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Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin
9 Dec 2009 United States Investment - Performance, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
According to Towers Perrin’s Capital Market Update for November, there were strong equity returns which were partially offset by a decline in corporate bond yields. The Towers Perrin Pension Index recorded a 1.6% increase to 68.5. The index reflects the asset/liability performance of a hypothetical benchmark pension plan.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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As credit woes ease, cash flow and pension plan volatility are among top finance executives' concerns
As credit woes ease, cash flow and pension plan volatility are among top finance executives' concern
Towers Perrin
30 Nov 2009 United States Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
According to a recent survey conducted by Towers Perrin, most finance executives remain concerned about several financial and risk management issues, most notably cash and cash flow, and defined benefit (DB) pension plan volatility.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Towers Perrin's 2010 Retiree Health Care Cost Survey Shows Continuing Affordability and Access Concerns
Towers Perrin's Retiree Health Care Cost Survey
Towers Perrin
18 Nov 2009 United States Pensioners & Retirement, Countries - US
Towers Perrin's 2010 Retiree Health Care Cost Survey has revealed that large US employers are continuing to shift significant health coverage costs to retirees or exiting sponsored retiree health benefit programs altogether due to the prolonged economic recession and already high health care benefit costs for active employees.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin
11 Nov 2009 United States Worldwide News, Investment - Performance, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
According to Towers Perrin's Capital Market Update for October, corporate bond yields ticked up while equity values suffered a decline, reversing the recent trend. The Towers Perrin Pension Index recorded a 0.1% increase to 67.4 due to the fall-off in asset and liability values. The Index is now up 2.1% from the start of 2009, but down 15% from its value of 79.3 at 31 October 2008.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin
12 Oct 2009 United States Worldwide News, Investment - Performance, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
Towers Perrin's latest Capital Market Update has revealed a decline in corporate bond yields despite strong portfolio returns in September. The Towers Perrin Pension Index has risen 0.6% for the month up to 67.3. The current value of the index represents a rise of 2% for the year to date, but an overall decline of 21.6% over the past 12 months.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin
12 Aug 2009 United States Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US, Investment - Performance, Worldwide News
Towers Perrin's latest capital market update has revealed a significant decline in bond yields despite the impact of July's robust portfolio returns. The Towers Perrin Pension Index has risen 1% for the month up to 67.6. The current value of the index represents a 2.4% increase for the year to date, but an overall decline of 23% over the past 12 months.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Towers Perrin Pension Index declines in June
Towers Perrin Pension Index declines in June
Towers Perrin
20 Jul 2009 United States Investment - Performance, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
Towers Perrin's latest Capital Markets Update (CMU) has found that the funded status of the typical US pension plan fell by 4% in June due to moderate portfolio returns and a decline in bond yields.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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CFO Pension Risk Survey
CFO Pension Risk Survey
Towers Perrin
9 Jul 2009 United States Worldwide News, Scheme Issues & Trends, Investment - General, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
According to a study carried out by Towers Perrin and CFO Research Services, over 80% of companies remain confident that they will have sufficient resources to satisfy DB pension scheme funding requirements despite the tough economic climate. The study also revealed that over 70% of senior finance executives believe that the pressures of the recession are causing a long-term shift in how companies and workers prepare for retirement.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Older Age Mortality Study: Combined Results
Older Age Mortality Study: Combined Results
Towers Perrin
29 Jun 2009 United States Countries - US

Towers Perrin has published a report combining the 2008 and 2005 Tillinghast Older Age Mortality Studies (TOAMS). This research reveals US data and insights based on $6.5 trn of life insurance exposures, considering factors such as gender and smoking.

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 >> Jun 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Towers Perrin survey finds most companies 'staying the course' when it comes to employee benefits
Towers Perrin survey finds most companies 'staying the course' when it comes to employee benefits
Towers Perrin
14 Apr 2009 United States Scheme Issues & Trends, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US, Administration
A survey of almost 500 HR and benefit executives conducted by Towers Perrin in February has found that despite the pressures of the current economic downturn, most US companies still consider their retirement plans as an essential part of their workplace relationship with staff.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Capital Market Update
February 2009
Towers Perrin
11 Mar 2009 United States Worldwide News, Investment - Performance, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
The results of February's Capital Market Update from Towers Perrin marked the fifth significant monthly decline in equity values over the past six months, which continue to adversely affect the pension plan financing landscape. The February funded ratio of 60.2% represents a 27% drop over the trailing six-month period.

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Funded Ratio of Pension Plans Reached New Low at Year-End 2008
Capital Market Update
Towers Perrin
8 Jan 2009 United States Investment - General, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
According to Towers Perrin's latest Capital Market Update, the adverse environment for pension plan financing continued unabated in December last year. Mike Archer, Towers Perrin chief actuary, said:  "Equity values began to rebound in December from their large declines of recent months, but bond yields fell sharply for the second consecutive month, giving up all of their recent months' increases. ... The sharp decline in fixed-income yields occurred across both quality and maturity spectrums."

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 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Qualified Retirement Plan Governance Survey 2008
Qualified Retirement Plan Governance Survey 2008
Towers Perrin
Nov 2008 United States Countries - US, Corporate Governance, Administration
Governance practices for qualified retirement plans continue to vary widely from one company to the next in many instances, according to Towers Perrin's 2008 survey on Qualified Retirement Plan Governance. However, a growing number of common practices suggest organisations are agreeing on measures they believe will be useful in the effort to protect themselves from potential litigation. A total of 126 companies, mostly in the US, participated in the survey, which found that executives, boards of directors and board-level committees are most often responsible for appointing fiduciaries and overseeing their performance.

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 2008 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Longevity of U.S. Population Increases Need for Mortality Information at Older Ages
Longevity of U.S. Population Increases Need for Mortality Information at Older Ages
Towers Perrin
11 Feb 2008 United States Pensioners & Retirement, Countries - US
Increasing longevity has led to a shift in the demographics of people buying life insurance, prompting a need for more information about the ageing population, Tillinghast's Older Age Mortality Study has shown.

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 2008 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Plan Risk: Using the calm before the next storm
Pension Plan Risk: Using the calm before the next storm
Towers Perrin
11 Apr 2007 United States, United Kingdom Surpluses and Deficits, Investment - General, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
A recent survey by Towers Perrin and CFO Research Services of 174 UK and US executives at companies with defined benefit plans found that a "business as usual" approach is being taken despite the introduction of new funding and accounting rules. Half of the respondents said their companies have modified their pension plans, only 13% are "fully frozen" and 70% of respondents said they were unlikely to terminate plans within the next two years. Also, 64% of respondents said that pension plans are necessary to retain employees.

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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