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Introduction to Benefit Plans Around the World: A Guide for Multinational Employers
Introduction to Benefit Plans Around the World: A Guide for Multinational Employers
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
12 Nov 2007 WORLDWIDE Worldwide News, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Multinational Companies
Mercer's "Introduction to Benefit Plans Around the World: A Guide for Multinational Employers" brings together information on retirement, medical, sickness, disability and death benefit plans to help global companies more effectively assess and compare the benefits they provide for their employees. The report covers 47 countries, and includes data from multinational and leading local companies.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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How does your retirement program stack up?
How does your retirement program stack up?
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
8 Aug 2007 United States Investment - Performance

The improved financial health of major corporate pension plans significantly reduced the need for plan sponsor contributions in 2006, according to a new analysis by Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Mercer Investment Consulting. In addition, the improved funded status of pension plans lessened the impact of the switch to new accounting rules, which require full balance sheet recognition of plan deficits.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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FTSE 350 survey shows increase in pension scheme life expectancy assumptions and record contribution
Increase in pension scheme life expectancy assumptions and record contribution
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
24 May 2007 United Kingdom Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Issues & Trends, Pensioners & Retirement
In 2006, listed companies increased the allowance they make for the life expectancy of their pension scheme members by a whole year, according to a survey from Mercer Human Resource Consulting. The FTSE 350 survey also showed that these revised longevity assumptions have increased the value placed on pension scheme liabilities by 3% - equivalent to £13 billion. By contrast, although deficit correction contributions reached a new record of £6 billion in 2006 (up 8%), these contributions were less than half the value of the liability increase.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Belgian pension funds returned +8.4% in 2006
Belgian pension funds returned +8.4% in 2006
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
3 Apr 2007 Belgium Investment - Performance, European Union members
Belgian pension funds delivered median returns of  +8.4% in 2006, according to the 20th edition of Mercer's annual Pension Investment Performance Survey. The research is based on an analysis of 97 active funds, which represent two-thirds of the 150 active funds in Belgium. The study analyses 130 investment portfolios with total assets of €6.8 bn. The result is mainly to be attributed to the investments in shares (+22.6%) and to investments in real estate (+48.5%), said the study.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Apr 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Employers not ready for costly "sleeper" super changes - Mercer survey reveals
Employers not ready for costly "sleeper" super changes - Mercer survey reveals
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
14 Mar 2007 Australia Pension Reform, Legislation
Mercer’s Market Issues Survey questioned employers about the changes to superannuation legislation that will affect the way they calculate the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contribution from 1 July 2008 and discovered that many of them are unprepared to deal with the changes, despite the fact that three quarters could face increased payroll costs of an average of 10% next year. 15% of employers are unaware of the changes and two thirds have not yet assessed the cost impact on their business, according to the survey's findings.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Employers with 401(k) plans providing richer match rates, survey finds
Employers with 401(k) plans providing richer match rates, survey finds
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
26 Feb 2007 United States Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Investment - General, Countries - US
As more and more organisations move from a defined benefit pension plan to a defined contribution plan, the match rates for these plans are becoming more generous. The number of 401(k) plans with a match rate of 100% has steadily risen over the past five years, from 26% of plans in 2002 to 36% in 2006, according to a study by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension deficits and trends in FTSE 350 companies
Pension deficits and trends in FTSE 350 companies
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
2 Jan 2007 United Kingdom Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Issues & Trends, Investment - General, European Union issues
Pension scheme deficits in the FTSE 350 companies dropped by 29% in 2006, from £86bn in 2005 to £61bn last year, according to research by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Longer term trend analysis reveals that this drop is partly a reversal of the upswing in 2005, with aggregate deficits only a fifth below the levels at the end of 2002.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Global Retirement
Global Pensions Risk Survey
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
Dec 2006 WORLDWIDE Worldwide News, Surpluses and Deficits, Investment - Performance, Accounting
The 10th global pensions risk survey from Mercer Human Resource Consulting has found that UK companies are the most concerned about their pension schemes, whereas US organisations are the least concerned. Of those surveyed, 56% of  the companies believed there pension plans represent a "moderate" financial risk to their organisation, and 16% viewed the risk as "great". Over 300 companies worldwide took part in the survey.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension funding targets increase by 10%, survey shows
Pension funding targets increase by 10%, survey shows
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
31 Oct 2006 United Kingdom Trustees, Surpluses and Deficits, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Accounting
