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Corporate pension assets outpace liability growth

Asset growth among the top largest 100 corporate pensions plans have outpaced the growth of their respective liabilities for the majority of 2017. As of Sept. 30, plan assets gained a collective 8.34%, while liabilities rose 6.8%. The discount rate fell to 3.69% at the end of September, from 3.99% at the end of 2016.

The funding deficit of the plans improved to $272 billion at the end of September, from $401 billion at the end of September 2016 and $280 billion as of the end of December 2016. The funding ratio was 84.3% in September.