EUROPE - Alan Pickering has been elected chairman of the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP), the umbrella group for European national pension associations.
A partner at consultants Watson Wyatt, he was recently appointed by the UK Government to undertake a comprehensive review of private pensions legislation to result in a package of options for simplification.
Pickering has been vice chairman of the EFRP since October 2000 and succeeds Kees van Rees, the former managing director of Shell Pensioenfonds. He served as chairman of the UK's National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) from 1999 to 2001 and was previously NAPF vice chairman (1997-99).
The EFRP, based in Brussels, promotes the development of second tier pensions across Europe, representing national pension associations at the European Union level.
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Just Group has acquired a 75% stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting in a bid to strengthen its professional defined benefit (DB) advisory services.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has exercised its production order power under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 for the very first time as part of a fraud investigation.
The ITN Limited Pension Scheme has named Trafalgar House as its administrator for an initial term of five years.