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GLOBAL - Pension funds will become bigger investors in leveraged loans because the asset class provides more stable returns than equity and high-yield bonds, according to Harbourmaster Capital Management.
Towers Watson acquires Swedish firm HRS - UPDATED
SWEDEN - Towers Watson has expanded its footprint in the Nordic region with the acquisition of consulting firm HRS.
OECD urges IASB to review scheme definitions
GLOBAL - The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development has encouraged the International Accounting Standards Board to review the definition of DB and DC plans as they relate to international accounting standards.
Dutch scheme taps BlackRock for €5bn fiduciary portfolio
NETHERLANDS - Stichting Pensioenfonds Medisch Specialisten (SPMS) has hired BlackRock as fiduciary manager for its €5bn ($6.3bn) portfolio.
Russell snags Wilkinson for transition management
UK - Russell Investments has hired Tim Wilkinson, former managing director for EMEA at Mellon Transition Management (MTM), Global Pensions has learned.
Dutch funds lead Europe in non-listed real estate exposure
NETHERLANDS - Dutch pension funds and other institutional investors lead the field in non-listed real estate fund investing in Europe, research shows.
GLOBAL - MSCI has launched a set of worldwide indices allowing investors to more effectively benchmark their environmental, social and governance performance.
PwC will close DB schemes to future accrual
UK - PricewaterhouseCoopers is to close its two defined benefit pension schemes to future accrual from next April.
Money market fund protection unlikely to continue
GLOBAL - Investors in struggling money market funds are less likely to receive financial support from fund sponsors post-crisis, research from Moody's warns.
Global schemes take diverging views on volatility
GLOBAL - Pension funds in North America and Europe have different definitions of volatility and generally different approaches to dealing with those swings, a new report by Pyramis Global Advisors reveals.
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