and avoidance measures could be imposed for the people responsible for driving Carillion over the cliff.
Occupational pension provision has continued to grow in value, but there remains large variance in incomes across the pensioner age group, according to latest government data.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes could have an aggregate surplus by 2021 under Pension Protection Fund (PPF) projections, its strategic plan for 2018 to 2021 reveals.
Investment consultants are failing to recommend products that outperform net of fees, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said as its investigation into the market continues.