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The impact of rising costs and heightened uncertainty on defined benefit plans

The first half of 2022 produced the worst U.S. equity returns in decades and even diversification didn’t significantly stem the losses.  Join us for an overview of the markets and the funded status implications of these movements on defined benefit plans.


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Investors have suffered through a rough six months. Equities, bonds, domestic and international are all in the red and inflation is taking a chunk out of cash balances.  With some economists predicting a global economic slowdown or even a recession, how can plan sponsors anticipate and prepare for what lies ahead?

Our speakers discuss:

  • 2022 Q2 market performance
  • Economic developments
  • Pension funded status
  • Expectations for the second half of 2022

About our speakers

Jeff Gabrione-formattedJeff Gabrione, CFA | Jeff heads Buck’s U.S. manager research function within the Investments group and is responsible for manager due diligence and investment research across all asset classes. With more than 30 years of investment industry experience, including manager research and guidance, he works with consultants and clients on asset allocation and portfolio construction.

Mike Mecca - reformattedMike Mecca, CFA | Mike is a Principal and Chief Investment Officer and North American Practice Leader for Buck’s Investment Consulting group. He specializes in investment consulting services for endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry (portfolio management, manager research, consulting) and is a CFA Charterholder.

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