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.
Multinationals use captives to fund benefits
GLOBAL - Towers Watson has completed over $1bn in transactions involving multinationals using their in-house insurance companies to fund pensions, the consultancy said.
DB Advisors looks to absorb SLI money
EUROPE - DB Advisors could win up to $12bn ($17bn) in money market fund assets from rival Standard Life Investments after SLI's partial withdrawal from the sector over regulatory concerns.
UNPRI signatories face mandatory fees
GLOBAL - Signatories to the United Nations Principals for Responsible Investments (UNPRI) will now have to pay fees in order to participate.
California Governor sets out proposals to end pensions abuse
US - California Governor Edmund Brown has proposed a set of seven bills aimed at eliminating public-employee pension abuses in the state.
PBGC sells stake in Delphi
US - The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has sold $594m of shares in Delphi back to the company but the impact of the deal on Delphi's pension benefits remains uncertain, the PBGC said.
CalPERS considers property portfolio switch
US - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is considering dropping Deutsche Bank subsidiary RREEF as manager of a $570m real estate portfolio in favour of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors.
Large schemes hit by opportunistic fraud
UK - More than one in ten large UK schemes has suffered fraud over the past two years, with member transactions the most vulnerable area for fraudulent activities, research suggests.
CalPERS outlines new policy benchmarks
US - Staff at the California Public Employees' Retirement System have proposed new portfolio benchmarks to reflect the risk-based asset allocation approved in December.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers