Pension funding

Multiemployer pension funding ratios fall 4 percentage points in last 6 months of 2015

The aggregate funded status of U.S. multiemployer pension plans declined 4 percentage points in the second half of 2015 to an estimated 75%, said a Milliman report released on Tuesday.

April 19, 2016 | 02:47 pm
Largest corporate DB plans see no gains in funding

Largest corporate DB plans see no gains in funding

In a year when the nation's largest corporate defined benefit plans saw a 5.7% aggregate decrease in liabilities, funding levels barely budged. The culprit: a combination of low returns that hovered...

April 18, 2016
Corporate pension funding report card

Corporate pension funding report card

Assets down, and contributions plummet for the 100 largest corporate pension funds in 2015.

April 18, 2016 | 12:01 am
Kentucky General Assembly passes budget to ratchet up pension fund contributions

Kentucky General Assembly passes budget to ratchet up pension fund contributions

Kentucky's state retirement systems would see an additional $1.28 billion in pension fund contributions over the next two fiscal years under a budget bill passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.

April 18, 2016 | 03:02 pm

Corporate pension plan funded status 2016

The largest corporate pension plans ranked by funding ratio -- plan assets as a percentage of benefit obligation — as of Dec. 31, 2015, unless otherwise noted.

April 18, 2016 | 02:26 pm

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 18, 2016 | 12:01 am

Wilshire: S&P 500 company pension fund liabilities fall in 2015, but so do funding levels

The aggregate funded status for defined benefit plans sponsored by S&P 500 companies fell 60 basis points to 81.4% in 2015, as declining asset values outpaced declining liabilities, said Wilshire...

April 12, 2016 | 04:21 pm

Public pension debt hurting government staffing — paper

State and local government staffing is being negatively affected by public pension debt, said a white paper from the Manhattan Institute.

April 12, 2016 | 04:06 pm

U.K. pension funding deficit falls 6.4% in March

The total deficit of U.K. defined benefit funds fell 6.4% in March to £302.1 billion ($434.8 billion), as liabilities decreased and assets rose, showed data from the Pension Protection Fund...

April 12, 2016 | 02:49 pm
Corporate funding ratios climb in March despite drop in discount rate — 2 reports

Corporate funding ratios climb in March despite drop in discount rate — 2 reports

The aggregate funding ratio for U.S. corporate defined benefit plans improved in March on the back of rising equity markets, said reports from Mercer and Wilshire Consulting.

April 08, 2016 | 01:49 pm

NISA: Funded status volatility drops 40 basis points in March

NISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index fell 40 basis points to 8.7% in March, driven by a decrease in return-seeking asset volatility.

April 08, 2016 | 10:31 am
Milliman: Largest corporate pension funds see little change in 2015

Milliman: Largest corporate pension funds see little change in 2015

The aggregate funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans was 81.8% at the end of 2015, a 10-basis-point increase from the end of 2014.

April 07, 2016 | 10:59 am
Moody's: U.S. pension liabilities moderate in relation to Social Security, Medicare

Moody's: U.S. pension liabilities moderate in relation to Social Security, Medicare

U.S. federal, state and local pension funds combined face an estimated $7 trillion funding gap, said a new report from Moody's Investors Service.

April 06, 2016 | 03:44 pm

U.S. corporate pension funding levels plummet in first quarter — 2 reports

The funded status of a typical U.S. corporate defined benefit plan fell in the first quarter as liabilities grew faster than assets, said recent reports from Legal & General Investment Management...

April 04, 2016 | 03:17 pm

U.K. pension liabilities soar in March — Mercer

The accounting deficit of FTSE 350 company defined benefit funds increased 65.3% to £81 billion ($115 billion) over the month of March, showed data from consultant Mercer.

April 04, 2016 | 11:05 am