UK- The number of pension funds seeking advice due to financially 'stressed' or 'distressed' sponsors is growing, a partner at specialist risk management consultancy Kroll has stated.
Gary Squires, head of Kroll's European pensions advisory team, said 2008 had already seen several trustees approach Kroll, prompted by the precarious financial situation of their sponsoring company following...
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