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Aon mulling offer for Willis Towers Watson

On the go: Consulting giant Aon is considering a bid to buy rival Willis Towers Watson, in a move that would send shockwaves through the pensions advisory industry.

Global Pensions Wrap: March 2

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A round-up of the pensions and investment news stories developing around the world this week, from a US accountant charged with theft from a firefighters’ pension plan, to the rise of Australian mega funds.

Trustee who used scheme as ‘personal piggy bank′ pleads guilty

On the go: A Lancashire accountant has pleaded guilty to fraud after transferring more than £280,000 out of a pension scheme on which he was a trustee.

PTSWG publishes new set of standards for professional trustees

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On the go: Professional trustees will soon have to pass an initial application process to hold accreditation, and will have to demonstrate that they meet a new set of standards published today by the industry-led Professional Trustee Standards Working Group.

Global Pensions Wrap: February 23

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A round-up of the pensions and investment news stories developing around the world this week, from a Swiss portfolio manager sacked for gross misconduct, to a rise in Brazil's retirement age.

The Weekly Wrap: February 16 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from Texas pensions turning to emerging managers, to Luxembourg's financial regulator developing robot supervisors.

Cardano agrees acquisition of Now Pensions

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On the go: Pensions risk and investment management specialist Cardano has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of workplace pension provider Now Pensions from Danish pension fund Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension.

How to approach the bulk annuity market

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Podcast: 2019 is predicted to break last year's record for bulk annuity deals. But with insurers being more selective, experts have stressed the need for defined benefit pension scheme trustees to make sure they are well prepared before approaching the market. In this episode, Marian Elliott, head of integrated actuarial at consultancy Redington, discusses the main drivers behind increased derisking activity in recent years, and explains how pension funds should prepare for transactions.

'Fraudster families' running pension scams worth millions of pounds

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On the go: Organised crime groups led by families or married couples are running multimillion-pound pension scams, according to the Pensions Regulator.

PASA looks to future of e-administration with scheme survey

The Pensions Administration Standards Association is calling on the pensions industry to open up about the quality of their administration and members' use of technology in a new survey.