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Group transfer of accrued benefits: an underappreciated option.

A kind of aversion seems to have arisen recently against group transfers of accrued benefits to a new pension provider. What are employers’ considerations when making this decision? And more importantly, what is best for participants?

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Zwitserleven named ‘Best Performing Network Partner’ by the Swiss Life Network.

Zwitserleven was recently named ‘Best Performing Network Partner’ at the Swiss Life Network’s annual conference in Cannes. Zwitserleven is the exclusive partner in the Netherlands of the Swiss Life Network, a global alliance founded in 1962 bringing together 90 leading local insurance companies from more than 80 countries. The network enables multinational pooling serving large clients with international operations.

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New way to determine investor profile in MijnZwitserleven.

An investor profile gives participants insight into the investment risk they are able and willing to take. We believe it is important to properly guide participants in choosing the most appropriate profile. We have therefore further developed the method used to determine the investor profile.

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Zwitserleven PPI interim figures 2022.

Zwitserleven PPI has published its 2022 interim figures. Down from € 1.591 billion in December 2021 to € 1.480 billion in June 2022, assets under management (invested assets) were hit by declines in the value of financial market investments in the first half of 2022. Contribution volume increased from € 123 million to € 153 million in the same period. This is due to growth in the number of employers served by the PPI, which has increased from 2,900 to more than 3,200.

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Athora Netherlands interim figures 2022.

Strategy bears fruit, Solvency II ratio up sharply to 202% Athora Netherlands is making significant progress in implementing its Ambition 2025 strategy. That much is evident from its interim figures published today. Particular eye catchers are the strong increase of our solvency, as well as improved net underlying performance and a 5% growth in pension contribution income. Our solvency went up 22 percentage points to 202%, from 180% at year end 2021.

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Compensation schemes lead to the use of non-retroactive effect.

The recent document with questions from the Dutch House of Representatives about the new system and Minister Schouten’s answers to those questions may raise some eyebrows. A column by Berry van Sonsbeek.

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Zwitserleven introduces: Zwitserleven Variable Pension.

Good news for your employees with a defined contribution scheme who are about to retire! Since the beginning of April 2022, they can choose to take a variable pension in addition to a fixed pension with Zwitserleven.

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Strategy of Athora Netherlands/Zwitserleven.

Jan de Pooter, CEO Athora Netherlands, introduces himself. In the interview, he discusses the strategy and future resilience of Athora Netherlands, the parent company of Zwitserleven.

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Advantages and disadvantages of a flexible contribution scheme.

In the new pension system, we have two types of contribution schemes: a flexible and a solidary contribution scheme. In essence they have much in common. The main difference is in the way the returns reach the participants and the extent to which solidarity reserves are used.

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