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Aon advises Rolls-Royce UK pension fund on largest ever bulk annuity transaction

Aon has advised the 76,000-member Rolls-Royce UK pension fund on Legal & General’s partial buyout of its liabilities, worth in excess of £4.6 billion. The buyout, the largest ever in

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Osborne Clarke recruits pensions expert

International law firm Osborne Clarke has hired pensions expert Claire Rankin. Rankin has joined the law firm’s Bristol office as a partner. She has arrived from Osborne Clarke after nine

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LV= names new leaders of protection and retirement solutions and heritage

Insurer LV= has appointed new leaders of its protection and retirement solutions and heritage businesses. Debbie Kennedy has been put in charge of protection at LV=, while Clive Bolton takes

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XPS survey reveals pension fund manager attitude to climate change

Eight out 10 fund managers believe that pension schemes should positively influence climate change, according to XPS Pensions Group. XPS revealed the findings after meeting 90 fund managers to discuss

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deVere Group names new global head of fintech

Financial adviser deVere Group has named former Revolut country manager Dimitris Litsikakis as its new global head of fintech. The initial focus of Litsikakis, who starts with immediate effect and

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Aon welcomes auto-enrolment increases

Aon has noted and welcomed the increases to the legal minimum workplace pension contribution rates that took effect in the UK from 6 April. Minimum pension contributions increased to 5%

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Mercer makes appointments following JLT acquisition

Mercer has announced a series of appointments following the acquisition of JLT. Mercer’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies, agreed to acquire JLT late last year. The new appointments span

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Costas Yiasoumi joins UK pension de-risking team at Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Costas Yiasoumi as a senior director in its UK pension de-risking transaction business. Yiasoumi, who is well-known in the pension de-risking market, has spent more

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UK government presses ahead with pensions dashboards

A long-awaited feasibility report into pensions dashboards and proposals for implementation have finally been released. New free, user-friendly pensions dashboards would allow savers to access their information from most pension

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AUM of world’s largest pension funds increases to $18.1 trillion, finds Willis Towers Watson

Assets under management (AUM) at the world’s largest pension funds increased in value by 15.1% in 2017 to reach a total of $18.1 trillion, according to the latest Global 300