Report shows that pension closures continue at the UK’s largest companies.
The number of plans in the Netherlands has plunged 75% in 20 years.
NEPC report says fees didn’t decline for the first time since 2010.
Reports take half-empty, half-full view of pension funding.
Cause linked to unreported debt, unrealistic return expectations.
“Important not to abandon hope,” associate director says.
Funded ratio sees little movement in the first seven months of 2017.
Reports from Pension Protection Fund and Mercer show improved DB funding.
Despite signs of a rebound, sentiment turns negative on the asset class, bringing YTD inflows down to $20.65 billion.
Funded ratio sees first increase since March.
Although the US spends more on health care per capita, its life expectancy lags compared to other developed countries.