UK - ABN Amro and Mellon have received regulatory approval for their 50-50 custody joint venture, ABN Amro Mellon Global Securities Services.
The global custodian officially began operations at the start of the year.
It currently has more than 110 clients in 26 markets and approximately E250bn (£163.2bn) in assets under custody.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
The Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group (TRIG) has given its support to an initiative which aims to complete occupational pension transfers within three weeks.
Scottish Widows has completed a bulk annuity deal for the Hitachi UK Limited Pension Scheme.