Companies will need to continue making large contributions to their pension schemes to meet higher funding targets, according to new research by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Mercer’s analysis of over 160 pension schemes shows that trustees completing actuarial valuations this year are planning to increase their funding targets by 10% on average, following influential legislation introduced last year. Funding targets are also expected to approach, or even exceed, the pension liabilities shown in company accounts. The average target is likely to increase from 92% of liabilities under FRS 17 and International Accounting Standards (IAS) to 100% of liabilities.  When taking into account that FRS/IAS targets are themselves going up because of increasing longevity, the typical rise in funding target will be as much as 10% since last year.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Positive Canadian capital market results do not improve pension plan solvency in the third quarter
Third quarter 2006 survey of pooled fund performance
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
27 Oct 2006 Canada Investment - Performance, Countries - excl. European Union and US
The third quarter of 2006 saw positive returns in major equity markets across the globe. With both equities and bonds on the rise, Canadian balanced funds also enjoyed positive performance this quarter with a median return of 4.1%, according to Mercer Investment Consulting’s Pooled Fund Survey. Investors received further indication that Canada is nearing the end of its tightening cycle as the Bank of Canada continued to hold the overnight rate steady at 4.25%. Canadian bond yields fell across the board over the quarter. Long-term yields saw a 50 basis point drop from its 4.6% yield at June 30, 2006 to 4.1% as at 30 September 2006, which resulted in an 8.3% return for the quarter.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Retailers lead the market in controlling benefit costs
Retailers lead the market in controlling benefit costs
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
20 Oct 2006 United States Scheme Issues & Trends, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Countries - US
The results of  Mercer Human Resource Consulting's 2006 Retail Industry Benefits Survey show that retail organisations in the US are attempting aggressive measures to control the cost of retirement benefits. 41% only provide employees with a defined contribution pension scheme, instead of a traditional defined benefit plan, compared with just 19% of the S&P 500 companies.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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New age discrimination proposals – UK pension benefits could be affected
New age discrimination proposals – UK pension benefits could be affected
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
19 Oct 2006 United Kingdom Legislation, Equality
Due to the new proposals on how age discrimination legislation will be applied to pension schemes, employers could be forced to reduce members' benefits or set up a new pension trust. Research by Mercer Human Resource Consulting shows that, if the regulations are implemented in their current form, at least a third of pension schemes may be affected.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Training takes priority over pay rises in employee rewards - European survey
Training takes priority over pay rises in employee rewards - European survey
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
17 Oct 2006 United Kingdom Investment - General, European Union issues, Occupations/Industry Sectors
Retirement benefits will attract little extra investment by companies next year, according to a European survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Only 16% of respondents will spend more money on these benefits, but 58% of companies will instead spend more money on the training and career development of their staff and 32% will invest more in annual cash bonuses.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension liabilities in top European companies
Analysis designed to help investors assess pensions risk in major European financial markets
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
7 Aug 2006 Europe (including EU) Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Issues & Trends, Investment - Performance, Investment - General, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, European Union members, European Union issues
According to research by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, the largest German-owned companies have almost 20% more exposure to pensions risk than top UK and Dutch firms and over three times more than French-owned organisations. The analysis - designed to help investors assess pensions risk in the major European financial markets - also shows that a significant proportion of pension liabilities in German companies remain unsecured by assets, despite large-scale voluntary funding by some firms. The combined value of pension liabilities in the biggest German-based companies (the DAX 30) is equivalent to 31% of the organisations’ market capitalisation. This pension risk exposure is around a fifth higher than for the top UK (FTSE 100) and Dutch (AEX 25) companies, which have liabilities equating to 26% of their market capitalisation.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A third of UK employees are relying on their house for retirement income
A third of UK employees rely on their house for retirement income
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
20 Jul 2006 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Savings, Pensioners & Retirement, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
As many as one in three people (33%) with defined contribution pension schemes are relying on the house they live in to form an important part of their retirement income, according to the preliminary results of a survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Yet, while a minority of people will be able to downsize their properties and use the extra capital to buy a substantial annuity, selling a home to fund retirement will not be a viable solution for most. Analysis shows that an average UK house costing £173,000 could be sold to buy an annuity worth about £6,700 a year after tax, but with average annual rental costs at £6,800, this annuity would provide negative net retirement income. The same analysis showed that someone choosing to downsize from an average semi-detached home to an average terraced house would be able to buy an annuity of just £1,100 a year after tax.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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