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  1. FHFA plans to kick REITs out of home-loan banks

    trueThe overseer of the Federal Home Loan Banks is planning changes to membership rules that would keep investment firms and lenders lacking customer deposits out of the U.S. government-chartered system.

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  1. Assets outsourced to managers jump 54% in 4 years

    trueInsurance companies outsourced almost $2.8 trillion to the 50 largest money management firms managing non-affiliated insurance assets, a 54% increase from four years earlier, Pensions & Investments data show. More specifically, the top 10 firms managed $1.08 trillion in outsourced, non-affiliated ...

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  2. Companies move outside the box

    trueAsia-based insurance companies are reviewing their asset management ambitions amid a hunt for yield that's found them outsourcing an ever-growing chunk of their assets to external money managers.

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  3. Alternatives get a warm welcome from insurers

    trueInsurance companies are more open now to alternative investments as a way of getting higher returns than their low-performing fixed-income portfolios, while staying within the risk limits set by the U.S. insurance regulator. This is great news for alternative investment managers trying to get a ...

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  4. AXA's head of U.K. institutional resigns

    trueMadeline Forrester, head of U.K. institutional at AXA Investment Managers, has resigned from the firm for a new opportunity, a company statement said.

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  5. Insurance subsidiaries spreading their wings

    trueMore money managers that started life as insurance-company investment units are making a concerted effort to grow their in-house capabilities to increase the ratio of third-party assets.

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  6. Global insurer outsourcing to grow with EU rule

    trueSolvency II is reaching far beyond its European Union origin, placing capital constraints on insurance asset allocation globally just as the low-yielding environment is pushing the boundaries of portfolio diversification.

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  7. Philips does pension buy-in with Prudential for U.K. plan

    truePhilips Pension Fund, Guildford, England, entered into a £300 million ($509.4 million) pension buy-in with Prudential U.K., its second buy-in in the past year.

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  8. DeAWM selects head of U.K., global head of insurance and pension solutions

    trueRandy Brown was named managing director and head of the U.K. and global head of insurance and pension solutions at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.

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  9. HSBC Life sells pension business to Swiss Re subsidiary

    trueHSBC Life (U.K.) agreed to sell its U.K. pension business to Admin Re, a subsidiary of Swiss Re.

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  10. Sun Life Investment Management picks Qatar Foundation CIO as president

    trueCarl Bang was named president of Sun Life Investment Management, a new third-party money management business targeting Canadian defined benefit pension funds and other institutional investors.

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  11. Prudential Fixed Income appoints structured products managing director

    trueJohn Vibert was named managing director, structured products, at Prudential Fixed Income.

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  12. Executives split over possible pension risk transfer crunch

    trueA growing number of large pension risk transfer deals in the U.K. and U.S., coupled with an anticipated influx of deals across both markets, have left industry executives split over the potential for a capacity crunch.

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  13. Pensions rule changes to increase market capacity

    trueWhile executives working in the risk transfer market argue over whether a capacity crunch is approaching, they agree on one thing: Recent changes to the U.K. pensions market could encourage new players to the bulk annuity market.

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