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Aon Retirement and Investment Blog

AA View: What is behind rising US Bond Yields?

US bond yields have risen significantly this year, and we ask why yields have been rising. On a bond market fundamentals basis, rising real interest rates appear the strongest driver. Inflation expectations remain contained. We also look at possible demand weakness and higher supply as causes of recent US treasury weakness. Rising currency hedging costs may deter some foreign demand, but this is not reflected in the data as of yet, and probably marginal in its impact. 

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2018 U.S. Annuity Settlement Market Update

The paper provides a detailed overview of the growing pension annuity settlement marketplace which is increasingly being utilized by pension sponsors to manage cost and risk.

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Application of the Spot Rate Approach to US Pension Expense Calculations – An Investment Perspective

What is the Spot Rate Approach? Since 2015, many companies using U.S. GAAP accounting have disclosed a change to a “spot rate” approach for determining the service cost and interest cost components of their pension expense. This article examines the pension accounting model through an investment lens to help clarify the application of this new approach.  

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Is this the one? Who cares…take action like it is.

Discusses recent interest rate movements and the effects on retirement plans.

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