UK - Treasury secretary Ruth Kelly will be the keynote speaker at the Amicus Alliance in Finance conference on April 14.
The conference, which will be held at the TUC’s Congress House in London, will look at downgrading of pension funds by credit rating firms.
Other speakers will include BBC finance correspondent Declan Curry, senior adviser responsible for investment at the Universities Superannuation Scheme Raj Thamotheram and Pensions Commission chairman Adair Turner.
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