2015 Multiemployer Pension Funding Study

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By Kenneth L. Friedman, Robert A. Behar, Kevin M. Campe, Ladd E. Preppernau, Rex Barker, Richard A. Wright | 11 March 2015
The Spring 2015 study shows that the overall funding shortfall for all plans increased by $5 billion for the year ending December 31, 2014, while the aggregate funding percentage decreased slightly to 80%. There has been significant recovery from the low point in 2009, but the aggregate funded percentage has yet to return to pre-2008 levels. Multiemployer plan funding levels have steadily improved, though they leveled off in 2014. For plans in need of financial recovery, the biggest driver is investment performance.

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Employee Benefits and Investment