Dutch pensions have extra year to restructure hedges

January 2028 implementation date allows more time for long-dated swaps to roll off

Dutch parliament buildings in The Hague

Pension funds in the Netherlands will have more time to restructure their long-term interest rate hedges after the upper house of the Dutch parliament extended the deadline for implementing reforms to the country’s retirement system.

Dutch senators approved the Future of Pensions Act, which will move the country’s pension system from a defined benefit model to defined contributions, by a 46-to-27 vote on May 30. The law takes effect on July 1, but retirement schemes will have until January 1

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