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Ford's U.S. pension plans' funding levels up in 2012
Ford Motor Co.'s funding levels for its U.S. pension plans rose slightly in 2012, as declining interest rates largely offset strong investment gains.
Six guidelines for pension cashout success
The news about Ford and GM making lump-sum offers last year led to a flurry of speculation that the DB cashout option would gain momentum as a risk-management strategy for many more companies.
Ford uses bond sale to finance contributions, derisking plan
Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., sold $2 billion in 4.75% 30-year notes Jan. 3, mostly to finance accelerated contributions to its worldwide defined benefit pension plans this year and continue derisking its pension obligations.
Ford sells $2 billion in 30-year bonds to help fund defined benefit plans
Ford Motor Co. on Thursday planned to sell $2 billion in 30-year bonds to finance accelerated contributions to its worldwide defined benefit pension plans this year and continue derisking its pension obligations
P&I's asset allocation analysis
Pensions & Investments recently partnered with sister publication Crain's Detroit Business on a research project. The project analyzes past, present and future asset allocations and exposures to alternative investments by institutional investors in Michigan and the U.S. Click here for the full
Lump-sum payouts moving into fast lane
GM and Ford were the first to venture down the road of lump-sum payments, but the federal highway bill has turned that road into an expressway with at least 10 other companies following suit.
Identifying the best risk mitigation strategy for a corporate DB plan
A “one-size-fits-all” risk mitigation strategy for corporate defined benefit plans does not exist, particularly in the current environment.
Moody's: Ford, Boeing among those ripe for picking annuitization
Ford, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Exelis are among major companies that could be candidates for pension terminations modeled after GM's planned annuitization of its $33 billion U.S. salaried employees pension plan, according to a Moody's Investors Service report.
Pension plan derisking enters its dynamic era
Faced with the volatility of equity markets, declining interest rates and rising pension deficits, U.S. corporations are exiting the business of providing and investing defined benefit pension plans. By now, fully one-third of S&P 500 companies have no defined benefit plan liabilities at all.
GM-Prudential annuity deal seen setting off race to gain piece of DB derisking action
A new day is seen dawning in pension derisking as a result of General Motors Co.'s purchase of a multibillion-dollar group annuity contract to cover future benefit obligations of retirees in its U.S. salaried defined benefit plan.
Ford CFO: We won't take same road as GM on retiree obligations
Ford Motor Co., which has a $15.4 billion unfunded pension liability, rejected offloading its retiree obligations as General Motors Co. is doing in favor of investing in global expansion, new models and paying dividends.
Ford's lump-sum offer is a first for a U.S. pension plan
In Ford Motor Co.'s latest move to derisk its pension plan, the automaker announced it would offer lump-sum payouts to a total of about 90,000 U.S. salaried retirees and former employees.
Ford to offer lump-sum payout to 90,000 retirees, former employees
Ford Motor Co. on Friday announced it would offer a voluntary lump-sum payout to a total of about 90,000 U.S. salaried retirees and former employees as the latest move in its long-term strategy to derisk its $39.4 billion U.S. pension plans.
Ford to derisk pension plans
Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., will sharply turn its $39.4 billion U.S. pension plans' allocation to lower risk, shifting to 80% fixed income and 20% growth-seeking equity and alternatives assets over the next few years, Neil Schloss, vice president and treasurer, said Friday in a conference call
Ford's U.S. pension plans hit by declining interest rates
Ford Motor Co.’s funding level for its U.S. pension plans declined in 2011, as declining interest rates boosted the value of plan liabilities.