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...
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has set out plans to use "new regulatory initiatives" with over 1,000 schemes as it aims to tighten its regulatory grip and boost member outcomes.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced it is delaying the provision of data that will enable pension schemes to confirm the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) benefits to pay to members until the end of the year.
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