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.
UK - Paul Trickett, head of investment for Europe, Middle East and Africa at consultancy Towers Watson, will be leaving the firm.
PGGM CIO quits; Threadneedle; AXA; KKR; State Street; EFAMA; Begbies Traynor Group; Amundi
IRELAND - The National Pensions Reserve Fund Commission (NPRFC) has underwritten a €5.4bn ($7.4bn) equity capital raising by Allied Irish Banks.
EUROPE - AllianceBernstein is planning to launch a risk parity strategy for pension schemes seeking growth while minimising equity volatility.
UK - The new Aon Hewitt has named Yvan Legris, former president of global consulting at Hewitt Associates, as chief executive of UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
US - The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two former State Street employees with misleading investors about their exposure to subprime investments.
GLOBAL - Aon Corporation has announced it has completed its merger of Hewitt Associates with Aon Consulting to create Aon Hewitt.
UK - The final salary link in public service pensions is 'inherently unfair' and can lead to high flyers getting almost twice as much back in pensions than those on more modest earnings for the same amount of pension contributions, Lord John Hutton says.
US - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) says new rules governing the registration of placement agents will improve the transparency in the fund's investment process.
A buyout tool which provides schemes with up-to-date pricing and comparisons between insurers has been launched by JLT Employee Benefits.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach?
The trustees of GKN's pension schemes have agreed a package of mitigation measures that would improve funding to a "more prudent level" if Melrose's offer is accepted by shareholders next week.
While the new powers are welcome, most respondents doubt it will make a difference to the outcomes for members, Pensions Buzz respondents say.