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Pension Finance Watch – April 2021

Pension index ticks upward in April

May 6, 2021

The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index opens the second quarter with yet another increase, thus bringing the start of 2021 four consecutive months of increases.

The index continues its 8-month upward trend with its current level hitting 88.6.

About this report

Pension Finance Watch is designed to support our clients in the ongoing financial management of their U.S. retirement plans. The report tracks the value of the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index in a series that was initiated in 1990.

The index reflects the asset/liability performance of a hypothetical benchmark pension plan, and provides an indicator of capital market effects on pension plan financing. Individual plan results will vary based on such factors as portfolio composition, investment management strategy, liability characteristics and contribution policy.

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Christopher Kludy, FSA, MAAA, EA, CFA

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