Dutch government rejects call for leeway on pension-fund risk profiles

first_imgTo date, 40 schemes have applied for permission to do so.Klijnsma, however, pointed out in her letter to Parliament that pension funds could also amend their investment policies within their existing risk profiles by “exchanging risks” – reducing interest hedges against lower equity allocations, for example.In her opinion, a strategic investment policy also often provides the best opportunity to increase risk temporarily.She said adjustments to a given scheme’s pension plan – as well as changes in the allowed estimates for future returns – could provide additional options for tailor-made approaches.Klijnsma said pension funds without any shortfall could raise their risk profiles anyway, provided such a move tallied with participants’ attitude towards risk. The Dutch government has rejected pension funds’ requests for greater leeway on their ability to raise their risk profiles.In a letter to Parliament, Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for Social Affairs, argued that any “additional margin” on risk would be neither necessary or desirable. The state secretary was responding to a survey conducted by regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), which explored the options for Dutch pension funds wishing to increase their risk profiles – particularly those lacking only the requisite financial buffers. With the introduction of the new financial assessment framework (nFTK) earlier this year, pension funds reporting a shortfall in reserves were given a one-off chance to adjust their portfolios.last_img read more

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Wellington Federal Tire & Service become a Husquvarna dealer

first_img Telephone number: 620-326-5512. Also, check out their Facebook page! by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Federal Tire & Service, Inc., located on 323 N. Washington, in Wellington is growing its line of services by becoming an official Husqvarna dealer – a leading company for outdoor homeowner power products.People at Sumner County can now purchase top-of-the-line lawn mowers, chain saws, trimmers, blowers, brush cutters and snow throwers from a company that has been established since the 1700s.Gerald and Jeannette Gilkey, who bought Federal Tire from Grant and Sherry Anderson in the August of 2012 in downtown Wellington, is expanding the business that will not only service tires and automobiles, but will expand into becoming a full-time Husqvarna dealership with its plethora of products.“We did the market research and studies, and found Wellington to be a perfect town for a Husqvarna dealership,” said Forrest Perich, sales representative for Husqvarna.Gerald Gilkey is especially excited about the line of mowers Federal Tire & Service is now selling which includes zero turn mowers, tractors, push lawn mowers, articulated riders and robotic mowers (see Husvarna site here). http://www.husqvarna.com/us/home/. Need a chainsaw? You won’t find a better one sold in Wellington.Gilkey said financing is available for customers. The business plans to hire a full-time small mower mechanic in the future. A business tidbit: The Gilkeys bought the business on August 1 from the Anderson’s who owned Federal Tire since 1985. Gilkey has two auto mechanics helping him out Ken Creamer and Andy Olsen.last_img read more

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Fantasy Premier League tips: 27 bargain players for your squad

