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Call for higher pension ages

The ratio of working years to retirement years should be at least 2 to 1 and raising the pension age is a universal fix for strained systems, the author of Mercer’s Global Pension Index says.
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Danish pension fund goes beyond home bias

Affluent small European nations such as Denmark easily count among the world’s most outward-looking places, and DKK 95-billion ($16.4-billion) investor Unipension clearly casts its eyes far and wide from its headquarters in suburban Copenhagen. While nearly all investors look for some exposure in the world’s key markets, Unipension has enhanced its international focus by actively […]
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Fewer, bigger funds for UK?

Australia, the US, Canada and Denmark have all done it. Kazakhstan and even Oman are talking about it. Increasingly, public sector pension funds are merging or pooling their assets into fewer bigger schemes. It’s no surprise the debate is gathering momentum in the United Kingdom, ripe for consolidation with a Local Government Pension Fund Scheme […]
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NOW: Pensions crosses borders

In the city of Hillerød outside Copenhagen in Denmark, a small group of Danes want to teach the United Kingdom’s pensions industry a thing or two. Where UK trustees tend to see fund choice as a blessing, Denmark’s DKK579-billion ($101.6-billion) public pension plan ATP has always viewed picking and choosing between different managers as more […]