BELGIUM - The Belgian government has been accused of "creative accounting" following the transfer of the assets of a first pillar pension plan into its coffers.
According to one industry source, who asked not to be named, assets transferred from the Port of Antwerp pension fund to the state were deposited as “recurring income to reduce the public deficit”. He...
Karel Van Gutte has been named as secretary general of the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions (BAPI).
UK/BELGIUM - The Upper Tribunal expressed "serious reservations" about the amount The Pensions Regulator is chasing in its contribution notice against Michel Van De Wiele NV.
NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM - A group of Dutch and Belgian investors is planning to sue ABN Amro and KBC who acted as counterparties in trades with Lehman Brothers and Ernst & Young who audited the bank's accounts.
EUROPE - Multinationals are increasingly looking at creating cross-border pension funds for their employees, industry figures said.
BELGIUM - Pension funds lost an average of 15.5% over the year up to September, and shifted allocations from equities to bonds, research by Mercer reveals.