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Global Pension Study

Recently reported global pension data for 2016 shows only modest change in funding status from 2015 for the majority of companies. The measure of underfunded pension liabilities to revenues has improved in Japan, but deteriorated somewhat in each of the other developed market regions (North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific ex Japan.) The highest average ratio and largest deterioration are both to be found in North America. The full report details variations in this ratio by country and sector, as well as reporting on key pension assumptions and some trends in the management of pension risks by corporate plan sponsors.