UK - William M Mercer has expanded its legal team with the appointment of Gary Crockford as senior legal consultant.
Based in Chichester, he will be responsible for advising clients on all legal aspects of occupational pension provision.
Crockford has spent the last four years at the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA) where he was board secretariat lawyer. Before that, from 1990 to 1997, he was head of the legal department at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
By Janet Du Chenne
An innovative funding structure has been agreed for Croydon Pension Fund. However, there are some concerns about the arrangement. Stephanie Baxter reports
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The Norfolk Pension Fund has been successful as the lead plaintiff in a class action case that went to jury trial in California involving securities fraud.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether bosses should have to pay into the same staff DB scheme as their workers rather than their own executive pension fund.