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.
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.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers