US Pension Funds

US Pension Funds - Articles & White Papers

The best US pensions and investment research, aggregated from all over the internet and referenced in a single location for easy access. Of interest to pensions & investment professionals, either working for US Pension Funds or supplying pensions & investment services to the US Pension Fund market. The US Pension Funds industry is the world's biggest, and at well over $20 trillion AUM dwarfs other retirement systems around the world. Even as a % of GDP, the US pensions fund industry is impressive, with the latest research from investment consultants Willis Towers Watson showing that US pension funds were the 4th largest in the world by AUM as a % of GDP. This section of the site features US pension fund research written by asset managers, investment consultants, academics and US pensions industry organisations. The pensions research and investment white papers featured here cover both DB and DC pensions. Amongst our most popular pensions & investment white papers ... for US DB pension plan sponsors are those on the subject of reducing pension risk; particularly those on pension risk transfer, liability-driven investing (LDI) and de-risking strategies. More recently, US pensions research exploring the use of low volatility equity strategies to reduce risk have proved popular. Research analysing the valuation methods and assumptions for US pension plans have generated many views, while articles on delegated investment - outsourcing to fiduciary managers - have also been well received. In terms of US DC pensions research, our most popular papers have been those looking at the design of US DC pensions plans, the design of target-date funds and TDF glide-paths. Research and white papers on US pension funds governance have also been popular. This section also contains a number of US pension fund surveys and reports showing the pensions & investment strategies of leading US pensions influencers.
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