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More employers considering annuities in 401(k) plans
More employers considering annuities in 401(k) plans
Watson Wyatt
17 Dec 2009 United States Countries - US, Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to a survey by Watson Wyatt, the number of employers planning to offer annuities to participants in their 401(k) plans is expected to grow as companies look for ways to provide workers with a steady distribution of benefits during retirement. Nearly one in four employers (22%) that sponsor DC plans currently offer an annuity as a distribution option, and 10% of those who do not offer one are considering adding it.

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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Enhanced annuity sales fall marginally - market share maintained
Enhanced annuity sales fall marginally - market share maintained
Watson Wyatt
15 Dec 2009 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to research by Watson Wyatt, sales of enhanced annuities fell to £415.8m in the third quarter of 2009, a decline of 7% relative to the previous quarterly figure of £447.7m.

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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Managing risk around retirement
Managing risk around retirement
Watson Wyatt
7 Dec 2009 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to Watson Wyatt's new paper entitled "Managing risk around retirement", the growing number of defined contribution (DC) scheme members reaching retirement age without enough savings will drive innovation for post retirement solutions.

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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Aerospace and defence: high pension risk might cause turbulence
Visions
Watson Wyatt
Nov 2009 WORLDWIDE Scheme Issues & Trends, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
According to the special aerospace and defence issue of Visions, a Watson Wyatt global research publication, the poor performance of markets has seen a huge rise in pension risk, despite the sector being one of the strongest in sales and employment growth in the past 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 >> Nov 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Companies plan to reverse reductions to 401(k) contributions in next six months
Companies plan to reverse reductions to 401(k) contributions in next six months
Watson Wyatt
28 Oct 2009 United States Investment - General
According to research from Watson Wyatt, an increasing number of employers are planning to reverse reductions to 401(k) match contributions in the next six months. This number has increased to 35%, from 24% two months ago and only 5% in June. Overall, 25% of the 201 employers surveyed have reduced their employer match.

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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Older workers' retirement prospects are improving in 2009
DC Retirement Timing Index
Watson Wyatt
22 Oct 2009 Canada Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Pensioners & Retirement, Investment - General
According to an analysis by Watson Wyatt, market rallies in recent months have made retirement more affordable for older workers than it was at the end of 2008. Despite the improvement, retirement is still much less affordable than it was in December 2007.

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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Employer Commitment to Retirement Plans in the United States
Employer Commitment to Retirement Plans in the United States
Watson Wyatt
21 Oct 2009 United States Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
According to research by Watson Wyatt, corporate America’s commitment to workers’ retirement plans has dropped consistently over the last decade. An analysis of 183 employers found that the total retirement benefits - DB, DC and retiree health plans - provided to employees decreased from 7.8% of pay in 2002 to 6.9% of pay in 2008. For the 79 companies that maintained DB plans, the value of their overall benefits declined from 9.4% to 8.6% of pay, while 61 companies that provided only a DC plan saw a small increase in overall benefits value.

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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Investment Governance: enhancing the value chain
Investment Governance: enhancing the value chain
Watson Wyatt
14 Oct 2009 United Kingdom Investment - Management, Corporate Governance
A new report published by Watson Wyatt suggests that a majority of DC pension plans would benefit from significant use of passive management, due to its alignment with plan fiduciary governance capabilities and cost effectiveness. The report recommends that plan fiduciaries should focus on asset allocation decisions rather than trying to select the best active managers.

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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Funding for DB Pension Plans in 2010 and 2011 Under Relief Proposals
Funding for DB Pension Plans in 2010 and 2011 Under Relief Proposals
Watson Wyatt
7 Oct 2009 United States Legislation, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US
Watson Wyatt's latest report projects funded status and required contributions for single-employer DB plans using an updated version of its model of plan funding because recent legislative and regulatory measures have given defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors some funding relief for 2009 but required contributions for 2010 and 2011 still loom large.

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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Plan in haste, forfeit your pension at leisure
Journey planning - a more engaging approach
Watson Wyatt
8 Sep 2009 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Savings, Investment - General, Administration
According to Watson Wyatt, pension schemes should adopt a better model of engagement to encourage defined contribution members to personalise their investment strategies by helping them set individual journey plans. The paper, entitled "Journey planning - a more engaging approach", describes how to build a journey plan that will achieve a retirement target by using three elements: contributions, investment risk and retirement date. It asserts that balancing these should be driven by the member based on individual circumstances, risk appetite and ability to contribute to their fund.

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

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Effect of the Economic Crisis on Employee Attitudes Toward Retirement
Part III: Retirement Plan Design Preferences
Watson Wyatt
1 Sep 2009 United States Countries - US
Despite recent economic events, most employees polled say they are satisfied with their company’s retirement plan. Those with a DB scheme are more likely to be satisfied and cite the retirement plan as a key reason for staying with their employer.

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

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Half of employers auto-enrol employees in 401(k) plans
Half of employers auto-enrol employees in 401(k) plans
Watson Wyatt
Sep 2009 United States Investment - General, Countries - US
Almost half of US companies are automatically enroling workers into 401(k) plans to encourage them to save for retirement, according to a survey by Watson Wyatt. The survey also found that the number of companies that use target-date or lifecycle funds as their default investment option has increased sharply in the last few years.

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

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Employers are altering pension plan policies and shaking up fund managers
Employers are altering pension plan policies and shaking up fund managers
Watson Wyatt
25 Aug 2009 United States Investment - General, Countries - US
According to a survey from Watson Wyatt, corporate pension funds have been making numerous changes to their investment programmes in response to the economic crisis, including significantly reducing their target equity allocations and shaking up their fund manager lineups. However, relatively few funds have taken steps to better plan and implement risk strategies or lower costs. 67% of companies have made or are planning to make policy changes in 2009 and 2010 to their defined benefit plan asset allocations. By next year, these organisations project that they will have decreased their average target equity allocations to 47.8%, a nearly 10 percentage point drop 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 >> Aug 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension scheme closure: nuclear option becoming the norm
Pension scheme closure: nuclear option becoming the norm
Watson Wyatt
17 Aug 2009 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
According to new research by Watson Wyatt, half of UK companies providing defined benefit pension schemes expect to have closed them to all employees by 2012. While not all companies anticipate the complete closure of their defined benefit arrangements, very few expect to leave them unchanged.

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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Enhanced annuity sales maintain momentum
Enhanced annuity sales maintain momentum
Watson Wyatt
12 Aug 2009 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to research by Watson Wyatt, sales of enhanced annuities rose in the second quarter of 2009 by £448m bringing the total sales to £891m for the first half of 2009. Estimations on an annualised basis currently imply a market of almost £1.8bn for 2009, a rise on the record £1.4bn sales recorded in 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 >> Aug 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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