International

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The Ontario superintendent of financial services hired Morneau Shepell to assume administration of the Sears Canada pension plan.
New Zealand Super reports 4.2% gain for first quarter of fiscal year

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New Zealand Superannuation Fund reported a strong start to its new fiscal year, with a 4.2% gain for the quarter ended Sept. 30.
AMP Capital picks institutional director to lead new Dubai office

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Sudhanshu Garg was named institutional director for AMP Capital's new representative office in Dubai.
IOOF to buy ANZ's pension, investments business for A$975 million

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IOOF to boost assets under advisement, administration and management with addition of ANZ's pensions and investments business.

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Frank Vihant was named head of infrastructure debt Canada at Aviva Investors.
OECD calls for U.K. to tweak retirement benefits, maintain close ties with EU

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The OECD said the U.K. must maintain close ties with the European Union and implement policies to boost productivity in the aftermath of leaving the EU.

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Malcolm Hunt was named head of portfolio solutions for bfinance's London team.

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Local Pensions Partnership selected Albourne Partners to provide research for alternative investments.

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NTUC Income, Singapore's largest insurance company hired BNY Mellon as its sole custodian, consolidating from two incumbents.
New Zealand Super reports active management boosts fiscal-year returns

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New Zealand Super said value-added activities accounted for more than a fifth of the fiscal-year 20.7% gain.
Pearson Pension Plan agrees to buy-in with Aviva, Legal & General

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The Pearson Pension Plan insured £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in liabilities in two transactions with Aviva and Legal & General.
FTSE 100 DB plans would struggle in next recession — report

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Around 20% of FTSE 100 company pension funds would struggle in a recessionary environment, with deficits jumping 100 billion.
U.K. impact investing board outlines steps for investors to align with sustainable development goals

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Institutional investors' capital should be aligned to the United Nations' sustainable development goals to promote an inclusive and sustainable economy.
APG, PGGM complete blockchain testing for pension administration

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APG Asset Management completed the testing of a blockchain-backed pension administration application developed jointly with PGGM.
Asset owners push to satisfy U.N. goals

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Asset owners are working to determine how the United Nations' 17 sustainable development goals fit into their investment portfolios.