Pension funding

Quebec mulls shared-risk structure for municipal pension plans

Quebec mulls shared-risk structure for municipal pension plans

Quebec municipal defined benefit plans could change to a shared-risk structure from a final-salary pension framework under legislation to be considered by the province's National Assembly next month.

September 29, 2014

Ontario Public Service Pension Plan rides global equity returns in 2013

Ontario Public Service Pension Plan rode strong equity gains to boost its overall assets to C$21 billion (US$18.9 billion) in 2013.

September 25, 2014 | 04:29 pm

Moody’s sees continued public pension funding gaps

Despite strong investment returns and reform measures, public pension funds are losing ground in dealing with unfunded liabilities, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report issued Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | 03:51 pm
Investors hurting FTSE 100 companies with pension funds, study finds

Investors hurting FTSE 100 companies with pension funds, study finds

Investors in FTSE 100 companies with defined benefit plans are penalizing those companies for their pension liabilities regardless of the pension plan's funded status, said a study by U.K. economics...

September 22, 2014 | 02:28 pm
Wilshire: City and county pension funding ratios climb to 73% in 2013

Wilshire: City and county pension funding ratios climb to 73% in 2013

The aggregate funding ratio of U.S. city and county pension plans rose to 73% in fiscal year 2013, up from 69% in 2012, said a report from Wilshire Consulting.

September 15, 2014 | 03:51 pm
Good returns ease public pension fund fears as GASB changes take hold

Good returns ease public pension fund fears as GASB changes take hold

The first batch of public pension fund financial reports under new accounting standards will be out this fall, and after a bumpy adjustment period, the preliminary results so far are good — or...

September 15, 2014

Loop Capital: State, local funding stabilizes in 2013

Pension funding at both the state and local levels appears to be stabilizing, according to the 12th annual public pension funding review announced Wednesday by Loop Capital Markets, which found...

September 10, 2014 | 06:02 pm
S&P downgrades New Jersey bonds on pension liability concerns

S&P downgrades New Jersey bonds on pension liability concerns

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is lowering its rating on New Jersey’s general obligation bonds to A from A+ in part because of the worsening condition of the state’s pension...

September 10, 2014 | 03:10 pm

U.K. pension funding shortfall grows in August

The aggregate deficit of U.K. occupational pension funds in the Pension Protection Fund’s 7800 index increased 39% to £170.6 billion ($274.6 billion) in August.

September 09, 2014 | 12:10 pm

Pension funding reports mixed for August

The funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans fell to 84% in August, down from 84.8% in July, said the latest Milliman 100 Pension Funding index.

September 08, 2014 | 04:29 pm

U.S. corporate pension funding ratios decline on falling discount rate

Funding ratios of U.S. corporate pension plans fell in August due to a drop in the discount rate, two new reports show.

September 04, 2014 | 02:39 pm

Fitch Ratings: Pension liabilities a key measure in distressed companies

The pension liabilities of companies in or near bankruptcy deserve closer attention, said a special report issued Wednesday by Fitch Ratings.

September 03, 2014 | 04:04 pm
Financial services companies have best pension funding ratio — report

Financial services companies have best pension funding ratio — report

Financial services companies have the best funded defined benefit plans compared to other business sectors, said a report from BNY Mellon's investment strategy and solutions group.

August 21, 2014 | 03:17 pm

Milliman: Corporate pension plan funding inches down in July

The funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans dropped to 85% in July, down from 85.3% in June, said the latest Milliman 100 Pension Funding index.

August 15, 2014 | 01:38 pm

U.K. pension funding deficit rises 12.6% in July

The aggregate deficit of U.K. occupational pension funds in the Pension Protection Fund's 7800 index increased 12.6% to £122.7 billion in July.

August 12, 2014 | 10:50 am