Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs and faculty director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, has been named to Foreign Policy’s Pacific Power Index, a list of 50 of people shaping the future of the U.S.-Chinese relationship.Saich is considered a top scholar in the field of U.S.-Chinese relations, having first visited China as a student in 1976. He continues to visit the country each year. Currently, he is a guest professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, China. He also advises a wide range of government, private, and nonprofit organizations on work in China and elsewhere in Asia.The Pacific Power Index is designed to honor 50 people, each of whom “has been profoundly shaped by the intersections — sometimes the collisions — of these two great powers.” In regards to Saich, the editors write, “[Chinese Communist] party officials see Harvard as a prestigious and safe place to study, while Harvard benefits from the access a close relationship with China’s elite brings. At the forefront of this mutually beneficial relationship stands Professor Anthony Saich.”
The UK pension scheme for the IT services and solutions provider Fujitsu has moved its defined contribution (DC) members into LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s master trust.The trust will take on 17,000 new members and £730m (€837m) in assets. With this addition, alongside other recent wins, LifeSight’s total membership has reached 185,000 and assets under management worth £7.5bn.Paula Evans, head of pensions and benefits at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said: “Moving our members into LifeSight has enabled Fujitsu to re-launch pensions with LifeSight using its highly innovative and engaging tools, communications and online member accounts.”She added that the master trust’s focus on the “effective use of technology to engage members at a personal level to help them through all of their pensions journey both before and after retirement really resonated with us”. LifeSight will take full responsibility for the management of Fujitsu DC pension provision, providing independent governance and full access to post-pension freedom decumulation options with financial advice included to support members’ decision making.Fiona Matthews, managing director of LifeSight, said: “This addition of Fujitsu to the trust is another important step in the growth and development of LifeSight, and with the master trust market fully authorised and regulated, we’re expecting more organisations to review their pension provision in the coming year.”According to Lifesight, running a DC pension scheme “is becoming complex and costly for a lot of employers”.Last April, the pension fund trustees of collapsed outsourcing company Carillion agreed to transfer the group’s DC funds into LifeSight.
While Arsenal slipped up at West Brom and Manchester City were thrashed by Liverpool, United dug out a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road thanks to an injury-time own goal from Troy Deeney. Deeney thought he had snatched a draw when he cancelled out Memphis Depay’s opener with an 87th-minute penalty, but the Hornets captain undid his good work by bundling in Bastian Schweinsteiger’s shot-cum-cross minutes later. Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard believes the last-gasp winner against Watford on Saturday sent out a strong statement of intent to their title rivals. Press Association Arsenal and City’s defeats mean Louis van Gaal’s side move second in the table, one point behind Leicester, and Lingard believes the gutsy win delivered a psychological blow in the race at the top. “It’s massive,” Lingard told ManUtd.com. “It’s a bit of a statement to the other teams, who will look at this and see we’ve won. It puts a bit more pressure on them, but it’s a good feeling to be back up there. “It was a great way to end the game. I thought it was a scrappy match overall, the conditions didn’t help, but we had to keep our concentration throughout and it’s great to get the win. “There are a lot of games coming up, we’ve got a lot of injuries at the moment and have to adapt to that, I thought we did that well today. As long as we win as many games as we can over Christmas, I think we’ll be fine.” It has been an encouraging fortnight for Lingard, who has now started all of United’s last three matches as well as earning a late call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the game against France. The 22-year-old was lively on Saturday too, occupying Watford’s defence with a number of dangerous runs in behind while combining well with fill-in forward Depay. Van Gaal praised both players after the match but Lingard thought he should have put the game to bed before Schweinsteiger forced Deeney’s error. “We created a lot of chances, and personally I should have scored a couple of clear-cut chances,” Lingard said. “I’ve obviously got to work on that but it’s great to see Basti at the back post to stick one in at the end. It’s been a long time coming for him, and he’s deserved it.”