Pension Funding Index, June 2013

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By John W. Ehrhardt, Zorast Wadia | 06 June 2013
The 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plans saw their funded status increase by $95 billion in May, according to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index (PFI). A significant sell-off in bonds drove interest rates higher and lowered pension liabilities by almost 6%; the resulting $226 billion pension deficit for the Milliman 100 PFI is the lowest since July 2011.