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June 2012 pension funding index roundup

By Javier Sanabria

Pension Funding Index, June 2012

"Milliman analysis: Corporate pension gains evaporate in May… A $30 billion decline in assets and a $60 billion increase in liabilities combine to erase year-to-date gains in pension funded status"

Storified by Milliman, Inc. · Mon, Jun 11 2012 12:04:40

On June 6, Milliman, Inc. released the results of its latest Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation’s largest defined benefit pension plans.
An abstract for this month’s Pension Funding Index can be read here:
Pension Funding Index, June 2012 – Milliman InsightPension Funding Index, June 2012 Abstract The funded status of the 100 largest corporate defined benefit pension plans dropped by $90 bil…
The entire analysis can be read here:
Milliman – Employee Benefits – Pension Funding IndexAbout the Milliman 100 monthly Pension Funding Index How are the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans faring on a monthly basis? How …
Media coverage of the Pension Funding Index were reported on BenefitsPro.com, Pensions & Investments, The Sacramento Bee, and TheStreet.com.
May ‘horrific’ month for corporate pensions | BenefitsProDespite being a terrible month for the earnings of corporate pensions, experts say … it could have been worse. According to the Millima…
Milliman: May funding ratio decline wipes out 2012 gainsThe combined funding ratio of the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans dropped to 78% in May, erasing gains made in 2012, according t…
Milliman analysis: Corporate pension gains evaporate in May – The Sacramento BeePRNewswire/ — Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Pension Funding I…
Milliman Analysis: Corporate Pension Gains … – TheStreet.com2 days ago… in liabilities combine to erase year-to-date gains in pension funded … said John Ehrhardt, co-author of the Milliman Pe…
News of the June’s index was shared on Twitter rather quickly
Pension plan funding plunges in May: Milliman http://bit.ly/KGMYlRBusiness Insurance
Corporate pension funding drops below year end 2011 levels http://bit.ly/Ki6e5jJohn Ehrhardt
Pension plan funding plunges in May: Milliman http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20120606/NEWS03/120609937Jerry Geisel
Milliman – Employee Benefits – Pension Funding Index http://www.milliman.com/expertise/employee-benefits/products-tools/pension-funding-index/index.phpTom Watson
Pension plan funding plunges in May: Milliman http://ow.ly/bqrf0 #pensions #benefits #riskmanagement #retirementMatt Dunning
RT @millimaninsight: "2012 gains evaporate as corporate #pension funded status sinks by $90 billion in May." Download Pension Funding Index: http://bit.ly/NhBINhcharles hodge
Milliman’s monthly Pension Funding Index projects the funded status for pension plans included in the Milliman Pension Funding Study, reflecting the effect of market returns on plan assets and the impact of interest-rate changes on plan liabilities.

Milliman’s 2012 Pension Funding Study analyzes the 100 largest US corporate pensions. In 2011, these pensions were defined by record-low discount rates, which led to record-high pension liabilities and a $326.8 billion pension funding deficit. Read the study here:

Pension Funding StudyDecline in discount rates drives pension plans to record deficits in 2011 Impact of declining discount rates evident in 2011 financial st…
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