As the LGPS funds embark on the challenging process of pooling, there is much to be learned from the experience of their peers across the globe, writes Stephanie Baxter.
Taking 'freedom and choice' to the masses
After a truly momentous year in pensions, PP rounds up the features that got readers clicking.
City of London Corporation has handed a £45m infrastructure mandate for its pension fund and Bridge House Estates portfolios to Industry Funds Management (IFM) Investors.
The single-tier pension should be welcomed
For years, Australia's superannuation funds have collectively invested in infrastructure deals. Simon Mumme asks what their experience can teach UK pension funds joining the Pension Infrastructure Platform.
Rachel Dalton asks if there is light at the end of the tunnel
Jonathan Stapleton asks whether a Sparkly Tap-Dancing Fund for the Future could work
The Superannuation Arrangements for the University of London has awarded a contract to revamp its administration systems to Civica.
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.
AUSTRALIA - The median balanced superannuation fund has fallen for the fifth consecutive month returning -1.8%, -4.9% for the September quarter and -3.8% for the past year, SuperRatings finds.
AUSTRALIA - Australian superannuation fund, NGS Super has launched a new social media strategy using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to engage with members.
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has called for the abolition of the A$450 ($437) monthly earnings threshold for superannuation guarantee contributions.
Rachel Alembakis looks at the details behind the Australian government's plans to create a cheaper, more effective pensions industry
Raquel Pichardo-Allison speaks to Jeremy Cooper, chairman of retirement income at Challenger and the man behind the government mandated Cooper Review into superannuation. His review led to near-immediate action to re-mould the Australian pensions industry....
Rachel Alembakis finds superannuation funds are holding off on large-scale changes to investment strategies, at least for now
AUSTRALIA - The superannuation industry has broadly welcomed the final details of the government's Stronger Super reforms, which it claims could result in a rise in member savings equivalent to a 1% increase in contributions.
AUSTRALIA - RecruitmentSuper has been awarded a five-star rating for "outstanding value" for a second consecutive year.
AUSTRALIA - Asset Super and CareSuper are in discussion about a possible merger, their chairmen have confirmed.
UK/AUSTRALIA - Logica has linked up with Australian superannuation exchange SuperChoice to offer UK pension providers a streamlined product to process contributions under auto-enrolment.
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand superannuation fund is defending against Green Party claims saying it invests in companies manufacturing cluster bombs.
AUSTRALIA - The growing trend for mergers between industry superannuation funds may not be serving the best interests of members, research by Russell Investments warns.
AUSTRALIA - The median growth superannuation fund (61 to 80% growth assets) fell 1.5% in July on the back of weak share markets, research from Chant West shows.