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Pension Finance Watch – January 2021

Pension index starts the year strong


February 4, 2021

The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index opened 2021 with an increase, continuing the momentum established in the latter part of last year.

The index reached a level of 79.9; it has not been as high since April 2019.

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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