UK - A new firm of "corporate investigators" has been set up to address growing concerns among investors of economic and political uncertainty.
Grayson Pender Wordsworth is jointly owned by Patrick Grayson, Peter Pender-Cudlip and Andrew Wordsmith ñ all former directors of the City’s largest financial investigator, Kroll.
The new firm’s remit will include investigating internal frauds, doing background checks on senior hires and providing information to assist hostile takeovers.
The Brunel Pension Partnership has become the fourth local authority pool to receive the green light from the regulator.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are to be offered a new consolidator as the former chief of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) launches 'The Pension SuperFund'.
Martin Freeman has been hired as head of technology product and development at Smart Pension, to support the 'growing' technology product side of the business.
Tim Sharp says the government has missed some big opportunities to help workers in the DB white paper.