Ford Motor Co.
The Internal Revenue Service's unexpected decision July 9 to ban lump-sum payments to retirees has plan sponsors keeping one eye open for further regulation but still considering those payouts for...
July 27, 2015
Ford Motor Co.'s funding levels for its U.S. pension plans rose slightly in 2012, as declining interest rates largely offset strong investment gains.
February 22, 2013 | 04:53 pm
The news about Ford and GM making lump-sum offers last year led to a flurry of speculation that the DB cashout option would gain momentum as a risk-management strategy for many more companies.
January 30, 2013 | 09:18 am
Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., sold $2 billion in 4.75% 30-year notes Jan. 3, mostly to finance accelerated contributions to its worldwide defined benefit pension plans this year and continue...
January 07, 2013 | 12:01 am
Ford Motor Co. on Thursday planned to sell $2 billion in 30-year bonds to finance accelerated contributions to its worldwide defined benefit pension plans this year and continue derisking its pension ...
January 03, 2013 | 03:02 pm
Report on pension fund's historic, current and future asset allocations.
November 16, 2012 | 05:09 pm
GM and Ford were the first to venture down the road of lump-sum payments, but the federal highway bill has turned that road into an expressway with at least 10 other companies following suit.
October 15, 2012
A “one-size-fits-all” risk mitigation strategy for corporate defined benefit plans does not exist, particularly in the current environment.
August 15, 2012 | 10:00 am
Ford, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Exelis are among major companies that could be candidates for pension terminations modeled after GM's planned annuitization of its $33 billion U.S....
August 06, 2012 | 03:29 pm
Faced with the volatility of equity markets, declining interest rates and rising pension deficits, U.S. corporations are exiting the business of providing and investing defined benefit pension plans. ...
June 20, 2012 | 12:01 am
A new day is seen dawning in pension derisking as a result of General Motors Co.'s purchase of a multibillion-dollar group annuity contract to cover future benefit obligations of retirees in its U.S. ...
June 11, 2012
Ford Motor Co., which has a $15.4 billion unfunded pension liability, rejected offloading its retiree obligations as General Motors Co. is doing in favor of investing in global expansion, new models...
June 05, 2012 | 03:39 pm
In Ford Motor Co.'s latest move to derisk its pension plan, the automaker announced it would offer lump-sum payouts to a total of about 90,000 U.S. salaried retirees and former employees.
April 30, 2012
Ford Motor Co. on Friday announced it would offer a voluntary lump-sum payout to a total of about 90,000 U.S. salaried retirees and former employees as the latest move in its long-term strategy to...
April 27, 2012 | 11:19 am
Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., will sharply turn its $39.4 billion U.S. pension plans' allocation to lower risk, shifting to 80% fixed income and 20% growth-seeking equity and alternatives assets...