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Finance: breaking down the terms needed for property investment

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Leny van der Heiden, architect of Dutch Pensions Federation, dies

first_imgSince 1996, Van der Heiden made several important contributions to dossiers on additional pensions. At the ministry of Social Affairs, she headed projects such as making changes to the pensions and saving funds act (PSW) aimed at modernising supervision as well as the abolishment of early retirement schemes (VUT).In 2006, Van der Heiden was appointed deputy director and policy head at the Association for Industry-wide Pension Funds (VB).She continued in these positions at the Pensions Federation, which was created through the merger of VB, the Foundation for Company Pension Funds (OPF) and the Union of Occupational Pension Funds (UvB) in 2010. Leny van der HeidenAccording to Gerard Riemen, the Pension Federation’s director, Leny van der Heiden had put in a lot of effort when setting up the federation’s office in such a way that all staff of the different “blood groups” would feel comfortable.“She believed in the usefulness and necessity of the merger between the sector bodies and has contributed greatly to setting up the new organisation,” he said.Riemen, who had also worked at Social Affairs before he joined the Pensions Federation, said that Van der Heiden had shown a “large dose of common sense, courage and perseverance, had dared to ask questions and was also willing to bear responsibility.“She gave her advice without being hampered with fear for authority. This was appreciated, as her opinion was always valuable.”Until 2016, Leny van der Heiden was a member of the executive board of the Pensions Federation. In this role, she could make use of her expertise and experience from practice to the industry’s association.She was a member of the supervisory board (RvT) of BPL Pensioen, the €16.3bn pension fund for the agricultural sector, since 2014. Leny van der Heiden, one of the architects of the Netherlands’ Pensions Federation, has died.She passed away last week, after a long illness, at the age of 61.Since 2012, Van der Heiden was head of board matters at SPF Beheer, the pensions provider for the €16bn railways scheme SPF and the €3.8bn public transport pension fund SPOV.Prior to this, she played an important role in advocating the interests of pension funds as well as in establishing the Pensions Federation, the Netherlands’ influential trade body for pension funds.last_img read more

Woodfibre LNG signs foundation customer

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – Pacific Oil & Gas Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Woodfibre LNG Export, has signed a binding LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement with BP Gas Marketing Limited.This agreement is for the delivery of liquefied natural gas from the Woodfibre LNG export facility in Squamish.As part of the agreement, BP will receive 0.75 million tonnes per annum of LNG over 15 years on a free on board basis, with first delivery expected in 2023.- Advertisement -At the same time, BP Canada and Pacific Oil & Gas are working on an agreement for BP Canada to provide gas transportation and balancing services ensuring a reliable delivery of gas to the Woodfibre LNG export facility over the 15-year term.The Woodfibre LNG project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish. It involves the construction and operation of an LNG export facility by Woodfibre LNG Limited on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which would have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and would produce approximately 2.1 million tonnes per annum of LNG. Advertisementlast_img read more