Pension Research

Public pension plans in the United States have a long and successful track record at maintaining the pension promise according to a new study by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), writes Rob Kozlowski fop Pensions & Investments. As such, attempts to close or freeze plans that are...

The first half of the year was a good one for American multi-employer pension plans (MEPPS), which saw their funded level near its best position since the financial meltdown of the Great Recession. According to new data from Milliman the plans have an average funded level of 81 per cent, but “these plans still face...

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The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) is out to correct what it says are “misleading assertions” that DB pensions aren’t valuable tools in retaining classroom talent. “Diane Oakley, executive director of NIRS, says that there are “misleading assertions that DB pensions don’t offer incentives to retain...

A church group that administers pensions and other benefits for clergy considered moving from DB to DC but didn’t because it determined the shift would be irresponsible, writes Rebecca Moore for Plan Sponsor. The Church Pension Group collects contributions from Episcopal clergy to fund pension and other benefits. In a...

The United States had an estimated long-term savings gap of $27.5 trillion at the end of 2015, and the trend towards people living longer will cause that gap to expand significantly, writes Rebecca Moore for Plan Sponsor. She reports that Mercer, working with the World Economic Forum, estimated the gap, adding that...

A white paper due to be published by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions will focus on the future of British DB schemes, writes Dan Mikulskis for Pensions Expert. “The secretary of state for work and pensions, David Gauke, says the paper will set out next steps on what reform is needed to support the sector. The...