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EU Council unveils final IORP proposal; quick parliamentary OK expected

first_imgThe Dutch government, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council (at the time of writing, only for a few more hours), has since published the text of the draft directive following calls from its parliamentarians that they debate the law. The Council’s agreement with the European Parliament was approved today by the Permanent Representatives Committee, the final stage of decision-making on the Council of Ministers side.Provisional agreement had been reached with the parliament on 15 June, the date of the sixth political trialogue on the recast directive.The Council said the directive was expected to be approved by the European Parliament at first reading, and that it would then be submitted to the Council for adoption.The parliament’s first reading is understood to be scheduled for a plenary session in early September. Member states will have two years to transpose the directive into national laws and regulations.The PLSA, the occupational pension fund association in the UK, noted that the implementation period was a “modest extension” from the 18 months in earlier drafts.Amid the uncertainty triggered by the recent UK vote to leave the European Union, lawyers and other pension experts have noted that current UK law, incorporating a substantial amount of EU pensions law, continues to apply just as it did before the referendum until changes are made, which will be a matter for the government and parliament. Commenting on the final text of the revised IORP Directive, the PLSA said: “Note that we can expect some consultation from [the Department for Work and Pensions] or [the Pensions Regulator] on the precise details of implementation in the UK, so schemes will have only a short period in which to adjust their arrangements to ensure compliance.”  UK-based campaign organisation ShareAction has welcomed the revised Directive’s mention of stranded assets and its broad focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk. Cross-border, governance, transparencyIn its announcement, the Council said the revised IORP Directive was aimed at “facilitating the development of IORPs and better protecting pension scheme members and beneficiaries”.It added: “The directive will improve the governance and transparency of IORPs and facilitate their cross-border activity.”The directive has four objectives, according to the Council: Clarifying cross-border activities of IORPsEnsuring good governance and risk managementProviding clear and relevant information to members and beneficiariesEnsuring supervisors have the necessary tools to effectively supervise IORPsThe European Parliament, in its statement on the IORP II agreement, highlighted as achievements that the overhauled directive clarifies the cross-border transfer of pension fund portfolios and what happens in the event of underfunding when pension schemes engage in cross-border activity.Brian Hayes, Irish MEP and the rapporteur for IORP II, said: “We have achieved the right balance between respect for difference but also ambition for new cross-border activity. “In changing the rule on how cross-border schemes are established, on how pension schemes are transferred and how schemes can be funded, we have brought certainty to the process.”The Parliament also said the revised directive enhanced protection for members and beneficiaries, including via the introduction of a Pensions Benefit Statement.The requirement for pension funds to consider ESG risks, meanwhile, is “a new measure of its kind for a financial services directorate”, it said. The Council of the European Union confirmed it has reached an agreement with the European Parliament on the revised EU directive for occupational pension funds, which it said would “reinforce their role as institutional investors and help channel long-term savings to growth-enhancing investments”.The statement by the Council today, 30 June, is the first official announcement of the agreement on the final proposal for the revised IORP II Directive. The European Parliament also today announced that a deal had been reached.IPE obtained a leaked copy of the compromise text last week. last_img read more

Gilreath adds electrifying talent to return game

first_imgA great kick or punt returner needs great speed and vision. University of Wisconsin freshman David Gilreath not only possesses these qualities, but he also provides the Badgers with a threat they haven’t had since Brandon Williams roamed the field.This week, Gilreath was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against The Citadel last Saturday. During the game, he had 154 all-purpose yards, including a punt return that was almost run back for a touchdown. He averaged 14.8 yards per punt return and 24 yards per kick return this season.On top of the weekly honor, Gilreath was also the first true freshman to be named Big Ten Player of the Week since Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne did it in 1996. While proud of his achievement, Gilreath was quick to point out he was not the only player on special teams making the plays, attributing good blocking to his success.”It’s cool, but I got a long ways to go to be up there at his level. But it’s a pleasure to get that award right now and to get some Big Ten recognition,” Gilreath said. “Right now, I have to recognize the other 10 guys out there that are blocking for me, and they did a good job. I just ran.”Gilreath’s presence on special teams provides more than a scoring threat. Each good return sets up the offense with good field position.This was evident against The Citadel, when the UW offense average starting field position was its own 40-yard line. In recent years, the Badgers have struggled in the return game, hitting a low point last year, averaging only 6.6 yards per punt return in 2006.With Gilreath returning kicks, it makes the offense’s job a lot easier.”Any time we are talking field position, it certainly helps the offense. That’s the great thing about special teams,” offensive coordinator Paul Chryst said.”I think he had 200-some yards of total offense. We played on some short fields, and that sure is nice. Last year, we were backed up [a lot].”The risk of having a punt or kickoff returned for a touchdown puts a lot of pressure on not only the opposing coverage team, but the kicker as well. Many special teams coaches advise their kicker or punter to try and pin the ball against the sideline or simply kick the ball in the end zone.”Obviously, when you are playing a good returner, it puts that much more pressure on a kicker,” Wisconsin kicker Taylor Mehlhaff said. “As a punter, you obviously want to hang it up there a little longer and have as much hang time as possible to get your return guys down there. Also, a lot of times we are trying to pin them in the corner and doing some directional kicking.”There is more to Gilreath’s game than just the return side. As a prep out of New Hope, Minn., Gilreath captured headlines as a wide receiver — earning first-team all-state honors as a junior and second-team all-state as a senior. Gilreath also played track and baseball.In his short time on campus, Gilreath has proven to be an offensive threat, as well. While he still is searching for his first catch, Chryst has utilized Gilreath on wide receiver reverses, adding another element of surprise to the smash-mouth offense that Wisconsin is known for and keeping defenses honest when in the game.Standing a slender 5 feet, 11 inches tall, Gilreath’s small stature could have been seen by some as an issue for him. But what he lacks in size, the freshman wideout makes up for with sprinter’s speed. In fact, Gilreath tries to model himself after Cal speedster DeSean Jackson.”That’s my guy,” Gilreath said. “He’s about my size and does some amazing things out there. That’s the guy that I watch out there.”What most true freshmen find most difficult to adjust to in the college game is the speed. Players are faster. Plays happen quicker. But Gilreath admits it wasn’t the speed of the game that got to him when he first took the field; instead it’s nerves.”I’m just running as fast as I can, and I don’t even think about it. I guess it is slowing down a little bit,” Gilreath said. “I think what you do is you calm down. Your head is spinning and everything when you first go out there, but now … I’ve played this game and everything before.”Saturday night against Iowa, Gilreath will have to prove he can play on a bigger stage than he is used to. He will go from playing under the “Friday Night Lights” to playing a night game at Camp Randall.Gilreath admits he has never had an experience equivalent to playing at a game in such a charged atmosphere.”Practicing out there is really fun under the lights, but you don’t get a game-time experience,” Gilreath said.last_img read more