Defined benefit plan market update: From pandemic to war

Rising interest rates, the war in Ukraine, and inflation are likely to have implications for the markets as we head further into 2022. Join us for an overview of the markets and the funded status implications of these movements on defined benefit plans.

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It’s been a turbulent start to the year and with the tragic war in Ukraine resulting in a global energy shift that will have a lasting impact on global capital markets. The Fed is also projecting a large increase in rates to curb rising inflation that is hitting consumer pocketbooks.  

Our speakers will discuss:

  • 2022 Q1 market performance
  • Economic developments
  • Pension funded status
  • Where do rates go from here?

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.

Scott KropfScott Kropf, FSA, CFA, EA, FCA, MAAA | Scott is a Principal and Growth Leader for Buck’s U.S Wealth Practice. He oversees growth efforts by championing new ideas and thinking to support Buck’s consultants and clients. He is also the leader of Buck’s Financial Risk Management group, which provides clients with a range of pension risk management services, including asset allocation, LDI strategies, OCIO and Asset-Liability Modeling. Scott has been consulting with clients on all aspects of their retirement programs for more than 30 years.

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