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  1. BNP Paribas Securities Services eyes acquisitions, U.S. revenue growth

    trueBNP Paribas Securities Services is targeting 30% average annual growth rate in revenues from the U.S. custody business by 2016, with part of that growth potentially coming from its “aggressive” acquisition agenda.

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  1. BP Pension Trustees CEO leaves

    trueSally Bridgeland left as CEO of BP Pension Trustees, Ms. Bridgeland confirmed.

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  2. Aviva Investors names client solutions director

    truestrong>Mark Versey joined Aviva Investors as director of client solutions.

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  3. J.P. Morgan adds U.K. defined contribution sales exec

    trueAndy Seed will join J.P. Morgan Asset Management's defined contribution team as part of its continued expansion of its U.K. business.

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  4. Infrastructure manager Ancala Partners boosts team

    trueVincent Gerritsen was named partner at Ancala Partners, said a spokeswoman for the infrastructure investment firm.

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  5. Britain's budget benefits money managers

    trueChanges to the way U.K. defined contribution plan participants access their retirement savings has given money managers a clean slate on which to design investment funds and strategies for retirement.

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  6. Famous cycling coach lends his expertise to managers

    trueMoney managers can turn to the head coach of British Cycling and former professional racing cyclist, Shane Sutton, to strengthen their investment process, thanks to a new collaboration with investment process analyst Inalytics.

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  7. National Grid U.K. plan gradually moving to match future liabilities

    trueThe National Grid U.K. Pension Scheme, London, is in derisking mode.

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  8. F&C Asset Management expands consultant relations team

    trueGreg Skinner was appointed head of consultant relations for F&C Asset Management U.K. institutional business team, and Tom Gardner joined as associate director, consultant relations.

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  9. Scottish higher education procurement consortium calls on Mercer to start new DC plan

    trueAdvanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges, Edinburgh, hired Mercer to establish a defined contribution plan on behalf of the U.K. higher and further education sector.

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  10. West Sussex County Council brings on Aberdeen for real estate allocation

    trueWest Sussex County Council Pension Fund, Chichester, England, hired Aberdeen Asset Management to run about £200 million ($334.9 million) in real estate assets.

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  11. Towers Watson: No final salary pensions for new employees in FTSE 100

    trueThere are no companies left in the FTSE 100 that offer a final salary pension fund as their primary retirement plan for new employees, according to research by consultant Towers Watson.

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  12. SSgA names DC strategist for London office

    trueAlistair Byrne was appointed as senior defined contribution strategist in State Street Global Advisors' London office.

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  13. U.K. High Court rules IBM breached pension duties

    trueInternational Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y., breached its duties to U.K. pension fund participants in the way it implemented a restructuring of its arrangements, the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division has ruled.

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