September 2012 Archive

MAP-21 interest rate guidance issued by IRS

September 13, 2012

IRS has released Notice 2012-61, providing guidance on the application of new MAP-21 funding/valuation interest rate rules. In this article we highlight significant elements of the guidance. Read More

August 2012 Pension Finance Update

September 04, 2012

Pension sponsors enjoyed modest improvement in funded status in August, due to solid stock market returns and interest rates stabilizing and creeping marginally higher during the month. Overall, sponsors saw funded status improve 1%-2% during August. Download

Implications of MAP-21 for DB plan finance

September 03, 2012

In this article we project MAP-21interest rates to the end of the decade. We then consider the implications of MAP-21 relief for plan funding and sponsor decisions about the management of plan finance. Read More

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