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Pension De-Risking – The Next Evolution in Reducing Funded Status Risk

Pension De-Risking – The Next Evolution in Reducing Funded Status Risk

There has been an evolution of pension plan de-risking over the years, giving us 3 different version. Many plan sponsors have avoided moving more quickly to de-risk using strategies 1-3 because of the negative impact that each of these can have on a sponsor’s reported profits as well as expected cash contributions to close a deficit. We are now poised for de-risking version 4.0, in which plan sponsors will utilize modern risk management tools to significantly reduce funded status volatility while maintaining expected returns.

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Is Your Defined Benefit Plan Ready for Termination?

Is Your Defined Benefit Plan Ready for Termination?

Part 1 of a 5 part series looking at the challenge facing plan sponsors; when and the how will plan termination occur, and how do you prepare for it. In other words: what do frozen plan sponsors need to do to make “the End” a good one?

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The Importance of Hiring an Independent Actuary

The Importance of Hiring an Independent Actuary

As with many professional industries, pension actuaries / firms have a variety of experiences with their clients that lead to a range of comfort levels/expertise. Some actuaries/firms have developed PBGC premium savings strategies, investment strategies or...

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Reasons to Hire an Institutional Investment Advisor

Reasons to Hire an Institutional Investment Advisor

Many defined contribution retirement plan sponsors choose not to work with an institutional investment advisor. In this note we explain why unadvised plan sponsors could be patsies in the game of picking skilled active managers: the pros are likely eating their lunch.

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