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Dutch Pension Funding Ratios Drop By 5 Percent in January

The funding ratios of Dutch pension funds have fallen on average by 5 percentage points in January on the back of low interest rates, according to Mercer and Aon Hewitt. More from Investments & Pensions Europe: Average funding, according to estimates by Aon Hewitt and Mercer, fell by 5 percentage points over the period, due to persistently low ...
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Institutional Investors Keeping Close Eye on Oil As Prices Continue To Slide

The price of oil dropped below $45 per barrel on Tuesday, and many Americans are undoubtedly enjoying the price drop – at least when they are filling up at the pump. But the drop is causing “a lot of concern” for institutional investors, according to a Pensions & Investment report. From Pensions & Investments: The impact of low oil prices ...
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Canada Pension Funding Declined in 2014

The collective funding ratio of Canada’s defined-benefit pension plans declined by 2.7 percentage points in 2014, according to Aon Hewitt. From Benefits Canada: The median solvency ratio of 449 Aon Hewitt administered pension plans from the public, semi-public and private sectors stood at 90.6% at Dec. 31, 2014. That represents a decline of 0.5 percentage ...
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Study: Pension Trustees Spend Less Than 5 Hours Per Quarter Evaluating Investment Decisions

Survey results recently released by Aon Hewitt reveal that most pension trustees in the UK only spend about five hours each quarter evaluating investment decisions. The survey did find, however, that trustees were spending more time on investment evaluation in 2014 than they did in 2013. From Investment and Pensions Europe: Pension boards and trustees ...
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Survey: 88% of Pension Funds Prefer Hiring Firms They’ve Already Worked With

A recent survey from consulting firm Aon Hewitt suggests that pension funds looking to hire consultants or outsource investment management duties will overwhelmingly consider firms they’ve already worked with over those they haven’t. This survey comes from Britain—but it’s a safe bet that funds in the U.S. behave similarly. Reported by Financial ...
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