UK - Punter Southall has set up a standalone mergers and acquisitions division to advise companies on pension issues during transactions.
The division, Punter Southall Transaction Services, will be led by principal Jeff Hunt and specialise in managing risk for private equity and corporate clients to ensure that pensions are not an issue when they sell up.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether or not you believe that business facing financial distress should be able to suspend their auto-enrolment contributions to avoid rising costs.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.