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The majority of law firms surveyed believed schemes would prefer consolidating
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The majority of law firms surveyed believed schemes would prefer consolidating

Defined benefit funds with weak sponsors are “overwhelmingly” likely to consider superfunds as the most suitable path forward to preserve scheme stability, Willis Towers Watson says.

Its survey of 11 pension law firms found the majority (9 out of 11) believed schemes would prefer consolidating to establishing an insurer led buyout or entering the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). ...

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