Pension funds get a boost from bond volatility

Irish defined benefit pension scheme funding levels experienced a significant improvement in November as core bond yields rose sharply, according to figures from Aon Hewitt.

1st December, 2011

Irish defined benefit pension scheme funding levels experienced a significant improvement in November as core bond yields rose sharply, according to pension fund investment performance figures from global business consulting group Aon Hewitt.

But this increase is due more to the fact that the bonds are being increasingly perceived as a risky asset, said Brian Delaney, senior investment consultant with Aon Hewitt.

Core and periphery Eurozone bond yields rose significantly over the month as investors...

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