Tag: Defined benefit

Pension Plans Need Help Crafting and Executing De-Risking Strategies

By the end of the calendar year 2017, the discount rate used by companies sponsoring pension plans in the S&P 500 had fallen to the lowest level measured in Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s long-running pension research series; at the same time, sponsors are making large voluntary contributions to take advantage of disappearing tax incentives. 

Checking in With Verizon Pensioners Post Risk Transfer

PLANADVISER interviewed a spokesperson for a large group of Verizon retirees back in 2015, shortly following their defeat in appellate court in a case challenging the merits of pension risk transfers; we catch back up with Jack Cohen to talk shop and ask, how have things been going post annuitization?

ICMA-RC Overhauls Website

Besides revamping the public website, the participant and plan administration portals have also been enhanced.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Mercer Reveals Leadership Changes in Its Wealth and Health Hemisphere; Milwaukee Institutional Announces Boston Location Led by VP; BPOC Acquires Zenith American; and more.

Church Pension Group Argues DB Bests DC

The group also says the primary motivation of most corporations in eliminating defined benefit plans has been to improve both the level and predictability of their quarterly earnings; it has not been to provide a superior benefit to their employees.