Zurich Insurance Group combined Kemper Asset Management with Centre Investment Services, an insurance asset management specialist owned by Zurich. Zurich agreed to buy Kemper Financial Services last May; Kemper Asset is a subsidiary of Kemper Financial. The combined entity is called Zurich Investment Management, and has $34 billion in institutional assets. Laurence Cheng, executive vice president and CFO of Centre, was named president. John Angley, president of Kemper Asset, will become an executive vice president of the combined firm. Kemper's London-based global fixed-income manager, Kemper Investment Management, will be renamed Zurich Investment Management. Meanwhile, Kemper Financial Services will be renamed Zurich Kemper Investments. Weiss, Peck & Greer and American Benefit Plan Administrators formed a partnership to provide multiemployer plans with defined contribution plan services. Investment management options will include Weiss Peck & Greer's three lifecycle funds and its other equity and bond mutual funds. Clients will be able to offer investment options from external managers as well. WPG also will provide employee investment education. ABPA, a third-party plan administrator specializing in union plans, will provide trust, administrative and record-keeping services.