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.
EDHEC-Risk Institute; AMG; KKR; Aegon; Inalytics; Threadneedle; Schroders
MSCI launches range of ESG indices
GLOBAL - MSCI has launched a range of 25 new ESG indices developed specifically for pension funds and other institutional investors.
EU appoints Aon Hewitt for pan-European pension fund advice
EUROPE - The European Commission has appointed Aon Hewitt as expert adviser for the possible establishment of a pan-European pension fund for researchers.
Low interest rates threaten global economy
GLOBAL - The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has warned low interest rates across the globe are a threat to world financial stability.
F&C appoints State Street for investment manager ops
GLOBAL - State Street has been appointed by F&C Asset Management to provide investment manager operations outsourcing for £106bn in assets.
Investors increase fixed income exposure
EUROPE - Pension funds and other institutional investors increased their fixed income allocation to their highest levels in five years while simultaneously paring down their equity exposure, research by Invesco shows.
State Street launches research centre
GLOBAL - State Street has launched a new research facility to provide clients with insights into the current and future state of the investment management industry.
Super funds must plan for Cooper reforms - Mercer
AUSTRALIA - Potential gaps in strategic, operational and member engagement issues could leave superannuation funds scrambling to catch up if they do not start planning for imminent reforms now, Mercer has warned.
Schroders makes key hire from Towers Watson
GLOBAL - Schroders has expanded its global strategic solutions team with a key hire from Towers Watson.
Mercer launches pension management programme
US - Mercer has launched a new pensions management system to help employers gauge their exposure to organisational risk.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
The Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group (TRIG) has given its support to an initiative which aims to complete occupational pension transfers within three weeks.
Scottish Widows has completed a bulk annuity deal for the Hitachi UK Limited Pension Scheme.