30 11, 2016

100 largest public DB plans’ funding improves in third quarter on 3.5% return

2016-11-30T22:26:52-08:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans|Tags: |

The funded status of the 100 largest public pension plans rose to an aggregate 71% as of Sept. 30, up 1.2 percentage points from three months earlier, said a quarterly public pension funding study by Milliman released Tuesday. Assets rose an estimated 2.7% to $3.282 trillion in the three months ended Sept. 30, the result of a 3.5% investment return. Liabilities rose an estimated 0.8% to $4.62 trillion as interest on liabilities and new benefit accruals outpaced benefits paid [...]

11 07, 2014

Funded status of largest pension plans up in June

2014-07-11T16:50:52-07:00July 11th, 2014|Categories: Pension Funding|Tags: , |

The funded status of very large pension plans sponsored by publicly held companies rose in June, largely due to higher interest rates and investment gains, according to a Milliman Inc. survey released Thursday. Defined benefit plans offered by the 100 U.S. employers with the largest pension programs were an average of 85.3% funded as of June 30, up from 84.5% funded in May and 84.7% in April. At the end of June, the plans had $1.459 trillion in assets [...]

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