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IRELAND - The €24.4bn National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) returned -7.9% from its €9.5bn ($12.3bn) investment in Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Banks (AIB) last year.
Illinois Teachers' Retirement System; KPMG; Putnam Investments; SEI; Threadneedle; Mercer.
EUROPE - The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) held its first meeting today, confirming the membership of its newly elected Management Board.
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch government is investigating plans to increase the pension retirement age to 68 by 2030, Global Pensions understands.
GLOBAL - International investors have accused Fortis NV of providing misleading information about the company in the run up to its collapse.
US - The Securities and Exchange Commission is understood to be investigating whether the state of California violated securities laws by failing to disclose the risks attached to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch government is to publish a new list of struggling pension funds which may be forced to cut benefits.
US - The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) has allocated $600m to two risk parity strategy managers as part of its multi-asset allocation within the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).
UK - Alexander Forbes Consultants & Actuaries has hired Antony Hayes as head of institutional business in a bid to expand its employee benefits consultancy business.
AUSTRALIA - The A$18bn ($17.8bn) REST Industry Superannuation fund has hired State Street Corporation to provide custodial services.
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MPs failed to place legislation into the Financial Guidance and Claims bill that would have made pension guidance default, which Just Group director Stephen Lowe said left a "bitter taste".
Aegon has called for the government to double the tax exemption on employer-arranged pension advice, up from £500 to £1,000.
Institutional investor confidence in Europe rose by 8.9 points in April with each region showing growing appetite for risk, according to State Street Global Exchange.