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.
Partner Insight: Members' evolving needs and expectations are driving changes in scheme administration. As the pensions landscape inevitably continues to change, how will your scheme's approach need to develop to keep pace?
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is "working closely" with government contractor Interserve and the trustees of its defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, it has confirmed.
The industry has welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) consultation on defined benefit (DB) consolidation as a way to address scheme covenant issues.
BMO Global Asset Management has opened a UK fiduciary management business, promising a "truly open architecture" approach to deliver "better client outcomes".