DB funding - May 2021: Assumption changes lead PPF index to new highs

James Phillips
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Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. Here are the May 2021 estimates on the various measures…

The latest positions PPF 7800 A change in actuarial assumptions helped boost pension scheme funding positions by £40.9bn over the course of May, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF...

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