The €186m Stichting Co-op Pensioenfonds in the Netherlands has outsourced its administration, board support and pensions communications to Syntrus Achmea as of 1 January.Theo van Gameren, employer’s chairman of at the Co-op pension fund, said: “Syntrus Achmea offered the best price/quality ratio.“Also culture-wise, the deal connects very well, as Syntrus Achmea’s operations are based on a cooperative philosophy. Therefore, we are very confident about the future cooperation.”The Co-op scheme has approximately 9,000 participants, and provides pensions for former employees of Co-op supermarkets and Cuvo funeral services. In other news, SP VNU, the €440m pension fund of publishing company VNU, and Aon Hewitt have signed a contract for outsourcing its pensions administration.Aon Hewitt has already taken over the management of participant and benefit administration, as well as financial administration, including the annual reporting.The administration of SP VNU will be incorporated in Aon Hewitt’s standard platform Lifetime.The pensions adviser will also support the scheme’s board.According to Johan van der Tas, executive director of benefits administration at Aon Hewitt, the scheme’s choice showed the consultant was on track to achieve its growth target.“Over the last three years, we have welcomed 12 new clients,” he added.SP VNU is pensions provider for more than 5,600 former workers at media company VNU.Lastly, Buck Global Investment Advisors (BGIA), the investment practice of Buck Consultants, has been appointed by the Pirelli Common Investment Fund to monitor and evaluate services provided by its fiduciary manager.Under the terms of the mandate, BGIA will be responsible for independent, objective monitoring and evaluation of its fiduciary manager, including customised reporting.BGIA launched its Fiduciary Management Evaluation Service in May 2013.
Sánchez went 11-8 with a 3.85 ERA this season, his first with the Nationals.He is 2-5 with a 3.12 ERA in 8 previous postseason appearances for Detroit and Atlanta. He started one game of last year’s NLDS between the Braves and Dodgers, allowing three runs in 4-2/3 innings and taking the loss for Atlanta.Ryu enters his first postseason start on seven days’ rest. In his last start, Sept. 28 in San Francisco, Ryu shut out the Giants for seven innings. He finished the regular season with a 2.32 earned-run average, the lowest in baseball. Thursday, Ryu took the unusual step (for him) of throwing a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium.NLDS GAME 3When: Sunday, 4:45 p.m.Where: Nationals Park Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error TV: TBSTHE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (14-5, 2.32 ERA)vs. Nationals: 2-1, 1.35 ERA (5 starts, 33-1/3 innings)at Nationals Park: 0-0, 0.79 ERA (2 starts, 11-1/3 innings)Postseason career: 2-5, 3.12 ERA (7 starts, 35 innings)Hates to face: Anthony Rendon, 3 for 11, 2 doubles, HRLoves to face: Michael Taylor, 0 for 11, 6 KsNATIONALS RHP ANIBAL SANCHEZ (11-8, 3.85 ERA)vs. Dodgers: 1-3, 3.536 ERA (9 starts, 51 innings)at Nationals Park: 8-3, 3.33 ERA (25 starts, 140-1/3 innings)Postseason career: 2-5, 3.12 ERA (7 starts, 43-1/3 innings)Hates to face: Joc Pederson, 4 for 11, 2 HRs, 2 RBIsLoves to face: A.J. Pollock, 1 for 6, 1 KTHE STARTING LINEUPS: Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Aníbal Sánchez, not Max Scherzer, will be the Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher for Sunday’s Game 3 of their NL Division Series against the Dodgers.The Nationals announced the switch Sunday morning, less than nine hours before the game was scheduled to begin.Scherzer originally had been the pitcher Washington said would be on the mound Sunday in the best-of-five series, which is tied 1-1.But that plan was thrown into question after Scherzer came on in relief in Game 2 and struck out all three batters he faced in Washington’s 4-2 victory at Los Angeles on Friday night. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start