UK - The Pensions Management Institute has awarded 17 fellowships in recognition of their contributions to the industry.
Fellowship of the institute is the highest grade of membership, and requires a “considerable” depth of knowledge coupled with “substantial” experience of working with schemes.
The recipients are: Denise Blanks of Aspen; Mark Bradshaw, Amey; Gail Chorley, BP Pensions; John Cook, Dow Corning; Janet Dawson, Carillion; Susan Eldridge, Norwich Union; John Harrison, Brewin Dolphin Securities; Julie Hooker, Jaguar Cars; Steven Jones, Asda Stores; Katharine Jones, Balfour Beatty; James Jones-Tinsley, Bates Investment Services; Ivan Laws, Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefit Fund; Sok Wah Lee, Securicor Group; Helen Matthews, Eastlands; Fiona McDonagh, Railway Pensions Management; Stephen Moran, Sterling Pensions Management and Stavroulla O’Doherty, Unum
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