UK - Financial adviser Heath Lambert Group has promoted Mike Bruce to chief operating officer in the UK.
Bruce participated in the successful integration of the Lambert Fenchurch and Heath Groups and has previously been the group’s operations and IT director and chief operations officer of business services.
Prior to joining the group, Bruce was a systems and management consultant, having worked for Logica, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Impact Plus.
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