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P-Solve Monthly Retirement Update

November 2017

Key Takeaways:

 Funded status improvements continue to be fueled by strong asset returns

✔ New mortality improvement projection scale (MP-17) released by Society of Actuaries will decrease year-end liabilities by around 0.70%

October 2017 Summary

For most plans, October was a good month with funded status improvements driven by assets posting decent returns and liabilities remaining fairly flat. Year-to-date most plans have seen some funded status improvements due to the strong returns in the markets despite falling discount rates.

Discount Rates & Asset Returns

Discount rates have barely moved over the last three months, with the Citi Index down 4.5 basis points for October.  Year-to-date discount rates are down 0.35%.

The continuation of a synchronized global recovery was good for risk assets in October. Emerging market equities led the way among equity markets and credit oriented fixed income sectors, like high yield, outperformed higher quality segments.

 

 

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