International

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Hervé Guez was named head of equities and fixed income at Mirova.
Aberdeen, Standard Life shareholders approve merger

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Shareholders have voted in favor of the proposed all-share merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.

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Terri Troy, CEO of the C$1.8 billion ($1.34 billion) Halifax Regional Municipality Pension Plan, will retire sometime in October.
Equip Super, Rio Tinto Super to merge, create A$14.2 billion fund

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Equip Super will merge with Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund on July 1, creating a superannuation fund with A$14.2 billion in assets.
PwC: U.K. companies falling behind in funding pension obligations

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FTSE 350 companies are increasingly unable to fulfill their defined benefit obligations.
AP7 divests stocks of 6 energy companies

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AP7 says the pension plan has divested stocks of six energy companies.
Theresa May names new U.K. pensions minister

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May appoints Guy Opperman was appointed by as parliamentary undersecretary of state for pensions and financial inclusion at the U.K. Department for Work and Pensions.
Canadian funds part of consortium ready to sell stake in Puget Energy

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Two Canadian funds reportedly are part of a group preparing to sell its stake in Washington state's largest utility.

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South Dakota Investment Council commits up to $200 million to European buyout fund CVC Capital Partners VII.
U.K.'s PPF looking to move more portfolios in-house as assets expected to grow

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Pension Protection Fund, Croydon, England, expects assets it oversees to increase to about £32 billion ($40.8 billion) while insourcing additional portfolios in the next three years, the fund...

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Antoinette Eltz joined Hermes Investment Management as director on the client relationship management team.
Bank of England keeps rates unchanged but more hawkish approach seen

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The Bank of England left the main interest rate and the current pace of asset purchases unchanged Thursday.
Japan's GPIF calls on external managers to disclose proxy shareholder votes

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Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund is calling on its external managers to disclose the details of the proxy shareholder votes they exercise on behalf of the pension fund.
PSP Investments returns 12.8% for fiscal year, above its benchmark

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PSP Investments returns a net 12.8% in the fiscal year ended March 31, nearly a percentage point above the policy benchmark.

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Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen is named CIO at NN Investment Partners and Delta Lloyd Asset Management.