The biggest stories were the long-awaited Just Retirement and Partnership merger, and revelations the government could be forced to fork out £2bn for the British Steel scheme.
Other top stories included Siemens completing a £300m buy-in, the UK watchdog cutting fund management and adviser levies, and Steve Webb warning early state pension access for women was not a solution....
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MPs failed to place legislation into the Financial Guidance and Claims bill that would have made pension guidance default, which Just Group director Stephen Lowe said left a "bitter taste".
Aegon has called for the government to double the tax exemption on employer-arranged pension advice, up from £500 to £1,000.
Institutional investor confidence in Europe rose by 8.9 points in April with each region showing growing appetite for risk, according to State Street Global Exchange.