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Economic headwinds accelerating pension risk transfer activity

Posted On: Oct. 17, 2022 9:48 AM CST

Inflation, market volatility, rising interest rates, and geopolitics are potentially accelerating the pension risk transfer market, according to a study from MetLife Inc., reports Plansponsor. MetLife’s Pension Risk Transfer Poll, which heard from 251 defined benefit plan sponsors who have de-risking goals and $100 million or more in plan assets, found that 95% say higher inflation is “very or somewhat impactful” on their decision to move forward with a pension risk transfer.