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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
A biweekly topical newsletter from PLANSPONSOR
DB Plans
Information about defined benefit (DB) plan designs, administration and investment strategies.
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Data and Research
Public Pensions’ Assumed Rate of Return Falls Below 7%
The investment return rate has dropped to its lowest level in over 40 years, says NASRA.
Benefits
Plan Sponsors Are Exploring Renewed Pensions
Employers are exploring workplace benefit enhancements to retirement plans to address feelings of financial insecurity and attract and retain employees.   
Investing
Preliminary Public Pension Investment Losses in 2022 Estimated at 10.4% on Average
Economic and geopolitical challenges significantly diminish last year’s gains.
Data and Research
ESG Integral to Defined Benefit Plans
According to a new Morningstar survey, institutional asset owners are in broad agreement that environmental, social and governance factors do not harm investment returns.
Compliance
Experts Analyze the Finalized Union Pension Relief Funding Framework
A handful of important changes were made this week to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s Special Financial Assistance program for struggling union pensions.
Data and Research
Lower Equity Values Pull DB Plans’ Funded Status Lower
Rising interest rates and higher discount rates reduced pension liabilities, but volatility continues.
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