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The Electric Glide - April 2017

04.05.2017

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Much like the late ‘80s viral line dance, the Electric Slide, where each dancer moves in unison, many U.S. corporate pension funds behave in a similar fashion and move together. This is a natural by-product of a marketplace confronted with the same regulatory regime, facing similar retiree demographic challenges, and served by a handful of pension consultants – not to mention having similar underfunded levels (i.e., currently 81.5% funded per the Milliman 100 Pension Index). So, the corporate pension marketplace tends to slowly move as a monolith.

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