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English police force sets up retirement plan for dogs
truePolice dogs in Nottinghamshire can rest easy now, knowing their handlers are not the only ones with retirement security.
U.K. pension fund seeks company to do mortality screening
trueWiltshire Pension Fund, Trowbridge, England, is searching for a firm to provide mortality screening services. It is the first time the £1.5 billion pension fund has decided to look for a firm to provide the services, Martin Downes, pension fund systems manager, wrote in an e-mail.
U.S. Bancorp Fund Services acquires hedge fund administrator
trueU.S. Bancorp Fund Services on Wednesday announced it acquired Ireland-based hedge fund administrator Quintillion Ltd.
NCR Corp. to wind up U.K. pension plan in $1 billion buyout
trueNCR Corp., Duluth, Ga., announced on Tuesday it has entered into an annuity buyout agreement with Pension Insurance Corp. for the defined benefit pension fund for NCR Ltd., its U.K. subsidiary.
Aberdeen Asset Management to buy SWIP from Lloyds
trueAberdeen Asset Management will acquire Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Group and its related private equity and infrastructure fund management businesses from Lloyds Banking Group under a long-term agreement.
U.K.'s NEST wants to add emerging markets index funds
trueNational Employment Savings Trust Corp., London, is searching for managers to run two emerging markets index equity funds for its target-date series, confirmed spokeswoman Heather Tilston.
U.K. pension funds pick 6 custodians for preapproved list
trueSix global custodians were selected for a preapproved list for several defined benefit pension plans in the £180 ($289.4 billion) Local Government Pension Scheme system.
U.K. mulls 0.75% cap on retirement fund charges
trueThe U.K. Treasury will examine the case for capping the fees that retirement funds are allowed to charge participants in an effort to prevent exploitation of a new auto-enrollment system.
Hounslow Pension Fund selects 2 for U.K. real estate
trueLondon Borough of Hounslow Pension Fund, Darlington, England, hired CBRE and Threadneedle Investments to run a total of £35 million ($56.6 million) in active U.K. real estate.
Aberdeen negotiating to acquire SWIP
trueAberdeen Asset Management said it's in talks to buy Scottish Widows Investment Partnership from Lloyds Banking Group PLC, a deal that would make it Europe's largest publicly traded money manager.
BP's U.K. pension fund names new executive to explore new asset types
trueKeith Shepherd was named to the trustee executive team at the £16.7 billion ($27 billion) BP Pension Fund.
Blackstone, GIC, MassMutual buy stakes in U.K. pension buyout insurer
trueBlackstone Group, GIC and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance have each acquired a minority stake in Rothesay Life, a U.K. pension buyout firm, from Goldman Sachs Group.
MF Global U.K. Pension Fund completes pension buyout
trueMF Global U.K. Pension Fund, London, entered into a £52 million ($84 million) pension annuity buyout contract with Pension Insurance Corp.