UK - The number of funds rated by Standard & Poor's hit a record high in June, the global ratings agency said.
S&P said the number of funds it rates across Europe increased by 7% to 1200, compared to the 1121 funds that were assessed at the same time last year.
The agency provides ratings for equity, bond and money market funds, and said the number of fund managers and their funds it covers is still growing.
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