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PensionsEurope CEO joins expert group

Matti Leppälä of PensionsEurope has been appointed to a high-level group of experts on pensions. Leppälä, who is secretary general/CEO of PensionsEurope, has joined the European Commission’s group of pension

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FECIF forms new pensions institute

The European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial Intermediaries (FECIF) has formed a new pension institute. The FECIF European Pension Institute (FEPI) will support and promote the development of consumer-orientated

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Simeon Willis joins Xafinity Punter Southall as chief investment officer

Pensions consultancy Xafinity Punter Southall has appointed Simeon Willis as chief investment officer. He joins from KPMG where he was a director and head of investment strategy. Willis will be

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RiskCo acquires InAdmin from APG

Dutch pension administrator RiskCo has agreed to acquire the defined contribution pension administration subsidiary of APG Groep. The deal will see the pension administration provider take over InAdmin and the

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PensionsEurope: Hard Brexit could be costly for pensions

PensionsEurope has called on the EU and the UK to consider the impact of Brexit on the pensions sector before striking a final deal. The European pension scheme group issued

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Hymans Robertson appoints Alistair Russell-Smith as head of corporate defined benefit practice

Pensions and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson has named Alistair Russell-Smith as head of its corporate defined benefit practice. Russell-Smith, who joined Hymans Robertson in 2000, has been a partner for

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JLT Employee Benefits rolls out buyout comparison service

JLT Employee Benefits has launched a new buyout comparison service and monitoring tool that allows companies and trustees to receive regular bulk annuity quotations from insurers in the marketplace. The

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ESAS consult on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) launched a second consultation​ on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) outlining the framework of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). This second consultation document is

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EIOPA updates on the major risks to financial stability

​EIOPA has published its Financial Stability Report May 2015 EIOPA observes that the risks identified in the previous Report (December 2014) remain broadly unchanged:  a weak macroeconomic environment,  protracted low

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PensionsEurope do not want EMIR rules to jeopardise long-term investments

PensionsEurope calls on the Commission to ensure that EMIR rules do not jeopardise long-term investment in the EU Brussels, 21 May 2015 – The European Commission launched today a consultation on