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  1. Education firm RM enters into pension buy-in with PIC

    trueRM PLC, Abingdon, England, agreed to a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corp. to insure 13% of the liabilities of the company's defined benefit plan.

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  1. Unilever enters into buy-in with Legal & General on expatriate fund

    trueUniac Pension Fund agreed to a buy-in with Legal & General Group to insure £129 million ($208.5 million) of liabilities.

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  2. Panasonic completes pension fund buyout for U.K. unit

    truePanasonic Systems Networks Co. U.K. Ltd. Pension and Life Assurance Scheme completed a buyout with Rothesay Life.

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  3. PiRho selects pool of fiduciary managers for pension fund clients

    truePiRho Investment Consulting chose BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management and MN to provide fiduciary management services as part of its new offering for small- and medium-sized pension funds, said Des Hogan, investment consultant at PiRho.

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  4. Buck Consultants taps DC head for the U.K.

    trueSue Curley joined Buck Consultants as head of defined contribution trust based services in the U.K., said a spokeswoman.

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  5. EIOPA chairman calls for more governance, transparency

    trueA simpler set of products from the pensions industry could lead to less stringent regulation, said Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority.

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  6. Mercer's fiduciary management head to join Winton Capital

    trueDaniel Melley will join London-based hedge fund Winton Capital Management, said a spokesman for the firm.

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  7. U.K. pensions minister addresses charge cap at NAPF conference

    trueThe U.K. government will launch its command paper Friday setting out details of how it will cap charges on default pension plans, said Steve Webb, minister for pensions.

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  8. U.K. Pensions Regulator prepares for smaller companies to start auto enrollment

    trueThe U.K.’s pensions watchdog expects to be forced to increasingly exercise its statutory powers against employers that fail to comply with automatic enrollment requirements as small businesses prepare to enter the process.

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  9. Mercer's U.K. head of fiduciary management resigns

    trueDaniel Melley resigned from Mercer as partner and U.K. head of fiduciary management, said a spokesman for the consultant.

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  10. Ofcom completes total pension buy-in with Legal & General

    trueOfcom, London, agreed to the final pension buy-in with Legal & General in a series of deals over the past six years to cover all £250 million ($398.7 million) of pension liabilities across its two pension plans.

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  11. NAPF chairman wants more clarity on U.K. DC savings changes

    trueThe U.K. government must communicate with the industry and clarify issues around its pledge to increase freedom and choice in defined contribution plans to help the money management and pensions industry in general to avoid causing "fear and confusion," says the National Association of Pension ...

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  12. Geldof makes case at NAPF conference for new areas of pension fund investment

    trueThe case for investing in new markets and asset classes is stronger than ever, given "ridiculous" bond yields, said Sir Bob Geldof, musician, business entrepreneur and political activist.

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  13. U.K. pension funding shortfall drops 2.4% in September

    trueThe aggregate deficit of occupational pension funds in the U.K. Pension Protection Fund’s 7800 index decreased 2.4% to £166.5 billion ($265.2 billion) in September.

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