BELGIUM - Self-employed "independent" workers in Belgium who currently rely on four main insurance companies for their pensions, could be better served following a new alliance described as an industry evolution.
The evolution claim relates to the alliance between OVMB, the social insurer for self-employed persons within the SVMB/Unizo-group [Organisation for Independents), and Fidea, an insurance company within...
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.