UK/US/EUROPE - Equity markets could face a decade-long recession if property markets fall, State Street Global Advisors warns.
Chief investment officer Alan Brown said a fall in property prices would hit consumer confidence and tip the US, closely followed by others, into a double-dip recession.
As prices have been static since the 1990s, SSgA fears that a recession would send the US, UK and Europe into a deflationary spiral.
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