Belgian funds fall


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.

In its Pension Investment Performance Survey (PIPS), Mercer found the average return of Belgian pension funds was -15.5%, but this headline figure masked a range of individual asset class performan...

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