Risk management of pension assets trumps returns

January 2009
Employee Benefit News;Jan2009, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p49
The article discusses highlights of a study conducted by CFO Research Services and Towers Perrin on risk management of pension assets in North America. It shows that 75% of senior finance executives plan to focus on reducing risk in their defined benefit pension portfolios. According to Tower Perrins' Monica McIntosh, finance executives are reviewing their pension investment strategy from a broader enterprise risk perspective to avoid undesirable consequences. In addition, 28% replaced defined benefit plans with defined contribution plans.


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