UK - Investors need to up their knowledge of the transition management process if they expect to have successful transitions, delegates at the Global Pensions Transition Management Forum heard.
UK - Pension funds would suffer from liabilities increasing further if the Bank of England buys gilts in another round of quantitative easing, Pension Corporation says.
UK - The £1.5bn ($2.3bn) Dorset County Pension Fund has appointed JLT Investment Consulting to help it select a new bond manager.
UK - Transition managers are more often being asked to help position portfolios to make them attractive for suitors on the other side of a buyout transaction, delegates at the Global Pensions Transition Management Forum heard.
UK - The onus of conducting due diligence on transition managers has shifted greatly to the asset owner, yet gaining access to managers' track records remains a problem, delegates at this month's GP's Transition Management Forum heard.
UK/US - Cairn Capital is to launch a Subordinated Financials fund with £39m ($60m) seed capital from the Stanhope Pension Trust and San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association.
UK - Advisers have welcomed plans to introduce a compulsory code of practice for insurers which is designed to encourage consumers to shop around for an appropriate annuity when they approach retirement.
UK - Schemes with liability- driven investment strategies could shave one-third off their Pension Protection Fund levy payments by doing a "bespoke" analysis of investment risk, LCP says.
UK/EUROPE - SECOR Asset Management, the fiduciary and asset manager run by the former General Motors Asset Management investment chief, has opened in London.
UK - Liability-driven investment is "fundamentally misconceived" because it hedges low interest rates which in fact increase corporate profitability, a radical report finds.
UK - Pension funds are facing a dilemma in that de-risking is expensive and not getting cheaper. Instead, they should take on more risk in the current climate, delegates at this year's Professional Pensions Show heard.
UK - UK pension funds are increasing their allocations to local emerging-market debt (EMD), according to a new report by Moody's.
UK - Fidelity has appointed Paras Anand and Richard Lewis to head up its pan-European and global equities divisions.
UK - The Pension Protection Fund has confirmed the levy estimate for 2012/13 will be £550m ($860m).
UK - Uniq, the chilled food supplier still 90% owned by its pension scheme, has reported a 47% rise in operating profits to £4.7m ($7.3m)in the first half of the year.
UK - Latest longevity projections from the Continuous Mortality Investigation will have a minor affect on pension scheme liabilities, Aon Hewitt says.
UK/SWITZERLAND - Swiss banking giant UBS has raised its estimate of the losses allegedly caused by rogue trader Kweku Adoboli to $2.3bn.
UK - The Pensions Bill will have its third reading in the House of Commons on 18 October.
UK/DENMARK - NOW Pensions, the new scheme to be launched by Danish group ATP early next year, has vowed to bring "highly competitive" charges to the UK market.
UK - The aggregate funding deficit of schemes in the PPF 7800 index shot up by 75% in the month of August pushing funding levels below 90%, latest figures show.
UK - Almost one in five pension schemes currently delegate investment decision making to a third-party provider, analysis shows.
UK - Pensions minister Steve Webb revealed over the weekend that the state pension age could be raised to 67 as early as 2026 in response to increasing longevity.
UK/DENMARK - ATP has announced the launch of an independent multi-employer trust to rival the National Employment Savings Trust, ahead of auto-enrolment next year.
UK - Any gains schemes might have made following the switch to the Consumer Price Index have been wiped out by falling interest rates, JLT Benefit Solutions believes.