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The Retirement and Employee Benefits Landscape in 2013
Sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc.
July 25, 2013
As companies continue to de-emphasize defined benefit (DB) plans, finance executives are more actively considering ways to manage the remaining risk in their plans---including LDI strategies and pension risk transfer solutions. At the same time, … more »
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The Journey to Risk Transfer and Outcomes-Based Objectives
Sponsored by Mercer
June 24, 2013
In a follow-up to a 2011 study, also underwritten by Mercer, CFO Research has renewed its examination of the pension-risk landscape. This report lays out how the attitudes and strategies of finance executives have changed over the last two years, … more »
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Finance Executives Share Their Perspectives
Sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc.
May 24, 2012
In December 2011 and January 2012, CFO Research Services surveyed senior finance executives at U.S. companies that sponsor defined benefit (DB) plans to examine the impact of current market forces on benefits planning. This year's survey found that … more »
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Sponsored by Mercer
December 15, 2011
With heightened volatility and regulatory change on their minds, how are senior finance executives dealing with the impact of defined-benefit pension plans on financial performance? In our report on managing pension risks in a volatile economy, we … more »
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Sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc.
April 13, 2011
In September 2010, we surveyed senior finance executives from a range of midsize and large U.S. companies in order to gauge the impact that the economic downturn may have on benefits strategies. Our survey shows that benefits programs continue to … more »
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Sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc.
August 18, 2009
Severe market disruption over the past year has exposed grave weaknesses in companies' retirement benefit plans. DB plan sponsors struggle to meet near-term benefit obligations while DC plan sponsors now face human capital management problems such … more »
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Sponsored by Towers Perrin
July 08, 2009
The economic downturn has hit defined benefit plans very hard. Companies must make pension contributions with precious cash at a time when cash is needed for operating activities that will yield a near-term economic return. In CFO Research's third … more »
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In CFO Research's second annual study of the pension plan landscape, respondents expressed a preference for an incremental approach to pension risk management, rather than drastic changes in plan design, to fulfill long-term commitments to employee
Sponsored by Towers Perrin
September 08, 2008
Defined benefit plans are here to stay, according to senior finance executives in North America. In CFO Research's second annual study of the pension plan landscape, survey respondents expressed a preference for an incremental approach to pension … more »
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Sponsored By CFO Research Service
March 01, 2007
This report examines finance executives’ views on the risks posed by their companies’ defined benefit pension plans. Through a survey and an interview program, this study explores executives’ views on the risks to business performance posed by … more »
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