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Law 360: Plan Sponsors Should Consider Pension De-Risking

The underfunded size of a pension plan is debt. There is an increasing view among corporate CEOs and CFOs that pension debt is a riskier form of debt than traditional debt, because pension debt carries additional volatility. As such, there should be a premium associated with managing that risk and companies are weighing this risk alongside others. This is a fact regardless of whether or not the defined benefit pension plan is a strategic part of a company’s total compensation offerings.

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