The Investment Association has issued a briefing note in the wake of a series of property funds suspending trading this week, saying the move is the "most important tool" to protect investors.
The association said the asset management industry clearly recognises and explains the fact that open-ended funds carry a liquidity risk for unitholders and the suspensions show the regulations are "working...
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