Stress test shows cracks in European pension funds

2016-03-08T18:51:43-08:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Pension Funding|Tags: |

Awareness of the impact of low interest rates and volatile markets on pension funds is nothing new, but the results of the first stress test on these investors by a European supervisory authority has made clear how acute the problem is. The low-interest-rate environment has continued to take its toll on the liabilities side of pension fund balance sheets, and sources with knowledge of these institutional investors said no amount of investment would bring the assets up to a [...]