New Castle (Del.) County Employees Pension Program hired Balentine as consultant for its $270 million pension plan, said Patricia Lutz Dilenno, chief human resources officer. Previous consultant EAI did not rebid, said Gayle M. Logan, pension and benefits manager. Balentine is conducting an asset allocation study of the plan, which will be finished in the next few months, said Ms. Lutz Dilenno. The plans current allocation is 48% fixed income, 22% domestic large-cap equity, 16% domestic midcap equity and 14% international equity.