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  1. NAPF: More U.K. pension funds screen money managers' stewardship

    trueEighty percent of pension funds in the U.K. screen money managers for stewardship activity — that is, the active monitoring of and engagement with companies, as well as exercising their voting rights, the National Association of Pension Funds found in its annual engagement survey, published Monday.

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  1. We need your help to make the P&I 1,000 issue better

    truePensions & Investments' data reporting is nothing without our readers' cooperation. In recognition of that, we are providing, free of charge, full historical access to the P&I Research Center to retirement plan executives who complete the survey form for the P&I 1000.

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  2. Corporate Japan might take lesson from GPIF

    trueThe Government Pension Investment Fund's recent shift to more aggressive investment targets could be followed soon by significant reforms to Japan's corporate retirement system.

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  3. Senators call on Treasury to help smaller employers offer retirement plans

    trueThe Treasury Department could promote more retirement programs among small employers by making it easier for them to join multiple-employer plans, several members of the Senate Finance Committee said in a letter to Secretary Jacob Lew.

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  4. Alaska Permanent Fund posts -1.2% return for quarter

    trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. returned -1.2% for the quarter ended Sept. 30, slightly above its benchmark return of -1.6%.

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  5. Australian superannuation assets rise 9.6%

    trueAustralian superannuation assets were up 9.6% for the year ended Sept. 30, according to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's quarterly performance report, released Thursday.

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  6. U.K.'s Pension Regulator chooses CEO

    trueLesley Titcomb was appointed CEO of the U.K.'s The Pensions Regulator.

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  7. U.S. real estate still attractive to foreign institutional investors

    trueForeign capital is flooding into U.S. real estate despite lower return expectations.

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  8. Defense Department urged to shift to hybrid retirement plan

    trueThe Department of Defense could save billions of dollars and expand benefits coverage if it adopted a hybrid retirement plan, according to a Rand Corp. study.

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  9. Creating a culture of retirement savers

    trueIt is clear that our country's savings culture — and the systems that support it — need a significant reboot.

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  10. Innovator Awards: Recognizing trailblazing DC plan initiatives

    trueFor the third year, P&I/DCIIA award lauds defined contribution plan executives for thinking outside the box.

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  11. Judges scrutinized 50 nominations to find winners

    trueApproximately 50 defined contribution plan executives were nominated for the third annual Innovator Awards, sponsored by Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.

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  12. Book pushes changes to forestall retirement crisis

    trueThe U.S. retirement system needs an upgrade, says a new book recommending changes in defined contribution plans, tax policy, legislation, and Social Security.

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  13. GOP Congress might revisit tax incentives for retirement plans

    trueAs Republicans prepare to take control of the 114th Congress in 2015, their agenda could change the tax incentives for retirement plan sponsors and participants. Money managers could also see changes if the new Congress revisits much-criticized financial regulation.

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