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USS increases Thames Water stake

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On the go: The £82.2bn Universities Superannuation Scheme has made an additional investment in utility company Thames Water, increasing its holdings in the business to almost 20 per cent.

Pension funds ‘outcompeted’ on UK green infrastructure investments

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Sky-high demand for UK green infrastructure assets means pension funds are often unable to invest as much as they would like in the asset class, industry figures have argued.

Warwickshire County Council hires pensions admin

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On the go: Warwickshire County Council has hired the West Yorkshire Pension Fund as pensions administration provider for the Warwickshire Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.

Wates Pension Fund appoints fiduciary manager

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On the go: The £333.9m Wates Pension Fund has appointed Russell Investments as fiduciary manager for its £300m defined benefit section.

USS invests £75m in housing finance

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On the go: The £80.6bn Universities Superannuation Scheme has made an investment in residential housing finance via specialist lender Pluto Finance.

Energy company scheme appoints new fiduciary manager

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On the go: The £642m Uniper Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme has awarded a £570m fiduciary management mandate to Kempen Capital Management.

West Sussex fund hires Northern Trust as transition manager

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On the go: The circa £4.2bn West Sussex Pension Fund has appointed a transition manager to support the scheme as it transitions assets to the Access pool, which handles assets for 11 Local Government Pension Schemes.  

CAB International scheme hires Aon as administrator

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On the go: The £60m defined benefit section of the CAB International Pension Scheme has hired Aon to provide administration services.

Strathclyde Pension Fund updates investments to target net zero

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On the go: The £26.8bn Strathclyde Pension Fund has agreed to a series of commitments to cut its carbon emissions, including targeting net zero by 2050.

Wyeth Group scheme secures £190m buy-in with Aviva

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On the go: The circa £446.9m Wyeth Group Pension and Life Assurance Scheme, which includes both defined benefit and defined contribution sections, has completed a £190m annuity buy-in transaction with Aviva.