Plan Sponsors Should Consider Pension De-Risking

Law360 (August 17, 2018, 2:21 PM EDT) -- The underfunded size of a pension plan is debt. There is an increasing view among corporate CEOs and CFOs that pension debt is a riskier form of debt than traditional debt, because pension debt carries additional volatility. As such, there should be a premium associated with managing that risk and companies are weighing this risk alongside others. This is a fact regardless of whether or not the defined benefit pension plan is a strategic part of a company’s total compensation offerings.

During the latter part of the summer, companies with calendar-year defined benefit, or DB, pension plans will be preparing a...

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