Asset-backed funding arrangements are a "house of cards" that could run counter to European law banning schemes from making employer-related investments, says a lawyer.
Herbert Smith partner Roderick Morton told delegates at the Pensions and Benefits show that the structures were "absolutely employer-related investment in principle" but could be set up due to a loophole...
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