From New Zealand's pension regulations to transaction taxes, and eurozone debt, here is the first part of Global Pension's countdown of the most popular features in the past year.
As New Zealand looks set to refine its pensions regulation, Rachel Alembakis looks at how the launch of the FMA will affect KiwiSaver
Senior officials tell Raquel Pichardo-Allison pension services could easily be exported to suit insurers
The unprecedented run of earthquakes, cyclones and floods which has caused billions of dollars of damage to Japan, Australia and New Zealand in recent months has put catastrophe bond funds in the spotlight. KatieHolliday reports
Industry officials largely welcome the update to regulations over investment practices but the move to comply comes with some challenges, as Christine Senior reports
Pension funds could soon have to bear the cost of a Europe-wide tax on equity, bonds, currency and derivative transactions, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds
Industry watchers bemoan the government's move to nationalise private pensions and reduce the retirement age, Rodrigo Amaral reports
Interest rates have been stuck at historic lows since March 2009 and show no signs of increasing any time soon. Chris Panteli looks at how schemes are dealing with the repercussions
Fiduciary management has been embraced by the Netherlands with around 90% of assets under management placed in a fiduciary contract. This is in stark contrast to the second biggest market - the UK - where take up is barely 10%. Andrew Short compares both markets and asks what lessons can the UK learn?
Jay Cooper reports on how conversations are stirring in the US about whether or not the government business model is the best fit for public schemes
Despite multiple bailouts and austerity measures, debt managers remain pessimistic about the eurozone, as David Walker reports
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
A new cost transparency solution is being developed for pension schemes by a financial services technology firm.
Supermarket giant Asda's plans to reform its pensions have been decried as "unfair, unreasonable and unnecessary" as the workers' union began talks with the employer.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has launched a checklist to help trustees with the rectification process for guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP).