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Observations on Input and Output Smoothing Methods: How do they affect the funding of defined benefit plans?

Following the release of our first Rapid Retirement Research report, The Rising Tide of Pension Contributions, the SOA decided to begin an investigation of ways to address the volatility of statutory

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Proposed Pension Funding Stabilization: How Does It Affect the Single-Employer Defined Benefit System?

by Joseph Silvestri, SOA Retirement Research Actuary The SOA recently released its latest research report from the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Rapid Retirement Research Initiative. The initiative’

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The Rising Tide of Pension Contributions Post-2008: How much and when?

by Joseph J. Silvestri, Retirement Research Actuary Joblessness remains high. The stock market is jittery. And the economy is narrowly close to double dipping into recession. Against this backdrop

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