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Handling a Frozen Pension Plan: Termination Strategy, Part 2
October Three ConsultingLink to more items from this source
Nov. 16, 2015

"The issue of the equity risk premium -- available under the plan but not available with an annuity purchase -- is sometimes left out of that analysis. Leaving it out may make sense, e.g., where the plan's population is very mature (and the plan's investment horizon is 'short) or where the sponsor has a preference for certainty. If it is reasonable to consider the equity risk premium, however, continuing the plan may in many cases be cheaper -- a better financial deal -- than terminating it."

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