EUROPE - The European Asset Management Association and the Fédération des Fonds et Sociétés d'Investissement are considering joining forces to lobby more effectively.
The two organisations – both representing asset management firms across Europe – have set up a joint working party to look at merger options.
The working party is expected to report back to their respective ruling bodies before the end of the year.
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