Asset servicing

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Registrar of Voters Employees’ Retirement System, Jennings, La., is searching for a custodian.

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EirGrid PLC hires three firms to provide administration, actuarial and consulting services to its group retirement plans.

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Taunton Contributory Retirement System is searching for a passive manager or managers to run about $60 million and a custodial bank.

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Norfolk County Council hired seven providers of investment performance and cost monitoring, and reporting services for a multiprovider framework for its local government pension scheme and on behalf...
Genstar Capital to acquire, merge 2 fund administration firms

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Apex Fund Services will merge with Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services to create a fund administration firm with a combined $80 billion in assets under administration.
 Setting standards for responsible investing/ESG

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Managers, allocators and the companies in which they invest have yet to agree on a common definition of what constitutes RI/ESG investing, but they should make it a priority.

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Environment Agency Pension Fund, Bristol, England, is searching for a provider of administration and custody services on behalf of members of the Brunel Pension Partnership.

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Northern Ireland Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee hired Northern Trust to provide global custody and other services to the Local Government Pension Scheme Northern Ireland.

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Wichita Retirement Systems is searching for a custodian.

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Hemant Bhide is named senior vice president and head of U.S. asset owner business at State Street Corp., and Bruce Shain is named senior vice president and client...

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Cook County Annuity & Benefit Fund and Cook County Forest Preserve District Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, both of Chicago, are searching for firms to place on a list of transition managers to...

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Texas Teacher Retirement System is searching for providers of proxy voting and actuarial services for the $133.2 billion defined benefit plan.
South Carolina Legislature passes pension reform bill

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Pension reform legislation that will raise employer and employee contributions and lower the annual assumed rate of return of the $28.8 billion South Carolina Retirement Systems passes in the state...

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Japan’s Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations hired three firms as transition managers.

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Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is searching for a custodian/securities lending provider.