Ford Motor Co.

Ford's U.S. pension plans' funding levels up in 2012

Ford's U.S. pension plans' funding levels up in 2012

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
Six guidelines for pension cashout success

Six guidelines for pension cashout success

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 uses bond sale to finance contributions, derisking plan

Ford uses bond sale to finance contributions, derisking plan

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 sells $2 billion in 30-year bonds to help fund defined benefit plans

Ford sells $2 billion in 30-year bonds to help fund defined benefit plans

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

P&I's asset allocation analysis

Report on pension fund's historic, current and future asset allocations.

November 16, 2012 | 05:09 pm
Lump-sum payouts moving into fast lane

Lump-sum payouts moving into fast lane

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
Identifying the best risk mitigation strategy for a corporate DB plan

Identifying the best risk mitigation strategy for a corporate DB plan

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

Moody's: Ford, Boeing among those ripe for picking annuitization

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
Pension plan derisking enters its dynamic era

Pension plan derisking enters its dynamic era

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
GM-Prudential annuity deal seen setting off race to gain piece of DB derisking action

GM-Prudential annuity deal seen setting off race to gain piece of DB derisking action

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 CFO: We won’t take same road as GM on retiree obligations

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
Ford's lump-sum offer is a first for a U.S. pension plan

Ford's lump-sum offer is a first for a U.S. pension plan

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 to offer lump-sum payout to 90,000 retirees, former employees

Ford to offer lump-sum payout to 90,000 retirees, former employees

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 to derisk pension plans

Ford to derisk pension plans

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...

March 09, 2012 | 02:08 pm

Ford’s U.S. pension plans hit by declining interest rates

Ford Motor Co.’s funding level for its U.S. pension plans declined in 2011, as declining interest rates boosted the value of plan liabilities.

February 23, 2012 | 04:18 pm