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Elderly people workout with wooden dumb-bells at the grounds of a temple in Tokyo 20 September 2004, to celebrate Japan's Respect-for-the-Aged-Day. The number of Japanese aged 100 or older is set to top 23,000 by the end of September, up 12 percent from a year earlier, in another sign of the nation's rapid transition to a greying society. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Retirement schemes ‘disappointed’ with active management
A staff member demonstrates the roulette wheel for the media at the new casino "Grand Lisboa Casino" in Macau, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007. Billionaire gambling king Stanley Ho celebrated the long-awaited opening Sunday of his Grand Lisboa casino _ a gleaming gold complex that is Ho's biggest response to American rivals who have stormed into Macau and seized big chunks of the gaming market. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) ©AP
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Fund manager expands operations that administer pension funds

Microsoft sells $2.25bn of 40-year bonds

Group’s $10.8bn sale of package of securities is largest this year

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: (L-R) Dr Norraesch Mohamed, Chairman, WIEF Businesswoman Network, Malaysia, Azeemeh Zaheer, Head of institutional relationships & wealth Management, Gatehouse Bank, Helena Morrisey CBE, CEO Newton Investment Management UK and Philisiwe M Mthethwa CEO National Empowerment Fund, RSA present at the World Islamic Economic Forum at ExCel on October 31, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for 9th World Islamic Economic Forum)

Is gender a factor in fund performance?

Studies indicate outperformance of female hedge fund managers

Companies dig deep to fill pension holes

Billions poured into European schemes to fill shortfalls

A man on a wheel scooter places an order at a Tim Hortons drive-thru restaurant in Bobcaygeon, Ontario August 9, 2014
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Pension pay dilemma becomes acute

Schemes torn between attracting talent and budget restraints

Listed: highest-paid pension fund CEOs

Executive salaries are ‘alarmingly’ high

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