SINGAPORE - Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) board and IBM are believed to be close to settling the multi-million dollar lawsuit that has tainted their relationship.
The legal dispute saw the CPF sue IBM over an IT project which CPF had contracted to the computer giant in 2001. IBM is counter-suing but now a breakthrough in talks may mean a resolution is inked shortly....
GLOBAL - PIMCO has hired five new investment staffers in London, New York and Singapore to round out its emerging markets equities team, with two joining from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).
ASIA - Aviva Investors has appointed Kevin Talbot as chief investment officer (CIO) of fixed income and Manish Singhai CIO of equities in Asia.
TAIWAN - The Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) has appointed Russell Investments as transition manager in what is thought to be the first mandate win of its kind in the country.
NORWAY/ASIA - Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's second largest, will increase investments in Asia, as the region leads the global economic recovery, said Norges Bank Governor Svein Gjedrem.
SINGAPORE - Singapore should consider asking companies to contribute more to employees' pensions as the nation's economy improves, said Lim Swee Say, secretary-general of the National Trades Union Congress.