AFRICA - Talks have been held in Nigeria and Ghana to investigate establishing a fiduciary ratings agency in a bid to improve the continent's investment competitiveness.
Hubert Danso, vice chairman, Africa investor, said: "Our research shows that African investment management firms with a fiduciary rating could significantly enhance their ability to compete for capital because they are benchmarked against internationally trusted standards.
"The existence of a fiduciary rating system also demonstrates an openness to good corporate governance which is essential when competing to give domestic and foreign investors the confidence to entrust their funds."
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