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Defined Benefit plans end 2018 on a sour note
Mercer Pension Health Index
3 Jan 2019 Canada Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Issues & Trends
Mercer has published the latest edition of its Pension Health Index, which looks at the solvency ratio of a hypothetical DB pension plan. On 31 December 2018, the Index stood at 102%, down from 112% on 28 September 2018 and 106% at the beginning of 2018. The Index has also revealed that less than 30% of Canadian pension plans ended the year fully funded, a sharp decline from the 60% that achieved this level at the end of September.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.