Pension Funding Index, November 2010


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Funded status for the 100 largest corporate defined benefit pension plans, as tracked by the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, continued its improvement for the second month in a row, rising from 73.9% to 78.3% in October 2010. This is the largest two-month increase in the funded ratio since 2003, and follows a historic deficit of $460 billion at the end of August. The deficit declined from $393 billion to $313 billion in September, and by another $79 billion in October. Pension liabilities decreased by $64 billion in October.