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Leading Questions: David Norgrove

David Norgrove may be the person with most influence over your own finances whom you have never heard of.

He is the chairman of the Pensions Regulator, the official body that is charged with ensuring that pension funds are properly financed and run properly.

In a week when more troubling evidence has emerged about the black holes in many pension funds, Mr Norgrove tells the BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston - in this week's Leading Questions on BBC News - that more pension funds will collapse, but that the crisis is less severe and more manageable than the banking crisis.

He also explains how difficult it is to ensure that companies pay enough into their pension funds to keep the funds viable, while not paying in so much during these straitened times that their own viability is undermined.

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