Pension provider APG along with the 10 other largest asset managers visited world leaders such as Obama, Merkel and Hollande last summer to warn them that investments in their economies will decline if they introduce a tax on financial transactions. Read more >
Return for young and old
On October 31, the pension debate between generations (chaired by Charles Groenhuijsen) was discussed during an APG seminar in The Hague. APG organized this seminar for its relations with the aim to discuss one of the main pillars of the pension system: solidarity. Read more >
Inadmin assumes responsibility for the pension administration of a.s.r.’s new pension product. This is what a.s.r. and Inadmin have agreed on. The contract between the two parties was signed Oktober 30st 2013 by Jos Baeten, Chairman of a.s.r.’s Executive Board and Dick Sluimers, Chairman of APG’s Executive Board, Inadmin’s parent organization. Read more >
The major pension funds are in a far better position than they were a few months ago. This lowers the risk of cut-backs. Read more >
APG has announced that Drs Jan Nijland RA (53) has been appointed as Director of Corporate Internal Audit at APG Group. He will succeed Ingrid Doerga. Read more >
Breaking down asset classes seems to yield real analytical insights.
Breaking down asset classes into their respective common factor risks seems to yield real analytical insights. Martin Steward (IPE) asks what investors should do in practice with those insights. Read more >
Impact of SEPA on the organization
APG does not want to take any risks. Consequently, the project is scheduled to be completed well before 1 February 2014. A phased approach has been opted for. Firstly, all the generic channels to the banks were made ‘SEPA proof’. Read more >
Should pension funds invest more in the Netherlands?
People appear on television or in the papers stating that pension funds should invest more in the Netherlands. This is hardly ever accompanied by reasons. ‘I never saw an investment case for investment in the Netherlands', stated Mr Ronald Wuijster of APG at the IPNederland summer congress. Read more >
Discussing the Dutch ‘Polder Model’ with primary school pupils
APG, CED-Group and Erasmus University Rotterdam presented the course package News Awareness; Financial, aimed at the older primary school pupils and young secondary school pupils. Read more >
The latest cabinet plans would still result in a lower tax-free pension capital.
It is an illusion to think that Dutch citizens will have a pension at the current level in the future if the cabinet’s proposals are implemented. At 40 to 45 percent of the last-earned wages, the retirement pension will be significantly lower than the government has stated to date. Read more >