SEI research: Meeting funding goals is top pensions priority in 2011

Formulating a plan for meeting funding goals (75%) and making a scheme design change (73%) are the top two priorities this year for executives overseeing pension schemes for their organisation.

According to a poll by SEI on the Top Pension Priorities for Pension Scheme Sponsors in 2011, a further 70% said a priority was to explore making changes to pension scheme management. Of this group, 44% said they were open to the possibility of including a fiduciary manager in the next selection process.

Just over two-thirds (67%) viewed making changes from an asset allocation perspective as a priority, while 63% want to find a way to better control funded status volatility. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of this group said this is a high priority for them.

Meanwhile, better aligning pension scheme assets and liabilities was considered a priority by 59% of respondents, with more than half (53%) rating this as a high priority.

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