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Managing Retirement Plan Risk

Risk is a fundamental feature of any defined benefit pension or defined contribution program, and managing risk is a significant challenge facing sponsors of multiemployer retirement plans. Trustees need the ability to identify and measure risk in order to properly manage it. This requires:

  •   an understanding of what the risks are, their impact, and their likelihood, and
  •   access to timely information to allow trustees to take action, when appropriate.

With these insights about the risks and their magnitude, plan sponsors can make informed long- and short-term plan management decisions.

Over the coming months, this website page will highlight the risk continuum – from identifying risks through quantifying them to managing their impact on multiemployer pension plans.

This educational page will feature publications, videos and demonstrations related to a step in the pension risk continuum as they become available. (See below.) 

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Featured Resource


How Will Changes in Life Expectancy Affect Retirement Plans?

The latest federal government report on longevity in the U.S. noted that 2016 was the second consecutive year of overall decline in life expectancy at birth.

However, life expectancy continues to improve for older Americans. What does that mean for plan sponsors?

Our recent publication highlights the data and explains the difference for plan sponsors between life expectancy and mortality. 

Read about what the data means for you

The Pension Risk Continuum

Links to resources are added to each step in the continuum as they are released.







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