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U.S. Pension Finance Watch

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    United States Monthly in English
    Tracks the Towers Watson Pension Index and supports sponsors with the financial management of their retirement plans.
    Audience: Finance contacts in retirement and investment
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    • Pension Finance Watch — February 2015
      Good news on both asset and liability sides of the ledger bumped the Towers Watson Pension Index up 6.8%, to 71.8.
    • Pension Finance Watch — January 2015
      A large drop in interest rates and losses on equities combined to drive the Towers Watson Pension Index down 6.5%, to 67.2 — its lowest level since April 2013.
    • Pension Finance Watch — December 2014
      Capital markets were unfavorable on both fronts in December. The Towers Watson Pension Index thus moved down 1.9%. Full-year results show an 8.1% index decline.
    • Pension Finance Watch — November 2014
      Liability growth slightly exceeded investment return; the net impact was a 0.4% decline in the Towers Watson Pension Index, to 73.3.
    • Pension Finance Watch — October 2014
      Portfolio returns slightly exceeded liability growth in October, so the net impact was a 0.2% increase in the Towers Watson Pension Index, to 73.6.
    • Pension Finance Watch — September 2014
      Equities fell, but long bond yields rebounded in September. Despite the 0.6% increase, at 73.5, the Towers Watson Pension Index remains down 6% for 2014.
    • Pension Finance Watch — August 2014
      Equities produced strong August returns, but the impact was offset by falling bond yields. At 73.2, the Towers Watson Pension Index is down 6.3% for 2014.
    • Pension Finance Watch — July 2014
      Negative equity results pushed the pension index down in July. The Towers Watson Pension Index declined 1.6% for the month to 73.9, and has now dropped 5.5% for the year.
    • Pension Finance Watch — June 2014
      Strong equity returns and a slight uptick in bond yields combined to move the pension index upward 1.2% in June, to 75.1, following three months of decline.
    • Pension Finance Watch — May 2014
      The recent pattern of interest rate declines paired with mildly positive equity returns continued in May. Liability values increased slightly more than assets, and thus the Towers Watson Pension Index dropped 0.1% for the month, to 74.2.
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U.S. Pension Finance Watch
Tracks the Towers Watson Pension Index and supports sponsors with the financial management of their retirement plans.
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