UK - Pension providers will increasingly outsource third-party administration predicts management consultant Winchester White.
So far this year Barclays, Sun Life Financial of Canada and Lincoln Financial have all signed deals with Liberata, MSG and Capita respectively.
Winchester White anticipates that another six to seven similar contracts will be signed over the next three years due to both the high cost of distribution and 1% fee limits.
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