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.
The PPF 7800 deficit was slashed in half last month as gilt yields rose. Victoria Ticha asks if this is the start of a longer trend
Frank Field is to warn Sir Philip Green not to sell his Arcadia business without ensuring defined benefit (DB) pensions are adequately protected, PP can confirm.
Some 79% of people would like to see stricter rules and checks to ensure pension pots are secure, according to a survey by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
An analysis of IGC annual reports finds some lacking in information on value for money, costs and charges, and investment performance. James Phillips explores the findings