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.
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US - Massachusetts is considering an increase to its state employee retirement age and a change in the way state pensions are calculated in a bid to save more than $7bn in costs.
GLOBAL - Institutional investment managers expect global inflation to increase and interest rates to rise in the coming months, research by Northern Trust suggests.
GLOBAL - BNY Mellon has launched a new Sovereign Institutions Group to cater for sovereign pension plans, wealth funds and central banks.
NETHERLANDS - ING Groep NV, the largest Dutch financial-services company, said it is in talks with potential bidders for parts of its global real estate investment unit as the firm is seeking to reduce property-related risk.
US - Telecommunications giant AT&T is to cut $17bn from retained earnings and take a $2.7bn non-cash charge on its fourth quarter 2010 results following changes to the way it calculates its pension assets.
JAPAN - The adoption of new benchmarks by some Japanese pension funds is set to boost their holdings of emerging markets shares, says Goldman Sachs Investment Research.
US - General Motors has contributed $2bn worth of shares to its US pension plans to complete a $6bn cash and shares funding plan.
GLOBAL - Russell Investments has appointed Darren Spencer as director of global alternative investments in its institutional consulting group.
GLOBAL - Over 80% of global institutional investors plan to add new private equity managers to their rosters in the next two to three years, new research shows.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether you think a contract-based, trust-based or a master trust arrangement would be best for a new defined contribution scheme.
The £28bn Brunel Pension Partnership has opened a tender for active equity managers to oversee around £1.8bn of the pool's assets.
RPMI Railpen has injected £7m of new equity into full-fibre internet service provider, Community Fibre.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to prosecute Samuel Smith Old Brewery and chairman Humphrey Smith for failing to provide information and documents for an ongoing investigation.