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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UK Budget 2011: Investors welcome Green Bank announcement
UK - Global institutional investors have welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's confirmation that £3bn ($4.8bn) will be provided to fund a Green Investment Bank in today's Budget.
Hedge fund industry to change as pension investment rises (UPDATED)
GLOBAL - Hedge fund managers will have to lower fees, change their business strategies and lower their risk tolerance as pension funds increase their allocation to the asset class, Moody's Investors Service believes.
UK Budget 2011: Osborne confirms single-tier £140pw state pension - UPDATED
UK - Chancellor George Osborne confirmed the government will implement a single-tier state pension.
Switzerland regulator approves first hedge fund
SWITZERLAND - Swiss & Global Asset Management and Swiss Hedge Capital have launched the first single manager hedge fund to be regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
Quebec launches inclusive pension programme
CANADA - Quebec has become the first Canadian province to introduce a new pension programme for workers who don't have their own retirement savings.
Aviva pension scheme to boost real estate-related assets
UK - The £8.5bn ($13.6bn) Aviva Staff Pension Scheme is looking to increase its allocations to real estate related assets to 15% over the next two years as it looks for long-term, liability matching assets.
Norway Global Government Pension records fifth highest returns ever
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund Global returned 9.6% in 2010, driven by widespread gains in global stock and bond markets.
Half of investors believe Greece and others will default - survey
GLOBAL - Pension funds and other institutional investors believe Greece and other troubled European countries will be forced to restructure or default on their debt within the next three years, research suggests.
PGGM names new CIO
NETHERLANDS - Dutch pension fund manager PGGM has appointed Eloy Lindeijer as its new chief investment officer.
This week's top stories include ITS' management buyout from Mercer, and The Pensions Regulator launching a probe into single-employer defined contribution schemes' default funds.
People retiring in the UK will on average outlive their pension savings by 10 years, according to research by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Steps to improve auto-enrolment are uncontroversial and obvious, but the government is dawdling on introducing the necessary changes, argues Jack Jones.
Professional trustees will be expected to apply for accreditation as part of a framework intended to be launched on 1 July by the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group (PTSWG).