UK - William M Mercer is running a series of Hot Topics pension courses throughout 2002, aimed at finance and HR directors, trustees and pension managers.
The courses will focus on new developments and changing legislation affecting occupational pension schemes.
Topics will cover such issues as the implications of the Myners review and new FRS 17 accounting standard, together with the MFR, pensions risks and equity/bond investment trends. The content will evolve over time to keep pace with developments, and will vary according to the demands of participants in each course.
Demand has grown for something more than the basic training in pensions knowledge, as the face of pension provision is constantly changing, said Adrian Lamb, European partner at Mercer.
The sessions are designed to keep companies and trustees abreast of the important issues and their impact on both strategic and day-to-day management of occupational pension schemes.
By Luke Clancy
Savers are being warned by the Insolvency Service to guard their pension pots from investment scammers and negligent trustees as it winds up 24 companies.
Respondents say they should only be required in certain situations as the system is not broken.
Smart Pension has absorbed more than 6,500 members from the Corporate Pensions Trust (CPT) after its trustees decided not to apply for authorisation.
The Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF) has reappointed Vivek Roy as chairman for 2019 following a vote at its annual general meeting last November.