UK - Simplification Report author and Watson Wyatt partner Alan Pickering will be speaking at the European Pensions Market Forum 2004.
Pickering will be interviewed by Scottish Life head of pensions strategy Steve Bee as part of the three-day conference which is being held in Munich from October 5.
Log on to www.icbi-pensmart.com for details.
Enhanced powers for The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to prosecute and fine company directors who "wilfully or recklessly" put their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme at risk will be hard to enforce, commentators say.
Melrose has pledged to contribute up to £1bn to GKN's pension schemes as part of a final offer to acquire the engineering business.
Existing master trusts will be forced to pay £41,000 when applying for authorisation under the upcoming regime, the government has confirmed.
UPDATE 2 - DWP publishes DB white paper: Stronger powers for TPR, DB chair statements to be introduced
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will be given the power to fine company bosses who deliberately puts their defined benefit (DB) schemes at risk, the government has confirmed.