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Articles covering relevant trends we are seeing in the defined benefit plan industry and how they may impact your pension plan.

The State of Public Pension Plans Post Covid-19

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College examined the status of public pension plans following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and the extreme market volatility that followed. Specifically, the study examined: the shortfall in investment returns from actuarial assumptions public plan liquidity and concerns raised during the financial market turmoil public plan vulnerability […]

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OCIO Trends Accelerate

Pension & Investments, speaking to asset managers, discovered the internal investment staff of defined benefit and defined contribution plans are increasingly turning to investment management outsourcing following the financial market turmoil this year. Most often the reason cited to engage outside help in managing plan assets is ongoing uncertainty in financial markets and concerns about […]

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Corporate Pension Funding Improves over the Third Quarter

Pension funding for the 100 largest corporate defined benefit plans improved over the third quarter, according to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index Survey*. The index was 84.5% in September, compared to a revised 83.5% at the end of the previous quarter. This improvement was driven by an increase in pension assets, which gained about […]

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