Pension Funds

World Finance interviews Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research at Hargreaves Lansdown, about the impact of the FCA pension report on the insurance market

FCA pension report leaves insurance market reeling | Video

World Finance interviews Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research at Hargreaves Lansdown, about the impact of the FCA pension report on the insurance market

The rip-off pension enquiry report that led to a massive destabilisation of insurers is continuing to rock the industry. But is putting more power in the hands of the public really the right move? And who stands to gain the most? Head of Pensions Research...

Sentinel Retirement Fund: ‘informal pensions problematic’

Sentinel Retirement Fund is looking to spearhead industry improvements in South Africa by ensuring clients are made more aware of the risks they’re exposed to in the pensions market

Institutions are subjected to intense scrutiny with regards to how they invest money responsibly. While this is very much the case for the entire financial spectrum, it is especially pertinent in the case of pension funds, given that they harbour the prec...

Prima AFP quickly adapts as Peru pension reforms go ahead

Creating a modern pension system is an inevitable yet crucial step in the development of any economy. As Peru’s continues to soar, its pension industry is undergoing some much-needed changes

For Peru, a country that has been enjoying rapid economic growth in recent years, the step in pension reforms is regarded as long overdue. One of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Peru’s pension industry was formed in 1992. An update of these ref...

Canada’s pension fund TPP encourages risk-sharing

Diversifying risk strategy has reaped great rewards for one of Canada’s largest pension funds, the British Columbia Teachers’ Pension Plan

Although nobody squirrelling away their income into pension funds wants to see their savings invested in risky assets, a certain level of risk is necessary in order to get the best possible return for customers. In order to avoid any serious pitfalls, man...

AFP Capital takes pension planning online

Through new technological tools like Pension Scanner, the Chilean pension fund manager AFP Capital will deliver its promise to be a savings advisor to its customers

AFP Capital, a company with almost 30 years in the pension market, has a clear mission – to help shape its affiliates’ future. The firm belongs to SURA Asset Management, which is a Latin American company with pension, insurance, mutual fund, and stock...

Afore XXI Banorte leads Mexico’s pension fund system

After its acquisition of Afore BBVA Bancomer in March last year, Afore XXI Banorte became Mexico’s largest pension fund manager

Mexico’s compulsory pension system started to change in the 1990s. Although the country still had a relatively young population at the time, the rapid growth of the ageing population was starting to strain the original pay-as-you-go system. That system ...

New research shows 64 percent of Brazilians have never saved for retirement – a shocking figure that HSBC Fundo de Pensão aims to address

Brazilians are underprepared for retirement, says HSBC Fundo de Pensão

New research shows 64 percent of Brazilians have never saved for retirement – a shocking figure that HSBC Fundo de Pensão aims to address

Based on the ninth edition of a research study into global retirement trends, commissioned by HSBC, over half (59 percent) of Brazilians think their financial preparations for a comfortable retirement are inadequate: 19 percent are not preparing at all, w...

Rodrigo Galán and Oscar del Diego, CEO and CIO of Ibercaja Pension, discuss the changes in the Spanish pension system

Intense reforms shake Spanish pensions; Ibercaja responds

Rodrigo Galán and Oscar del Diego, CEO and CIO of Ibercaja Pension, discuss the changes in the Spanish pension system

The Spanish pension fund industry is being affected by an intense reform of its public pension system, the so called ‘first pillar’. In the last three years, several laws have been approved which will have a long-term impact. In 2011, the ‘27/2011 A...

World Finance interviews Eric Visser and Andre La Grange of the Sentinel Retirement Fund, on the South African pension system and why many people are retiring with inadequate income

Eric Visser and Andre La Grange on the South African pension system | Sentinel Retirement Fund | Video

World Finance interviews Eric Visser and Andre La Grange of the Sentinel Retirement Fund, on the South African pension system and why many people are retiring with inadequate income

With 90 percent of South African pensioners retiring with inadequate income, companies like the Sentinel Retirement Fund are more important than ever. Eric Visser and Andre La Grange comment on the challenges facing the South African pension system, and h...

World Finance interviews Eduardo Vildosola, CEO of AFP Capital, on the need for further reform in Chile's pension system

Eduardo Vildosola on Chile’s pensions | AFP Capital | Video

World Finance interviews Eduardo Vildosola, CEO of AFP Capital, on the need for further reform in Chile’s pension system

In 1980, Chile reformed its pension provision from a public, pay-as-you-go system, to a private, individual capitalisation one. It was one of the biggest privatisation experiments of the time, and today the system is still far from perfect. Eduardo Vildos...

UAPF JSC: Kazakhstan embraces pension reform

Early this year, the Kazakhstan Government announced a new series of reforms aiming to revitalise the country’s pension programme

The Accumulated Pension Fund (APF) system in Kazakhstan was established in 1997 with the objective of providing adequate retirement pensions to employees who participate in the programme. The system is based on the Chilean model; i.e. it is an accumulated...

A new recipe for risk

Increasingly, those on direct contribution pension plans are using alternative investments such as private equity and hedge funds to improve their plans’ performance. But can that marriage work? Joel Kranc investigates

The wealth management industry in the US, specifically in alternative investment areas such as private equity and hedge funds, has been making overtures outside its traditional client and revenue base. Not surprisingly, many of those overtures have been d...

Spain continues to dip into emergency fund

Spain has dipped into its pension reserves for the second time this month to help with soaring unemployment and retirement costs. In doing so, the Treasury is slowly chipping away at the purchasing power of its top financial backer

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced to dip into Spain’s emergency pension fund yet again, after the Treasury confirmed it would be withdrawing another €4.5bn this month in order to stay afloat. Madrid was first forced to make withdrawals fro...

World Finance interviews Alessandro Baldi, President of the Mario Negri Pension Fund, and Sebastiaan Schrikker, Managing Director of Link Institutional Advisory Ltd about the fund.

Alessandro Baldi, Sebastiaan Schrikker | Mario Negri Pension Fund | Video

World Finance interviews Alessandro Baldi, President of the Mario Negri Pension Fund, and Sebastiaan Schrikker, Managing Director of Link Institutional Advisory Ltd about the fund.

The Mario Negri Pension Fund administers pensions to managers in Italy's commercial transportation and shipping businesses. Its President, Alessandro Baldi, is joined by financial consultant Sebastiaan Schrikker, Managing Director of Link Institutional Ad...

World Finance interviews Andreas Kretschmer, CEO of Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe, on the long-term benefits on an anti-cyclical investment strategy

Andreas Kretschmer on pensions | AEVWL | Video

World Finance interviews Andreas Kretschmer, CEO of Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe, on the long-term benefits on an anti-cyclical investment strategy

As life expectancy continues to rise across the world, securing a stable pension scheme has never been more important than in today's frequently changing financial markets. Germany's Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe is a compulsory scheme for the country'...

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