Michael Bow talks to Matti Leppälä about the challenges that face him as the new secretary general of the European Federation for Retirement Provision.
Brussels is a strange town to the uninitiated. With its odd mix of old squares and glass-and-steel bureaus, confusion greets many a newcomer. Matti Leppälä, a trade union lawyer from Finland, is one...
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EUROPE - Mercer has launched a service to help trustees and other institutional investors meet their stewardship requirements.
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Pension funds could soon have to bear the cost of a Europe-wide tax on equity, bonds, currency and derivative transactions, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds
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