EUROPE - European pension schemes have increased their exposure to equities in 2008, despite recent troubles, according to a survey from Mercer.
The survey showed, from an average allocation of 42% in 2007, pension funds across the continent had jumped to a 50% holding this year. Mercer also found a greater appetite for liability driven investment...
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EUROPE - The majority of European multinational companies would like to develop cross-border pensions but differing regulations among member states and uncertainty over changing European rules are giving plan sponsors pause, AEGON finds.
EUROPE - Mercer has launched a service to help trustees and other institutional investors meet their stewardship requirements.
That the third quarter was turbulent was no surprise. But recently released funding figures for pension funds and asset under management figures for asset managers have helped us crystallise the cost of the uncertainty surrounding the future of the EU...
Pension funds could soon have to bear the cost of a Europe-wide tax on equity, bonds, currency and derivative transactions, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds