US - Trust Company managing principal Mike Palmer has been appointed to the TIAA-CREF board of financial advisors.
The eleven strong board provides crucial guidance and feedback on initiatives undertaken by the US$400bn retirement system giant.
The TIAA-CREF also announced it had closed on a joint venture to buy 67 shopping centres worth around US$3bn.
TIAA-CREF contributed 85% to the venture, while Ohio-based Developers Diversified Realty Corp put in 15%.
In other news, the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System and real estate firm the Bozzuto Group have set up a $100m property venture.
Construction of the venture’s first project - a 204-unit apartment community – is already underway.
Potential changes to accounting standards and increased pressure on companies to accelerate contributions could worsen FTSE 100 scheme funding by up to £100bn, according to Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP).
Smart Pension has taken on over 20,000 active members from the £20m Corpad Master Trust, following a strategic review by the ceding firm's trustees.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) allegedly obstructed a whistleblower as she tried to discover the true value of the deficit in its defined benefit (DB) section, according to reports.
The Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI) has launched a number of templates and guidance to help pension schemes deliver greater value for savers with enhanced disclosure of transaction cost information.