UK - HSBC is under fire for awarding a £36m pay deal to its new director, William F Aldinger III.
The US businessman joined the bank’s executive board following the completion of its £8.8bn takeover of financial adviser Household International.
His pay package will make him the best paid director of any UK-listed company.
The NAPF will be examining the performance criteria attached to the pay deal.
Aldinger will receive an annual salary of £600,000 a year, plus an annual bonus of £2.5m and perks valued at £325,000.
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