US - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002, signed into US law on 30 July, is a "hasty response" to recent accounting scandals, according to global consultants Mercer Investment Consulting.
A non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline has already stepped down from the company's audit committee to ensure compliance with the legislation.
The extra-territorial effect of the law has caused an international outcry and the SEC has already signalled that foreign groups whose shares are traded in the US could be granted some concessions.
The Act prohibits registered public accounting firms from performing certain non-audit services for audit clients.
Actuarial services are specifically listed in this prohibition.
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