UK - Standard & Poor's Equity Research has announced eight new appointments to its European analytical team, bringing the total number of equity analysts based in the region to more than 40.
It has now hired a total of15 new staff for its Equity Research team during the first quarter of 2007, which lifts its coverage universe to nearly 400 large-cap European stocks.
Standard & Poor’s Equity Research director of research Subhajit Gupta said: “Investors are placing ever more emphasis on how value added, cost-effective, transparent and conflict-free their research is. Standard & Poor’s will continue to strengthen its sector coverage in 2007 and provide investors with access to research and industry analysts.”
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