NEPC held its 2012 Corporate Pension Plan Trends Webinar Thursday, December 13, 2012. Despite the low level of current interest rates and the volatility in pension plan funded ratios throughout 2012, plans appear to have accelerated their implementation of LDI strategies. According to our 2012 Corporate Pension Plan Trends survey, plans reporting that LDI assets represent the majority of total plan assets more than doubled from our 2011 survey. Survey respondents also reported a material increase in the use of a glide path. While the trend toward glide path management has exploded, a record number of sponsors also reviewed but rejected the use of LDI in 2012 (27% of plans versus 15% in 2011).
Both the webinar presentation and the audio recording are available below: