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DB or not DB?



DB or not DB?  That is the question! Okay, I’m no poet, but if I were, I might want to adapt the iconic line “To be or not to be” from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to open the first scene of my defined benefit (DB) play. (I wonder if any of my actuary friends can act? Probably not!) I want…

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Helping DB Plan Sponsors Sleep at Night



In my previous blog, I talked about risk as it relates to managing a defined benefit (DB) pension plan. The long and short of it is that risk is what happens when DB plan sponsors are busy making other assumptions. Today, the combination of several factors—including market volatility, low…

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