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Funded status of largest U.S. corporate pension plans slipped in 2018, Willis Towers Watson analysis finds
Funded status of largest U.S. corporate pension plans slipped in 2018
Willis Towers Watson
2 Jan 2019 United States Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
Research by Willis Towers Watson has revealed a fall in the funded status of the largest corporate pension plans at the end of 2018 due to a sharp decline in the stock market during the fourth quarter. According to the analysis, the aggregate pension funded status is estimated to be 84% at the end of 2018, compared with 85% at the end of 2017. The aggregate pension funded status stood at 90% after the first nine months of 2018.

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