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Aon Hewitt: Canadian DB plans' funding status slips
trueCanadian defined benefit plans administered by Aon Hewitt saw their funded status slip in the past three months, to a median 91.1% as of Sept. 26 from 96%.
TMX names new CEO
trueLou Eccleston was named CEO of TMX Group, operator of the Toronto and Montreal stock exchanges among other Canadian equity, fixed-income and energy trading venues.
Danica Pension hires CIO from ATP
trueAnders Svennesen was appointed chief investment officer at Danica Pension.
South African pension money at risk in bank bailout
trueThe collapse of African Bank Investments Ltd. is forcing the money manager holding most of the South African government's pension assets to agree to invest 5 billion rand ($440 million) to rescue the lender.
Oklahoma Municipal eyes international, emerging markets equity hires
trueOklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund, Oklahoma City, is expected to hire two active international equities managers at its Oct. 31 board meeting.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management adds global market strategist
trueDavid Stubbs joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management as global market strategist.
Qantas Super moving in new skies
trueInvestment returns at Qantas Super have gotten a boost from the fund's appointment of a “centralized portfolio manager” to consolidate equity trades previously handled by its external money managers.
Canada offers lessons for CalPERS, other U.S. funds
trueI was a member of a task force created in the late 1980s by the government of Ontario to recommend how the province's public-sector pension plans might be restructured for better performance.
Woman behind new Ontario pension plan getting a lot of help
trueThe woman overseeing Ontario's creation of a supplemental pension plan might not have direct pension fund experience, but the committee she oversees is packed with it, allowing her to do what she does best.
Quebec mulls shared-risk structure for municipal pension plans
trueQuebec municipal defined benefit plans could change to a shared-risk structure from a final-salary pension framework under legislation to be considered by the province's National Assembly next month.
India's big year
trueIndian equities have surged 28% in 2014 on optimism about the new prime minister's plans to bolster business and investor confidence.
U.S. vs. European equity performance
trueDespite losing seven of the last nine Ryder Cups going back to 1995, U.S. fans can take some solace in the fact their equity markets have outperformed European counterparts over the last decade and a half.
D.C. Retirement Board earmarks for private equity, energy, real estate
trueDistrict of Columbia Retirement Board, Washington, agreed to commit a total of up to $85 million to private equity, energy and real estate
Ontario Public Service Pension Plan rides global equity returns in 2013
trueOntario Public Service Pension Plan rode strong equity gains to boost its overall assets to C$21 billion (US$18.9 billion) in 2013.
CalPERS pledges to disclose carbon footprint in investment portfolio
trueCalPERS on Thursday became one of the initial signatories to a new global carbon pledge, committing to measure and publicly disclose the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio.