UK - Thames Valley-based law firm Pitmans Solicitors has promoted David Hosford to partner in its pensions department.
Hosford is an associate of the Pensions Management Institute and also a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers where he serves on its investment sub-committee, he has advised trustees and employers on all aspects of occupational and personal pension schemes since 1994. Pitmans head of the pensions department David Archer said: “David’s promotion to partner is deserved recognition of his value to us and to our clients through the very high quality of his work, which is particularly pertinent now that Pitmans is the only law firm in the Thames Valley with a dedicated pensions department.”
The People's Pension, Atlas Master Trust and The Cheviot Trust have been granted authorisation from The Pensions Regulator (TPR), taking the total number of authorised master trusts to 18.
Pension schemes have been warned they may now face a more challenging legal test if they wish to fix drafting errors.
The Greene King Pension Scheme has appointed XPS Pensions as its actuarial and investment adviser following a competitive tender process.
Professional Pensions has compiled a list charting the progress of master trust authorisation. View our list in full here...