Pension Plans’ Struggles Continue Despite Big Investment Gains
While 2019 was a banner year for returns, low interest rates prevented plan sponsors from meaningfully improving their funded states.
Four Key Strategies for Managing Pension Risk
While overseeing pension plans is increasingly complex and there's no silver bullet solution, employing these four strategies can do much to reduce risk.
Is It Time to Rethink Pension Contributions?
Recent and near-future gains in funded status aside, plan sponsors should formulate policies to address likely higher minimum contributions going forward.
Brexit Jolts U.S. Pension Plan Funding Levels
A Mercer survey finds the funded status of S&P 1500 plans dropped to 76% after the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU.
Weighty New Conundrum for Pension Plan Sponsors
With PBGC premiums soaring, sponsors face more pressure to fund up their plans. General Motors' response: do it with debt-issuance proceeds.
Pension Plan Funded Status Unchanged at 82%
Towers Watson says the lack of improvement at the end of 2015 reflects a rise in interest rates offset by weak stock markets.