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Pension Finance Watch — September 2019

Index increases in September


October 4, 2019

The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index increased by 2.54% during September, clawing back some of August’s significant decline.

Solid returns on equity investments and interest rate increases contributed to the rise. Despite this positive movement, the index remains low relative to the last several years.

About this report

Pension Finance Watch is designed to support our clients in the ongoing financial management of their U.S. retirement plans. The report tracks the value of the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index in a series that was initiated in 1990.

The index reflects the asset/liability performance of a hypothetical benchmark pension plan, and provides an indicator of capital market effects on pension plan financing. Individual plan results will vary based on such factors as portfolio composition, investment management strategy, liability characteristics and contribution policy.

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Aaron Weindling, FSA, CFA

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