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P&I's Balance Sheet 2012
April 30, 2012
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
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.
Agregate contributions by the 100 largest corporate funds were down in 2011, as was the average discount rate.
The average funding level of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension funds dropped in 2011.
Web Extras: Slideshows
From the P&I Balance Sheet, a slideshow of the 10 corporate defined benefit plans with the best funding ratios.
From the P&I Balance Sheet, a slideshow of the 10 corporate defined benefit plans with the worst funding ratios.
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.