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  1. JPMAM: Corporate pension funding falls in 3rd quarter

    trueThe average funded status of pension plans of Russell 3000 companies fell slightly to 86.9% at the end of the third quarter,down 150 basis points from the end of 2013, due to “ebbing rates” and “moderate asset returns,” said a new Pension Pulse report from J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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  1. Milliman: Multiemployer pension plans 81% funded in 2013

    trueThe aggregate funded status of U.S. multiemployer pension plans rose to 81% in 2013, up nine percentage points from the end of 2012, said a new report from Milliman.

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  2. State pension funding showing strength

    trueU.S. state pension funds are strengthening for the first time in six years as rising contributions and rallying stocks ease a fiscal strain that’s vexed municipal leaders since the recession.

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  3. Funded status volatility rises in September

    trueNISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index jumped 40 basis points to 9.6% in September, driven by an increase in both return-seeking asset and interest rate volatility.

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  4. Milliman: Corporate pension plan funding climbs in September

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans improved slightly in September.

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  5. Mercer: Pension funded status of S&P 1500 companies stable in September

    trueThe funded status of defined benefit pension plans of S&P 1500 companies remained at 84% in September, said a monthly report from Mercer.

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  6. Corporate pension plans' funding ratios end Q3 on the decline — 3 reports

    trueU.S. corporate pension plans experienced a decline in funding ratios by the end of September as a result of slowing growth in assets unable to keep up with liability values.

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  7. Chicago pension funding ratios drop 30 points since 2003 — report

    trueThe aggregate actuarial funding ratio of 10 Chicago-area pension plans was 45.5% at the end of fiscal year 2012, down from 74.5% in 2003, said a recent report from the Civic Federation, an independent government research organization in Chicago.

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  8. BNY Mellon: Corporate pension funding ratios fall to lowest level since August 2013

    trueThe funded status of a typical U.S. corporate defined benefit plan dropped to 89.9% in September, the lowest level since August 2013 when it was 88.1%, said the BNY Mellon Institutional Scorecard.

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  9. Aon Hewitt: Canadian DB plans' funding status slips

    trueCanadian defined benefit plans administered by Aon Hewitt saw their funded status slip in the past three months, to a median 91.1% as of Sept. 26 from 96%.

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  10. U.K. private-sector DB assets to fall 6% by 2023 — report

    trueAssets in the U.K.’s private defined benefit market will decrease 6% by 2023, to £1.05 trillion ($1.8 trillion), says research company Spence Johnson.

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  11. Motorola wraps up pension buyout at light speed

    trueMotorola Solutions Inc.'s pension buyout, the third largest in U.S. history, was the fastest by a mile, taking less than six months from start to finish.

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  12. Quebec mulls shared-risk structure for municipal pension plans

    trueQuebec municipal defined benefit plans could change to a shared-risk structure from a final-salary pension framework under legislation to be considered by the province's National Assembly next month.

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  13. Ontario Public Service Pension Plan rides global equity returns in 2013

    trueOntario Public Service Pension Plan rode strong equity gains to boost its overall assets to C$21 billion (US$18.9 billion) in 2013.

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