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Where to From Here? Long-Term Interest Rates Under a New Political Regime

One of the biggest stories since the November 8 election is the increase in US interest rates for bonds with maturities of 10 years or more. Investors, especially those with long-term liabilities such as pension plan sponsors, are rightly very interested in where these interest rates are likely to head from here…

March 2017

The discount rate on the Citigroup Pension Liability Index (CPLI) rose from 4.04% to 4.12%. In aggregate, short rates rose and long rates were flat to moderately lower, primarily driven by the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates.

February 2017

The discount rate on the Citigroup Pension Liability Index (CPLI) fell from 4.16% to 4.04%. Treasury rates generally rose across the yield curve with the exception of the 7, 10, and 30 year maturities.

January 2017

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2016 Pension Plan Report Card – Mostly Above Average

  Download a PDF version of this article… by Michael Clark and Justyna Mietelska 2016 was an interesting year for many reasons. Long corporate interest rates continually declined until just after mid-year and then shot up after Election Day. At their lowest point,...

Pension Risk Transfer: Interview with James Walton and Kevin Morrison

James Walton The cost of maintaining pension plans has increased dramatically in recent years, and as a result, more and more firms are considering pension risk transfers. P-Solve’s James Walton and Kevin Morrison are here to explain how market conditions for pension...

December 2016

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Doris

Doris is a Highland cow who lives on my family’s farm on the edge of the Peak District. As you can see she seems quite happy in the snow. In fact Doris is comfortable whatever the weather. Most of the other breeds of cattle struggle in the winter but Doris can easily...

IRS Mortality Tables… Finally!

  Download a PDF version of this article… On December 29, 2016 the IRS released proposed rules prescribing mortality tables for minimum funding purposes starting with 2018 plan years. We have been waiting for these new tables since the Society of Actuaries released...

November 2016

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