Asset returns of 13.4% offset plunging discount rates to lift funded levels to 88.4%.
The lack of in-person meetings did not dampen interest in smaller firms, which are putting themselves out there through Zoom.
Surging bond prices helped boost defined benefit plans’ funded ratios to 124%.
Reforms enacted by many plans will cause benefit cash flows to decline significantly, paper finds.
More institutional investors are calling for equity and inclusion, but challenges remain in disclosures and transparency.
State Street Global Advisors report says 2020 increased the importance of the ‘S’ in ESG.
Vanguard report finds DC plan take-up rates surge to 91% from 28% under automatic enrollment.
The president of Northern Trust Asset Management has written several open letters about the unequal toll marginalized communities face.
The urban workspaces of the future are going to see more personalization, more automation, and more focus on health and wellness.
Better governance, flexibility, and clever investment strategies and solutions can prepare pension funds for the future, plan leaders say.
Survey finds 71% of white Americans own stocks, compared with 55% of Black Americans.
Fiscal stimulus and a sustained vaccination pace are expected to spur the strongest GDP growth in 37 years.
Despite weak returns, funded levels rise for the fifth consecutive month.
They’re the top asset in those sustainable portfolios, with 81% opting for them, survey says.
Spaces for pharmaceutical research and medical device development can generate cash flow, as well as offer downside protection, according to Willis Towers Watson.