Pension funding

ITN Pension Scheme deficit increases 22.5% in 2014

ITN Pension Scheme deficit increases 22.5% in 2014

The deficit for the ITN Pension Scheme, London, increased 22.5% to £98.5 million ($147.2 million) for the year ended Dec. 31, said sponsoring company Independent Television News Ltd.’s...

May 01, 2015 | 11:58 am
Estimating future costs at public pension plans: Setting the discount rate

Estimating future costs at public pension plans: Setting the discount rate

Looking more closely at the views of financial economists, it becomes clear that using an estimated rate of return to discount future pension liabilities is not misleading.

April 29, 2015 | 10:27 am

Milliman: 100 largest corporate plans see little funding movement in March

The funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell to 81% at the end of March, down 20 basis points from February, the Milliman 100 Pension Funding index showed Thursday.

April 23, 2015 | 03:10 pm
Tesco charts funding plan to close growing pension plan deficit

Tesco charts funding plan to close growing pension plan deficit

Tesco PLC, Cheshunt, England, has agreed to a funding plan with trustees of the company's defined benefit plan in an effort to plug a £3.9 billion ($5.8 billion) deficit.

April 22, 2015 | 02:01 pm
Funded status hurt by longer lifespans, discount rate drop

Funded status hurt by longer lifespans, discount rate drop

The average funding ratio of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans dropped 7.7 percentage points in 2014 to 85.8%, despite strong investment returns that averaged 9.2%, Pensions &...

April 20, 2015

Charting corporate funding status through the years

See a series of graphs and charts showing the funded status of the top 100 corporate pension funds.

April 20, 2015 | 12:01 am
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April 20, 2015

Wilshire: S&P 500 funded status plummets in 2014 despite strong returns

The aggregate funded status for pension plans sponsored by S&P 500 companies fell 720 basis points to 82.5% in 2014 as liability growth outpaced assets, said an annual report from Wilshire Consulting.

April 16, 2015 | 04:03 pm

Towers Watson: Funding of 100 largest corporate pension plans drops to 81% in 2014

The funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans fell eight percentage points in 2014 to an aggregate 81%, said a report from Towers Watson.

April 14, 2015 | 04:11 pm

U.K. pension funding deficit rises 17.7% in March

The aggregate deficit of occupational pension funds covered by the U.K. Pension Protection Fund’s 7800 index increased 17.7% to £292.6 billion ($436.9 billion) in March.

April 14, 2015 | 11:06 am
Corporate funding ratios dip in first quarter — 2 reports

Corporate funding ratios dip in first quarter — 2 reports

The aggregate funded status of S&P 500 companies with defined benefit plans fell 120 basis points to 82% in the first quarter as liability growth outpaced assets, Aon Hewitt said.

April 10, 2015 | 02:12 pm

NISA: Funded status volatility rises in March

NISA Investment Advisors’ Pension Surplus Risk index ticked up 60 basis points in March to 10.5%.

April 08, 2015 | 04:55 pm

Mercer: FTSE 350 pension funding deficit rises 9.5% in March

The total funding deficit of U.K. FTSE 350 companies’ pension funds increased 9.5% to £127 billion ($189.6 billion) in March, Mercer said.

April 08, 2015 | 02:30 pm

Funded status falls in first quarter for U.S. corporate DB plans — 2 reports

The funded status of U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell slightly in the first quarter of 2015, said reports from BNY Mellon and Legal & General Investment Management America.

April 06, 2015 | 03:12 pm

New settlement proposed in Rhode Island pension overhaul lawsuit

A new proposed settlement to end litigation against Rhode Island’s state pension overhaul was revealed in court on Thursday.

April 03, 2015 | 03:37 pm