Pension funding

House passes pension funding changes in Highway Trust Fund legislation

House passes pension funding changes in Highway Trust Fund legislation

More generous pension funding calculations for defined benefit plans were approved Tuesday by the House, 367-55, as part of legislation extending the Highway Trust Fund.

July 15, 2014 | 05:39 pm

FTSE 100 pension funds’ combined funding status improves, report shows

FTSE 100 pension funds’ total deficit decreased 21% in the year ended March 31, to £60 billion ($103 billion), despite contributions decreasing 27% in the same period to £7.7 billion.

July 15, 2014 | 11:34 am

Aon Hewitt: S&P 500 pension funding ratios climb in June

The aggregate funding ratio of S&P 500 companies with defined benefit pension plans improved to 89.5% at the end of June from 88.3% the previous month, Aon Hewitt said.

July 11, 2014 | 03:24 pm
Milliman: Funding level of U.S. corporate pension plans up in June

Milliman: Funding level of U.S. corporate pension plans up in June

The funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans increased in June because of slightly rising interest rates

July 10, 2014 | 03:39 pm
Pension smoothing part of Highway Trust Fund deal

Pension smoothing part of Highway Trust Fund deal

The House Ways and Means Committee late Tuesday proposed pension smoothing as part of a funding package for the Highway Trust Fund, which is projected to run out of money within weeks.

July 09, 2014 | 02:23 pm

Public policy group calls for risk-free public pension discount rate

State governments could provide a clearer picture of public pension debt as it relates to state budgets by using a low-risk discount rate, a new report states.

July 09, 2014 | 09:00 am

Pension surplus risk index falls to historical low in June

NISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index fell to 8.6% in June, a 90-basis-point drop from May.

July 08, 2014 | 02:42 pm

Alaska pension funds map out allocations for $3 billion state contribution

Alaska Retirement Management Board has made preliminary plans for how it will allocate the $3 billion infusion to the Public Employees' Retirement System and Teachers' Retirement System from the...

July 08, 2014 | 04:01 pm

U.K. pension funding deficit dips in June

The aggregate deficit of U.K. defined benefit occupational pension funds in the Pension Protection Fund's 7800 index decreased 8% in June to £109 billion ($186.6 billion).

July 08, 2014 | 01:27 pm

Mercer: S&P 1500 pension funding ticks up in June

The funded status of S&P 1500 companies with defined benefit pension plans rose one percentage point to 85% in June, said a monthly report from Mercer.

July 07, 2014 | 03:50 pm

Corporate pension plan funded status flat for quarter, up in June — 3 reports

The funded status of a typical U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plan remained relatively unchanged at slightly less than 90% in the second quarter, said Legal & General Investment Management...

July 02, 2014 | 03:54 pm
 Mercer: Canada pension plan funding improves slightly in 2nd quarter

Mercer: Canada pension plan funding improves slightly in 2nd quarter

Canadian defined benefit pension plans’ funding improved marginally in the second quarter but was down slightly from the start of the year, based on a Mercer (Canada) report released Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | 02:17 pm
U.K. corporate pension fund deficit rises 67% in past 12 months

U.K. corporate pension fund deficit rises 67% in past 12 months

The total deficit of U.K. corporate defined benefit pension funds increased 67% for the year ended June 30, despite a rise in total assets.

July 01, 2014 | 11:44 am

Aon to contribute $385 million to its worldwide pension funds in 2014

Aon PLC said it plans to contribute $385 million to its worldwide pension funds in 2014, down significantly from $523 million in 2013 and $638 million the year before that.

June 24, 2014 | 03:51 pm
U.K. surety bond deal gives new pension funding option

U.K. surety bond deal gives new pension funding option

A FTSE 100 company has become the first to make surety bonds part of the funding strategy for its defined benefit plan, a new option for corporate executives looking to make good on pension promises.

June 23, 2014