UK - Consulting actuaries Lane Clark & Peacock has appointed of Michael Berg as a new senior pensions consultant in its London office.
Previously a senior manager in PwC’s pensions actuarial practice, he is an actuary with over 10 years’ pensions experience.
His main role at LCP will be to advise on the pensions aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, negotiation of transfer values and negotiation support on pensions issues affecting purchase price.
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