The aggregate funded ratio for US state pension plans remained unchanged during the second quarter of 2018 at 70.8 per cent, which is up 0.7 percentage points over the trailing twelve months, according to Wilshire Consulting.
The quarterly change in funding resulted from a 0.8 per cent increase in liability values offset by a 0.9 per cent increase in asset values. The aggregate funded ratio is up 0.7 percentage points for the trailing twelve months.
“The second quarter saw funded ratios unchanged despite asset values increasing by nearly 1 per cent,” says Ned McGuire (pictured), Managing Director and a member of the Pension Risk Solutions Group of Wilshire Consulting. “The increase in asset values offset the increase in liability value caused by the natural maturation of pension liabilities.”