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U.S. Pension Finance Watch

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    United States Monthly in English
    Tracks the Willis 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 — March 2017
      Modest investment returns and an uptick in interest rates combined to boost the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index by 0.8%; it now measures 75.0.
    • Pension Finance Watch — February 2017
      The impact of strong investment results in February was mostly offset by declining interest rates. The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index increased 0.2%, to 74.4.
    • Pension Finance Watch — January 2017
      Capital markets shifted favorably in January, and the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index increased 1.3%, to 74.2.
    • Pension Finance Watch — December 2016
      Strong returns on U.S. equities were offset by a decline in long bond yields. The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index ticked up 0.2% for 2016 to 73.3.
    • Pension Finance Watch — November 2016
      A favorable shift in capital markets drove the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index up 6.7% in November to 73.1. The index is now essentially level for 2016.
    • Pension Finance Watch — October 2016
      Higher bond yields drove the Willis Towers Watson Pension up 1.0% in October to 68.5. Even with the increase, the index remains down over 6% for 2016.
    • Pension Finance Watch — September 2016
      A slight increase in fixed-income yields drove pension financial results in September. The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index moved up 1.3% to 67.8.  
    • Pension Finance Watch — August 2016
      Equity and fixed-income markets hardly budged in August. The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index remains unchanged for the second straight month, at 66.9.
    • Pension Finance Watch — July 2016
      Strong equity returns and falling interest rates pushed asset and liability values up in July. The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index remains unchanged at 66.9.
    • Pension Finance Watch — June 2016
      Falling interest rates and international equity values rocked pension plan finances  in June. The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index fell 3.6% for the month to 66.9.
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U.S. Pension Finance Watch
Tracks the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index and supports sponsors with the financial management of their retirement plans.
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