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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.
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.
CANADA/US - Teachers' Private Capital, a unit of the C$107.5bn ($106.4bn) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and the $37.3bn Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois have made equity investments to finance company NXT Capital.
GLOBAL - JLT Investment Solutions, New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association Board, AXA Investment Managers, BlackRock, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, F&C Investments, RPMI, Oddo Asset Management
APG Group; BNY Mellon; Dreyfus Corporation; Northern Trust; TRS; QIC; AXA Investment Managers; Acadian Asset Management; BlackRock; Aon Risk Solutions; SSgA; Mercer; RBC Dexia Investor Services; Schroders
Public funds are facing crippling liabilities in the US, often thanks to inadequate funding by state governments. Chris Panteli discovers how bad the situation is
OPERS; GESB; TRS; LCP; Friends Provident; Northern Trust; Mercer; PBGC
Illinois Teachers' Retirement System; KPMG; Putnam Investments; SEI; Threadneedle; Mercer.
US - The $33.2bn Illinois Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) has appointed Richard Ingram as executive director.
US - The Illinois Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) doled out over $1bn in assets to new domestic equity, private equity and fixed income managers, and hired three new consultants.
US - Illinois's Teachers Retirement System may sell $3bn of investments to pay for benefits this year because the state can't make its contributions to the fund, a spokesman said.
US - The Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois (Illinois TRS) plans to hire up to 12 absolute return managers over the next three years as officials move to double its allocation to the asset class.
US - The Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois (Illinois TRS) has terminated BlackRock from a US$643.5m domestic enhanced equity mandate for poor performance and hired a slew of other managers.