Pensions Expert is the Financial Times' specialist title for UK workplace pension schemes. It is the authoritative source of information on how these schemes and their sponsoring employers are working together to provide their members with an adequate retirement income.

Our case studies, news analysis and informed comment provide trustees, management teams and their providers with timely, practical information to inform their day-to-day jobs.

Our commitment

It is fundamental to the integrity and success of the Financial Times (FT) that we uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and professional journalism, and that we are seen to do so.

The benchmark for the FT’s journalistic practices is set by our FT Editorial Code. Compliance with the code is an obligation for all FT editorial staff.

Our actions

In September 2014 the Financial Times Limited (FT) appointed Greg Callus as its editorial Complaints Commissioner. The role will ensure a continued means of dealing with reader complaints following the closure of the UK Press Complaints Commission. His remit is to support the FT’s existing framework for handling editorial complaints, independent of the editor.

Read about the role here

Find out more about the Complaints Commissioner and the Appointments and Oversight Committee.

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Where any complaint under the FT Editorial Code is unable to be resolved by FT’s senior editors, the Complaints Commissioner will review the matter and recommend any appropriate redress.

Our team

Maria Espadinha

Maria Espadinha, editor

Maria joined Pensions Expert as deputy editor in November 2019 and was promoted to editor in January 2021. Previously, she worked as a senior reporter for Financial Adviser and FTAdviser covering workplace pensions, receiving the Personal Finance Society Trade Press Personal Finance Journalist award in 2018-19. She has 17 years’ experience in business journalism, working for several titles in Lisbon and more recently in London. Contact Maria on 020 7873 3585 or at and follow her on Twitter @Maria_Espadinha 

Alex Janiaud

Alex Janiaud, deputy editor

Alex Janiaud joined Pensions Expert as deputy editor in January 2021. A winner of multiple journalism awards, Alex has written for a mix of institutional and retail publications, including the Financial Times, Investors’ Chronicle and MandateWire. As well as having an interest in markets and institutional investment, Alex is particularly interested in hearing about sloppy pensions administration. Contact Alex via or 020 7873 3790. You can follow Alex on Twitter via @alex_janiaud

Benjamin Mercer

Benjamin Mercer, senior reporter

Benjamin joined Pensions Expert as a reporter in April 2020 after matriculating at City, and before that at Heythrop College, University of London. His work has appeared in BrexitCentral, The Salisbury Review, CityMetric and Bedfordshire on Sunday, and he lives on a boat. Contact Benjamin on 020 7873 4770, M: 07308 159453 or at and follow him on Twitter @BMercer91