Prism

Q4 2017 Pension Plan Experience

The pension funding level of our model defined benefit plan plan increased slightly — by 1 percentage point —in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Sibson and Segal Marco Advisors examine the effects of changes in the assets and liabilities of the model plan on its funded ratio over the four most recent quarters.

In this issue, you’ll learn:

  • How Q4 investment performance contributed to a 1 percent asset increase for the model pension plan;
  • How changes in the yield curve during the quarter increased the model plan’s liability by about 4 percent;
  • The impact of these changes on the model plan’s funded status; and
  • How deterministic and asset-liability modeling can help you measure the risks to your own plan stemming from recent changes in its assets, liabilities and funded ratio.

 

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