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Employers Finding More Reasons to De-Risk Retirement Plans (PDF)
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Apr. 23, 2014
"[S]ettlement strategies could cause further deterioration of the plan's funded status that might prevent settlements unless additional contributions are made to neutralize the 'math' of funding ratios.... If there is a strong committee view on interest rates, consider adding a dual trigger to the glide path based on interest rate levels to ease into the hedging portfolio over time.... Lump sum cashouts may trigger one-time settlement charges under US GAAP sooner rather than later. A cashout strategy should be structured with this in mind."

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