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On our last day, we give you a glimpse into our archives. From the European crisis in 2011 and the credit crisis of 2007-2008, to the Amaranth blow-up of 2006 - this selection of stories reflects the challenging investment landscape of the past decade....
From pensions reforms in Colombia to Australian superannuation mergers, here is the second part of our top 20 countdown of the most popular features on Global Pensions in the past year.
From New Zealand's pension regulations to transaction taxes, and eurozone debt, here is the first part of Global Pension's countdown of the most popular features in the past year.
UK - Government plans to cut a subsidy boosting the appeal of solar panel infrastructure investments could scupper scheme plans to use these investments as part of their liability matching strategies, fund managers say.
CHINA - The head of the IMF pleaded with China to support the eurozone as she warned the global economy is heading for a "lost decade".
As Global Pensions prepares to wind down, we take a look at the ten most popular news stories in the past year. In a reflection of the times, our coverage of Italy's pension reforms topped the list, followed by coverage of Nortel's Canadian buyout and...
US - The Teacher Retirement System of Texas has agreed to issue $6bn combined to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Apollo Global Management expanding its strategic partnership programme to the private markets.
US - All US institutional investors performed negatively in the third quarter of 2011 with the median public, corporate and multi-employer funds down 8.94%, 7.94% and 9.03% respectively, Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service (Wilshire TUCS) results...
UK - Aegon is to close its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual in March 2013 as part of its restructure and cost saving programme.
Dear Global Pensions readers: We are saddened to say Incisive Media, the parent company of Global Pensions, has made the very difficult decision to close our publication. This week marks the last of our nearly 13-year run.
GLOBAL -The Greek pension system was ranked the worst in a new study because of its acute sovereign debt and overly generous promises, while Australia was found to have the most sustainable system.
US - The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has adopted a policy which puts pressure on company management teams to disclose their political contributions.
US - The New York State Teachers' Retirement System posted returns of 23.3% in the 12 months ended 30 June, the highest one-year return in 25 years.
UK - The Pension Protection Fund has published its annual report - revealing a surplus of £678m ($1.1bn) at 31 March.
US - The $22bn Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) has selected Deutsche Bank as its new securities lending provider, replacing JP Morgan Chase.
FRANCE - Alcatel-Lucent reported a pension and other post employment benefit (OPEB) deficit of €1.2bn ($1.7bn) in the third quarter down from an overfunding of €49m at the end of June.
UK - Schemes looking to maximise returns in a low interest rate environment must work closely with investment banks to boost member outcomes, Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond says.
US - The aggregate funded ratio in S&P 1500 pension plans increased to 75% in October from 72% in September, though much of the gain was wiped out at the beginning of this month, figures from Mercer show.
GLOBAL - Have you missed the biggest stories in pensions this week? Find out below, as we list the top 10 most popular stories on www.globalpensions.com over the past seven days.
EUROPE - The majority of European multinational companies would like to develop cross-border pensions but differing regulations among member states and uncertainty over changing European rules are giving plan sponsors pause, AEGON finds.
SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Pioneer Investments has appointed Teresa Molins as senior sales manager of its institutional business in Spain and Portugal.
EUROPE - Mercer has launched a service to help trustees and other institutional investors meet their stewardship requirements.