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Wilshire Consulting estimates one and a half percentage point increase in aggregate funded ratio of US corporate pension plans in July

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The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans increased by 1.5 percentage points to end the month of July at 91.0 per cent which is up 7.5 percentage points over the trailing twelve months, according to Wilshire Consulting.  

Wilshire Consulting assists in ensuring secure and safe retirements for millions of Americans including those participating in some of the nation’s largest corporate and public retirement plans.
 
The monthly change in funding resulted from a 0.1 per cent decrease in liability values and a 1.5 per cent increase in asset values.  The aggregate funded ratio is up 6.4 and 7.5 percentage points for the year-to-date and over the trailing twelve months, respectively. 
 
“July saw funded ratios increase due to positive market returns for most asset classes,” says Ned McGuire (pictured), Managing Director and a member of the Pension Risk Solutions Group of Wilshire Consulting.  “July’s 1.5 percentage point increase in funding brings the aggregate funded ratio to a high point for the year and over 90 per cent funded for the first time since the end of November 2013.”

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