Despite rising household incomes for retirees, many are still struggling and could benefit from the support provided by Pension Credit. Applicants could get additional income every week. Recent data from the Department for Work and Pensions showed that in 2021 pensioners had an average income of £361 after housing costs,Read More →

Nigerian contributors often wonder where their pension contributions are invested and whether their funds are in safe hands. Therefore, it becomes imperative to explain the contributory pension scheme and how the pension contributions are invested by the administrators of the pension funds, PFAs. The Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) is aRead More →

Sweden’s financial watchdog, Finansinspektionen, is urging the country’s insurance and pension companies to check their solvency levels regularly amid the war between Russia and Ukraine, despite low exposure to the region. The watchdog said a recent survey it conducted, due to “the troubled economic situation created by Russia’s invasion ofRead More →

New York’s top financial stewards have welcomed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule to require companies to disclose climate-related financial risks. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and City Comptroller Brad Lander welcomed the SEC’s proposal, saying environmental transparency is good for state and city pension plans. “This proposed rule willRead More →

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 17 (SeeNews) – The number of Bulgarians switching between supplementary pension insurance funds increased by 12.2% quarter-on-quarter in the last quarter of 2021, with contribution transfers totaling 349.1 million levs ($196.3 million/€178.5 million), the country’s financial watchdog said. In the last three months of 2021, a totalRead More →

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (WCCO) – A bipartisan proposal unveiled Thursday would target Russia with economic sanctions to further punish its government for invading Ukraine by banning public investment in the country. The bill would direct the State Board of Investment over the next few months to divest Minnesota state pensionRead More →

The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and other pension fund managers have acknowledged or disclosed that they have invested around $100 million or more in Russia, mostly through publicly traded stocks.Christinne Muschi/Christinne Muschi/The Globe and The derussification of Canada’s largest public pension plans is nearly complete. The country’sRead More →

THE TOP 10 LARGEST PENSIONS IN THE WORLD 10.PFZW MARKET: Netherlands TOTAL ASSETS: $306,893 (as of March 31, 2021) (Photo from Amsterdam: Yasonya/Shutterstock) 9. CENTRAL PROVIDENCE FUND MARKET: Singapore TOTAL ASSETS: $349,787 (Photo: Central Provident Fund Board via Wikipedia) 8. CANADIAN PENSION MARKET: Canada TOTAL ASSETS: $390,503 (as of MarchRead More →

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New data from Stand.earth shows more than $800 million of US pension funds have been invested in the Russian war chest Stand.earth research shows millions from California, Massachusetts, Washington, Alaska, New York and others have invested heavily in Russian oil and gas Traditional Lummi and Nooksack Lands and Unceded andRead More →

Investors with retirement savings in lifestyle funds that automatically transfer them into bonds have been warned to reconsider because faster-than-expected interest rate hikes will affect their value. The value of so-called lifestyle funds fell 13% in the two months to mid-February as persistently high inflation and rising interest rate expectationsRead More →

State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick wants Missouri to join other states that are dumping of Russian investments from pension funds. In a Tuesday press release, Fitzpatrick called for an emergency meeting of the board of directors of the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) to vote to block future purchases ofRead More →