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United Technologies makes $1.9 billion discretionary contribution to U.S. DB plan

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United Technologies Corp. made a discretionary contribution of $1.9 billion to its U.S. pension plan during the third quarter.
Commentary: Going over waterfalls in a better barrel

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The waterfalls debate among private equity players has always been presented as a choice between two opposing styles. It doesn't have to be.
New York Times transfers $225 million in liabilities in pension buyout

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Pension Funds -

New York Times Co. will purchase group annuity contracts from Massachusetts Mutual Life to transfer a total of $225 million in pension liabilities.

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CONSULTANTS -

Amy Heyel was named retirement plan consultant at AndCo Consulting.
Number of companies setting carbon emissions reduction targets grows, report finds

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ESG -

A growing number of the highest greenhouse gas emitting companies have set carbon emissions reduction targets for this year and beyond.
Charlesbank closes ninth fund at $2.75 billion

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Private Equity -

Charlesbank Capital Partners closed the Charlesbank Equity Fund IX, reaching its $2.75 billion hard cap.

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Money Management -

Dan Morris was named global head of portfolio solutions within the multiasset solutions team at Wells Fargo Asset Management.
Higher retirement plan contributions needed, conference speakers say

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DEFINED CONTRIBUTION -

Plan executives and regulators must engage more with participants to encourage increased employee contributions, conference panelists say.
Abigail Johnson makes rare speech as Fidelity deals with harassment

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Money Management -

Abigail Johnson on Tuesday counseled money managers about charting their future in the digital world and addressed the treatment of women in finance.
SEC nominees commit to revisiting regulations, holding executives accountable

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Washington -

Senate Banking Committee chairman expects both SEC commissioner nominees to have full Senate support in the coming weeks.
U.S. corporate plans report stronger funding levels, more derisking in store

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Pension Funds -

U.S. corporate defined benefit plans have seen improved funding ratios and more plans intend to explore further derisking strategies.
Use of auto enrollment leaps, survey finds

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Defined Contribution -

Auto enrollment surged in popularity among DC plan sponsors, a new survey finds.