If defined benefit pension funds de-risk in a rising yield environment, and defined contribution plans grow in assets, what impact will this have on hedge funds?
A crucial question in the investment strategy for a defined benefit pension fund is how this strategy will influence the time evolution of the funding level, i.e. the ratio of assets divided by liabilities....
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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It is common knowledge that US public schemes are in a precarious situation, but the scale of their funding deficit is less so because of the favourable accounting rules that allow liabilities to be discounted using the growth of a scheme’s asset portfolio....
Market exposures to FTSE 100 defined benefit schemes could result in a £100bn spike over one year in their total deficit, reports PensionsFirst
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Canadian pension plans slip back from fully funded status
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