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.
AUSTRALIA - The wheels were finally set in motion to raise the contribution limit in Australia to 12% from 9% with the introduction of a new bill today.
T. Rowe Price; Association of Tax Technicians; Legal & General Property; Baring Asset Management; Threadneedle Investments; Adrian Lee & Partners; Aon Hewitt; Royal London Asset Management
US - The Illinois Teachers' Retirement System has doled out $825m to new and existing managers and approved searches for up to six additional hedge fund managers and transition managers.
UK - The government has offered unions an improved accrual rate of 1/60th and more protection for workers approaching retirement in a concession on public sector pension changes.
UK - NOW: Pensions, the multi-employer scheme set up by Danish pension scheme ATP to rival the National Employment Savings Trust, has unveiled details of its product offering.
GLOBAL - Hedge funds might capture news headlines when they lose money as a result of financial crimes and misdemeanours, but pensions are stung more often partly due to their more regular investing patterns, according to a securities litigation lawyer at US firm Labaton Sucharow
US/NETHERLANDS - CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has completed the acquisition of ING Real Estate Investment Management (ING REIM) Europe, marking the final stage of CBRE's absorption of ING's real estate business.
NETHERLANDS - ABN Amro predicts half of Dutch company pension funds will shift assets to insured schemes.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund Global returned -8.8% or -NOK284bn ($52bn) due to stumbling global stock markets, third quarter results show.
UK - Andrew Meeson, the president of the Association of Tax Technicians, has stepped down from his post after being charged in relation to a £5m ($8m) pension tax fraud.
PTL has appointed Karein Davie as a client director in its Birmingham office.