Ashurst, pension regulation

12 September, 2018

‘Uncharted territory’ for directors as hard line set for pension regulation

When the construction giant Carillion collapsed earlier this year it emerged that the company went under, leaving liabilities of around £7bn. Observers questioned why the company’s problems were no...
Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

19 February, 2018

GPIF, Japan’s pension fund, to probe external fund manager’s pay

The world’s largest pension fund is to investigate the pay of external fund managers. Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is seeking clarity on the links between pay structures an...

29 January, 2018

Watchdog to probe KPMG over its audit of Carillion

The UK's audit watchdog is to investigate Big Four audit firm KPMG for its work on the collapsed services and construction giant Carillion. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced this morn...
Theresa May, prime minister

22 January, 2018

PM reveals new sanctions for company leaders over pension deficits

Prime minister Theresa May has said the government is preparing new measures that will sanction company leaders who fail to protect employee pensions. In an article for The Observer newspa...
Theresa May, prime minister, UK

21 January, 2018

Brexit poses pensions threat despite PM’s crackdown, says Baroness

UK prime minister Theresa May has promised a crackdown on exe...
Theresa May, prime minister

3 May, 2017

Directors could be struck off for failing to protect pensions, says PM

The behaviour and ethics of company directors moved centre-stage in the UK general election yesterday, when prime minister Theresa May announced plans to protect pensions from "irresponsible" bosses. ...

13 January, 2017

Pension funds set for action against executive pay levels

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31 October, 2016

Uber faced with £12m pensions bill

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Lady Barbara Judge, IoD

4 July, 2016

Power needed to protect pensions by blocking deals

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2 September, 2015

Bank accounting attacked

The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) said this week that IFRS9, an accounting standard for banks' treatment of financial instruments written by the International Accounting Standards Board, ...