BELGIUM - Pension funds have reacted with scepticism to a suggestion by the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions (ABIP) chairman that they invest in the multi-billion euro transportation works in Antwerp, citing a hesitance to be tied down long term with the government.
ABIP’s Phillip Neyt had suggested such a move might prove an attractive investment that matched pension fund liabilities and simultaneously benefitted the country’s economy in general, but Tom Mergaerts,...
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.