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P&I's Balance Sheet 2012

Publication Date: April 30, 2012

The funded status of the top 100 U.S. corporate pension plans according to Pensions & Investment review of annual reports.

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Funded status of top corporate plans falls 5 points in '11

The average funded status of the 100 larg-est U.S. corporate pension plans dropped more than five percentage points in 2011, giving up small gains made in the past two years, Pensions & Investments' analysis of annual reports shows.

Data and Charts

P&I Pension Plan Funding Thermometer

The P&I pension plan funding thermometer utilizes data from the P&I Research Center and provides the latest information on U.S. corporate defined benefit plans' funded status and current and future contributions for the nation's largest public companies.

2011 contributions and discount rates for corporate funds

Agregate contributions by the 100 largest corporate funds were down in 2011, as was the average discount rate.

Average corporate funding levels, 2005-2011

The average funding level of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension funds dropped in 2011.

Web Extras: Slideshows

Best funded corporate pension funds

From the P&I Balance Sheet, a slideshow of the 10 corporate defined benefit plans with the best funding ratios.

Worst funded corporate pension funds

From the P&I Balance Sheet, a slideshow of the 10 corporate defined benefit plans with the worst funding ratios.

Global view of corporate pension funds

To supplement P&Iís report on U.S. corporate plan funding, we also examine pension assets of the Dow Jones Global Titans 50 index of multinational corporations.