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Sanofi scheme agrees £760m buy-in with L&G

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On the go: The £3.1bn Sanofi Pension Scheme has agreed a £760m buy-in with Legal & General Assurance. Separately, the scheme terminated an emerging market manager and replaced it with two new managers during 2020. 

Miracle Garden Care scheme agrees £49m full buyout

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On the go: The Miracle Garden Care Pension Scheme has completed a £49m buyout deal with Just Group.

Metal Box completes £2.2bn full buy-in with PIC

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On the go: The Metal Box Pension Scheme has completed a full £2.2bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation, with plans to convert this to a buyout in November 2021.

Selecta UK scheme agrees £250m full buy-in with Legal & General

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On the go: The Selecta UK Pension Plan has completed a £250m full buy-in with Legal & General Assurance.

John Laing agrees £320m deal with Aviva, Artemis finalises full buy-in

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Risk Watch: A roundup up of the latest derisking transactions, including the John Laing Pension Fund deal with Aviva, and Artemis Pension Plan’s full buy-in with Just Group.

National Grid scheme appoints outsourced investment manager

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On the go: The circa £12bn National Grid UK Pension Scheme has appointed Russell Investments as its outsourced investment manager.

LGPS funds and pools cement bet on alts in Q2

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Data crunch: LGPS funds awarded 37 mandates to asset managers during the second quarter, a time when these schemes and local authority pools increased their allocations to alternative investments.

London Borough of Newham invests in Paris-aligned index fund

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On the go: The £1.6bn London Borough of Newham Pension Fund has invested in a new environmental, social and governance fund with Legal & General Investment Management.

Nest to invest 5% of assets in private equity

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On the go: The government-backed master trust Nest plans to allocate 5 per cent of its total assets to private equity, which is estimated to be worth £1.5bn by the end of 2024.

Nest hires strategic investment research services firm

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On the go: The government-backed master trust Nest has hired a company to provide strategic investment research services.