Top 10 DB Areas of Focus for 2019

Substantial contributions from plan sponsors, higher interest rates and volatile equity markets have left funded positions at a five-year high. As of late 2018 (when this paper was written), the average pension plan was 92% funded, up 8% over the past year. Plan sponsors continue to actively look at a wide range of opportunities across the pension balance sheet to increase returns, reduce the size of their liabilities and manage risk. Given this highly active but uncertain environment, Mercer’s team of defined benefit (DB) experts present the key areas of focus for plan sponsors in 2019.

Sustainability & Exit Considerations for DB Plan Sponsors

Scott Jarboe , Head of U.S. Defined Benefit Segment, Mercer

Locking in Funded Status with Risk Management Solutions

Matt McDaniel, U.S. Leader, Financial Strategy Group, Mercer

Alternative Investments, Industry Evolution and Delegated Solutions

Nick Davies, U.S. Investment Consulting Business Leader, Mercer
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