International

Engaged Capital names chief client officer

Richard Gray joined Engaged Capital as chief client officer, confirmed Glenn W. Welling, principal and chief investment officer at the activist investment firm specializing in small- ...

March 11, 2014 | 11:43 am

U.K. Legal Services Commission wants consultant

The Legal Services Commission Staff Pension and Assurance Scheme (No. 4), Leicester, England, is searching for an investment consultant and administrator.

March 10, 2014 | 01:29 pm

BNP Paribas chooses CIO for multiasset team

Colin Graham joined BNP Paribas Investment Partners as chief investment officer of the multiasset team and head of tactical asset allocation and research.

March 10, 2014 | 01:24 pm

PIMCO Japan names new president

Shinichi Yamamoto will become the new president of PIMCO's Japan unit.

March 10, 2014 | 01:21 pm

MFS shakes up U.K. institutional team

Rash Patel left MFS Investment Management, where he was director of U.K. and Ireland sales.

March 10, 2014 | 02:49 pm

BlackRock taps Goldman equity strategist as head of China equities

Helen Zhu will join BlackRock from April 7 as a managing director and head of China equities.

March 10, 2014 | 12:01 am

Towers Watson adds 2 investment consultants in Sydney office

Alek Misev and Felicity Walsh joined Towers Watson in Sydney as investment consultants.

March 10, 2014 | 05:14 am

Matthews Asia adds China-focused investment strategist

Andrew Rothman joined Matthews Asia in San Francisco as investment strategist, focused on economic and political developments in China.

March 10, 2014 | 05:18 am
Scottish independence would eliminate Pension Protection Fund safety net

Scottish independence would eliminate Pension Protection Fund safety net

Members of defined benefit pension funds in Scotland would not be able to depend on the safety net of the U.K.'s Pension Protection Fund in the event of a “yes” vote in this September's...

March 07, 2014 | 03:35 pm
Aviva agrees to $8.4 billion longevity swap for its pension fund

Aviva agrees to $8.4 billion longevity swap for its pension fund

Aviva PLC, London, agreed to the largest ever longevity swap for its defined benefit Staff Pension Scheme, transferring the risk of 19,000 members to three reinsurers.

March 06, 2014 | 03:21 pm

Alaska Permanent commits $418 million to custom U.K. real estate separate account

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., Juneau, committed £250 million ($418 million) to LaSalle Investment Management to run a custom U.K. real estate separate account, confirmed...

March 06, 2014 | 02:40 pm

Mercer: FTSE 350 companies' aggregate funding ratio improves a bit

The aggregate defined benefit pension plan funding ratio improved slightly for companies in the FTSE 350 to 85% in February, from 84.4% the previous month, due to strong stock market returns, even...

March 06, 2014 | 01:16 pm
Schroders assets rise 24% in 2013

Schroders assets rise 24% in 2013

Schroders PLC reported assets under management of £262.9 billion ($439.8 billion) as of Dec. 31, up 24% for the year.

March 06, 2014 | 12:23 pm

Sunsuper taps Mercer Sentinel executive as investment operations manager

Lounarda David joined A$25 billion (US$22.5 billion) Sunsuper as investment operations manager, according to an announcement Thursday by the Brisbane-based superannuation fund.

March 06, 2014 | 02:37 am

KKR expands energy, infrastructure team to Sydney, Singapore

Tony Schultz has joined KKR & Co. in Sydney as a managing director on the alternative investment giant's global energy and infrastructure team.

March 05, 2014 | 09:51 pm