UK - Edinburgh Fund Managers is outsourcing the administration of its Edinburgh Portfolio Pension plans to Marlbrough Sterling.
It claims that the deal will allow it to concentrate on its core investment business.
Marlbrough Sterling will manage the administration of 20,000 EFM policies for unit trust individual and group personal pensions, free standing additional voluntary contributions and pension drawdown.
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