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GLOBAL - The dispersion of returns between hedge funds in September was the highest ever seen by Luke Ellis, head of Man's multi-manager unit and a veteran of at least 13 years in the fund of hedge funds business.
UK/Europe - The European Commission plans to adopt a "holistic balance sheet" approach to scheme funding rules which will treat sponsor covenants as assets, a consultation reveals.
CANADA - The nascent Canadian longevity risk transfer market could hit $20bn by 2020, Swiss Re finds.
IRELAND - Most small Irish pension funds will fund the controversial new pensions levy by reducing member benefits, an Aon Hewitt survey finds.
ASIA - Asia ex-Japan and Australian assets are set to double by 2015, reaching $4tr, according to a recent study by Cerulli Associates.
US - A new study finds New York City's defined benefit (DB) pension plans can deliver the same retirement income as a defined contribution (DC) plan at almost 40% less costs.
UK - UK companies are likely to experience the same "painful" and problematic auto-enrolment implementation as Norway firms due lack of preparation and similar complex legislation, Mercer warns
UK - Two pensioner groups will challenge the government in the High Court today over its decision to switch to the Consumer Prices Index for up-rating public sector pensions.
US - Telecommunications companies AT&T and Verizon Communications could face increased pension payments next year as their liabilities soar to a combined $73.2bn, according to an analyst note from Bernstein Research, a unit of AllianceBernstein.
Hyperbolic discounting and political temptation: Why Brexit-fuelled AE reversal would be a 'monumental' mistake
The home secretary has suggested AE should be scrapped in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Darren Philp explains why this would be misguided
The trustees of the Kodak Pension Plan No.2 (KPP2) have said it will likely enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in "due course" after reviewing the scheme's investment in Kodak Alaris.
A US company has completed a £285m pensioner bulk annuity for around 1,100 of UK members with Legal & General (L&G).
Former BHS chief Dominic Chappell has been accused of trying to rewrite history as he seeks to overturn a conviction for failing to hand over information to the regulator.