UK/US - Franklin Templeton Investments believes US equities are on the verge of an upswing, despite fears about the potential impact of war in Iraq.
Franklin vice-president Kent Shepherd said while worries of conflict in the Middle East were “rattling” investors’ nerves, the sharp falls in corporate spending and the gradual improvement in the economy would provide a boost to US markets.
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