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SOA finds slight dip in mortality rates overall

Risk Management -

Risk Management -

Mortality rates decreased slightly in 2016, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Society of Actuaries of recent mortality data.
SEC launches fixed-income advisory panel, ends equity counterpart

Regulation -

Regulation -

A panel of fixed-income experts shared their suggestions on how the Securities and Exchange Commission should research ways to improve liquidity.

ASSET SERVICING -

ASSET SERVICING -

Jason Nabi was named head of innovation at HSBC Securities Services.

Money Management -

Money Management -

Kevin Byrne was named CEO of Pacific Global Asset Management, the rebranded asset management unit of Pacific Life Insurance Co.,
Commentary: Avoiding the pension fund event horizon: How close is close enough?

INDUSTRY VOICES -

INDUSTRY VOICES -

A point of no return for pension funds can be a 60% funding ratio. But that point can be used to define a risk appetite and as a planning tool.
Cost of proprietary market data to be big concern in 2018

Trading -

Trading -

Managers and asset owners are increasingly concerned about the cost of purchasing proprietary market data from exchanges, conference speakers say.
California governor raises prospect of pension cuts in downturn

Pension Funds -

Pension Funds -

California Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits.

Pension Funds -

Pension Funds -

Julian Pendock left his role as chief investment officer of the London CIV.

Money Management -

Money Management -

Tom Caddick was named chief investment officer at Santander Asset Management in London.
Union discussing contribution increase for USS

Pension Funds -

Pension Funds -

University and College Union is in talks with members about a proposal to increase employer contributions to Universities Superannuation Scheme.
Dutch pension fund ABP to divest tobacco, nuclear weapons investments

ESG -

ESG -

ABP will exclude tobacco and nuclear weapons from its investments, selling about €3.3 billion in holdings.

Pension Funds -

Pension Funds -

Richard Fanshawe was named head of private markets for Brunel Pension Partnership.

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

Peter Ball left Kames Capital where he was director of institutional business and head of business development for parent company Aegon Asset Management.
Modi eases rules for foreign investors as India growth slows

INTERNATIONAL -

INTERNATIONAL -

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased restrictions on foreign direct investment across several sectors.
Segall Bryant & Hamill to acquire Denver Investments

Money Management -

Money Management -

Segall Bryant & Hamill has agreed to acquire Denver Investments, boosting assets under management by $7.3 billion to nearly $20 billion.