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Balance Sheet: The funded status of corporate pension funds 2017

Publication Date : April 17, 2017

Constrained by low discount rates, the average funding ratio of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell again in 2016.

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Low discount rates take toll on largest corporate DB plans

Constrained by low discount rates, the average funding ratio of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans slid again in 2016, dropping to 84.5% from 85.1% in 2015 and 85.7% in 2014.

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The funded status of corporate pension funds

The largest corporate pension plans ranked by funding ratio as of Dec. 31, 2016.