UK - The Universities Superannuation Scheme has hired a further two firms to advise on corporate governance and proxy voting issues.
The Investor Responsibility Research Centre and Glass Lewis have been signed up as part of a package put together by proxy voting agency Manifest.
IRRC will specialise in socially responsible investment, with Glass Lewis providing in-depth research on US corporate governance issues.
The £20bn scheme is also advised by Governance Metrics International while Manifest provides the proxy voting platform.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers