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Plan Sponsors Plot Their ‘De-Risking' of Defined Benefits

January 26, 2012
Related Topics: Top Stories - Frontpage, Retirement/Pensions, Benefit Design and Communication, Benefits Outsourcing, Retirement Planning, Benefits
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According to a December 2011 study by Mercer and CFO Research Services, 59 percent of 192 senior-level financial executives surveyed say their defined benefit pension plan poses at least a moderate risk to their companies' short-term financial performance. High plan liabilities coupled with a weak market are causing plan sponsors to explore new strategies for protecting assets.
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