BELGIUM - New pension fund reporting requirements imposed by both the Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (CBFA) and the National Bank of Belgium (BNB) have been branded excessive and costly administrative burdens by the Belgian Association of Pension Funds (BPFA).
Secretary general Hugo Clemeur said reporting obligations issued by the Commissie Voor Het Bank, Financie en Assurantiewezen (CBFA) at the beginning of 2006 were considered unnecessary by the association....
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.