Balancing The Account

Public Pension Plans Return Assumptions Fall To Record Low

From a median average of 8% in 2010, the return assumptions of public pension plans have fallen to record low of 7.45% as of November this year, according to a report from the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA). The trend has placed even more pressure on the finances of state governments. Here is an excerpt from a report ...

Pew Says Modest Economic Downturn Could Spell Doom For The Most Underfunded Pension Systems

A relatively healthy US economy has helped keep state pension funds afloat over the past several years but a recent study from The Pew Charitable Trusts suggested that even a modest downturn in economic fortunes could push off the cliff some of the more troubled state pension funds like those in New Jersey and Kentucky. Here is an excerpt from a report ...

California Teachers’ Retirement System 2013 Actuarial Valuation: Cash Balance Program

Resolving the Public Pension “Crisis”

ABSTRACT: The public pension pigeons are coming home to roost. The high profile bankruptcy filing by the City of Detroit, Michigan, has brought to the fore the relationship between pension underfunding and the financial difficulties faced by an increasing number of municipalities and states in the United States.

CalPERS: 2014 Experience Study and Review of Actuarial Assumptions

Public Pension Funds and Assumed Rates of Return

ABSTRACT: This research adds to an existing body of research that suggests that the adoption of investment return assumptions associated with public sector defined benefit (DB) pension plans may partly be explained by political opportunism.

CalPERS 2013 Actuarial Valuation: Judges’ Retirement System I

CalPERS Actuarial Valuation: 2013 Legislators’ Retirement System

CalPERS 2013 Actuarial Valuation: Judges’ Retirement System II

CalPERS 2013 Actuarial Valuation: State and Schools

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