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European IORP assets up ‘significantly’ in 2015, fund numbers down

first_img“This increase was partly caused by the drop in interest rates during 2015, which increased the market value of bond portfolios,” said EIOPA, noting that the UK and the Netherlands accounted for 83% of the European occupational pensions sector.In most countries, the size of the occupational pension fund sector with respect to GDP – the penetration rate – grew in 2015 compared with 2014, according to the EIOPA report. The ratio shrank in countries such as Ireland, the Netherlands and Finland.EIOPA said the investment allocation for occupational pension funds – IORPs – had been “relatively stable” in the past three years.Total exposure to bonds stood at 47% in 2015, and equities accounted for 28%.Over a nine-year period, changes have been more substantial, however, according to EIOPA.It said there had been a decline in equities from 46% to 28% based on data for 16 countries (accounting for 97% of assets in the EEA) for the period from 2007 to 2015.“A possible explanation is the de-risking of investment portfolios in the UK,” it said.UK DB schemes’ average allocation to bonds hit 50% for the first time in the 2015-16 financial year, according to the UK’s Pension Protection Fund.It published its latest ‘Purple Book’ of DB scheme data this week, according to which private sector DB funds had an average fixed income allocation of 51.3% at the end of March.EIOPA said cover ratios for European defined benefit (DB) schemes had decreased “and remain a big concern for a number of countries”, EIOPA said.It put the average weighted cover ratio at 95% for 2015, down from 104%.The number of IORPs in Europe fell further in 2015, decreasing by 3% versus 2014, while overall active membership increased by 7%.EIOPA said the overall increase in active membership could be attributed “to a large extent to the (gradual) introduction of auto-enrolment in the UK”.The Dutch regulator has predicted that some 100 fewer pension funds will exist in the Netherlands by the end of next year due to consolidation.The information in the pension fund overview is based on feedback provided by EIOPA members, with data for 2014 provided to EIOPA “with an approximate view of the financial position of IORPs during the covered period”.The supervisory authority said several countries were in the process of collecting data and that, in some cases, 2014 figures were incomplete or based on estimates that may be subject to major revisions in the coming months.It noted that the main valuation method applied by each country varied due to differing accounting principles applied across the EU, and that data availability varied substantially, “which hampers a thorough analysis and comparison of the pension market developments between [EU] member states”. Total assets in European occupational pension funds increased “significantly” in 2015, with asset allocation remaining broadly unchanged, according to the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).The supervisory authority this week released its second half-year financial stability report for 2016, which includes a chapter capturing broad developments in the European occupational pension fund sector.Much of the report is focused on the other part of EIOPA’s remit, the insurance and re-insurance sector.It said the occupational pension fund market grew by 13.5% for the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2015 in terms of assets “owned” by the funds, and by 2.5% for the euro-zone; it did not state an absolute figure.last_img read more

Tyler Skaggs continues to work on new changeup in Angels’ loss to A’s

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols jumps out of the way of a wild pitch during the third inning of a spring baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler catches a fly ball hit by Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman during the fifth inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena, left, hugs Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie after a single during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia gives autographs before a spring baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the plate during the second inning of Thursday’s Cactus League game against the Oakland A’s in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Oakland Athletics’ Matt Olson reacts after striking out during the second inning of a spring baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols watches his RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout can’t get a glove on a ball hit for triple by Oakland Athletics’ Josh Phegley during the third inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons can’t get a glove on a ball hit by Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien during the fifth inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout catches a ball hit by Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis during the fourth inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, right, is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler while trying to steal during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout arrives for a spring baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Oakland Athletics third baseman Sheldon Neuse throws out Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado at first during the third inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Oakland Athletics’ Josh Phegley hits a triple during the third inning of a spring baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols jumps out of the way of a wild pitch during the third inning of a spring baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols jumps out of the way of a wild pitch during the third inning of a spring baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)ExpandTHE GAME: The Angels lost to the A’s 7-3 on Thursday afternoon in Mesa, Ariz., with the teams using most of the players who will be in the lineup when they meet again for the season-opening series in Oakland. The Angels have lost three in a row and five of seven to fall to 6-8.PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Tyler Skaggs gave up two runs, including one that scored after he was finished with his 3-2/3 innings. Skaggs struck out four. Skaggs said he’s been happy with the progress of a changeup he’s trying to add to his fastball and curve this spring. “I can be a two-pitch pitcher, but I can only go so far doing that,” he said. “I need to make a cognizant effort to throw it, even if I’m not throwing it for a strike. Just keep throwing it to show these guys. I’ve thrown against (two) AL West teams. I need to put it in their head that I have it.” Skaggs’ last two starts have been against the Seattle Mariners and A’s. After a likely intrasquad start on the Angels’ off day next week, Skaggs would be in line to face the Texas Rangers on March 18… Right-hander Keynan Middleton, who entered with the Angels leading 3-2, gave up four runs in an inning. He had not allowed a run in any of his first three innings. … Left-hander Jose Alvarez struck out the side in a scoreless inning. He has not allowed a run in four innings this spring. … Right-hander Noe Ramirez allowed the A’s to steal three bases in the seventh inning. Catcher Juan Graterol made perfect throws on two of them. … Right-hander Felix Peña pitched a scoreless inning. He has not allowed a run in five innings, with seven strikeouts.HITTING REPORT: Ian Kinsler walked and doubled and scored two more runs. He’s 4 for 11 with five walks this spring. Kinsler also aggressively took third on a ground ball to third baseman Sheldon Neuse, breaking from second after Neuse threw the ball and beating the relay back across the diamond. Kinsler then scored on a bloop single. … Luis Valbuena attempted to bunt for a hit for the second time this spring, but this time pitcher Kendall Graveman threw him out. Valbuena said he’s going to try to bunt for a few more hits this year when teams shift against him. … The Angels scored three runs in 2-2/3 innings against Graveman, who is likely to be the A’s opening day starter against the Angels.DEFENSE REPORT: Catcher Martin Maldonado nailed Marcus Semien trying to steal second in the first inning. … Mike Trout made a lunging catch in the gap in right-center field. He also had to leap for a line drive. UP NEXT: Angels (Matt Shoemaker) vs. Cubs (Jon Lester), Friday, noon PT,  Sloan Park, Fox Sports West/KLAA (830 AM). The Angels will also have a squad face the Tijuana Toros of the Mexican League in an exhibition at Tempe Diablo Stadium, with Shohei Ohtani starting. That game, which starts at 11 a.m. PT, will not be televised in the United States.Related Articles Jose Fernandez looks to revive career with Angels after failed defection from Cuba center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more