first_img 28 The Nigerian is a very tempting prospect. He had plenty of games at the end of last season and looks sharp in pre-season. Whether he starts regularly is still in doubt but he’s keeping us on our toes and giving us a selection headache. 28 17. Naby Keita (Liverpool) – £7.5m (Midfielder) He may have been relegated with Swansea City last season but the Polish goalkeeper still managed to nab 157 points last term. He’s a great shot-stopper to start with. Another Molineux maestro in our bargain bin is winger Cavaleiro who scored nine and created 12 goals last year. Don’t let the muscular frame fool you, he’s got plenty of skill and guile, plus he’s quality with both feet. 9. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) – £5m (Defender) 28 He may divide opinion but you won’t see many players worth this getting six goals and 10 assists, plus a hatful of extra points for clean sheets. 3. Guaita (Crystal Palace) – £4.5m (Goalkeeper) The west Londoners’ wonderkid didn’t get the World Cup wildcard some felt he might but he’s now set for his first Premier League campaign and looks a great prospect at £6.5m given his contributions last term. Getting anywhere near the 16 goals and eight assists he provided will make him a steal. The Spanish star, 31, has finally signed for the Eagles and is an immediate upgrade on what they had between the sticks last season. For Getafe he kept 10 clean sheets and if he does anything like that in the Premier League he’ll be value for money. Will these cheap stars be the key to your Fantasy Premier League success this season? He created five goals for the second season in a row and that was with the Saints almost being relegated. Bertrand will want to prove a point this time out, especially after missing out on World Cup selection. 8. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £5m (Defender) Now he’s at Fulham, the Serbian star has become a prime target. He’ll be an excellent initial buy but may need to be transferred if too many managers pick him. Injury stopped Hughes in his tracks last season, but he still got two goals and three assists and was being watched by Gareth Southgate with the potential for an England call-up. If he stays free of problems he could be a real hit for the Hornets. 28 19. Diogo Jota (Wolves) – £6.5m (Midfielder) 14. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – £5.5m (Midfielder) After being allowed to ease into Premier League life, the Turkish striker began to hit his stride towards the end of the season. In a whole campaign he’ll hit more than the five goals he managed last time out. 7. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) – £5.5m (Defender) 28 28 The hype around this man has been going for some time and Reds supporters maintain his star quality, despite a drop off in form last-term. But, with the players surrounding him at Anfield it’s surely hard for him to fail. 4. Jordan Pickford (Everton) – £5m (Goalkeeper) 28 28 5. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) – £4.5m (Defender) 28 10. Ruben Neves (Wolves) – £5m (Midfielder) It’s a risky one but he’ll start every game, get the odd bonus point, goal, and assist. But mainly Kante will be steady points throughout a season, with the added bonus of clean sheets. 28 28 He really came to life at the end of last season and has been given a much higher price. He is still worth a punt though with at least five goals in his last three seasons, and an assist or two. 28 With a fall in clean sheets, Daniels had his worst season so far in terms of FPL points but with the Cherries set for a freshen up under Eddie Howe we feel he will once again get amongst the goals and assists. 28 21. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)- £6.5m (Midfielder) It will, of course, be harder for the Scottish midfielder this season but he’s more than capable of contributing to the Cottagers, and is worth a little punt. Previously wanted by Tottenham, many were slightly surprised it was the Foxes who managed to land Pereira. He’s an attacking full-back, who was once a winger, and has four goals and eight assists across the last two campaigns in Ligue 1 and the Primeira Liga. 28 28center_img Pass master and long-range goal scorer, the Portuguese star seems like a decent shot for FPL managers, although he maybe lacks a little in the assist department. 26. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) – £6m (Forward) 15. Ademola Lookman (Everton) – £5.5m (Midfielder) 2. Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield) – £4.5m (Goalkeeper) 28 What a season the young Merseysider had, and now he’s set to begin the campaign as Jurgen Klopp’s No.1 right-back. He can only improve so expect more than the one goal and two assists he managed in 2017/18. Back from RB Leipzig, the ex-Charlton star will either be a first-team star for the Toffees or move on to pastures new. If he remains at Goodison Park, or in the Premier League, then he’s someone to watch out for. 28 13. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolves) – £5.5m (Midfielder) 28 28 18. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £8m (Midfielder) His Premier League spells with Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers seem like long distant memories but back again with the Bluebirds and will be vital to there success. 25. Leo Bonatini (Wolves) – £5m (Forward) 28 16. David Hoilett (Cardiff City) – £5.5m (Midfielder) The Portuguese 21-year-old hit 17 goals last-term, you would really have to be foolish not to consider him a bargain. 11. Will Hughes (Watford) – £5m (Midfielder) 12. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – £5m (Midfielder) With the Toffees rebuilding under Marco Silva, we can expect them to be a lot more consistent and this will do wonders for England hero Pickford’s point-scoring ability. 28 28 28 22. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – £6m (Forward) 24. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £7m (Forward) The Dane isn’t the best shot-stopper in the Premier League but he kept the Terriers up and got a decent 135 points for his troubles. If he does the same again he’ll be good signing. Fantasy Premier League is just around the corner and as we approach the first deadline you’ve got big, big decisions to make.Get your team name ready, snap up your superstars and then snag yourself a bargain or two with these talkSPORT.com tips. 28 23. Cenk Tosun (Everton) – £7m (Forward) 28 28 He’s now changed position in FPL given his move further up the pitch under Roy Hodgson, if he carries on like last season he’s a smart pick up. Yep, another Wanderers player! And one which is too good to be true. For the time being he’s set to be their starting striker, although new boy Raul Jimenez will give him competition. After 12 league goals last year he’s got plenty of potential to be the bargain of the season. 28 6. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) – £5m (Defender) Injuries have blighted the ex-Coventry City star but he knows where the back of the net is. Last year he still managed eight goals, his best tally in the last three seasons. You’re going to want Harry Kane or Mohamed Salah in your team, or maybe even both, and for that to work you need to have some cheap stars in your side.So who are this year’s bargains? We’ve taken a gander and reckon this lot will help you win your mini-leagues – and maybe even claim the big worldwide prize!1. Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United) – £4.5m (Goalkeeper) 28 27. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – £6.5m (Forward) One to keep an eye on, if he gets a loan move and is a regular start this man is a no-brainer. If he stays with the Blues, though, make sure you do due diligence before confirming for Matchday One. 20. Tom Cairney (Fulham) – £5m (Midfielder)last_img read more

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