Pensions

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DB plans to increase AI investments in next 12 months

Gatekeepers anticipate defined benefit (DB) plans will increase their proportion of alternative investments (AI) during the next year, according to research from Cerulli Associates. »


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UK annuities market could decline by up to 75 per cent, says PwC

The UK annuities market could decline by up to 75 per cent after the recently announced changes to compulsory annuity purchase come into effect, according to PwC analysis. »


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Northern Trust enhances FTK investment statement reporting for Dutch pension schemes

Northern Trust has enhanced its investment statement reporting solutions to help its Dutch pension fund clients meet the Financieel ToetsingsKader (FTK) regulations set out by the Dutch National Bank. »


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Latin American pension industry exceeds USD900bn in AUM

The Latin American pension system has grown to more than USD900bn in assets under management, according to research from global analytics firm Cerulli Associates. »


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LPFA announces 2013 valuation results of GBP4.8bn fund

The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has announced the results of the 2013 valuation of its GBP4.8bn fund. »


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UK joins list of top ten sustainable pension systems

The UK pension system has benefitted from reforms such as the introduction of NEST to rise up the Allianz Global Investors Pension Sustainability Index (PSI) from 12th in 2011 to tenth in 2014. »


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BNY Mellon secures AP7 global custody and collateral services mandate

Swedish state pension fund Sjunde AP-fonden (AP7) has reappointed BNY Mellon to provide global custody and collateral services to assets valued at USD28.8bn. »


Retirement

BNY Mellon named custodian by City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System

BNY Mellon has been selected by the City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System (COPERS) to provide custody, accounting, and securities lending solutions to plan assets valued at USD2bn. »


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Greater emphasis needed on diversified growth funds in DC strategies, says BNY Mellon

Now is the time for greater emphasis on the role of diversified growth funds (DGFs) in an overall defined contribution (DC) strategy, according to a report from BNY Mellon Investment Management. »


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Financial health of largest US corporate pension plans improved sharply in 2013

The financial health of corporate America’s largest pension plans improved significantly in 2013 as funding improved to a level not seen since the start of the financial crisis, according to an analysis by Towers Watson. »


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